From routine management of painful urinary tract infections to state-of-the-art robotic cancer surgery, the doctors at the Portneuf Urology Clinic offer the full range of urological care for men and women.
It is estimated that over 35 million Americans suffer from some form of bladder problem. The severity ranges from an occasional leaking of urine when you sneeze, cough or laugh to a sudden and strong urge that does not provide adequate time to get to a restroom. Sufferers are often embarrassed and may feel as if they are held hostage by their own bladders. Subsequently, thousands of people cope with this disorder by restricting or altering their daily routine or activities.
Urinary incontinence can happen to anyone at any age. In men, this problem is frequently due to prostate cancer surgery, and for women, this problem often manifests during pregnancy, after birth or following a hysterectomy. While urinary incontinence may be caused by a wide range of conditions, the good news is that once the underlying condition has been identified and diagnosed, there are many treatment options available. In fact, all types of urinary incontinence can be treated at any age. Treatments depend on the type of incontinence, the severity, underlying causes, as well as each patient’s age and general health. The goal of any treatment plan is aimed at improving a patient’s quality of life.
The worst pain of your life is a fair assessment of how many people would describe passing a kidney stone. In fact, some say it is more painful than giving birth. Kidney stones often come on abruptly without warning and bring with them excruciating pain. About 10 to 15 percent of Americans can expect to pass at least one kidney stone in their lifetime. If you have already had one or more kidney stones, you have an increased risk of recurrence, and identifying risk factors and thus preventing another one should be a priority.
Erectile dysfunction might signify other underlying medical issues and men who experience difficulties are at a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. Recent research has demonstrated that ED, in many instances, is a vascular disease similar to heart disease. Seeking medical treatment might just save your life. It is estimated that between 15 and 30 million men suffer from ED in the US. The good news is that it is nearly 100 percent treatable.
New technologies and innovation in urology, including the da Vinci surgical system, continue to expand patient options. If you are experiencing urinary difficulties, incontinence, erectile dysfunction or any other urological problems, visit your doctor. We understand that discussing such issues can be a bit uncomfortable, but discussing them is important because certain urological issues might be a warning sign of other, more significant health concerns.
Portneuf Urology Clinic provides a full range of urological care including management of stone disease, incontinence, urinary infections, prostatic enlargement, cancers of the genitourinary system, impotence and infertility.