Comprehensive Treatment for Urologic Disease on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Memorial’s urologists are experienced in caring for complicated and difficult cases, offering compassion, expertise, and the latest in diagnostic techniques and treatments for urologic disease. This includes conditions affecting the urinary system, including the bladder, kidney, ureter, urethra, and adrenal glands.
Our dedicated urology nursing staff assists patients during and following treatment. Office Staff assists patients with scheduling, securing necessary health documents before treatment planning and verifying insurance benefits.
Urologic diseases or conditions include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bladder control problems and prostate problems, among others. Some urologic conditions last only a short time, while others are long-lasting.
Women with incontinence (tendency to urinate on themselves because of loose muscles after childbirth or due to age), men with erectile dysfunction. Men with prostate issues, including cancer. A primary concern is kidney stones, especially in the summer.
A urologist might treat bladder problems, urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder and kidney cancer, kidney blockage and kidney stones. Men might also see them for Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
Urologic conditions you may see the urologist for may include:
- prostate cancer
- kidney cancer
- kidney stones
- bladder cancer
- recurrent/chronic urinary tract infections
- kidney stones
- urinary incontinence
- overactive bladder
- voiding dysfunction
- erectile dysfunction
- low testosterone
- neurogenic bladder
- elevated PSA
- adrenal adenoma
- hematuria (blood in urine)
- renal cyst
- testicular cyst
- pelvic floor disorder
- ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction
- cystitis bladder prolapse
- renal mass
- male infertility
- erectile dysfunction
When to See a Urologist
Sometimes a patient will be referred to a urologist by another health care professional. But often people go straight to a urologist for treatment. Your primary care provider may be able to treat some minor urologic issues. However, if your symptoms do not go away, it is best to see a urologist and get to the root of the problem. If you know your symptoms or condition involve the urinary tract or male reproductive system, you may choose to see a urologist as your first step.
State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment makes it possible to identify and pinpoint problems in very specific areas. Tests range from noninvasive ultrasound imaging for many urinary conditions to cystoscopy to get an inside view of the lining of the bladder. Biopsies and blood tests are scheduled as needed.
Minimally Invasive Urologic Treatments
Based on the diagnosis of the patient’s condition, our urologist may determine that the patient needs something as simple as an antibiotic. Surgery, when necessary, is often nerve-sparing or minimally invasive.
Our physicians are experts in all treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures that potentially provide for shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times. Many urologic surgical procedures can be performed with robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures/ technology. Normal surgical complications may occur with surgery. Talk this over with your doctor.
Laser lithotripsy for kidney stones is an example of a procedure our urologist might recommend to treat a particular condition.
Some tests are performed in-office, and some performed in the OR:
- Robotic prostatectomy
- Robotic nephrectomy
- Robotic cystectomy
- Transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate
- Transurethral resection of the prostate
- Transurethral resection of bladder tumor
- Robotic sacrocolpopexy
- Robotic Adrenalectomy
- Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Treatment
- Holmium laser prostate surgery
- Laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP)
- Laser lithotripsy
- Ureteral stent placement/exchange/removal
- Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)
- Bladder Botox injection
- Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
- Inflatable Penile Prosthesis (IPP)
Services & Therapies:
- Lupron injections
- Firmagon injections
- Trelstar injections
If your diagnosis is cancer, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that our urologists have additional training in oncology and work as a team with specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology, and interventional radiology from Memorial’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Schedule an Appointment with a Memorial Urologist
Call (228) 575-1600 to ask about scheduling an appointment with a urologist or ask your primary care physician to refer you.