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U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Mass General’s Department of Urology among the best in the nation.
Each year, our urologists treat thousands of patients, providing expert diagnosis and care for the complete range of urological conditions.
What to Expect
Please bring X-rays or other test results to your first visit. If your primary care physician or internist has referred you to our program, please ask him or her to forward your medical records to us.
At your first appointment, you can expect:
For your convenience, tests such as X-rays, CT scans, blood tests and/or urine cultures are performed onsite, either within our office or nearby at the hospital’s main campus. Most tests are noninvasive or minimally invasive.
Compassionate & Personalized Treatment
Once your urologist diagnoses your condition, he or she will discuss treatment options and:
Many common disorders can be treated with medication and other conservative, nonsurgical approaches. If you are referred to one of our subspecialists, you will receive treatment from an expert in his or her urological discipline.
Our urologists specialize in these subdisciplines:
The Department of Urology is dedicated to providing patients with outstanding basic urological care and improving patient outcomes. Members of our team, including board-certified urologists, nurses, residents and fellows, regularly participate in clinical research studies that seek to improve clinical care.
If your condition is one of those we are researching, we may ask you to take part in a study. We never enroll you without your permission, and there is no obligation to participate.
Each year, our urologists treat thousands of patients, providing diagnosis and care for the complete range of urological conditions.
Many patients seek consultations from us when they experience signs or symptoms that may point to a urological problem. These symptoms include:
Our team of physicians, nurses and other professionals carefully evaluates each patient. After diagnosing your condition, we discuss available treatment options and recommend the most effective therapies.
An evaluation typically includes:
We offer patients confidential evaluations, treatment and follow-up care. State-of-the-art resources available at our office include:
Our urologists perform a variety of procedures in our offices, such as:
Chronic pain is long-standing pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis.
Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine.
A hernia occurs when a section of intestine protrudes through a weakness in the abdominal muscles. A hernia that occurs in the groin area is called an inguinal hernia.
Peyronie's disease is characterized by a plaque, or hard lump, that forms on the erection tissue of the penis.
Urinary tract infections describe a health problem that results from a bacterial infection along the urinary tract.
Vesicoureteral reflux occurs when urine dwelling in the bladder flows back into the ureters and often back into the kidneys.
All patient information is confidential, and we insure your privacy at all times.
Dr. Theodore Ongaro617-726-3021
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