In Office Procedures

Biopsy of prostate: A procedure to examine samples of prostate tissue for cancer. It relies on a digital rectal exam (DRE) to detect irregularities, and ultrasound imaging to guide the biopsy. It’s recommended when a patient has an abnormal prostate exam or elevated PSA blood level. The procedure is most commonly performed in the office with local anesthesia and ultrasound imaging. (Also see “Fusion Prostate Biopsy.”)

Bladder fulguration: A procedure to destroy the base of a bladder tumor.

Catheter changes: The removal or re-insertion of catheters that allow urine to drain from the bladder.

Cystoscopy: A procedure that allows a urologist to see inside the bladder and urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.

Fusion prostate biopsy: An advanced type of prostate biopsy that more accurately targets abnormal tissue in the prostate. Fusion prostate biopsy combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans with ultrasound (sound waves) to “map out” the prostate and locate abnormal tissue for examination. The procedure is normally performed with sedation in an outpatient setting.

Laser fulguration of condyloma: A procedure that uses a laser to destroy genital warts.

PVP: Photovaporization of the prostate. A procedure to treat an enlarged prostate. It vaporizes excess prostate tissue blocking normal urine flow.

Prostrate microwave therapy: An in-office procedure that uses heat to destroy excess prostate tissue blocking normal urine flow. – TherMatrx Office Thermo Therapy

Prostatic urethral lift: A procedure to treat an enlarged prostate with tiny implants to separate tissue of the prostate that block normal urine flow. We use the UroLift® System for our prostatic urethral lift procedures.

This quick and outpatient procedure can be performed with local anesthesia. Most patients are given a combination of local anesthesia and sedation.

Ultrasound of prostate: A test that uses sound waves to see inside the prostate. It is used to detect prostate cancer, inflammation and infertility.

Urodynamic studies: Tests that focus on the bladder’s ability to hold and release urine.

Vasectomy: No scalpel, no-stitch. – Learn More

Water vapor therapy: A new treatment option for an enlarged prostate. It uses small doses of steam heat  (water vapor) to shrink excess prostate tissue blocking normal urine flow. We use Rezum. This quick outpatient procedure can be performed with local anesthesia. Most patients are given a combination of local anesthesia and sedation.

Also available on-site in our building:

Full-service laboratory

Outpatient surgery center

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