Urologists in Englewood, Florida
At Englewood Community Hospital, we have urologists on staff who provide care for a range of urologic conditions. Urologic problems occur in the urinary tract or male reproductive system and can include disorders from urinary incontinence to prostate cancer. The urologists at our hospital are here to develop an individualized treatment plan that may include both medical and surgical approaches to care. Physicians work side-by-side with urologists to offer comprehensive care and increase positive outcomes.
To learn more about treatment options we offer for urologic conditions, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (941) 473-3919.
Urologic conditions we treat
The urologists at our hospital treat patients with all types of conditions affecting the male reproductive tract and urinary system, including:
- Bladder cancer—growth of abnormal cells in the bladder
- Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH))—enlargement of the prostate gland that causes pain during urination
- Erectile dysfunction—male sexual impotence
- Kidney disease—occurs when the kidneys are no longer able to filter blood properly
- Kidney stones—mineral and salt deposits that form in the kidneys and cause pain when passed through the urinary tract
- Pelvic organ prolapse—weakening or loosening of the pelvic muscles that support the organs in the pelvis
- Prostate cancer—cancer of the male prostate gland
- Prostatitis—enlargement of the prostate gland caused by an infection
- Urinary incontinence—unintentional discharge of urine
Often, surgery is the most effective treatment option for a urologic condition or is the next step in treatment after previous methods have failed. The following urologic surgeries are performed at our hospital:
- Bladder cancer surgery—surgical removal of cancer cells in the bladder
- BPH surgical treatment—improves urine flow in men with an enlarged prostate
- Circumcision—removal of the foreskin that covers the penis
- Incontinence surgery—provides support to the pelvic organs to prevent urinary incontinence
- Nephrectomy—removal of one or both kidneys
- Pelvic prolapse surgery—provides support to the specific pelvic organ that has prolapsed
- Penile implant—implanted medical device to combat erectile dysfunction
- Prostatectomy—removal of the prostate gland (either total or partial)
- Vasectomy—surgical sterilization for men
The prostate gland is located between the bladder and penis and the urethra runs through the middle of it. It is responsible for producing fluids that support the nourishment and transportation of sperm. Prostate cancer occurs in men when cancer cells are present in the prostate gland.
At Englewood Community Hospital, our urologic surgeons perform prostatectomies to treat prostate cancer. Additionally, prostate cancer can be treated through seed implant brachytherapy, where radioactive seeds are placed in the prostate gland that release low levels of radiation.