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87th Avenue Clinic
700 NE 87th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98664
360-882-2778
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Salmon Creek Clinic
2525 NE 139th Street
Vancouver, WA 98686
360-882-2778

Information about Urology

Overview

What is Urology?

Urology is a surgical specialty not only focusing on disease of the male and female urinary tracts and male reproductive system, but also requiring a broad knowledge of how other system conditions such as diabetes and hypertension can impact urologic health. It’s a field that encompasses both comprehensive care of patients in the clinic setting and expert surgical intervention for a variety of urologic conditions. Utilizing advances in technology such as robotics and endoscopy, our specialists are provided with the opportunity to deliver state of the art care to our patients.

How We Are Different

The specialists in our Urology Department provide the full scope of services that this vast and varied field of medicine offers. Urologists treat a variety of sensitive issues ranging from family planning to cancer treatment. We are here for all needs associated with female urology, laparoscopy, erectile dysfunction, endoscopic stone cases, all urologic associated cancers and incontinence surgery.

Services
Surgical techniques and modalities include:
  • Open surgery (minor and major)
  • Microscopic
  • Endoscopic
  • Laparoscopic
  • Cryosurgery
  • Laser
  • Shock wave lithotripsy
  • daVinci Robotics
Focusing on the following issues, illnesses and medical needs for adults:
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Prostate ultrasound/biopsy
  • Kidney stones
  • Voiding problems (overactive bladder symptoms and difficulty voiding)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Urinary incontinence (leakage)
  • Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
  • Hematuria (blood in urine)
  • Male infertility (including varicoceles)
  • Cancers of the genitourinary system (prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, ureter, penis, etc.)
  • Genitourinary trauma
  • Female urology (pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, urethral diverticulum, etc.)
  • Urethral strictures
  • Vasectomy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Urodynamics
  • Minor lesion excision
  • Circumcision
Pediatric services:
  • Circumcision
  • Hernia/hydrocele
  • Undescended testis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Bedwetting
FAQs
Are there any risks of complications after a vasectomy?

Complications after a vasectomy are very low. Things to watch for include bleeding under the skin, infection at the site of the incision, and minor inflammation. In extremely rare cases, the vas deferens may actually grow back together, meaning you will become fertile again. We provide check-ups at specific times following vasectomies to test sperm count and be sure you are properly healed.

What causes urinary track infections (UTIs)?

When bacteria such as E. coli invade the urethra, it can easily travel up to the bladder. This is the perfect recipe for a UTI. If the infection isn’t treated, it will continue to infect the kidneys. Women may be especially prone to UTIs due to having shorter urethras, which gives bacteria less ground to cover before reaching the bladder.

If I have a UTI, can I just drink cranberry juice?

UTIs are the second most common infection in the United States, and they can turn into a major issue if left unchecked. While cranberry juice is a popular folk remedy, the clinical merit of cranberry as treatment for UTIs has not been established with human trials. We highly recommend you consult with one of our urologists.

What to Expect

Expect us to provide prompt and courteous attention to your medical needs, whether you are in an acute moment of pain, or are planning for the future. We work with a very sensitive area of the body, and bring a level of compassion to our work that helps put all of our patients at ease.

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