Urology

Urology Treatment in Milwaukee

Urology is a medical specialty focusing on treatment of the male and female urinary organs and the male reproductive system. Our urological care offers the latest treatment of prostate problems by microwave therapy and urodynamic evaluation, outpatient prostate laser therapy, surgical treatment of prostate cancer by robotic surgery or seed therapy, laparoscopic surgery for kidney tumors, the latest incontinence treatment for women, microsurgical treatment of male infertility, and vasectomy.

Practices

Doctors

1. Dr. Brett Laven

2. Dr. Elliott C. Silbar

3. Dr. Jeffrey Derus

4. Dr. Mark Waples

5. Dr. Matthew Johnson

6. Dr. Peter Leonovicz

7. Dr. Rachel Quinn


Background on Urology Treatment

The study of urology focuses on the treatment of the urinary tract and reproductive system in both men and women. Health disorders treated by a urologist include those that occur in the kidneys, the bladder, and the urethra. Men will also see a urologist for diseases that affect the penis, prostate, and testicles. Depending on the medical condition, a urologist may need to consult with other specialists. For instance, a patient may receive care from both the urologist and an oncologist if cancer is suspected.

Urologists undergo specialty training in a post-graduate setting in order to effectively diagnose and treat their patients. Along with at least a year of general surgery training, they’ll spend approximately three or more years training in the field of clinical urology. Urologists can also go on to train in a specialized area of study such as pediatric urology, andrology, neurourology, and urologic oncology.

The urologists at The Surgery Center are well educated in the latest technologies being used to treat disorders of the urinary tract. For health disorders relating to the prostate, our team is using microwave therapy, laser therapy, urodynamic evaluation, and robotic surgery to cure patients.

Symptoms for Urology Patients

After seeking an evaluation from a family doctor, there are a number of reasons she may refer a patient to see a urologist. Although some of the health issues may seem merely a nuisance, the symptoms could signify a more serious underlying problem and requires immediate care. Common symptoms or conditions associated with the area of urology include:

  • Enlarged prostate
  • Male infertility
  • Abnormal result in prostate-specific antigen blood test
  • Testicular mass
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Overactive bladder or incontinence
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract cancers
  • Blood in urine
  • Bladder leakage
  • Interstitial cystitis

Board Certified Urologists in Milwaukee

The purpose of board certification in urology is to demonstrate that the specialists have undergone the appropriate amount of training prior to the exam and have significant knowledge of the urinary tract system to ensure patients receive the best care possible. Certification will not be awarded unless the physician demonstrates an expertise in all areas of urology, including specialty fields. Board certification is only granted after the urologist successfully passes a through review of their credentials and complete multiple oral and written examinations.

Additional Certifications for Urologists

Fellowship opportunities allow urologist to further their training by focusing on sub-specialty areas of study. During a doctorate fellowship program, the physician will conduct research in a supervised setting while also completing extensive clinical training. Fellowship positions open to urologists may include Advanced Robotics, Advanced Endurology, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, and Reconstructive Urology. Urology fellowship programs last an average of two years.

Finding a Urologist in Milwaukee

Are you searching for a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based urologist? We have a staff of highly trained urologists available at Milwaukee Urology Specialists and Aurora Medical Group Urology Specialists. Give us a call today for more information. We also serve patients from Franklin, Kenosha, Caledonia, New Berlin and nearby communities.

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