KIDNEY STONES / BLADDER STONES
Our urologists can help diagnose and also test for possible causes that lead to kidney stones, which develop from crystals that separate from urine and build-up on the inner surfaces of the kidney, ureter or bladder. While most crystals are small enough to pass easily out of the body, larger stones may be too painful to pass requiring intervention to be removed. At AIU, we can perform common procedures for stone removal including:
- Shock Wave Lithotripsy
- Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy
- Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
OVERACTIVE BLADDER (INCONTINENCE)
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine, ranging from an occasional few drops to a complete or continuous loss of urine. It can occur at any age and can be caused by many physical conditions, weak muscles, injury and nerve damage, surgery, medication, and, in women, childbirth and menopause.
Our urologists will look for underlying conditions of incontinence and causes before recommending the proper treatment which can include physical therapy, neuromodulation, medications or surgery.
URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI)
AIU urologists can test your urine to confirm if a UTI, an infection of any part of the urinary tract, is present. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, these infections can be treated with medication.