Personal care for private conditions
Even when they're not life-threatening, urology conditions can strongly impact your quality of life. Via Christi Clinic urologists' wide scope of expertise can help you enjoy a more active, worry-free life.
We provide the complete scope of urological care, from preliminary testing, to precision surgical procedures, through follow-up and recovery. And with minimally invasive surgery available for some procedures, you can enjoy shorter recovery times and fewer complications.
Expert care for patients of all ages:
- Lower urinary tract symptoms
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Erectile dysfunction and male infertility
- Overactive bladder
- Female and male incontinence
- Female and male voiding dysfunction
- Female reconstruction
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pediatric urology
- Prostate cancer
- Stone management and prevention
- Robotic surgery
Common urological conditions
PSAs (prostate-specific antigens) are enzymes that can be an indicator of prostate cancer — and other concerns — when found in high numbers. Early detection of an abnormal reading can save your life. If you are in your 50s, talk with your doctor to see if a PSA test is right for you.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is the enlargement of the prostate, especially among older men. Symptoms of BPH include a hesitant, interrupted, weak stream; urgency and leaking or dribbling; and frequent urination, especially at night. It is important to tell your doctor if you have urinary problems such as those described above. The symptoms can also signal other, more serious conditions. Learn more
Kidney and ureteral stones
A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney when substances that are normally found in the urine – such as calcium, oxalate or phosphorous -- become highly concentrated. A stone may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract. Kidney stones, which vary in size, may pass on their own or get stuck along the urinary tract, blocking the flow of urine and causing severe pain or bleeding. Learn more
Urological issues in children
Pediatric urology is a surgical subspecialty of medicine dealing with the disorders of children's genitourinary (urinary and reproductive) systems.
The most common problems are those involving disorders of urination, reproductive organs and testes. Learn more
Urinary incontinence (UI)
UI is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting, and becomes more common with age. Women experience UI twice as often as men.
Most bladder control problems happen when muscles are too weak or too active. There are other causes of incontinence, such as prostate problems and nerve damage. Learn more
Urinary tract infections (UTI)
UTIs can occur in several different locations of the urinary tract, including the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra.
Most UTIs are caused by bacteria that enter the urethra and then the bladder. Infections most commonly develop in the bladder, but can spread to the kidneys. Women tend to get UTIs more often because their urethra is shorter and closer to the anus than in men. Menopause also increases the risk of UTI. Learn more
Sensitive concerns require a special kind of care. Have your doctor call Via Christi Clinic for your referral: 316-274-8185