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Urological Surgery

Urology is the branch of medicine that is concerned with the male and female urinary tract and the male genital organs.  

 

Urological surgeons at Baystate Health treat 

  •  Prostate cancer and other prostate diseases
  •  Urinary incontinence
  •  Diseases and malfunctions of the
    •  Kidneys
    •  Bladder
    •  Ureters

Baystate urological surgeons were among the first in the Western Massachusetts area to perform minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for the care of urological conditions.  MIS usually results in 

  • Smaller scars
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less bleeding and need for blood transfusions
  • Less pain and trauma
  • Faster healing
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • The ability to resume normal activity up to four weeks sooner than patients who opt for traditional open surgery.

 

The minimally invasive and robotic procedures performed at Baystate Health include:

 

  • Nephrectomy/Partial Nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Ureter Harvest
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Pyeloplasty