Urological conditions can arise at any age, regardless of gender, and they can be difficult to discuss. At Lake Regional Urology, we 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.
Lake Regional Urology also provides minimally invasive surgeries using the da Vinci X robotic surgery system.
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
Office-Based Diagnosis and Treatments
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
UroLift® System is the first permanent implant to treat flow issues in men diagnosed with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). It is FDA-approved to relieve symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, while preserving sexual function.
More than 500 million aging men worldwide have an enlarged prostate. Medication is often the first-line therapy, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side effects of treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs. For these patients, the classic alternative is surgery that cuts or ablates prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While this kind of surgery can be very effective in relieving symptoms, it also can leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
The UroLift System delivers permanent implants during a minimally-invasive procedure performed in the clinic. These implants act like window curtain tie-backs to hold the lobes of an enlarged prostate open. Patients recover from the procedure quickly, and return to their normal routines with minimal downtime.
Data from clinical trials showed that patients receiving UroLift implants reported rapid symptomatic improvement, improved urinary flow and sustained sexual function. Patients also experienced a significant improvement in quality of life. Most common adverse events reported include hematuria, dysuria, micturition urgency, pelvic pain and urge incontinence. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure.
If you think you are a candidate for UroLift treatment, talk to your doctor.
Urgent® PC neuromodulation is 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 urologist 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.