Cystoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine a patient’s urethra and bladder directly through a small telescope like tube. [Read more…]
What Is a Urologist
A urologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, medical treatment, and surgical procedures relating to the kidneys, bladder, adrenal glands, and genitourinary system. Among the specialized areas with which urologists deal are infertility, prostate, incontinence, impotence, kidney stones, cancer treatment, vasectomies, vasectomy reversals, trauma to the urinary system, and pediatric care. As with other medical specialties, urology requires study and training beyond the standard medical school and internship years. Indeed, because of so many remarkable advances in recent years in diagnosis, treatment, and surgical procedures, it is vital that today's urologist be committed to a process of continuing education.
What Is a Board-Certified Urologist?
Once a person has graduated from medical school, he or she is an MD, qualified to practice medicine. Only by completing many years of surgical training followed by strenuous written and oral examinations is a doctor considered a board-certified urologist. Drs. Annaloro, Morris, Posner, Vick, Wills & Hollier have been so qualified and have been accepted as members of the American Board of Urology.
Conditions and Procedures
IVP is an x-ray of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra). It involves the injection of a special substance called contrast that is filtered by the kidneys and helps visualize the urinary tract. [Read more…]
A KUB (kidneys, ureter, and bladder) is a standard x-ray that will show many stones. [Read more…]
Urinalysis examines a urine specimen for infection, blood, or other abnormality.
If you are concerned about a urinary tract infection (UTI), then you should contact your doctor. Frequently, you can be diagnosed and treated without going to your doctor’s office. Ways to diagnose a UTI are via urinalysis and/or urine culture. [Read more…]
Urine culture and sensitivity shows if the urine is infected and determines the specific bacteria as well as the appropriate antibiotic for treatment. [Read more…]
Urine cytology evaluates the urine for cancer cells. [Read more…]