Urology is a field of medicine which deals specifically with diseases and disorders of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Our team of three board certified Urologist have over 30 years of experience and provide not only outstanding patient care but provide a full range of treatments, diagnostics, and procedures.
JRMC offers three dedicated endourology suites with digital imaging, three high-definition laparoscopy units, and dedicated laser and endoscope inventory.
In addition, our urologists work closely with nephrologists, who specialize in the function and disease of the kidneys.
When To See An Urologist
- Blood in your urine
- Frequent or urgent need to urinate
- Pain in your lower back, pelvis, or sides
- Pain or burning during urination
- Trouble urinating
- Urine leakage
- Weak urine flow, dribbling
- Decreased sexual desire (men only)
- Lump in the testicle
- Trouble getting or keeping an erection
Common Medical Conditions Urologist Treat
- Cancers of the bladder, kidneys, penis, testicles, and adrenal and prostate glands
- Prostate gland enlargement
- Erectile dysfunction, or trouble getting or keeping an erection
- Interstitial cystitis, also called painful bladder syndrome
- Kidney diseases
- Kidney stones
- Prostatitis, which is inflammation of the prostate gland
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Varicoceles, or enlarged veins in the scrotum
- Bladder prolapse, or the dropping of the bladder into the vagina
- Cancers of the bladder, kidneys, and adrenal glands
- Interstitial cystitis
- Kidney stones
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Urinary incontinence
- Blockages and other problems with the urinary tract structure
- Undescended testicles
Common Urology Procedures
- Adult circumcision
- Mitomycine Treatments
- Bladder Installation
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
- Incontinence – Slings, Botox and Interstim Implants
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Needle Biopsy of Prostate
- Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment
- Radical Prostatectomy
- Radical Cystectomy
- Testosterone Injections
- TransUrethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT)
- TransUrethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
Lithotripsy is a technique for treating stones in the kidney and ureter that does not require surgery. Instead, high energy shock waves are passed through the body and used to break stones into pieces as small as grains of sand. Because of their small size, these pieces can pass from the body along with the urine.
The main advantage of this treatment is that many patients may be treated for kidney stones without surgery. As a result, complications, hospital stays, costs and recovery time are reduced. Unfortunately, not all types of kidney stones can be treated this way. In addition, stone fragments are occasionally left in the body and additional treatments are needed.
In those patients who are thought to be good candidates for this treatment, about 70 to 90 percent are found to be free of stones within three months of treatment. The highest success rates seem to be in those patients with mobile stones that are located in the upper portions of the urinary tract (kidney and upper ureter). After treatment, some patients may still have stone fragments that are too large to be passed. These can be treated again if symptoms persist.
In most cases, lithotripsy may be done on an outpatient basis.
For many urological procedures, including most lithotripsy treatments, no general anesthesia is required. For those procedures where anesthesiology is required, JRMC provides full 24-hour anesthesia coverage. For more information click the link below.
Same Day & Ambulatory Surgery
The Same Day Surgery Unit is located on the first floor of the main JRMC facility. An additional same day (or often called ambulatory) surgical unit, JRMC Surgery Center, is located in Jefferson Professional Center I (JPCI). Both units are designed to provide care for patients, like you, who may or may not be admitted to JRMC the same day their surgery is performed.
Visitor parking is located in the parking garage on 40th Avenue and in the parking areas adjacent to JPCI.
If your surgery is scheduled for the main hospital, you are requested to enter JRMC through the main lobby, walk past the information desk and continue down the hallway until you arrive at Admissions, located on the left, and sign in. If you are scheduled for surgery at the Jefferson Surgery Center then you will sign in at the desk in the surgery waiting area.
Based on the surgery you have scheduled and your medical history, it may be possible for you to register in advance. Contact Centralized Scheduling for details. Their numbers are (870) 541-7393, 541-8771 or 541-8772. Online pre-registration is also available for those who cannot register in advance and can help streamline your registration.
Routine tests are sometimes needed to evaluate your state of health. Our healthcare team will determine what your needs are. After your surgery or procedure is scheduled by your doctor, you are asked to come to our Pre-Admission Testing area. It is a good idea to call for an appointment as soon as you can. These tests need to be done at least 3-7 days before your surgery or procedure. CALL (870)541-7447 to set up your appointment. This testing department is open Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Friday 7:00 AM to 5:00PM. You may also come in without an appointment. This is located in the front part of the main hospital building.
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Find A Urologist
Urological problems and disorders may take on many different signs and symptoms of trouble. In addition, many diseases and disorders associated with urology can have similar symptoms. If you suffer from ongoing or persistent discomfort or symptoms of a problem, do not hesitate to discuss these concerns with your doctor today.
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