MVHS provides the highest-quality urologic and urologic oncology care to the Mohawk Valley. We offer non-surgical and surgical options and deliver care with expertise in a patient-centered atmosphere. Our partnership with MVHS Cancer Center allows us to provide exceptional care to our urological cancer patients.
Our providers specialize in treating the following conditions:
- Urinary incontinence (ex: Involuntary loss of urine, sometimes called “accidents” or
- Overactive bladder
- Pelvic Prolapse
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Pelvic Floor Tissues
- Prostate cancer: Cancer of the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is treated in the MVHS Cancer Center.
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Urethral stricture
- Urinary tract infections
Men in the Mohawk Valley and the surrounding area choose MVHS to provide both time-tested and cutting edge treatments for their urologic problems.
BPH Treatment Options at MVHS
Aquablation therapy is a different type of treatment for BPH. It’s an advanced, minimally invasive treatment that uses the power of water delivered with robotic precision to provide long-lasting BPH relief without compromise.
MVHS uses the UroLift System, a proven, minimally invasive approach to treating BPH. The UroLift System is designed to relieve symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, while preserving sexual function.
Talk with your Primary Care Provider or call Upstate Urology at MVHS for more information and to find out if either of these options will work for you.
Urologic Cancer Program
Our program is for male and female patients seeking treatment for genitourinary cancers including cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder, testes, adrenal glands, urethra, and penis.
Patients may be newly diagnosed, seeking second opinions, facing recurrences of cancer, or seeking the recommendations of our urologic oncology specialists combined with the support and technology at our regional cancer center.
The multidisciplinary approach to the management of genitourinary cancer has significant benefits for our patients. These include a clear presentation of treatment options for the patient to consider, without the need to meet individually with several different specialists; expedited medical imaging and laboratory results; and generally a shorter time between diagnosis and the initiation of treatment.
The program provides patients with evaluations by a urologist, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist in a single visit. All medical records, x-rays and laboratory test results are reviewed and discussed by the physicians and treatment plans customized for each patient. Every treatment plan takes into consideration quality of life issues and how normal body functions may be maintained whenever possible. Referring physicians are welcome to attend the consultation.
Treatment may involve surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or immunotherapy, or a combination of these therapies. Beyond its physical effects, genitourinary cancer often has a significant emotional and psychological impact on patients and their families. Part of the treatment plan may include referral to a psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker or a recommendation that patients and family members participate in a cancer support group.
Following the evaluation by our team of specialists, treatment recommendations are sent to the referring physician. Patients may be treated at our regional cancer center or may be referred to their primary care physician for management.
Minimally Invasive Robotic Assisted Surgery
At MVHS, our goal is to provide excellent surgical outcomes while improving the patient experience. Minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as robotic surgery, can decrease post-operative pain and length of hospitalization.
MVHS offers the most minimally invasive techniques for treatment of conditions such as:
- Urologic cancers
- Kidney stones
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Female pelvic organ prolapse
The benefits of robot-assisted surgery include:
- Faster recovery
- Reduced trauma
- Outstanding visualization (10x magnification, 3D vs 2D)
- Improved access to hard-to-reach areas
- Greater precision of hand movement
- Minimal blood-loss
The reconstructive team at MVHS specializes in the management of these complex problems. We offer innovative treatment options for men and women such as:
- Robotic ureteral reconstruction
- Robotic vaginal suspension
- Robotic and open urinary diversion
- Urinary incontinence procedures
- Genital reconstruction
- Penile prosthesis placement
- Sacral nerve modulation for overactive bladder
- Robotic and open urinary fistula repair