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Urology. It might sound complicated. But if you're experiencing urological distress, you know it's worth understanding. Because your physical symptoms may be coupled with anything from minor discomfort to serious embarrassment, and anything in between. What's more, your suffering could be a sign of a serious health concern.

At Jackson Hospital, we understand that there are sensitivities surrounding urological treatment that go beyond physical ailments. So we're created one of the Southeast's most comprehensive urology centers, outfitted it with cutting edge, precision technology and staffed it with caring, kind, competent and compassionate physicians, surgeons and nurses. Our goal is to treat your urological ailment while we treat you with dignity.

What is Urology?

Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the surgical and medical diseases, maladies and ailments of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs (urology is also sometimes known as genitourinary surgery). Because the urinary and reproductive tracts are so closely linked (particularly in males), disorders of one often affect the other. As a result, a major spectrum of the conditions managed in urology exists under the domain of genitourinary disorders.

There are also a wide range of organs that fall under the domain of urology. These include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis). Urology combines the management of medical (i.e., non-surgical) conditions and surgical conditions under one specialty of medicine. Among the issues that your urologist may treat are:

Medical Conditions:

  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
  • Enlarged prostate (may require surgery).
  • Male infertility.
  • Low testosterone.
  • Erectile dysfunction.
  • Urinary leakage.

Surgical Conditions:

  • Bladder or prostate cancer.
  • Kidney stones.
  • Congenital abnormalities.
  • Traumatic injury.
  • Stress incontinence.
  • Vaginal prolapse.
  • Urinary tract obstruction.

Urology Services

At Jackson Hospital, we are ready to treat your condition—whether it requires a minor consultation or a serious surgery. And we can do either, as urology combines the management of medical (i.e., nonsurgical) conditions and surgical conditions under one specialty of medicine. After a thorough examination, we'll work together to decide what's best for you and your issue. Depending on your needs, treatment options for urologic conditions may include:

Symptoms of Urologic Conditions

For patients with a malfunctioning part of their urinary, the symptoms may range from mild to very severe. In fact, some patients may not experience any physical symptoms at all, or mistake the symptoms as a sign of aging or physical stress. However, because the genitourinary system is both vital and sensitive, it is important to have even minor issues thoroughly examined, lest serious problems have a chance to grow.

Some symptoms may include:

  • Blood in your urine or semen.
  • A lump in your abdomen.
  • Pain in your side or lower back.
  • Changes in urination.
  • Incontinence.
  • Leakage.
  • Uneven flow.
  • Feeling the need to urinate without results.
  • Sensation that the bladder is not completely empty after urinating.
  • Trouble starting or holding back urination.
  • A weak or interrupted flow.
  • Unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite.
  • Male impotence.

Our Providers

Urology is one of the most competitive and highly sought-after surgical specialties to enter for physicians. Urologic surgeons undergo a rigorous post-graduate surgical training period for a minimum duration of five years, of which 12 months must be completed in general surgery and 36 months must be completed in clinical urology. The remaining 12 months are spent in general surgery, urology or other clinical disciplines relevant to urology. Upon successful completion of a residency program, some urologists choose to undergo further advanced training in a sub-specialty area of expertise through a fellowship lasting an additional 12 to 36 months.

On top of all this, the urologists at Jackson Hospital are trained and experienced at using the latest minimally invasive surgical tools and robotics equipment. They combine this with compassionate dispositions and care for their patients that we feel is unrivaled in the southeast and almost anywhere.