Why Choose Us?
Patients with kidney, bladder and urinary conditions will see doctors who are board certified and subspecialty trained. This means that each of our physicians received general training in urology or nephrology plus board certification, and then additional training in their subspecialty. Laparoscopic urologic surgery, robot-assisted urologic surgery, and chronic kidney disease are just a few examples of the areas where our team has subspecialty training. When you choose a kidney, bladder and urinary doctor at The Medical Center of Aurora, you are selecting one of the best!
Our kidney, bladder and urinary program features the state-of-the-art DaVinci® Robotic Operating System. Robotic surgery is the most advanced minimally invasive surgery available. Specially trained surgeons use robotic components and special operating tools to enhance their skills, while minimizing the number of incisions, blood loss and pain. Most importantly, patients undergoing robotic surgery experience faster recovery times. Our specialists perform the following robotic procedures:
- Prostatectomy (removal of all or part of the prostate)
- Nephrectomy (removal of all or part of the kidney)
- Pyeloplasty (reconstruction of the renal pelvis in order to help drain and decompress the kidney)
Our doctors go beyond standard treatments. For benign or non-cancerous prostate disease (also called enlarged prostate), we offer advanced microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) and laser therapy (TURP). Both procedures reduce symptoms, help preserve sexual function are minimally invasive and they can be performed in your physician's office.
In addition, our team is trained in performing the following cutting-edge minimally invasive procedures:
- Endourologic procedures for kidney stone disease and urologic cancer - using special tools, doctors can remove stones and cancerous tissue without creating any incisions by using natural entry points into this area of the body (i.e. urethra, bladder, ureter).
- Cryosurgery for kidney masses and prostate cancer - as an alternative to surgical removal of tumors, doctors can freeze and kill abnormal cells using small probes.