Men’s Health Seminar- UROLIFT for BPH

Posted: August 15, 2017

We are holding a seminar to discuss a  new treatment for enlarged prostate or BPH. The seminar will be held at our Reynolds Crossing office on Tuesday September 5th at 6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6 pm. Seating is limited, please register to attend by calling 1-800-343-3505.  


Female Urinary Incontinence Treatments

Posted: October 15, 2015

By Meghana Gowda, MD, FPMRS The involuntary leakage of urine affects over 50% of women and is not isolated to women who are post-menopausal. A recent survey study queried younger women between the ages of 18-50 years old and up to 50% of participants reported leakage. The three most common sub-types of female incontinence are: […]


Update on Urinary Tract Infections

Posted: September 15, 2015

Written by Meghana Gowda, MD, FPMRS Symptomatic urinary tract infections(UTI) are one of the more common ailments that can plague a woman throughout her lifespan. The incidence of a UTI is 11% per year with a 5% rate of recurrence or relapse. Recurrence is defined as 2 culture confirmed infections within 6 months or 3 […]


Mesh Misadventures, Misinformation, and Delayed Treatment- A Case Presentation

Posted: August 15, 2015

Written by Meghana Gowda, MD, FPMRS Case presentation: A 59 year old patient presents with vaginal pain, difficulty sitting for prolonged time intervals, and new onset vaginal bleeding. She denies any significant medical co-morbidities with the exception of pelvic organ prolapse and associated incontinence. Surgical history is significant for hysterectomy remotely and unspecified “bladder tacking” […]


Urologic News Update

Posted: August 13, 2015

Virginia Urology is recognized among the medical community as experts in the field. We are proud to present the 1st edition of Urological Update. This is intended to provide useful information for our colleagues as well as anyone interested in urologic health. Virginia Urology is here to help. Please contact us at 804-288-0339 if we […]


Virginia Urology’s prostate Biopsy infection rate is among lowest in the country

Posted: July 21, 2015

The American Urological Association held its inaugural Quality Improvement Summit in January 2014, and this conference focused on reducing infectious complications related to ultrasound guided prostate biopsy of the prostate. At this national summit, Dr. Michael Franks reviewed the Virginia Urology experience using a standardized biopsy and management protocol. http://www.auanet.org/resources/quality-improvement-summit.cfm In 2007, the Virginia Urology […]


LOW-DOSE CT Scan – The New Standard for Our Kidney Stone Patients

Posted: July 15, 2015

By Matthew J. Bassignani, MD – Medical Director, Radiology Department Patients with stones and cancer are increasingly aware of excess radiation exposure associated with multiple CT scans. While medical radiation is typically safe for patients it is still important to be aware of the doses used. At Virginia Urology, we strive to ensure that the radiation […]


Surgical Management of Kidney Stones

Posted: July 7, 2015

By Eugene Kramolowsky, MD Patients who are unable to pass their stone or have significant pain often elect to undergo a procedure to fragment or remove their stone.  The least invasive commonly used procedure is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESL).  This procedure fragments the stone without the need of instrumentation.  Over 20,000 ESL procedures have been […]


Kidney Stone Treatments

Posted: June 26, 2015

By Eugene V. Kramolowsky II M.D. Almost one in ten Americans will experience urinary calculi in their lifetime.  Often patients present with urinary colic pain and ureteral obstruction.  In the acute setting, medical management includes controlling pain, nausea, and vomiting, and care is often done in the emergency room setting.    The patients with ureteral stones 5-mm […]