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 […]

Robot linked with improved Kidney Ca Care

Posted: January 5, 2015

Kidney cancer patients were more likely to undergo partial nephrectomy when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery, according to a recent report that one leading expert calls “some of the best evidence to date of a favorable impact of surgical robots in urologic care.” For the study, which was published in […]

Myths about UTI’s

Posted: December 15, 2014

What Is A Urinary Tract Infection? A Urinary Tract Infection, also known as a UTI, is an infection that involves the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. Urine passes through these structures before exiting the body. The upper urinary tract is comprised of the kidneys and ureters. Typically, when a UTI is located in this area, […]

What Causes Impotence?

Posted: October 15, 2014

Causes of Impotence It has been reported that as many as 30 million men experience erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence.   Impotence is defined as the inability to attain or maintain an erection of the penis for sexual satisfaction. As a result, a man’s self-esteem can decrease, as impotence becomes more of a problem. There can […]

National Prostate Health Month

Posted: September 8, 2014

September is National Prostate Health Month, drawing attention to a question I get every day: Should I get a PSA test, doc? The primary screening tool used to detect prostate cancer is a blood test that detects prostate-specific antigen (PSA) – a protein that is produced by the prostate gland. There is obviously great value […]

Is a Vasectomy a Permanent Choice?

Posted: August 15, 2014

Vasectomy Reversal At Virginia Urology, our team of experts face a wide variety of questions related to men’s health. One question that many of our patients ask is if a vasectomy is a permanent choice? While a vasectomy is considered to be a permanent form of birth control, the procedure can be reversed. This procedure […]

Struggling with Mesh Related Complications?

Posted: August 4, 2014

What is mesh (also known as transvaginal mesh)? Transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant that has been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. Most surgical mesh cleared for vaginal procedures is composed of synthetic polypropylene. This substance remains in your body once placed and does not get absorbed. What […]

New Test for Prostate Cancer Detection!

Posted: July 30, 2014

A new test can better pinpoint trouble spots and lead to a quicker prostate cancer diagnosis. If you’ve every had a prostate exam, you know it’s uncomfortable at best, the new test from UroNav uses a combination of MRI and Ultrasound technology which allows doctors to be more accurate and precise with biopsies. Watch the full […]

Health News Article

Posted: July 22, 2014

Article Title: Stem Cells May Ease Urinary Incontinence, Study Says Article Source: Article Review: At Virginia Urology, we are always following the newest research in the urology field. Through this health news article, urinary incontinence is being studied to find if there are new ways to strengthen weak urethra muscles. Stress incontinence typically occurs […]

Understanding Pelvic Prolapse

Posted: July 15, 2014

What Is Pelvic Prolapse? While the term “pelvic organ prolapse” might sound technical, it is more simply known as weakening of the pelvic floor. The muscles and ligaments that comprise the pelvic floor include the bladder, rectum, uterus, and vagina. When the muscles of the pelvis weaken, the pelvis structures can in-turn descend into the […]