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Urology – Patient Care and Treatment

Urology – Patient Care and Treatment

We offer patient care for all diseases and conditions involving the urinary tract. We specialize in treating patients with urinary tract and genital cancers; urinary stone disease; enlarged prostate and voiding dysfunction; benign diseases of the kidney, bladder, and prostate; infertility; impotence; and pediatric urology. 

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We treat the full spectrum of urologic conditions from infections to kidney stones, from reproductive and sexual issues to urological cancers. In many cases, minimally invasive surgical options (including da Vinci robotic surgery) are available. 

General urology

Kidney stones - Nephrolithiasis

We’re proud to offer shock-wave lithotripsy for non-invasive surgical treatment of kidney stones. Additionally, for those with larger or more complex stones, we are able to use ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy and percutaneous kidney surgery to manage these scenarios.

 Robotics/Laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery)

Male infertility/sexual dysfunction/prostate issues

Reconstructive and female urology, urodynamics, and urogynecology

Urodynamics testing

Urodynamic testing measures how much urine your bladder can hold, what makes you leak urine, and determines if there are problems with emptying the bladder.

UPJ obstruction

Urologic oncology

Our pediatric urology care is handled at the Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Penn State Pediatric Urology diagnoses and treats kids with problems in their kidneys, bladder, and sex organs (genitalia). We expertly treat even the most complex cases.

Learn more about Penn State Pediatric Urology

We provide specialized care for urologic oncology patients of central Pennsylvania in a setting that’s easily accessible for both patients and referring providers.

Our urologic oncology team includes three fellowship-trained surgeons whose combined clinical expertise covers the surgical management of all urologic cancers using either a minimally invasive (robotic) or standard open technique.

At Penn State Cancer Institute, we have the experience and post-operative support to perform salvage surgeries following radiation, surgeries in the setting of locally advanced cancer, retroperitoneal lymph node dissections following chemotherapy for testicular cancer, as well as nephron-sparing surgery in solitary kidneys.

Our surgeons collaborate extensively as a part of our multidisciplinary team in genitourinary oncology. This cooperative approach promotes the management of complex urologic cancer patients by a variety of experts including medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists.

As part of a web chat, Dr. Jay Raman and Dr. Matthew Kaag answered questions about urologic cancer. See the chat interview.

When medication and other non-surgical treatments are either unavailable or can’t relieve symptoms, surgery is the accepted treatment for a broad range of conditions that affect the male reproductive organs and the organs of the urinary tract. These conditions include prostate cancer, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, bladder and kidney cancer, and vesicoureteral reflux.

A minimally invasive approach, using the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery.

Our Providers

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our toll free CareLine at 800-243-1455 or 717-531-6955.

Learn more about our advanced robotic surgery options for urological conditions

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Pediatric Patient Guide

If you’re bringing your child to see us, please check the Pediatric Urology website for more information.

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