Conditions Treated

A urologist is a physician who specializes in diseases of the urinary tract for male and female patients, such as urinary incontinence and bladder cancer. They also specialize in the male reproductive system. Patients may be referred to a urologist if their physician suspects they may need treatment for a condition relating to the prostate, bladder, urethra or kidneys. A urologist will also be asked to assist a patient with erectile dysfunction.

We treat the following conditions, including, but not limited to:

When cancer develops in the bladder, it often causes blood to appear in the urine or difficulty in passing urine. These symptoms may be caused by other conditions, including urinary tract infection, so you should see a doctor if you have them. People most likely to get bladder cancer are men, anyone over 40, and cigarette smokers.

To find out if you have cancer or a different problem, your doctor will analyze a urine sample and possibly refer you to a urologist for a cystoscopy (visual examination of the bladder and removal of a tissue sample for testing).

Bladder cancer often displays its symptoms early and is thus highly curable. Treatment options include various types of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. The doctors at Urologic Specialists of New England have years of experience helping patients determine the best course of action for their individual situations.
Accidental leakage of urine caused by loss of bladder control is a common and embarrassing problem, but one that can most often be improved or corrected through treatment and/or lifestyle changes. While women over 50 are the largest group affected, urinary incontinence is also seen in younger women (typically soon after childbirth), and men.

Women most often experience leakage when they laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise. This is called stress incontinence. Alternatively, a strong need to urinate may come on suddenly and you may not be able to reach a bathroom in time. This is called urge incontinence, or overactive bladder. Some women have a combination of both types.

In men, urinary incontinence is most often associated with enlarged prostate (BPH) or comes on as a side effect to prostate surgery.

The team at Urologic Specialists of New England has broad experience in diagnosing and treating these problems. Available treatments include exercise programs (called Kegels) to strengthen the muscles that control the bladder, behavior change (bladder training) and some new surgical procedures that can often be done in the comfort and privacy of our Operating Suite.
As the name implies, stones are hard rocklike crystals that form in the kidneys. They may be small, like grains of sand, or large, like pebbles. Stones are often very painful and can result in hospitalization.

Sometimes they can be passed on their own, with or without the assistance of medications. Other times, various interventions are required. These interventions can be individually tailored and utilize technology such as sound waves and lasers.

The surgeons at Urologic Specialists of New England have decades of combined experience in evaluating and treating stones. When required, both lithotripsy and surgery can often be done in the comfort and privacy of our Operating Suite Patients may choose to have many surgical procedures performed in the comfort and privacy of the fully equipped Operating Suite at our West Warwick office.

Newly renovated with state-of-the-art imaging and anesthesia equipment, this facility offers a safe and attractive alternative to the hospital setting for procedures including vasectomy, prostate biopsy, Shockwave Lithotripsy for stones and certain treatments for urinary incontinence.
Many men experience problems related to urination caused by enlargement of the prostate gland, a condition also known as BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Symptoms include:
  • Frequent need to go to the bathroom
  • Getting up two or more times during the night to urinate
  • Difficulty emptying your bladder completely
  • Having the urge to urinate come on suddenly
  • Needing to strain or push to start urinating
  • Having a weak urine stream

These symptoms may also be caused by other conditions including prostate cancer, and only a medical examination can determine what your situation actually is. BPH, or prostate enlargement, is very common: more than half of men age 50 or older have it, and if you're over 80, you have an 80% chance of having it.

Treatment options include: medications, Urolift, Rezum, TURP and laser resection. The doctors at Urologic Specialists of New England are highly experienced in evaluating prostate conditions, recommending and then performing the most effective treatments for each patients’ individual situation.
A relatively rare and highly curable condition, testicular cancer typically affects men between ages 20 and 35. It is usually discovered when men notice a lump or swelling during self-examination or in a routine physical exam.

Treatment begins with surgical removal of the affected testicle. Regular checkups are recommended afterward to determine if there has been any spread of disease requiring further treatment.
A relatively rare and highly curable condition, testicular cancer typically affects men between ages 20 and 35. It is usually discovered when men notice a lump or swelling during self-examination or in a routine physical exam.

Treatment begins with surgical removal of the affected testicle. Regular checkups are recommended afterward to determine if there has been any spread of disease requiring further treatment.
Erectile Dysfunction, also called ED or impotence, is the inability to get an erection or keep it long enough for sexual activity. Occasional difficulty achieving an erection happens to nearly all men and is not considered a problem. When difficulty occurs in 50-70% or more attempts, there is cause for concern and reason to discuss the issue with a doctor.

Risk factors for ED include medical conditions that can interfere with blood flow to the penis. These include atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart disease, diabetes and others. ED can also result from injury to the penis or psychological problems such as stress, depression or anxiety. Your urologist can determine if your problem is physical or psychological.

If the cause is physical, several medications are available. Other treatments include injections and surgery. For non-physical causes, sex therapy is recommended.
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure to prevent pregnancy by cutting the tubes that carry sperm cells from the testicles to the penis. It is a safe procedure performed in the urologist's office and is considered a 100% effective form of birth control. The doctors at Urologic Specialists of New England offer various techniques including the no-scalpel method.

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“I am exceptionally pleased with all the staff I have met, including front office, nurses, technicians and surgical staff. They are each professional and courteous, making surgery and follow-up as pleasant as might be hoped. What you have at Urologic Specialists is a very good team and the patients are the winners.”