Our Department of Urology clinical faculty physicians provide general urologic care, although some physicians specialize.
Conditions seen in the General Urology Clinic include:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Bladder cancer
- Bladder Dysfunction and Incontinence
- General diseases of the adult male genitourinary and female urinary tract
- Kidney cancer
- Kidney stones
- Male impotence
- Male infertility
- Microsurgical urology
- Prostate cancer
- Spinal Cord Injury Program
- Testicular cancer
- Urology Renal Transplant Program
We also conduct clinical research trials in urologic cancer, incontinence and infertility.
Neurourology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Our Urology Department physicians have extensive experience in evaluating and treating patients with urinary incontinence and complex voiding disorders. We have a comprehensive Urodynamic Laboratory for in-depth evaluation of neurogenic voiding disorders resulting from conditions such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disorders and other neurologic conditions. Resources include fiber optic cystometry and video flourourodynamic capabilities for simultaneous detrusor and external sphincter function and behavior.
Another important area is the long-term care of people with neurological diseases or injuries because these conditions often affect urinary tract function. Our Neurourology team follows a large group of patients who have spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disorders and other neurologic conditions. Our objective is to prevent all urologic complications associated with a neurogenic bladder.
Our Urology Department physicians have very extensive experience in reconstructive urologic surgery. This includes bladder enlargement or replacement procedures, and urethral repair and reconstruction. Lower urinary tract reconstruction can be very complicated and multistaged (completed in several stages). We can rebuild bladders and strengthen or replace urethra continence with a neourethra. This requires precise diagnosis and careful planning of the staged reconstructive procedure(s). Our Urology Clinic has the right equipment and personnel to do this surgery, and to carry out a comprehensive treatment plan.
Our Urology Department physicians have a primary interest in urologic disorders affecting women, including urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction, pelvic prolapse, urinary tract infection and other bladder disorders. We often deal with pelvic organ and vaginal prolapse conditions often associated with stress incontinence symptoms. These conditions may require gynecologic assistance that is readily available in our multidisciplinary clinic setting and our operating room.
Our treatment for complicated incontinence starts with a thorough fluorodynamic evaluation and may include medical therapy or various surgical procedures, from outpatient collagen injection to sophisticated reconstructive operations. Occasionally, urinary leakage is the result of an abnormal connection or fistula, but our physicians have extensive knowledge and experience in diagnosing and treating this somewhat rare condition.
Male Reconstructive and Incontinence- Adult
In our Male Reconstructive and Incontinence Program, we evaluate and treat patients who have voiding dysfunction as a result of urethral stricture or obstruction. We incorporate the study and treatment of congenital and acquired diseases of the urethra and male genitalia.
Symptoms can include a weak or slow urine stream, dribbling, urinary frequency, urgency, nocturia or urinary retention. Urethral strictures in men can develop following straddle injury, fracture of the pelvis/sacrum, penetrating trauma, prior endoscopic/surgical procedure(s) or for other reasons.
We use the most modern philosophy and techniques possible. Our goal is to enable the patient to urinate as normally as possible.
The multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology/Cancer Clinic provides comprehensive collaborative care to patients diagnosed with urological malignancies. A team of experts from urology, medical oncology and radiation oncology provide state-of-the-art cancer care using a coordinated approach. Participating specialty services include: Medical Oncology, Surgery and Radiation Oncology.
Rapid Access Kidney Stone Clinic
The Rapid Access Kidney Stone Clinic offers kidney stone patients access to x-rays, CT scans and the option for same-day diagnosis and treatment, all under one roof. All of this is complemented by the improved access to doctors and convenient parking available at the Livonia Center for Specialty Care.