Clinical services of the Department of Urology of the Emory University School of Medicine provide treatment for many urologic conditions, including incontinence, kidney stones, male infertility, and elevated PSA. The department's faculty physicians perform these services under the auspices of either Emory Healthcare, or—if the condition is cancer-related—Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Winship is Georgia's only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The following list of conditions includes links to detailed and comprehensive information on the Emory Healthcare website.
Emory urologists are skilled in the diagnosis and surgical and nonsurgical treatment of the various types and levels of severity of urinary and fecal incontinence.
As part of the Winship Cancer Institute's multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment, surgeons of the Emory Department of Urology play a vital role in the treatment of all urologic cancers, including prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancers.
Because of the differences between the male and female urinary tracts, women encounter conditions and problems that require specialized attention. Common examples include bladder control problems during pregnancy, after childbirth, or after hysterectomy. Emory Urology physicians have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of women's urological conditions, including urethral diverticulum, pelvic prolapse, and pelvic floor disorders.
Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract and affect approximately 12 percent of men and five percent of women by the age of 70. The peak age for a kidney stone is between 20 and 40 years old. When waiting for a kidney stone to pass is not an option, Emory Urology physicians can perform such procedures as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrostolithotomy, and other interventions.
In response to the unique set of health issues that men can face, Emory Urology faculty specialists provide treatment for such conditions as enlarged prostate, erectile dysfunction, male factor infertility, vasectomy and reversal services, varicoceles, elevated PSA levels, and Peyronie's disease.