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Urologic Surgery

Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery at Washington Township Medical Foundation

Urologic surgery involves surgery of the pelvis, including the urogenital organs, gynecological organs, and the colon. These surgical activities may be wide-ranging. Some purposes include removing obstructions, and treating dysfunctions including sexual dysfunctions in men such as erectile dysfunction. Other purposes of urologic surgery may include remedying malignancies and treating inflammatory diseases affecting the urinary tract.

Some examples of urologic surgical procedures include the following:

  • Bladder surgery
  • Kidney / renal surgery
  • Removal of the kidney; nephrectomy
  • Removing the prostate; prostatic surgery / prostatectomy
  • Testicular / scrotal surgery
  • Surgery of the ureters such as ureterolithotomy or removing stones / calculus from the ureters
  • Urethra surgery
  • Surgery of the penis
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection

Purpose of Urologic Surgeries

Kidney and urologic disorders affect approximately 1 in 20 Americans and cause more than 260,000 deaths annually, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Many of these conditions are those that call for urologic surgery. A broad range of conditions can be helped by urologic procedures such as resection, obstruction clearance, and surgical augmentation. New advancements in the areas of minimally invasive techniques and technology allow patients to expect increasingly positive results with less side effects and risks of further complications, along with faster recovery times and reduced pain, scarring, and bleeding. Ask your Fremont urologist about these minimally invasive methods and how they work.

Urologic surgeries are often implemented within neurogenic matters as well as pelvic organ injuries, inflammation / infection of the prostate, urinary diseases, and digestive disorders. Urologists are skilled in surgical procedures involving the digestive system, kidneys, and reproductive organs. This includes cancers that affect these organs as well as other disorders ranging from kidney stones to renal diseases to pancreatic disorders and erectile dysfunction. Infections of the genitourinary tract and ulcerative colitis are other matters that may require surgical remedy.

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