Urology

M Health Fairview urology providers are national leaders in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and conditions of the urinary system. 

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Using the latest treatment techniques, M Health Fairview providers deliver both general and specialized urology care for both men and women.

Our Approach

Some of the most common conditions that people seek treatment for include problems urinating, kidney stones, male infertility and sexual dysfunction, enlarged prostate, pelvic pain including interstitial cystitis, incontinence, urethral stricture, as well as cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, and testis.

We also have expertise in the management of adult patients born with problems involving the urinary system, and repair of the urinary system after damage from trauma or treatments for other diseases.

M Health Fairview providers are at the forefront of urologic care, education, and teaching, and we continue to lead innovative and pioneering efforts in many areas of urology.

As the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, our physicians advance medicine through research and teaching. That means you’ll have access to the latest treatments and technical advances, including minimally invasive robotic surgery, microsurgery, image guided prostate interventions and access to clinical trials in numerous areas of urology.

Urologic Cancer Care

Many of our physicians specialize in cancer care. Our multidisciplinary approach combining expertise in urology, medical and radiation oncology as well as nutrition and palliative care ensures that you are receiving the best comprehensive care possible during all stages of your cancer journey.

We care for patients with prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, and other urologic cancers. The Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancer encompasses a full range of innovative medical services, treatments, and support services.

Programs and Services at a Glance

Comprehensive urologic cancer care: We provide multidisciplinary comprehensive cancer care for patients at all points in their cancer journey including palliative care and survivorship.

Dietary Services: Our registered dietitians help patients eat well during treatment by providing nutrition guidelines, managing appetite issues and suggesting supplements.

Female Urology Program: We have expertise in diagnosing and treating common and rare female urologic disorders, including incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. We provide care ranging from diagnostics such as urodynamics all the way to surgical interventions including robotic surgery and sacral nerve modulation.

Kidney Stone Program: Our multi-disciplinary care team includes urologists, nephrologists, nutritionists and other specialists who work together with you to prevent future stone formation.

Men's Health/Male Infertility Program: We provide care for conditions including erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and infertility. Treatments may include behavior changes, medicines, and surgery – including minimally-invasive options - or assisted reproductive technologies.

Reconstructive Urology Program: We have world-class expertise in the evaluation and management of dysfunctional or damaged areas of the genitourinary system including those problems present from birth, or acquired from trauma or treatment for other diseases.

Patient Library: Printed and online resources about treatment and recovery for a variety of urologic conditions are readily available in our clinic and online.

Conditions We Treat

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Extrophy
  • Blood in the Urine
  • Buried Penis
  • Circumcision
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Hematuria
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kallmann Syndrome
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cyst, Lesion, or Mass
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Dysfunction
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis (Ormond’s Disease)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Undescended Testes
  • Ureteral Pelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Ureteral Strictures
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Sacral Neuromodulation

This treatment is delivered via the InterStim system, which is a small implantable device that sends electrical pulses to an area near the sacral nerve to modulate the neural activity that influences the behavior of the pelvic floor, urinary and anal sphincters, and colon.
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Biopsy

A biopsy is a procedure to remove tissue in order to test it for cancer. The cells can be removed in several ways and then analyzed in a laboratory.
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Brachytherapy

With internal radiation, or brachytherapy, radiation comes from radioactive material placed in seeds, needles or thin plastic tubes that are temporarily or permanently placed inside the patient, within or near the cancerous tissue.
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Prostate Artery Embolization

Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) is a radiology procedure requiring a catheter to be placed into a femoral or radial artery. Once in place, the prostate arteries are blocked to reduce blood flow to the prostate. This allows the prostate to shrink and the symptoms to lessen or stop entirely.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Artificial Urinary Sphincter
  • Botox
  • Endoscopic Urinary Surgery
  • Penile Implants
  • Pessary
  • Prolapse Surgery
  • Urethral Insert
  • Urinary Slings
  • Vasectomy
  • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation
  • Cryotherapy
  • Gender Affirmation Surgery
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Sperm Analysis
  • Transgender Surgeries
  • Vasectomy Reversal
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