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Tests and Procedures

Urology

  • 24-Hour Urine Collection

  • Twenty-four hour urine collection is performed by collecting a person's urine in a special container over a 24-hour period. The results of a 24- hour urine collection may provide information to help your physician make or confirm a diagnosis.
  • Antegrade Pyelogram

  • An antegrade pyelogram is a procedure that uses a combination of contrast dye and X-rays to diagnose obstructions and other problems in the upper urinary tract.
  • Circumcision

  • Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin that covers the tip of the penis.
  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Kidney

  • CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are often used to assess the kidneys for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.
  • Cryotherapy for Prostate Conditions

  • Cystography

  • A cystography is a procedure that uses a combination of contrast dyes and X-rays to find the source of problems in, or assess injuries to the bladder.
  • Cystometry

  • Cystometry may be recommended to evaluate problems related to the muscle function of the bladder and urethra.
  • Cystoscopy for Women

  • Cytoscopy is a procedure in which a long, lighted scope is used to examine the urinary tract, bladder, urethra, and openings to the ureters and is used when problems with the urinary tract are suspected.
  • Intravenous Pyelogram

  • An intravenous pyelogram is a procedure that uses a combination of contrast dyes and X-rays to look for obstructions in the blood flow of the kidneys or poor kidney function.
  • Kidney Biopsy

  • A kidney biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are removed with a special needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present, or to determine how well the kidney is working.
  • Kidney Scan

  • A kidney scan uses nuclear radiology to assess the function and structure of the kidneys, as well as blood flow to the kidney tissue.
  • Kidney Transplantation Procedure

  • A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person.
  • Kidney Ultrasound

  • An ultrasound of the kidney uses An ultrasound of the kidney is a procedure in which sound wave technology is used to assess the size, shape, and location of the kidneys in order to detect injuries, abnormalities or disease.
  • Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray

  • A KUB x-ray may be the first diagnostic procedure used to assess the urinary system; to find the cause of abdominal pain, such as masses, perforations, or obstruction; or to evaluate the urinary tract before other diagnostic procedures are performed.
  • Lithotripsy

  • Lithotripsy treats certain kidney stones with ultrasonic energy, or shock waves, once they are located with fluoroscopy or ultrasound.
  • Prostate Biopsy

  • A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are removed with a special needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.
  • Prostate/Rectal Sonogram

  • A sonogram uses ultrasound technology to allow quick visualization of the prostate and related structures from outside the body. It may be used to examine the prostate gland for evidence of cancer.
  • Radical Prostatectomy

  • A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure for the partial or complete removal of the prostate. It may be performed to treat prostatic cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Renal Angiogram

  • A renal angiogram, also called an arteriogram, is an x-ray image of the blood vessels of the kidneys.
  • Renal Venogram

  • A renal venogram is a procedure in which contrast dye is combined with X-rays to examine the veins that carry blow away from the kidneys. It is often nused in conjunction with fluoroscopy.
  • Retrograde Cystography

  • Retrograde cystography is a procedure in which contrast dye is combined with X-rays to examine a bladder after abdominal trauma, or to find other bladder conditions such as tumors, blood clots, or diverticula.
  • Retrograde Pyelogram

  • A retrograde pyelogram is a type of x-ray that uses dye to highlight the bladder, ureters, and renal pelvis, and is usually performed during a procedure called cystoscopy.
  • Robotic Prostatectomy

  • Your prostate can be removed several ways. One way is for the surgeon to make several smaller cuts and removing the prostate using a tiny camera and surgical tools. This is called a laparoscopic prostatectomy. When a surgeon uses a robot during the procedure, it's known as a robotic prostatectomy.
  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

  • A transurethral resection of the prostate is a surgical procedure that uses a tiny instrument to remove portions of the prostate gland through the penis, requiring no external incision.
  • Uroflowmetry

  • Uroflowmetry is a quick, simple diagnostic screening test that is commonly performed to determine if there is obstruction to normal urine outflow.
  • Vasectomy

  • Vasectomy is surgical procedure you may choose if you are a man and you do not want to father any more children. The word "vasectomy" comes from the two tubes called the "vas deferens" that are cut during the operation.
 
 
 
 
 

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