Advanced Urologic Care
At Avita Health System, our urology specialists use the latest surgical and non-surgical solutions to diagnose and treat problems involving the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Our dedicated team works closely with you to establish an individualized treatment plan offering a full range of comprehensive care to achieve the best outcome.
In our commitment to providing innovative, compassionate care close to home, we have acquired the latest in kidney stone laser technology with the Olympus SoltiveTM SuperPulsed Laser System, an advanced surgical treatment for kidney stones.
With years of experience, our team of urology specialists are dedicated to improving your quality of life and helping you get back to enjoying your everyday.
Conditions often seen by a urologist include:
- Bladder and kidney stones
- Bladder issues
- Kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer
- Men’s health, such as low testosterone and erectile dysfunction
- Pelvic floor condition
- Prostate conditions
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary tract infections
- Women’s health, such as pelvic organ prolapse
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may need to see a urologist.
- Blood in your urine
- Pain during urination
- Changes in your urinary pattern
- Frequent need to urinate or difficulty urinating
- Inability to urinate
- Pain in your lower abdomen
- Frequent urinary tract infections
- Male infertility
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mass in a testicle
There are many treatment options available for a variety of urological conditions, including:
- Vasectomy Reversal
- Bladder procedures, such as cystoscopies
- Prostate procedures, such as transurethral incision of prostate (TUIP)
- Lithotripsy (laser treatment for kidney stones)
- Robotic Assisted Procedures, such as Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
Schedule an appointment with a urologist today!
Advanced Kidney Stone Treatment
The Soltive Laser
At Avita Health System, we are committed to providing innovative, quality healthcare. That’s why we have acquired the Olympus SoltiveTM SuperPulsed Laser System, making us the first healthcare organization in Ohio to offer this brand-new kidney stone treatment technology. The Soltive laser enables our urologist to deliver quicker, more efficient kidney stone removal, resulting in faster treatment times, fewer procedures, and less discomfort.
The Soltive laser, the first major innovation in laser technology for kidney stones in two decades, combines lower energy levels and higher frequencies. The benefits of the Soltive laser over other lasers include:
- Reduces kidney stones to dust in half the time
- Creates much finer particles making it easier for you to pass the stones
- May require less treatments needed to break them up
- Less time under anesthesia
- Faster recovery
Kidney stones are hard and rock-like and can affect any part of your urinary tract. They have no single cause, but several factors may increase your risk of developing kidney stones, including:
- Family or personal history
- High protein, sodium, and sugar diet
- Digestive diseases and surgery
- Other medical conditions
- Certain supplements and medications
Kidney stones typically do not cause symptoms until they move around inside the kidney or pass into the ureters. Pain caused by kidney stones can change as they move through your urinary tract. If you have developed a kidney stone, you may experience the following signs and symptoms:
- Severe, sharp pain below the ribs to the side and back
- Radiating pain to the lower abdomen and groin
- Intermittent pain that fluctuates in intensity
- Pain or burning sensation during urination
- Pink, red, or brown urine
- Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
- An increased need to urinate more often than usual or urinating in small amounts
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fever and chills if an infection is present
While most kidney stones pass without medical intervention, larger stones can become lodged in your urinary tract resulting in a urinary infection which can cause further complications. At this point, surgery may be needed. Call your primary care provider or schedule an appointment with a urologist.