Urology specialists in Austin and Central Texas
Urological issues can take a toll on your daily life. At St. David's HealthCare, our compassionate urologists can help by providing solutions for a wide range of urologic conditions. From prostate cancer screening to bladder infection treatment, we are here to offer comprehensive care.
For more information about our urology services, call the St. David’s Help Center at (888) 868-2104.
Urologic conditions we treat
The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters and bladder. When problems occur in the urinary tract, it can cause discomfort in your daily life and lead to serious medical issues. We treat those conditions, including:
- Bladder infections
- Bladder cancer
- Overactive bladder (OAB)
- Kidney infection
- Kidney, bladder or ureteral stones
- Kidney cysts
- Kidney cancer
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Urinary urgency and frequency
Prostate cancer testing
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Because of this, we are committed to providing advanced screening options to detect it in the early stages.
We use magnetic resonance (MR)/ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy, which combines pre-biopsy MR images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images in real-time. This imaging technology accurately targets suspicious areas and reduces the number of tissue samples required.
You may qualify for our MR/ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy if you have:
- Elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level greater than four
- Negative prior trans-rectal ultrasound-guided biopsy with continued elevation or rising PSA level
- Positive digital rectal examination with negative trans-rectal ultrasound-guided biopsy
Advanced urology surgery
We also provide advanced surgery for patients with urological conditions, including procedures performed with robotic instruments. Benefits of robotic surgery include a faster recovery time, less blood loss and minimal scarring. We offer the following robotic procedures:
- Cystectomy (for bladder cancer)
- Nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy and (for kidney cancer)
- Prostatectomy (for prostate cancer)
- Pyeloplasty (for kidney obstruction)
- Sacrocolpopexy (for pelvic prolapse)