Urology Center of Florida

Urologists located in Pompano Beach, FL

Talking about leakage, sexual dysfunction, or other urological issues can be uncomfortable. Drs. Craig Herman and Steven C. Kester at the Urology Center of Florida in Pompano Beach strive to make you comfortable, and are adept at diagnosing and treating problems involving the entire spectrum of urologic diseases. From curing cancer, restoring intimacy, and addressing kidney stones to incontinence and screening exams, the care Urology Center of Florida delivers is thorough and personalized. Whether you are experiencing a minor or more serious urologic condition, it is essential to get checked out. Call or go online to schedule an appointment today.

Urology Q & A

What is urology?

Urology is a surgical specialty that deals with functions and diseases of the male and female urinary tract, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Urology also deals with sexual health in men as well as diseases related to the penis, testes, scrotum, and prostate.

What are some common conditions treated by urologists?

Urologists treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions along with providing screening exams for such things as prostate cancer. They also offer urodynamic tests to see how well the bladder, sphincter, and urethra store and release urine.

Some of the common conditions treated by a urologist in both men and women include:

  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Infertility
  • Kidney stones
  • Stress and urge incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Cancer (including that of the bladder)

Conditions specific to men include:

  • Enlarged prostate
  • Testosterone deficiency
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Prostate cancer
  • Peyronie’s disease

Conditions specific to women include:

  • Incontinence after pregnancy
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

Do I need a referral to schedule an appointment with a urologist?

You generally need a referral from your primary care doctor to see a urologist. The reference is required partly because of insurance policies and also to ensure you see a specialist who is appropriate for your condition. In the case of acute emergencies, such as kidney stones, blood in the urine, or certain erectile issues, you can go directly to a urologist.

When do I need to see a urologist?

You need to see a urologist if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Blood in your urine
  • Testicular pain, lump, or masses
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Abnormal prostate exam
  • Painful urination
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Interstitial cystitis (pain or pressure in the bladder area)
  • Kidney stones

You should also see a urologist if you have suspected prostate cancer.

What can I expect at the urologist office?

Your urologist takes your medical history and does a physical examination. He may order some urodynamic testing, lab tests, and imaging tests such as CT scans, MRI scans, or an ultrasound. Based on the test results, your doctor may schedule you for cystoscopy. During that procedure, a thin tube with a camera is inserted to view the inside of your bladder. A tissue sample may be taken for pathological examination.

Following your diagnosis, your urologist plans the medical and surgical treatment best suited for you. To find out more about the appropriate treatment plan for you, call Urology Center of Florida or book an appointment online today.