Urology Surgery at North Carolina Specialty Hospital

Urology is a specialty that treats conditions involving organs that make up the female and male urinary systems, including the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra, and also male reproductive structures. These conditions affect people in all stages of life, and their treatments are essential to your overall good health—stopping damage or progression to more serious conditions and helping you get back to living your life to its fullest.

Talk to a Urological Doctor About These Symptoms

You may be surprised by how many reasons there are to see a urological doctor at nearby North Carolina Specialty Hospital, such as:

 An exterior image of the brick, two-story North Carolina Specialty Hospital, where people have urology surgery.

  • Finding blood in your urine or having cloudy urine
  • Having trouble controlling your bladder or having an overactive bladder
  • Painful urination
  • Pain in the lower back, side, or groin area and heaviness in the groin or pelvic area
  • Repeat urinary tract infections
  • Male sexual problems
  • Infertility
  • An enlarged prostate

Fever and fatigue, when occurring along with these symptoms, can also be signs of a problem. If you are experiencing any of these issues, talk to one of our urology specialists. We can diagnose the problem and develop a care plan to get you on the road to recovery quickly. (Males looking for surgical birth control would speak to a urologist, too.)

While non-surgical options such as diet, exercise, and medication may help manage some conditions, others may require urology surgery or procedures. Commonly performed urological surgeries and procedures handled by our urology surgeons at North Carolina Specialty Hospital include:

  • ESWL (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy): non-invasive treatment of kidney stones that uses shock waves to break stones into small fragments that can be passed out of the body through urination
  • Vasectomy: a form of male birth control that cuts and seals the tubes carrying sperm, preventing them from reaching the semen
  • Testicular Surgery:
    • Hydrocelectomy: a surgical procedure to reduce fluid buildup around a testicle that is causing swelling, pain, and discomfort
    • Orchiectomy: surgery to remove one or both testicles due to testicular or other cancers
  • Placement of ureteral stents: stents are inserted to hold open the ureters, the tubes that allow urine to flow from the kidney to the bladder
  • Cystoscopy: a tube with a lens is inserted through the urethra into the bladder to see the lining of the bladder in order to diagnose conditions affecting the bladder and urethra

Do You Know (or Suspect) You’re Having Urinary Trouble? Talk to our Top North Carolina Urologists

North Carolina Specialty Hospital is conveniently located close to Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, so it’s easy to visit our state-of-the-art facility and our team of urological doctors to get the answers and care you need to heal. To make an appointment today, just visit the physician page and click on a physician’s picture.

We look forward to helping you feel relief and get better soon.

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