Treating the Urinary Tract and Male Reproductive Organs

Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital Urologists diagnose and treat health conditions related to the urinary tract system and male reproductive organs, such as the kidney, urethra and prostate. Offering relief from a range of diseases and disorders, our specially trained medical professionals perform surgical and nonsurgical procedures and are dedicated to meeting your needs. 

To prevent further complications, the hospital staff works in collaboration with your physician and with you to find the proper course of treatment while determining the cause of your condition. Together, we can lead you toward a better outcome using comprehensive, personalized and appropriate care.

If you need a referral to a physician at Rancho Springs Hospital, call our free physician referral service at 1-800-879-1020.

Prostate Cancer

Found only in men, the prostate is a gland that produces seminal fluid that transports sperm from the testicles. Cancer generally develops from the prostate’s gland cells and grows slowly. Men often do not show symptoms until an advanced stage, which is why prevention and diagnosis are key.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer within their lifetime, causing about 27,540 deaths a year. Urologists may recommend a treatment plan involving surgery, radiation therapy or observation, depending on the severity of your condition. 

Enlarged Prostate

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to the enlargement of the prostate, affecting the urethra’s ability to function normally. This noncancerous condition is common in older men and can cause the following symptoms:

  • Problems urinating
  • Weak urination
  • Frequent or immediate urination
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Feeling as if you are still urinating after finishing

Symptoms can lead to:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bladder stones
  • Kidney damage
  • Blood in urine

While there is no cure for BPH, treatment options are available that can relieve symptoms, such as lifestyle changes or even surgery. Your urologist will work with you to determine the severity of your symptoms before recommending a procedure.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are sharp growths that develop from dehydration, choices in diet, certain medical conditions and certain medications. Kidney stones can pass through the body unnoticed, but they can sometimes grow large enough to get stuck in the urinary tract, causing severe pain in lower back or side that spreads to the groin and lower abdomen.

Urologists can treat almost all kidney stone disorders without the use of invasive surgery. Talk to your physician about the types of minimally invasive procedures to treat your specific condition.

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer rates continue to increase, according to the American Cancer Society. Over 8,000 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer and about 380 will die from this disease each year. Fortunately, urologists can successfully treat this type of cancer, usually by removing the affected testicle. Advancements in this surgical procedure can eliminate the cancer while preserving function of a man’s reproductive organs.

Other Urology Services at Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital

  • Erectile dysfunction care
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vasectomies
  • Overactive bladder
  • Circumcision
  • Various medical therapies
  • Preventative medicine

If you need a referral to a physician at Rancho Springs Hospital, call our free physician referral service at 1-800-879-1020.