Urological conditions treated at The Christ Hospital ​

The multidisciplinary urology team at The Christ Hospital offers comprehensive care for any conditions affecting the kidneys, ureter, bladder, pelvic floor, prostate or male sex organs. 

We also offer specialized help for women with pelvic floor issues at The Christ Hospital Pelvic Floor Center—you don’t need to suffer in silence. 

Bladder disorders 

  • Hematuria—blood in the urine. 

  • Bladder cancer—cancer that begins in the bladder; typically, pale urine and blood in the urine are indicators of an issue. 

Kidney disorders

  • Kidney stones—small, painful “stone” that forms in the kidneys and can affect any part of the urinary tract while it is trying to pass from the body. 

  • Kidney cancer—cancer that typically starts with a tumor on the kidneys. 

  • Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) obstruction—occurs when the urine cannot drain quickly enough because of a blockage where the kidney and the bladder join by ureter.

  • Renal masses and cysts  

Prostate disorders 

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)—occurs when the prostate gland enlarges and causes urine blockage and discomfort. Typically occurs in older men. 

  • Prostate cancer—one of the most common types of cancer in males. Cancer starts in the prostate and is very treatable if diagnosed early. 

  • Elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA)—prostate produces this protein. Elevated levels are an indication of enlarged prostate or possible prostate cancer. 

Male sexual function 

  • Erectile dysfunction (impotence)—the inability to get or maintain an erection during intercourse.  

  • Peyronie’s disease - causes hard, flat plaque to form under the skin on the tissue of the penis. The plaque often starts as an inflammation that may turn into scar tissue. It can cause pain and a sharp curve in the penis during erections.

  • Vasectomy procedures – conventional or no-scalp

Pelvic floor disorders

  • Bladder dysfunction—also known as urinary incontinence, this occurs when urine leaks uncontrollably during your everyday life. 

  • Bowel dysfunction—inability to control your bowels. 

  • Pelvic organ prolapse—when your pelvic floor weakens and causes a pelvic organ (vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, urethra, intestines or rectum) to drop and push against the vagina walls. 

  • Pelvic pain—lower pelvic area pain that has a variety of causes, including uterine fibroids or endometriosis.

  • Painful intercourse—pain during intercourse can range from mild to intense. 

Learn more about our urology treatments and The Pelvic Floor Center at The Christ Hospital.