Focusing on individual patient needs, our team of physicians and surgeons work collaboratively to provide every patient with the most effective and compassionate care. Our Binghamton team of Urologists and experts continually expands and advances leading-edge treatment options so patients receive high-quality care and the best possible outcomes.
As men age, their level of testosterone drops and they enter a phase of life called andropause – the male counterpart to the female menopause. Lower levels of testosterone can lead to loss of muscle mass, depression and decreased libido. Several treatments are available. Call our office for an appointment to discuss your situation.
Bladder cancer occurs most often in smokers and is more common in men than in women. The most common symptom is blood in the urine, as well as painful and frequent urination. Treatment may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. For more information, call our office.
Stages of Bladder Cancer
Superficial Bladder Cancer
Invasive Bladder Cancer
Metastatic Bladder Cancer
ED can be a sign of an underlying disease, such as diabetes, kidney disease or atherosclerosis. It can also be caused by certain medications. There are many effective drug therapies and other treatments for ED. Call our office for an appointment to discuss your situation.
Female Pelvic Floor Disorders
For many women, vaginal childbirth, aging and other physical and disease stressors contribute to a significant weakening of the pelvic floor, the muscles and ligaments responsible for keeping pelvic organs in place. Reduced support for organs like the bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum can interfere with normal body function and can seriously compromise a woman’s quality of life.
Common urologic problems due to an overactive bladder are managed by medications, behavioral therapy, pelvic floor rehabilitation, exercise and diet. Overactive bladder symptoms refractory to these approaches can be treated with neuromodulation and botox injection. Cystocele (dropped bladder) and rectocele (dropped rectum) are treated with minimally invasive procedures including mesh support and “mini” slings. Other surgical treatment options include urethral bulking agents and artificial urinary sphincter.
UHS Urology offers a personalized, multidisciplinary approach to help women navigate through the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. The center’s team of highly specialized physicians works collaboratively to restore pelvic form and function in patients, applying some of the most innovative techniques available.
A Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Approach
Pelvic floor disorders include the loss of bladder and bowel control and the prolapse (dropping down) of female pelvic organs. Many patients find these conditions embarrassing or difficult to manage.
Highly Specialized Model of Care
At UHS Urology we combine urology and urogynecology, which enables our center to deliver an integrated, highly specialized level of care to our patients. We take great pride in delivering seamless, compassionate care that is highly sensitive to our patients’ individual needs.
Multiple specialists with a common focus in female pelvic health combine their expertise by sharing information on best practices and developing new approaches to patient care. Patients reap the benefits of our collaborative approach with more advanced treatment options and greater opportunities to heal and enjoy an enhanced quality of life.
Symptoms of kidney cancer include blood in the urine, chronic pain in the side, unexplained weight loss, fatigue and a fever that doesn’t seem to be accompanied by other symptoms of infection. Treatment may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. For more information, call our office.
Kidney stones cause severe pain in your abdomen, groin or back. Some smaller stones may pass without medical intervention. For larger stones, UHS offers lithotripsy therapy that uses ultrasound and electronic shockwaves to break down stones so they can easily pass through the urinary canal. For more information about kidney stones, call our office.
Our practice offers several treatments that can successfully reverse infertility caused by interruptions in the male reproductive system. Possible interventions include drug therapy and surgery. Call our office for an appointment to discuss your situation.
Pelvic Pain Disorders
Unique and Individualized Care for Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain
For many men and women, chronic pelvic pain is a source of daily frustration, lowering their overall quality of life. The complexities involved in diagnosing and treating the causes of lower abdominal pain can leave many patients searching for answers. Pelvic pain disorders include interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome in both men and women and prostatitis and prostadynia in men.
UHS Urology offers a highly specialized, patient-centered approach to diagnosing and treating individuals with a wide range of conditions that can be debilitating and difficult to treat. Our treatment approach to pelvic pain disorders includes traditional medicine, diet and physical therapy.
Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care
As a Center of Excellence, we provide multidisciplinary team of experts who specialize in the treatment and management of chronic pelvic pain. Our team includes:
- Physical therapists
- Urology Nurses
- Pain medicine specialists
Our approach is especially beneficial for patients who often suffer from multiple conditions that are interrelated. We offer a variety of diagnostic capabilities and a broad spectrum of treatment options ranging from physical therapy and counseling to medical management and surgery. Our physicians offer a comprehensive evaluation of patients and their chronic pain symptoms, recognizing the variability that is common among patients in terms of how chronic pelvic pain develops and evolves. Our individualized approach focuses on helping patients manage their pain based on their unique needs.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in older men. It is a slow-growing disease that tends to run in families. It is entirely curable in its early stages. UHS is the only provider in the region to offer CyberKnife treatment for prostate cancer. It is a highly effective alternative to traditional surgery and radiation therapy. More information about CyberKnife.
Incontinence is the involuntary release of urine. It can occur for many reasons and is more common in middle-age and elderly people. There are many effective treatments for incontinence. For more information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, call our office.
Urinary Tract Infection
UTIs are more common in women, but can also occur in men who have an enlarged prostate. The infection is typically treated with antibiotics. For symptoms and more information, call our office.
Vasectomy (male sterilization)
Vasectomy is the most effective sterilization method for men. It prevents sperm from traveling to the testes. Our physicians use minimally invasive techniques to complete a vasectomy. For more information, call our office.