Services and Procedures
Emory's Department of Urology provides surgical and nonsurgical treatments for conditions such as incontinence, male infertility, pelvic prolapse, kidney stones, and erectile dysfunction 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 procedure types and services includes links to detailed and comprehensive information on the Emory Healthcare website.
Minimally Invasive Treatments
Laparoscopy involves the use of scopes and small instruments inserted through small incisions to perform surgery. At Emory, laparoscopy has evolved to become the preferred method for kidney and adrenal surgery and has broad applications for other types of surgery. Quicker recovery times, magnified visualization by the surgeon using scopes and video, less pain medication, and smaller incisions and scars are just some of the many advantages of laparoscopic surgery.
Minimally invasive urologic procedures available at Emory include robotic prostactectomy and laparoscopic stone surgery.
Emory Urology faculty physicians treat the spectrum of male and female urological cancer and tumor conditions, using the most advanced treatment therapies available. Among the available treatment options are transurethral resection for bladder cancer, robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer, groin dissection for removal of lymph nodes to treat testicular cancer, and other advanced procedures.
Kidney Stone Treatments
Kidney stone treatment includes waiting for a kidney stone to pass on its own without intervention (spontaneous passage). If observation is not indicated or the stone does not pass within two-to-three weeks, Emory Urology physicians can intervene with such procedures as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrostolithotomy, or other interventions.
Female Urology Treatments
Physicians at Emory's Department of Urology provide treatments for a variety of conditions affecting women, including urethral diverticulum, pelvic prolapse, and pelvic floor disorders. Non-operative therapies and minimally invasive procedures to treat vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence, and overactive bladder are also available.
Men's Health Treatments
Emory Urology's Men's Health program provides vasectomy and vasectomy reversal services along with treatments for erectile dysfunction, enlarged prostate, elevated PSA, low testosterone, male factor infertility, variocele, and Peyronie's disease.