Our physicians treat a full range of Urology problems through our outpatient surgery unit and radiology department. Our physicians have more than 40 years of combined experience providing Urology services. We also have a clinic available in Laurel.
Highly Trained Physicians You Can Trust
Deborah Azar, MD
Hal Liddell, MD
Charles Moore, MD
Nathan Shappley, MD
Nurse Practitioner, Urology
Carey Leigh Norris, NP
Urology Services We Provide
Bedwetting can be caused by a variety of medical issues including: urinary tract infection, urinary tract stones, diabetes, neurological disorders, prostate cancer and bladder cancer. Stress and anxiety can also cause this problem. If you are experiencing this or if the bed wetting persists, contact our experienced doctors for treatment.
Benign Prostate Enlargement (BPH)
BPH can be caused due to hormonal changes as you age and can affect the size of your prostate. When the prostate gets larger it begins to pinch the urethra. Symptoms that can affect the flow of your urine include:
Hard time starting the flow of urine
A weak stream
Your urine flow stops & starts
Urine dribbling when you finish
Bladder Cancer & Prolapse
A prolapsed bladder occurs when your bladder bulges into the vagina.
Bladder cancer usually affects older adults. Blood in urine is the most common symptom. If you are experiencing this, frequent urination or dark urine, it's important that you contact a professional.
Bladder Leakage (Incontinence)
Urinary incontinence occurs when you lose control of your bladder, resulting in accidental urine loss. Many women may experience this when they cough, sneeze, laugh or run. Other women may experience a strong sense of urgency to urinate.
Erectile difficulty or erectile dysfunction occurs when a man is unable to keep or get an erection. It is important that you are evaluated for underlying medical, psychological or physical conditions. Medications and devices for assistance can be prescribed.
Hydrocele (Adult and Pediatric)
Hydrocele is most common in newborns and older men. The most common symptom is testicular discomfort or swollen testicle. It is often painless can be an inconvenience. Hydrocele will usually go away on it's own, it is rare that surgery is needed.
Kidney Cancer Surgery
Kidney cancer is also known as renal cancer. It occurs when the kidney cells start to grow out of control. Sign of kidney cancer include:
Blood in urine
Lump on your lower back or side
Loss of appetite
Infertility is the inability to get pregnant after having unprotected sex, most often after one year. Often times there are no additional symptoms. Treatment options include fertility drugs, hormone treatments and surgery.
Interstital Cystitis is a painful bladder condition that is often mistaken for a UTI. Symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, bladder pain or pressure and pelvic pain or pressure. Different forms of therapy and medications have been shown to help.
Laser Kidney Stone Removal
A kidney stone is a hard deposit of minerals and other substances that sticks together in urine.
Often times surgery is not needed to remove kidney stones. If you are suffering from a large kidney stone that is blocking the flow of urine, was caused by an infection or is causing sever bleeding, it may need to be surgically removed.
Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that breaks down gallstones and kidney stones. High energy waves are used to shock the stones into small pieces. This is a noninvasive procedure that does not require surgery.
Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery
Radical prostatectomy is the main type of surgery for prostate cancer. There are multiple ways to perform this operation depending on the patient.
Prostate Cancer Surgery (Robotic-Assisted) and Radiation
A laparoscopic prostatectomy is performed for patients with prostate cancer. A long instrument is used during the procedure to remove the prostate. A camera is also attached for the surgeon to be able to see inside of the body.
Low testosterone, also known as hypgonadism, is when the testes in men do not function properly and a man's testosterone is inhibited. Hormone replacement therapy and assisted reproduction are often used as treatment.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy is also known as androgen replacement therapy where testosterone is replaced. This often prescribed to men suffering from hypogonadism.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
A urinary tract infection occurs in any part of the urinary system. It is most common in women and usually occurs in the urethra or bladder. It is most commonly cured with antibiotics.
An undescended testicle is a testicle that has not moved into the skin below the penis before birth. It can be relocated by surgery if it does not descend on it's own.
Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal
A vasectomy is a permanent sterilization procedure for men. This can be reversed by performing a vasectomy reversal.