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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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Urology specialists in St. Petersburg, Florida

When you need care for a urological condition, the urologists at HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital are here for you. 

Our doctors offer a full range of urology services to diagnose and treat conditions such as kidney stones or overactive bladder. Using advanced therapies and patient-centered care, our goal is to restore your urological health as quickly as possible.

Urological conditions we treat

Our urology doctors diagnose and treat a variety of urinary tract conditions, including:

  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary retention
  • Urinary urge incontinence

Urological treatments we offer

Our urologists use a wide range of treatments and therapies to treat conditions of the male and female urinary tracts and the male reproductive system.

Medication and hormone therapy

Sometimes, the administration of medication and certain hormones can be used to treat urological conditions. Your urologist will talk to you about whether medication or hormone therapy would be effective for you.

Sacral nerve stimulation

When medication and behavioral therapy are ineffective in treating certain urinary conditions, we offer sacral nerve stimulation.

The sacral nerves control the bladder and muscles related to urinary function. One cause of overactive bladder is miscommunication between the brain and the sacral nerves. Sacral nerve stimulation uses gentle electrical stimulation to reduce signals to the nervous system that may be causing bladder control symptoms.

We offer sacral nerve stimulation to treat urinary conditions, such as:

  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary retention
  • Urinary urge incontinence

Urological surgery

If surgery is necessary to treat your urological condition, our team will help you prepare for surgery. For some procedures, our surgeons are able to use minimally invasive robotic surgery, which decreases your recovery time.

Some of the procedures we offer include:

  • Adrenalectomy — adrenal gland removal
  • Cystocele repair — bladder prolapse treatment
  • Lymphadenectomy — removal of one or more lymph nodes
  • Nephrectomy — surgical kidney removal
  • Nephropexy — floating kidney treatment
  • Pelvic lymphadenectomy — surgical removal of lymph node(s) of the pelvis
  • Prostatectomy — surgical removal of the prostate
  • Pyeloplasty — surgical reconstruction of the renal pelvis
  • Rectocele repair — treatment to strengthen the tissue wall between the rectum and vagina
  • Renal cyst decortication — removal of the surface layer of the kidney affected by cyst(s)
  • Renal cyst excision — removal of cyst(s) on the kidney
  • Ureteral implantation — surgery of the tubes that connect the bladder to the kidneys
  • Ureterectomy — full or partial removal of the ureter
  • Ureterolithotomy — removal of stones from the ureter
  • Ureteroplasty — ureter scar tissue removal
  • Varicocele treatment — treatment of enlarged veins within the scrotum
  • Vasovasostomy — partial vasectomy reversal