Large number of procedures
At AUI, new surgery centers are used for a large number of procedures, including simple reconstructive operations, stone disease, scrotoplasty, meatoplasty, orchiopexy, pelvic prolapse, prostate and bladder procedures. For instance, urologists at new surgery centers treat incontinence, hematuria, kidney stones, urethritis, inguinal hernia, hydrocele, prostatitis, BPH, urinary tract trauma, urethral strictures, inflammatory urinary tract and bladder diseases, and urinary tract infections. And the fact that the centers are found in different locations encourages redistribution of care and access by more patients.
Common procedures performed in new AUI centers include:
- Prostate biopsy: Sampling of diagnostic tissue to be used to test for cancer cells.
- Bladder biopsy: Removing or sampling of tissue from the lining of the bladder.
- Ureteroscopy: Removing kidney stones using thin telescopic instruments
- Cystoscopy: Using a tiny camera to examine an affected area in the bladder through the urethra.
- Lithotripsy: Using shock waves to break down kidney stones.
- Penile prosthesis: Implanting a device in the penis to treat erectile dysfunction.
- Vasectomy for male sterilization.
- Circumcision: Removing some or all prepuce (foreskin) from the penis.
- Incontinence sling procedure: Implanting an internal support to the urethra to lift it to the normal position and treat incontinence.
- Laser vaporization or transurethral resection of prostate: Using a tiny instrument with a laser or electrical loop inserted into the penis to help remove obstructing tissue.
- Brachytherapy: Treating prostate cancer by inserting radioactive “seeds” directly into the tissues harboring the cancerous tumor.
- Hypospadias: Reconstructing a straight penis, making its urethral opening as close to the penis tip as possible.
- InterStim (sacral nerve stimulation): Implanting a tiny pacemaker near the tailbone.
- UroLift: Procedure to lift or hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way to prevent blockage of the urethra.
- Botox injection: Injecting Botox directly into bladder muscles.
For the more complex procedures that require special equipment, patients are usually admitted to the hospital. For example, robotic surgery procedure, pyeloplasty (reconstruction of renal pelvis), nephrectomy, ureteral reimplants and ureteral stent placement are conducted in hospital settings.
At Advanced Urology Institute, we are committed to delivering top-notch urological care to all our patients. Our surgeons are fully-qualified, board-certified, fellowship-trained urologists, who are renowned for their exceptional expertise in treating urological problems. We also have surgical centers that are supplied with the latest medical equipment and technologies to provide the best possible care.
For more information about our urological services, visit the Advanced Urology Institute website.