Upstate Urology at MVHS
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MVHS and the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University have joined forces to provide enhanced diagnostic and management strategies of all urologic diseases using evidence based medicine, with state of the art equipment, provided by highly educated and trained staff.
Conditions Treated/Services Provided
Our providers specialize in treating the following conditions:
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
- Urinary incontinence (ex: Involuntary loss of urine, sometimes called “accidents” or “leaking”)
- Overactive and underactive bladder
- Pelvic Prolapse
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation
- Urinary stone disease
- Renal cysts and masses
- Low testosterone and hypogonadism
- Urethral strictures
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Adrenal cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Penile cancer
- Robotic surgery and minimally invasive procedures
We offer non-surgical and surgical options and deliver care with expertise in a patient-centered atmosphere. Men and women in Central New York and the surrounding area choose Upstate Urology to provide both time-tested and cutting edge treatments for their urologic problems.
Urologic Cancer Program
Our program is for male and female patients seeking treatment for genitourinary cancers including cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder, testes, adrenal glands, urethra, and penis.
Patients may be newly diagnosed, seeking second opinions, facing recurrences of cancer or requiring the level of expertise provided by the specialists at the MVHS Cancer Center.
The multidisciplinary approach to the management of genitourinary cancer has significant benefits for our patients. These include a clear presentation of treatment options for the patient to consider, without the need to meet individually with several different specialists; expedited medical imaging and laboratory results; and generally a shorter time between diagnosis and the initiation of treatment.
The program provides patients with evaluations by a urologist, medical oncologist,radiation oncologist and physical therapist in a single visit. All medical records, x-rays and laboratory test results are reviewed and discussed by the physicians and treatment plans customized for each patient. Every treatment plan takes into consideration quality of life issues and how normal body functions may be maintained whenever possible. Referring physicians are welcome to attend the consultation.
Treatment may involve drug therapy, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or immunotherapy, or a combination of these therapies. Beyond its physical effects, genitourinary cancer often has a significant emotional and psychological impact on patients and their families. Part of the treatment plan may include referral to a psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker or a recommendation that patients and family members participate in a cancer support group.
Following the evaluation by our team of specialists, treatment recommendations are sent to the referring physician.
Access to New Therapies
Upstate Medical University is one of only 125 medical universities in the nation. Our physicians and researchers are involved in numerous cancer research projects in association with other major institutions and cancer organizations, including cutting edge clinical trials in oncology. When appropriate, patients are invited to participate in clinical trials designed to evaluate the newest and most promising treatments.
Minimally Invasive Robotic Assisted Surgery
At Upstate Urology at MVHS, our goal is to provide excellent surgical outcomes while improving the patient experience. Minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as robotic surgery, can decrease post-operative pain and length of hospitalization.
Upstate Urology at MVHS offers the most minimally invasive techniques for treatment of conditions such as:
- Urologic cancers
- Kidney stones
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Female pelvic organ prolapse
There are many benefits to robotic surgery. Click here to read more about robotic surgery at MVHS.