Urology is a surgical specialty that deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. The specialty also includes surgical care of the male and female adrenal glands. Using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus’s specially trained urological surgeons offer hope to those suffering from any urologic condition - from the simplest problem to the most complex.
Among the many conditions we treat successfully on a regular basis are:
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Kidney stones
- Pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic prolapse
- Genitourinary tract conditions
- Sexual dysfunction in men and in women
We offer medical management, outpatient procedures, traditional surgical techniques and minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgery offers a number of advantages, including smaller incisions, quicker recovery time, fewer days in the hospital and successful outcomes.
In addition, our outpatient center in Wauwatosa offers physical rehabilitation programs for those with incontinence and pelvic floor issues.
Among the minimally invasive procedures at St. Joseph Campus:
- Cystoscopy – a thin cystscope looks inside the bladder and urethra. May be used to look for and treat stones and other blockages, urinary tract infections, source of blood in the urine and tumors. It can also be used for biopsies, catheter placements and more.
St. Joseph offers: cystoscopy with
- Uretral stent insertion
- Transurethral resections of the bladder – to diagnose and remove cancerous tissue from the bladder
- Transurethral resections of the prostate – to diagnose and remove cancerous tissue from the bladder
- Suprapubic tube placement
- Catheter placements (retrograde pyelograms)
- Urethral dilations - to treat urinary syndromes – including urinary frequency, painful urination and suprapubic discomfort
- ESWL (extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy) – a nonsurgical procedure that uses a thin telescopic instrument inserted into the urinary tract, or lithotripsy, which uses high-energy shock waves to break up stones
- Ureteroscopy with Holmium Laser – used to treat an enlarged prostate
- Green Light Laser TURP – uses laser technology with a “green” wavelength to remove enlarged prostate tissues
- Prostate biopsies
We also offer traditional surgical procedures, including:
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- Hydrocelectomy – removes backup of fluid in testicles, which may form as a result of a hernia
- Hypospadias repair - corrects birth defect of the male urethra
- Nephrectomy – removes part or all of the kidney, due to a variety of conditions including injury, cancer,
- Nephrolithotomy, Percutaneous - helps drain urine from the bladder to help removal of kidney stones.
- Orchiopexy – undescended testicle repair
- Orchiectomy – surgical removal
- Penoplasty – surgical enhancement
- Prostatectomy – removal of prostate
- Ureterolithotomy – surgical removal of stone from the ureter
- Varicocelectomy – treatment for enlarged veins in the scrotum
- Adult circumcisions