Urological treatment at The Christ Hospital
Urology experts at The Christ Hospital are here to help you address a variety of conditions that keep you from feeling your best. Our urologists provide integrated and advanced treatment options, from medication management to in-office prostate and urologic cancer procedures, less invasive robotic-assisted surgical options and more.
Treatment procedures include:
Cystoscopy - a test that lets the healthcare provider view the urinary tract using a small camera. This area includes the bladder, the urethra, and the openings to the ureters.
Aquablation—minimally invasive and heat-free surgery option to treat enlarged prostate symptoms.
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)—minimally-invasive kidney stone removal procedure.
ESWL shock wave (treatment for kidney stones) - this treatment uses a machine to send shock waves directly to the kidney stone. This breaks a large stone into smaller stones that will pass through the urinary tract. There are 2 types of shock wave machines. In one, you sit in a tub of water. In the other, you lie on a table.
Holmium Laser Ablation of the Prostate (HoLAP)—procedure that uses a flexible laser fiber into the urethra to break up stones in the urinary tract.
Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)—procedure that removes blockages to urine flow from an enlarged prostate.
Penile prosthesis—device to aid men with erectile dysfunction. Most common type of penile prosthesis include bendable rods implanted in the erection chamber.
Prostate biopsy - prostate gland tissue is taken out with a biopsy needle or it is taken out during surgery. The tissue is checked to see if there are cancer or other abnormal cells in the prostate gland.
UroLIFT—an in-office procedure that places a UroLIFT implant into the enlarged prostate to help relieve BPH symptoms.
Vasectomy—in-office procedure that blocks the sperm leaving the vas deferens, keeping it from the semen. Vasectomies are commonly used as a form of birth control.
Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA)—treats enlarged prostate symptoms by using an interstitial radiofrequency (RF) needle into the prostate lobes.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)—surgery that uses a resectoscope (surgical instrument with visibility) to remove the inside part of the prostate.
Many of our treatment procedures are available at our six urology locations. Robotic-assisted surgery is available at Liberty Township and the Mt. Auburn campus.
Robotic-assisted urologic surgery
The Christ Hospital offers robotic-assisted surgery for prostate and urologic cancer treatments and reconstruction. From cancer biopsies to laparoscopic prostatectomies (prostate removal), our expert surgical team is here every step of the way.
Robotic-assisted surgeries offer a number of benefits to our patients, including faster procedure time, more precise operating, minimally invasive and a quicker recovery.
In addition to robotic-assisted surgery treatment options for prostate, kidney, and bladder cancers, robotic procedures available at our Liberty Township and Mt. Auburn campus include:
Radical prostatectomy - for prostate cancer
Radical cystectomy - for bladder cancer
Partial or total nephrectomy - for kidney cancer and renal masses
Adrenalectomy - for adrenal masses
Pyeloplasty - for blockage coming out of the kidney
Pyeloplasty—minimally-invasive surgery used to relieve a ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction.
Ureteral reimplantation—surgical correction surgery that changes the location of the tube that connects the bladder to the kidneys.
Prostate Cancer Collaborative
When you or a loved one are diagnosed with prostate cancer, you have access to a specialized team of experts to develop your care plan. We offer the Prostate Cancer Collaborative to all patients with localized or advanced prostate cancer as an opportunity to meet in one setting with a urologist, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist. This team was formed to stay on top of national guidelines and developments in prostate and urologic cancer screening, testing and diagnosis.
During your appointment, our integrated team of care specialists will review your diagnosis and treatment options. Together, you’ll evaluate options and create a care plan that best fits with your treatment goals.
For patients looking for a second opinion or would benefit from multispecialty care, the Prostate Second Opinion Clinic offers a consultation with our specialty care team to discuss your treatment options.
Pelvic Floor Center
We work closely with The Pelvic Floor Center at The Christ Hospital. This is a unique, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating pelvic floor disorders in women. Our team works with you to get you back to your active life.