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Urology

The urology team at FirstMed is dedicated to caring for the health of your kidneys, prostate, and entire urologic system.

English speaking urologist is looking at his patient

What is Urology?

Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on urological issues including those involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, as well as the penis, testes, and prostate. The urinary system is vital not only for producing urine, but it also makes up your body's delicate and complex filtration system. Our urology service at FirstMed is equipped to provide treatments for a broad range of urological diagnoses.

What Are The Most Common Urology Problems?

The most common urological problems:

  • Cystitis (UTI) or kidney stones

  • Testicular tumors are the most common malignancy among young men (under 45)

  • Prostate cancer is the second most common in older males (over 45)

  • Middle-aged and older men and women often seek urological assistance for incontinence issues

What Should I Expect From My Urology Consultation?

  • Interview: the urological examination usually begins with an interview to identify the main problem. It involves taking a urological and medical history, sometimes with questionnaires and scales.

  • Physical examination: palpitation of the kidneys, abdomen, and genitals. A digital rectal examination may be performed to measure the consistency and size of the prostate.

  • Urine test: ordered provide proof of infection or hematuria.

  • Lab test: kidney function, PSA, and other exams may be ordered to measure the state of your urological functions.

  • Diagnostics: if needed, the kidney, bladder, and other urological organs can be visualized with ultrasound or a CT scan can be arranged.

  • English-speaking doctors that are ready to evaluate your concerns and provide the best medical plan for you.

Special Men’s Health Screening

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. Typically, it grows slowly and is initially confined to the prostate gland where it may not cause serious harm. While most types of prostate cancer grow slowly, needing minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and may spread to other organs quickly.

Why is important to get tested every year?

Prostate cancer that is detected early, while still confined to the prostate gland, has a better chance of successful, less invasive treatment. The examination itself is painless and takes only a few minutes of your valuable time.