Urologists in Richmond, Virginia
The Center for Urological Health at Retreat Doctors' Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of diseases and disorders of the male and female urinary tracts and the male reproductive system. Here, our urology specialists understand that urological conditions and symptoms can be sensitive topics. That's why our team delivers personalized, compassionate care—from your first appointment, throughout your treatment and beyond.
For more information about Retreat Doctors' Hospital's urology services, please call (804) 200-1840.
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Urological diseases and conditions we treat
Our urologists diagnose, treat and manage a wide range of conditions, including:
- Bladder cancer
- Erectile dysfunction
- Kidney cancer
- Kidney stones
- Testicular cancer
- Pelvic floor disorders
- Prostate cancer
- Urethral cancer
- Urinary incontinence
Kidney stones may be tiny, but they can cause excruciating pain. They form when minerals in your body bind together and form a hard mass inside the kidney. Pain occurs when the mass gets stuck while traveling through your urinary tract.
Symptoms may include nausea, pain in the side, frequent urination and blood in the urine. However, seek immediate emergency care if you experience the following symptoms:
- Consistent burning or blood when urinating
- Consistent high fever (over 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Persistent nausea and vomiting
- Unbearable pain
Kidney stone treatment
Treatment options depend on the size and location of your kidney stone(s) and the severity of your symptoms. Options include:
- Cystoscopy—a surgery to remove small stones using a thin tube (cystoscope)
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy—a noninvasive procedure using high-energy “shock” waves (pressure waves) to break the stone into tiny pieces that exit the body when you urinate
- Percutaneous nephrolithotomy and nephrolithotripsy—minimally invasive procedures in which your urologist accesses your kidney through a tiny incision in your back and removes larger stones using small tubes and surgical tools
- Ureteroscopy—a procedure in which a small scope is sent through the bladder, into the ureter, to remove stones or break them apart using a laser
Our urologists provide expert diagnosis and treatment for stress, urge, overflow and total incontinence. We develop customized treatment plans that address the severity and underlying cause of your symptoms. We also consider your daily habits and existing medical conditions and tailor our treatments to your needs and preferences.
Types of urinary incontinence we treat
Our urologists provide expert diagnosis and treatment for:
- Stress incontinence, which is linked to weakened or damaged muscles that prevent urination.
- Urge incontinence, which refers to a sudden, intense urge to urinate, followed by involuntary leakage.
- Overflow incontinence, which is also called chronic urinary retention, occurs when you are unable to fully empty your bladder.
- Total incontinence, which occurs when your bladder can’t store any urine.
Urinary incontinence treatments
We provide many ways to treat urinary incontinence.
Our nonsurgical urinary incontinence treatments and services include:
- Lifestyle recommendations
- Physical therapy
- Vaginal inserts
Our surgical urinary incontinence treatments and services include:
- Artificial sphincter implants, which consists of an implanted ring that inflates to close the urethra, acting as the muscle.
- Bladder suspension surgery, which supports a dropping bladder by moving it back into its proper position and sewing it in place.
- Botulism toxin (commonly known by the brand name Botox) or collagen injections, which help relax and expand the bladder to allow more urine.
- Nerve stimulators, which are devices implanted under the skin to deliver electrical impulses to the nerves involved in bladder control.
- Urethral dilation, which expands a narrowed urethra, helping to improve urine flow.
- Urethral implants, which are placed during an outpatient procedure and will lift and hold enlarged prostate tissue, so it no longer blocks the urethra.
- Sling surgeries, which may stop leakage by holding the urethra closed when your bladder is under pressure.
Testicular cancer is highly treatable, and our urologists provide a wide range of treatments, even if you have an advanced diagnosis.
Talk to your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms of testicular cancer:
- Back pain
- Collection of fluid in the scrotum
- Enlargement or tenderness of the breasts
- Lumps in a testicle
- Pain in the abdomen or groin
- Pain or discomfort in a testicle
Urological services and treatments
We offer comprehensive urological services, including:
- Advanced diagnostics (image-guided biopsies and endoscopic procedures)
- Bladder injections
- Medicine management
- Prostate cancer screenings, such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests and digital rectal exams (DREs)
- Reconstructive urological surgery
- Urogynecological procedures (to treat pelvic floor and urinary disorders in women)
To learn more about our urology services and treatments, email Cathy Frank, nurse practitioner, or call (804) 200-1840.
Minimally invasive urological surgery
Whenever possible, our surgeons use minimally invasive surgery, such as robotic surgery, for urological conditions. Robotic surgery requires only a few small incisions, which typically enables a faster recovery.
Some of the robotic procedures we perform include:
- Partial and total nephrectomy
- Ureteral implantation
Urology at HCA Virginia
Urology is the practice of medicine that deals with the urinary tract and system. Problems may arise due to diseases or dysfunction of the urinary system. Urologists treat males and females but specialize in the male reproductive system.Learn about Urology