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Urology of Virginia (UVA) has a long history of providing comprehensive and quality care to the Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore communities. Whether you come to us with kidney, urinary tract, prostate, pelvic or other urological needs, you’ll find our doctors and specialists well-versed in providing the most customized programs and treatment plans.

Our clinical care team consists of 29 board certified urologists, most of whom are fellowship trained, nationally recognized, awarded and published. More importantly, they are dedicated to providing superior care and individualized attention to their patients. Included in the team are 6 physician assistants, RN’s, technicians, and a vast array of other health care professionals.

UVA has 5 convenient locations to best serve our patients. Our Clearfield Avenue location is a one-of-a-kind urology center. This multi-faceted center provides our patients with access to The Paul F. Schellhammer Cancer Center, The Devine-Jordan Center for Reconstructive Surgery and Pelvic Health, on-site laboratory, physical therapy, urodynamics, diagnostic imaging, and clinical research. Our other locations also offer top notch physicians and caregivers along with a vast array of diagnostics and treatment options.

Our dedication to being the best involves training the best. The Urology of Virginia physicians are the urology faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Our urologists have been involved in training urologists through residencies and fellowships for over 40 years. Several fellows have returned to practice at UVA.

Our goal is simple, to provide the most comprehensive, innovative, and personalized care to all of our patients.

Below is a list of the most common areas of practice and some symptoms to help you diagnose:

Kidney Stones:

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms, in a kidney, from substances in the urine. It typically forms when urine becomes too concentrated, causing crystals to build up inside the kidneys. Stones may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. Small ones may pass out of the body without causing too much pain. However, others can cause severe pain when trapped in one of the ureters carrying urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

Kidney stones effect men and women of all ages.

If you are experiencing any or all of the following 4 symptoms, you may be experiencing kidney stones and should contact Urology of Virginia:

  1. Sudden, intense pain in your back or side that radiates toward your groin, abdomen or genitals
  2. Nausea
  3. Blood in your urine
  4. Painful urination

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Incontinence:

Bladder control problems that lead to too-frequent urination and actual leakage are a problem for millions of people, both men and women. It is unfortunate that many people don’t share their problem with their doctor. If incontinence is a concern for you and interferes with your quality of living, act promptly in seeking help. Types of incontinence include Overactive Bladder, or Urge Incontinence, in which the bladder contracts, urine leaks occur and you’re unable to get to a bathroom quickly enough. In Stress Incontinence, affecting mostly women of middle age and older, leaks may be caused by exercise, coughing or sneezing. In Overflow Incontinence, which mostly affects men, there is no urge to urinate, the bladder doesn’t empty well and urine may leak continuously. Patients often experience more than one type.

There are several forms of incontinence, but the two most common are Stress & Urge:

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you may be experiencing stress incontinence

Leaking urine when you:

  1. Laugh
  2. Sneeze
  3. Cough
  4. During heavy lifting
  5. While jogging or exercising

Urge Incontinence effects both men and women.

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you may be experiencing urge incontinence:

  1. Not being able to control when you pass urine
  2. Having to urinate often during the day and night
  3. Needing to urinate suddenly and urgently
  4. Not being able to make it to the bathroom on time

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Prostate Cancer:

The most common cancer in men, prostate cancer, affects one in every six American men. Fortunately, this cancer is usually slow-growing, and most tumors are found in time for effective treatment. Men aged 50 and older, African American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are at higher risk. Early stage prostate cancer often has no warning signs, making regular screening tests such as PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) tests and digital rectal exams important in early diagnosis.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, please contact Urology of Virginia:

  1. Frequent need to urinate
  2. Difficulty starting or stopping a stream of urine
  3. Leaking urine when laughing or coughing
  4. Blood in urine

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Men’s Health:

Urology of Virginia specializes in several area of Men’s Health including:

  1. Infertility :

The search for a cause of infertility is typically initiated when couples are unable to conceive after a year of unprotected sex. One out of six couples are infertile, and a male factor is responsible about a third of the time. A leading cause is varicoceles, or dilated veins, which drain the testicles causing a temperature rise that can alter sperm production. Other factors include sperm disorders, obstruction of the sperm passage, and further issues as genetics, hormonal levels and the effects of certain medications.

  1. Sexual/erectile dysfunction:
  1. Vasectomy:

Millions of men have elected to have a vasectomy as a safe, effective birth control option. It works by cutting the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testes to the penis. Sperm are then prevented from mixing with semen during ejaculation. After the procedure, sperm will continue to be produced but will be reabsorbed into the body. A vasectomy will not noticeably affect the appearance or feel of seminal fluid and will not affect a man’s libido, sexual pleasure or ability to have an erection.

  1. Urologic cancers (prostate, kidney, bladder, testes):

Prostate Cancer: The most common cancer in men, prostate cancer, affects one in every six American men. Fortunately, this cancer is usually slow-growing, and most tumors are found in time for effective treatment. Men aged 50 and older, African American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are at higher risk. Early stage prostate cancer often has no warning signs, making regular screening tests such as PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) tests and digital rectal exams important in early diagnosis.

Kidney Cancer:  The American Cancer Society’s most recent statistics for this condition predict 64,700 new cases per year. Most are older individuals, over 45, and the risk is higher for men than for women. Medically defined as Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC), it begins in the kidneys, the two large, bean-shaped organs located on either side of the backbone. Symptoms include one or more of these: blood in the urine, a lump in the abdomen, swelling of legs and ankles, or persistent pain in the side, flank or lower back. Any of these call for a timely urological evaluation. Diagnostics include CT scan, MRI, ultrasound and blood tests. Many kidney tumors have no symptoms and are incidental findings on radiographic tests ordered for other reasons.

Bladder Cancer:  The bladder, a balloon-shaped organ, collects urine from the kidneys, stores it, and passes it along for elimination through the urethra. The most common type of bladder cancer, transitional or urothelial cell cancer, starts in the lining of the bladder. This cancer occurs most often in individuals over the age of 55 years with approximately 80,000 new cases a year. When diagnosed early, bladder cancer can be treated with a high degree of success. Symptoms may include frequent urination, painful urination and blood in the urine.

Testicular Cancer: Testicular cancer develops in one or both of the testicles, which produce and store sperm and testosterone. Compared with other types of cancer, testicular cancer is rare, but is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in young men, typically those 15 to 35. Most men with testicular cancer can be successfully treated, especially when the cancer is detected early. Even testicular cancer that has spread may respond well to treatment. A lump or a mass in the scrotum is usually the first symptom

If you feel as though one of these area apply to you, please click here:  http://www.urologyofva.net/what-we-do/services-and-specialties/  for more information.