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Urology Services

Our urology team includes Dubuque's only robotic surgery experts. We perform surgery as necessary including minimally invasive laser, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Patients receive personalized care and have access to some of the most advanced treatments available.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

  • Laser - Surgical procedure performed with a laser that delivers a shallow cut
  • Laparoscopy - Surgical procedure performed on the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions / cut
  • Robotic Surgery -  Surgical procedure using a very small tool attached to a robotic arm where the doctor controls the robotic arm with a computer 
  • HIFU - High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Prostate Tissue Ablation

In-Office Urological Procedures

  • Hydrocele Aspiration (Fluid Removal) - build-up of fluid around one or both testicles that can cause the scrotum or groin area to swell is removed
  • Bladder Biopsy - samples of the bladder are removed and sent for testing
  • Bladder Instillations - instilling medication into bladder
  • Bladder Ultrasound / Scanning of Post Void Residual Urine - procedure to determine how much urine is left in the bladder after a patient voids
  • Catheter Changes - helps drain the bladder by inserting a rubber catheter into the bladder through the urethra
  • Cystourethroscopy - allows the physician to see the inside of the bladder through a cystoscope. In our office, the patient has the capability to view this procedure and findings on a monitor
  • Destruction and Removal of Lesions 
  • Incontinence - the uncontrolled release of urine
  • Injections for Lupron, Zoladex, Firmagon, and Prolia -  hormone injection for the treatment of prostate cancer
  • Penile Injections for Sexual Dysfunction - medication injections into penis for treatment of sexual dysfunction
  • Percutaneous Nerve Evaluation -  procedure that helps with voiding problems
  • Prostate Biopsy -  takes an image of prostate and samples of the prostate to test for prostate cancer
  • Fulguration of Bladder Lesions - procedure to destroy a bladder lesion by burning it
  • Urethral Dilatations -  procedure to help to open the urethra
  • Urodynamics - study to evaluate your bladder's function and efficiency
  • Vasectomy and Reversal - reconnects the tubes (vas deferens) that were cut during a vasectomy

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