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 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.
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:
Conditions specific to men include:
Conditions specific to women include:
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.
You need to see a urologist if you experience any of the following symptoms:
You should also see a urologist if you have suspected prostate cancer.
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.