Do you have blood in your urine, experience pain when you urinate, have to urinate frequently, have a weak stream, or have incontinence or leakage? Have you experienced frequent urinary tract infections or erectile dysfunction? If so, we may be able to help.
Valley Care Clinics provides care for patients who have disorders of the urinary tract or the male reproductive system, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra in both sexes, and the prostate, testicles and surrounding structures in men. We also perform vasectomies for men seeking a permanent form of birth control.
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A urologist at Valley Care Clinics can evaluate your condition and provide the required treatment.
We offer advanced care, including robotic surgery, for a wide range of diseases and conditions, such as:
When you leak urine by accident, you have urinary incontinence. It is more common in older people, especially women. Some of its causes include weak or overactive bladder muscles, weak pelvic floor muscles, damage caused by certain diseases, and an enlarged prostate.
Your doctor can diagnose urinary incontinence by performing a physical exam and running certain tests such as blood and urine tests and measuring how well you empty your bladder. There are various treatments including medication, exercises (Kegel), lifestyle changes (losing weight, not smoking, drinking less caffeine) and surgery as a last resort.
The prostate gland produces fluid for semen. Your risk of developing prostate cancer increases if you are 65 or older, have a family history of prostate cancer, or are African-American. Symptoms may include having difficulty passing urine (pain, dribbling, trouble starting or stopping), low back pain and pain with ejaculation.
You doctor will likely perform a digital rectal exam to diagnose prostate cancer. A blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) may also be ordered. Other tests, such as an ultrasound or MRI, may be ordered if your results are abnormal. Treatment varies depending on the stage of the cancer. It could include surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy.
Kidney stones are small deposits of minerals that stick together to form a solid piece of material in your kidney. They can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a pearl. They can be painful when passing through your urinary tract. You may need to seek medical help if you experience extreme pain in your back or side, have blood in your urine, experience fever, chills or vomiting, or have urine that's cloudy or smells bad.
Your doctor can diagnose kidney stones by performing urine, blood and imaging tests. Stones that don't pass on their own may require treatment, which depends on the size of the stone. It could be as simple as taking pain medication and drinking plenty of water to flush the stone out, or you may need shock therapy to break up the stone, or surgery to remove the stone.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man has difficulty getting and keeping an erection. It is a common type of male sexual dysfunction, and becomes more common as you age. There are various physical and psychological causes of ED, including heart disease, clogged blood vessels, diabetes, anxiety, depression and stress. If you have ED, you should speak with your doctor.
Treatment will be recommended based on the severity of your ED and any underlying conditions you may have. Treatment could include medication, regular exercise, lifestyle changes (quitting smoking, losing weight) and psychological counseling.
An enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), occurs in almost all men as they age. More than 90 percent of men over 80 have the condition. Having an enlarged prostate does not raise your risk of getting prostate cancer. Some of the symptoms include the inability to urinate, incontinence, needing to urinate frequently, incomplete emptying of your bladder, straining to urinate and a weak urine stream.
Your doctor can diagnose an enlarged prostate by performing a physical exam, which includes a digital rectal exam to feel the prostate. Other tests may be performed to measure your urine flow rate, check for infection, and measure the pressure on your bladder when your urinate. Treatment is recommended based on the severity of your symptoms. It may include medication, making certain lifestyle changes, or surgery.
Other conditions we treat include:
- Kidney problems
- Male infertility
- Other urological cancers – kidney, bladder, adrenal, testicular
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Recurrent urinary tract infection