Advanced, state-of-the-art urological procedures
We use advanced procedures to diagnose and treat prostate disorders, incontinence, bladder problems, kidney stones and cancer. These include:
Urodynamics – Urodynamic computerized studies measure how your bladder and urethra are storing and releasing urine and diagnose incontinence. Urodynamic studies are simple tests that can be performed in your doctor’s office.
Cystoscopy – What is cystoscopy? We perform cystoscopy to examine the lining of your bladder and urethra (the tube that carries urine out of your body), diagnose various bladder and urethra conditions (such as interstitial cystitis or blood in urine), and answer certain clinical questions for people who have more extreme cases of incontinence. During cysto (cystoscopy), your bladder is filled with fluid and a hollow tube (cystoscope) equipped with a camera is inserted into your urethra and slowly advanced into your bladder. We can do this procedure in a procedure room, using a local anesthetic jelly to numb the urethra. We might also perform a cystoscopy as an outpatient procedure, with sedation. Where you go depends on the reason for your procedure.
ESWL – Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy sends sound waves through your body, which in turn break kidney stones into smaller fragments that can be passed more easily.
Prostate ultrasound and biopsy – We perform both prostate ultrasounds and prostate biopsies in our office. We perform these procedures to evaluate abnormal results from a digital rectal exam or an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. We perform a prostate ultrasound with a special probe about the size of an index finger that is inserted in the rectum, which takes images and measurements of the prostate. During a prostate biopsy we perform prostate ultrasound and then numb the prostate using Lidocaine. The provider then uses a small needle to take samples of several areas of the prostate which we then send to the lab for analysis. The results of this test help us diagnosis diseases of the prostate.
Interstim – InterStim therapy uses a small device to send mild electrical pulses to a nerve located in the lower back (just above the tailbone). This nerve, called the sacral nerve, influences the bladder and surrounding muscles that manage urinary function. The electrical stimulation may eliminate or reduce certain bladder control symptoms in some people. The system is surgically placed under the skin.
Laparoscopic and robotic surgery – Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive and uses much smaller incisions and a tiny video camera, which provides a two-dimensional picture and allows greater surgical precision, resulting in reduced blood loss, pain and scarring. In robotic surgery the surgeon sits at a computer and uses “wristed” hand controls to move the robot arm. The magnified images give the surgeon much better vision and greater precision.
Discover board-certified urology care at Wisconsin Institute of Urology. Call us at 920-886-8979 or toll-free at 877-897-7747, or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from Appleton, Neenah, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Shawano, New London, Ripon, Fond du Lac and close-by communities.