Treatment options are accessed with each patient with the latest technology available. After testing has been administered, treatment options will be evaluated. Medication may be advised or advanced technological surgical procedures or therapies. Some examples of these options are the following:
Our highly trained urologists perform technologically advanced surgical procedures using the da Vinci Surgical System and UroNav technology in our state-of-the-art surgical suites at Singing River Hospital, Ocean Springs Hospital, and Merit Health Biloxi.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
This is the use of sound waves or shock waves to break kidney stones into small fragments that can pass spontaneously.
This technique uses a small clamp with pointed ends. Instead using a scalpel to cut the skin, the clamp is poked through the skin of the scrotum and then opened.
Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive Surgery
This is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) elsewhere in the body.
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Powered by robotic technology, the da Vinci Surgical System enables the surgeon to operate through fewer, smaller incisions, allowing for more precise hand movement, greater range of motion, and magnified vision.
Endoscopic Internal Urethrotomy
This procedure involves the insertion of instruments through a cystoscope into the urethra to remove the stricture or vaporize it with a laser. This surgical procedure offers quicker recovery time, minimal scarring, and less risk of infection.
Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy
This is the use of a Holmium laser directed “beam” to vaporize and treat kidney stones.
Laser Prostatectomy for BPH/Prostate Cancer
Laser surgery for BPH involves inserting a scope into the urethra. A laser passed through the scope removes prostate tissue by ablation (melting).
Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal
This microsurgical technique is used to reverse the effects of a vasectomy and to re-establish the flow of sperm.
South Mississippi Urologists use robotic surgery to perform the following minimally invasive or laparoscopic procedures:
- Radical Prostatectomy
- Kidney Cancer (Radical and Partial Nephrectomy)
- Radical and Partial Cystecomy
- Vesicovaginal Fistula Repair
TURBT (Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor)
A TURBT is a procedure in which bladder tumors can be removed from the bladder wall, using a scope inserted through the urethra. The scope is equipped with a special cutting instrument and is inserted through the urethral channel into the bladder and then the tumor is removed.
Intravesical BCG Therapy
BCG (Bacillus calmette-guerin) Therapy is a type of intravesical immunotherapy that can be an appropriate way to treat early-stage bladder cancer. Intravesical therapy for bladder cancer consists of using medication put directly into the bladder through a catheter, instead of being injected into a vein or taken orally.
This is the removal of a portion of the bladder.
This procedure removes only the tumor in the kidney along with some surrounding tissue in order to preserve as much normal kidney tissue as possible.
During this minimally invasive procedure the kidney stone is accessed through a small puncture wound (up to about 1cm) through this skin. It is most suitable to remove stones of more than 2 cm in size.
When other treatments have not worked, the surgical placement of a penile implant or penile prosthesis can allow men to be sexually intimate. Sensation and orgasm do not change with the placement of a penile implant.
This is the removal of the entire bladder, after which your urologist will construct a new way for urine to exit your body, and you will have an internal or external bag that fills with urine.
This procedure involves the urologist removing the entire kidney, adrenal gland, and surrounding tissue.
This is a surgical procedure performed through four small keyhole (0.5-1 cm) incisions across the mid abdomen. Through these incisions, fine instruments are inserted to dissect and suture. The vagina and pelvic organs are then re-suspended internally with a combination of sutures and a supportive mesh.
Robotic-Assisted Vesicovaginal Fistula Repairs
This surgery is performed through multiple abdominal incisions each measuring a few centimeters across. Through these tiny incisions, the surgeon uses robotic instruments to treat and close the fistula. Because the incisions are so small, robotic-assisted surgery for vesicovaginal fistulas offers a less pain, quicker recovery time and a shorter hospital stay when compared to conventional abdominal surgery.
There are many slings that are used today to help support the bladder neck, ultimately decreasing urine that is involuntarily lost by patients. In these procedures, the surgeon inserts a small rectangular patch of biological or synthetic material positioned underneath the urethra in order to provide support. When the patient experiences a bladder leak, the sling supports the urethra and closes the channel so urine will not escape.
UroNav Technology - MR/US Fusion & Guided Biopsies
MR/ultrasound biopsy is poised to become the new standard in prostate care. This technique fuses pre-biopsy MR images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images in real time, for excellent delineation of the prostate and suspicious lesions. MR/ultrasound (US) Guided Biopsies are a new option for patients with negative TRUS biopsy with continued elevated or rising PSA or positive DRE.
UroNav Technology - MR/ultrasound (US) Guided Biopsies
These are a new option for patients with negative TRUS biopsy with continued elevated or rising PSA or positive DRE.
This is the surgical removal or ligation of the abnormal testicular veins. This procedure is typically performed for the treatment of male infertility. Studies show that approximately 90% of patients see sperm improvement in the semen following this procedure.
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