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In the Department of Urology, our approach to treating patients is truly multidisciplinary. At other hospitals, a single doctor often guides the treatment decision. At Mass General, multiple specialists examine each patient and reach a team recommendation on the most beneficial treatment.
Patient care begins with a comprehensive evaluation by one of the specialists in our offices at the Department of Urology. For the initial appointment, you should bring your medical records and any test results (if applicable), including X-rays.
During the evaluation with one of our specialists, you can expect the following:
For your convenience, additional testing (if necessary) is performed onsite.
Tests may include standard X-rays or urodynamics, an advanced method for collecting biofeedback from patients whose conditions have proven difficult to diagnose. Most tests are noninvasive or minimally invasive and performed on an outpatient basis.
After evaluating you and examining test results, your urologist designs a personalized treatment plan to eliminate or alleviate your symptoms. Treatment typically focuses on finding the most effective therapy that will be least disruptive to your life.
For example, your urologist may start by prescribing oral medication (for appropriately selected patients). By beginning with more conservative approaches, the physician may enable you to avoid invasive procedures.
In every case, our physicians rely on their specialized training, as well as the depth and breadth of their experience, to select the therapies most likely to produce your desired outcome. Our patients frequently report that our physicians are exceptionally supportive and accessible throughout the course of treatment.
Because of the rapid pace of innovation, new medications, procedures and devices for treating incontinence and other lowery urinary tract symptoms continually are being tested and approved. Our team is at the forefront of pioneering and adopting these breakthroughs, many of which are minimally invasive and include:
Learn more about minimally invasive treatments at the Department of Urology
When medical prescriptions fail to alleviate problems related to urinating, primary care physicians often refer their patients to general urologists, who treat a variety of urological illnesses. Our urologists, however, are specialists in urination-related disorders who rank among the country's leading experts in the field. They have chosen this subspecialty because they understand the debilitating impact of voiding dysfunctions and are dedicated to helping patients live productive and fulfilling lives.
Incontinence (leaking urine) and other urination-related problems belong to a broad category of disorders called voiding dysfunctions. Although common, these conditions can be difficult to discuss—and can dramatically diminish quality of life.
Through the Voiding Dysfunction and Incontinence Program, we treat the entire range of these disorders, including:
Our urologists have devoted their careers to studying and treating lower urinary tract symptoms. Why is this specialization so important for patients?
First, there are many underlying causes of voiding dysfunctions. Symptoms can appear in patients with diabetes, men with enlarged prostates, women who have undergone certain pelvic procedures and people with progressive neurological illnesses. The entire list of symptoms and causes is too long to mention.
Our physicians, however, have developed the expertise to diagnose these conditions with exceptional precision through specialized training and years of clinical experience.
Additionally, today's scientists have made tremendous strides in discovering safer and more effective therapies including:
Our specialists use these innovations in their practices and have helped develop many of them in collaboration with leading researchers. Learn more about minimally invasive treatments at the Department of Urology
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Voiding Dysfunction and Incontinence Program
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