Your doctor will use these and other images to help you understand your condition during your video visit. This information is provided by the faculty urologists at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
The prostate enlarges as men get older. This is a natural process known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, it can lead to problems with urination.
If you are waking up frequently at night or having trouble delaying your urination, you may be suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia. There are medications, surgeries and even simple behavioral therapies that can address this problem and improve your quality of life.
Kidney cancer or renal cell carcinoma can usually be treated with a number of minimally invasive approaches using laparoscopy and robotics.
In most cases, the tumor is treated while sparing the health portion of the kidney.
Some patient may benefit from additional drugs after surgery has been performed.
Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men. Most prostate cancers can be monitored without need for surgery or radiation.
Newer options can help avoid common side-effects of treatment such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
A common sign of bladder cancer is blood in the urine. Once diagnosed, knowing the stage or how deep cancer invades the bladder is critical. Some bladder cancers can be fully treated by a simple outpatient procedure. Other cancers will require major surgery with removal of the entire bladder.
What is happening to my prostate?
Alpha blockers, Cialis, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
TURP, UroLift, Rezum, Prostate embolization
The first step is to determine the risk posed by prostate cancer. What the pathologist sees under a microscopic and genomic profile can help determine prognosis.
Da Vinci robotic prostatectomy removes the cancerous organ. Result anatomic changes produce temporary urinary incontinence.
Newer strategies attempt to use heat to destroy cancer while preserving normal areas of the prostate.
How deeply is the tumor growing? This determines the treatment recommendation.
If the bladder needs to be removed, there are different options for reconstructing the bladder.
A scope is inserted into the bladder to diagnose cancer and some cases completely treat cancer.
Know your options
Incision sites and treatment course