Board Certified Urologists Serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Singing River Health System works with the coast’s best urologists to help diagnose and treat illnesses associated with the bladder, urethra, uterers, kidneys, and adrenal glands in men and women as well as the male reproductive system.
Urologic Conditions Treated
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Hematuria (Blood in Urine)
Pelvic floor disorders
Urinary tract infections
Vesicoureteral Reflux (Backward Urine Flow)
Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Repair
These highly trained urologists perform technologically advanced surgical procedures using the da Vinci Surgical System in our state-of-the-art surgical suites at Singing River’s three hospitals.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
The use of sound waves or shock waves to break kidney stones into small fragments that can pass spontaneously.
During this minimally invasive procedure the kidney stone is accessed through a small puncture wound (up to about 1cm) through this skin. It is most suitable to remove stones of more than 2 cm in size.
This technique uses a small clamp with pointed ends. Instead of using a scalpel to cut the skin, the clamp is poked through the skin of the scrotum and then opened.
Laparoscopic/Minimally Invasive Surgery
This is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) elsewhere in the body.
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Powered by robotic technology, the Da Vinci System enables the surgeon to operate through fewer, smaller incisions, allowing for more precise hand movement, greater range of motion, and magnified vision.
Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy
The use of a Holmium laser directed “beam” to vaporize and treat Kidney Stones.
Laser Prostatectomy for BPH/Prostate Cancer
Laser surgery for BPH involves inserting a scope into the urethra. A laser passed through the scope removes prostate tissue by ablation (melting).
Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal
This microsurgical technique is used to reverse the effects of a vasectomy, and to re-establish the flow of sperm.
Urologists at Singing River use robotic surgery to perform the following minimally invasive or laparoscopic procedures:
- Radical Prostatectomy
- Kidney Cancer (Radical & partial Nephrectomy)
- Radical and partial Cystecomy
- Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Repair
Learn more about the advantages of minimally invasive robotic surgery at Singing River Health System.
What does the UroNav do?
The UroNav combines the benefits of an MRI with ultrasound to create a detailed, 3-D view of the prostate. By allowing physicians to see the prostate in this way, they can identify suspicious areas, and then target them for biopsy. UroNav brings the power of MRI to the Urology suite as prostate and lesion segmentation data from Radiology are quickly and easily transferred to UroNav for review and target identification.
Benefits of the UroNav:
o Provides a 3-D view of the prostate, clarity that is otherwise unavailable – reducing the risk of overlooking a tumor
o Improves diagnosis accuracy, which leads to better treatment options and outcomes
o Incorporates a GPS-like system to guide the biopsy needle to suspicious areas
o Reduces the number of tissue samples taken from the prostate
o Reduces discomfort and gives peace of mind for patient
o Targeted biopsies help to eliminate the need for multiple, random (or blind) biopsies
o Targeted biopsies may help to detect aggressive tumors that could have been missed with a blind biopsy
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