About Urology

What is a urologist?

A urologist is a specially trained doctor who can treat diseases and conditions related to the male and female urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) and male reproductive organs (prostate, penis, scrotum, testicles).

Why would I see a urologist?

You should see a urologist if you:

  • Have blood in your urine (hematuria)
  • Experience urinary incontinence
  • Recently had an elevated PSA test (indicator of prostate cancer)
  • Have problems associated with urination
  • Have had problems with kidney stones
  • Have had an abnormal prostate exam
  • Experience a kidney abnormality
  • Are experiencing infertility (for any reason)
  • Have a testicular mass or pain
  • Have recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI)

What does a urologist treat?

  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Enlarged prostate (benign prostate hyperplasia [BPH])
  • Kidney stones
  • Blood in the urine (hematuria)
  • Urinary incontinence (leakage of urine)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Overactive bladder
  • Inflammation of the bladder (interstitial cystitis)
  • Infertility
  • Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate)
  • Complex and recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI)

What procedures does a urologist perform?

Parkview’s urologists use the latest technology such as laparoscopic and daVinci robotic surgery whenever possible to allow you to get back to life quicker.

  • Oncology (Cancer Services)
    • Prostatectomy
      • DaVinci robotic
    • Nephrectomy
      • DaVinci robotic
      • Laparoscopic
    • Partial nephrectomy
      • DaVinci robotic
    • Nephroureterectomy
      • DaVinci robotic
      • Laparoscopic
    • Adrenalectomy
      • DaVinci robotic
      • Laparosopic
    • Prostate cryotherapy
    • Renal cryotherapy
    • Radical cystectomy
    • Radical orchiectomy
    • Retroperitoneal and pelvic lymph node dissection
    • Transurethral resection of bladder tumors (TURBT)
  • Urolithiasis (Kidney stones)
    • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
    • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
    • Ureteroscopy
    • Stone prevention services
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate or BPH)
    • Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP)
      • Bipolar and Button technologies
    • Laser photovaporization and photoenucleation of prostate (PVP and PEP)
      • High powered green light laser
      • Thulium laser
  • Urinary incontinence
    • Mid-urethral sling
    • Interstim
    • Botox
    • Urethral bulking
    • Male sling
    • Artificial urinary sphincter
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
    • Inflatable penile prosthesis
    • Peyronie’s repairs (for penile curvature)
  • Male fertility
    • Vasectomy
    • Vasectomy reversal
    • Varicocelectomy
      • Laparoscopic and microscopic techniques
  • Reconstructive
    • Pyeloplasty
    • DaVinci robotic
    • Urethral diverticulum repair
    • Ureteral re-implantation
    • Vesicovaginal and colovesical fistula repairs
    • Anterior bladder repairs (for prolapse)
  • Pediatric
    • Hernia repair
    • Orchidopexy (undescended testicle repair)
    • Meatotomy
  • General Urology
    • Cystoscopy
    • Circumcision
    • Hydrocele repair
    • Urodynamics

Do I need a referral from a family practice physician to see a urology?

Many insurance companies do not require a referral to see a urologist. Check with your insurance company if you have any questions. 

How do I make an appointment to see a urology specialist?

To make an appointment to see a urologist, call Parkview Physicians Group – Urology at (260) 482-8681.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

During your first appointment you will need to bring your:

  • Insurance card
  • Driver’s license or other state/federally issued identification
  • List of medications
  • Any paper work that you received in the mail from the doctor before your appointment

What can I expect during my first appointment?

You may have a physical to help your specialist gain a better understanding of the problems you have been experiencing. Your specialist will also ask you many questions about:

  • Your symptoms
  • Past or recent illnesses
  • Surgeries that you may have had in the past so that the specialist can better understand your needs