Located in the heart of Staten Island, our Urology Center provides quality urological services for adult male and female patients. From UTIs to urologic and prostate cancers, our team of specialists provides surgical and nonsurgical care for a wide range of conditions to help relieve symptoms, enhance comfort, and restore function. Learn more about the Urology Center and contact us today to schedule an appointment.
What is Urology?
Urology is the medical line of service that treats conditions affecting the urinary tract, including the kidneys, ureters, urethra, and bladder. Additionally, urologists provide care for male reproductive health issues. At the Urology Center, our highly trained staff of physicians, nurses, and medical professionals address a wide variety of concerns in adult male and female patients. These conditions and health services include:
- Adrenal and kidney diseases
- Bladder conditions
- Kidney stones and kidney stone disease
- Male infertility and erectile dysfunction
- Prostate cancer
- Prostate disease
- Prostate problems
- Renal or Kidney cancer
- Testosterone therapy
- Urological cancers
Additionally, our team offers comprehensive male sexual health services, including:
- Testosterone therapy to address diminished sex drive
- Infertility treatment
- Erectile dysfunction, including regenerative therapy
When Should I See a Urologist?
In many cases, your primary care physician will work with you to determine when you should see a specialist. However, if you notice any of the symptoms below, you should schedule a consultation to rule out serious conditions.
- Frequent or urgent need to urinate
- Discomfort or a burning sensation during urination
- Difficulty urinating
- Weak urine flow
- Blood in urine
- Pain in the lower back, sides or pelvis
Male patients should also consult with a urologist if they:
- Experience trouble getting or maintaining an erection
- Have reduced sex drive
- Notice a lump on their testicle
Urology Care at Richmond University Medical Center
Our Urology Center offers patients the highest quality surgical and nonsurgical care from an expert team. The center’s urologists utilize the latest technological advances for diagnosis and treatment, including minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. Patients receive treatment in our dedicated urology suites at our office and on the hospital’s main campus.
They can also take advantage of our cysto-endourology suite and shockwave lithotripsy treatment for kidney stones:
This specially designed suite allows urologists to closely examine the bladder and diagnose several conditions. Commonly used to address blood in the urine and other symptoms. A small camera is inserted into the urethra to provide a clear view of the bladder and identify any issues. This allows your urologist to provide a more accurate diagnosis and deliver the best treatment possible.
Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones
This 100 percent noninvasive treatment offers an alternative to the surgical treatment of kidney stones. Shock waves, acoustic pulses generated by an energy source, break up stones found in the kidneys or urethra into smaller pieces that may pass easily in the urine. Stones are located using ultrasound or fluoroscopy technology, which allows urologists to precisely target shock waves. Your doctor will then place a water-filled cushion against your skin or direct you to rest in a water bath during the treatment process, which is performed under sedation to ensure your comfort.
Seek the Care You Deserve Today
If you are experiencing symptoms that suggest a urologic condition, contact the Urology Center, located at 1200 South Ave, conveniently situated at the center of Staten Island with easy access via I-278 and NY 440. When you visit, you will find a serene setting to put you at ease and a caring, compassionate team waiting to assist you. Please call the Urology Center directly at (718)-370-1400 or request a referral by using our Find a Doctor feature.