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Urological conditions can arise at any age, regardless of gender, and they can be difficult to discuss. At Lake Regional Urology, we strive to provide safe and effective treatment in a comfortable, compassionate environment. Our highly-skilled specialists provide medical and surgical care for the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.
Conditions We Treat
- Bladder cancer
- Overactive bladder
- Hematuria (blood in the urine)
- Kidney cancer
- Kidney stones
- Male sexual dysfunction
- Male infertility
- Pelvic pain
- Prostate cancer
- Enlarged prostate
- Testicular cancer
- Urinary tract infections
Cutting-Edge Treatment for Overactive Bladder
Lake Regional Urology now offers Urgent® PC neuromodulation, a nonsurgical treatment for overactive bladder. Symptoms of overactive bladder include urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence. The office-based treatment is effective in both men and women, regardless of age, and is low-risk, with few contraindications and no severe adverse events. No medication is required.
Urgent PC improves bladder function through stimulating a group of nerves called the sacral nerve plexus at the base of the spine. A small, slim needle electrode is inserted near the patient's ankle. The needle electrode is then connected to a battery-powered stimulator. After turning on the stimulator, a Lake Regional Urology provider—either Bradley Connett, M.D., or Kathy Walters, FNP-BC, CUNP—observes the body's response to determine the ideal strength of the impulses.
Each treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes. Patients receive an initial series of 12 treatments, typically scheduled a week apart. After the initial 12 treatments, a Lake Regional Urology provider determines how often future treatments are needed to maintain results. The treatment is covered by Medicare and many other insurers.
Urodynamics is a group of tests that allow us to look at how your lower urinary tract works. Sometimes a physical exam and basic urine tests do not clearly identify the source of the problem. Urodynamics helps identify specific problems related to:
- Controlling your urine
- Not emptying your bladder completely
- Feeling of frequent and/or urgent need to urinate
- Weak or intermittent (stopping and starting) urine flow
- Frequent urinary tract infections