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Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Urology Services

Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s Urology Services deliver advanced urology care for conditions of the male and female urinary tract—the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra—and related reproductive organs. You benefit from expert urologists who offer personalized, compassionate care and innovative practices and technologies.

Urologic Conditions We Treat

We treat most urologic conditions, such as:

Learn more about these and other urologic conditions in our online Health Library.

Extensive Experience With Advanced Technology

You also benefit from the extensive experience with advanced technology that our surgeons bring to your care. We use minimally invasive techniques, including endoscopic procedures and shock wave lithotripsy for kidney stones, as well as laparoscopy surgery. Minimally invasive procedures require smaller incisions, reduce the physical and emotional impact of surgery, shorten your hospital stay and typically result in a faster recovery and return to regular activities.

Kidney stones primarily cause pain over the kidney, depending on the location of that stone in the kidney or in the ureter, which is the tube that drains the kidney to the bladder. Infected kidney stones, or kidney stones with infection behind the stone can cause fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, blood in the urine, but primarily kidney stones cause sever flank pain.

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection or fungal infection of the bladder. It affects the body by creating inflammation and infection within the bladder lining and it can cause symptoms that the patient can experience either locally or systemically. Symptoms can include fever, chills, blood in the urine, painful urination, bladder pressure, discomfort, rigors, and even sepsis.

All men are at risk for prostate cancer. Risk increases with age. African-American men have a higher risk for prostate cancer, as well as men with first degree relatives who have had prostate cancer. This risk of prostate cancer is gauged by a screening test called the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). Men should be tested for prostate cancer using the PSA blood test after a discussion with their primary care provider.

The type of doctor that someone should see for urinary incontinence is their primary care provider. This is a good screening tool for other causes of urinary incontinence that aren’t surgical or sever enough to see a specialist. If the primary care provider feels that the incontinence is out of the scope of their practice, or requires more surgical options, that patient should see a urologist or a gynecologist.

Urologists treat cancers of the entire urinary tract, from the kidney down to the urethra. The most common type of cancer urologists treat is prostate cancer, which is the second most type of cancer found in men. Urologists also treat kidney cancer, bladder cancer, penile cancer, and testicular cancer.