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Urology

Urology is the practice of medicine that deals with the urinary tract and system. Problems may arise due to diseases or dysfunction of the urinary system. Urologists treat males and females but often specialize in the male reproductive system.

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Urologic health care in Palm Beach County, Florida

Urologic diseases and disorders can often be uncomfortable, affecting your quality of life. That's why HCA Florida Palms West Hospital's urology specialists are here to help.

Our urologists in Loxahatchee, Florida, provide specialized care for urologic conditions. They work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan, which may involve medical and/or surgical care.

When surgery is necessary, our hospital is equipped with minimally invasive robotic surgery technology, which we use for many urologic procedures. Through minimally invasive techniques, we can help you get back to your daily activities faster after surgery.

Urologic diseases and conditions we treat

Our urologists provide diagnostics and treatments for conditions of the male reproductive system and the male and female urinary systems. Some of those conditions include: 

  • Congenital ureteral conditions
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs) 
  • Incontinence
  • Kidney stones
  • Obstructions of the urinary tract, including kidney stones
  • Prostate cancer

Our urologic health care services

Whether you need incontinence care or prostate cancer treatment, our urology specialists will collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

Urologic health testing

Your urologist may request diagnostic imaging, which helps visualize the area in question, confirm a diagnosis and determine the level of care needed. Our in-house imaging department is well-equipped to offer a full range of urinary diagnostic imaging services in an inpatient or outpatient setting — 7 days a week.

Minimally invasive urologic surgery

Urologic surgery may be an effective treatment option when noninvasive methods of care, such as lifestyle changes or medications, don't provide relief. We use minimally invasive techniques, including robotic surgery, for many delicate urologic procedures, such as:

  • Cystostomy (surgical catheter insertion)
  • Lymph node dissection
  • Nephrectomy (surgical removal of a kidney)
  • Pyeloplasty (reconstruction of part of the kidney)
  • Simple and radical prostatectomy (removal of all or part of the prostate gland)
  • Treatment of congenital ureteral conditions
  • Ureteral reimplantation
  • Urinary obstruction treatment

Hypospadias surgery

For males with hypospadias or other penile birth defects, phalloplasty (construction or reconstruction of the penis) may be recommended to restore appearance and function.

Prostatectomy

A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the prostate. During the surgery, the surgeon may remove only part of the prostate (simple prostatectomy) or the entire prostate (radical prostatectomy).

The type of prostatectomy that may be right for you depends on your condition. For example, an enlarged prostate may be treated with a simple prostatectomy when noninvasive treatments aren't effective, and prostate cancer may be treated with a radical prostatectomy. We offer robotic techniques for both types of prostatectomy.

Ureteral reflux treatment

If the urethra is injured or blocked, it can cause permanent damage to the kidney or be life-threatening. While very rare, our team is well-equipped to perform emergent procedures affecting the kidneys.

Ureteral repair surgery

Sometimes the urethra may require repair due to congenital development issues or physical injuries. We can often perform these repairs with robotic surgery.

Vesicoureteral reflux treatment

Vesicoureteral reflux is a condition in which the ureter enters the bladder in an unusual way. This causes urine to flow back toward the kidney, which can cause kidney damage. Vesicoureteral reflux may produce symptoms, such as persistent urination, burning during urination, blood in the urine, strong-smelling urine, abdominal pain or frequent UTIs.

To treat this condition, we offer robotic ureteral reimplantation in which we surgically correct the ureter's connection to the bladder.

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