Scar tissue can happen anywhere between the kidneys and the opening of the urethra on the outside of the body. Scar tissue causes blockage of urine flow and can result in kidney pain, bladder pain, slow urinary flow, frequent urination, painful urination and urinary leakage. When stretching (dilation) of the scar fails, reconstructive surgery and provide permanent relief. Click on any of these categories to learn more:
Damage to the nerves that control the bladder can happen at birth or from trauma or diseases later in life. This can result in urinary leakage, difficulty controlling when you go to the bathroom, frequent bladder infections or bladder stones and even kidney damage. Surgery can help people become dry and gain independent control over how and when they empty their bladder. Click on any of these categories to learn more:
Urinary Incontinence in Men
Usually due to prostate cancer treatment including prostatectomy or radiation. Surgery for leakage can help men re-engage in many parts of life including sex, exercise, or friendship.
Radiation treats cancer by killing cancer cells; but it can also damage some of the non-cancer tissue nearby, like the bladder. This can lead to pain, blood in the urine, urine leakage and a feeling of constantly having to urinate. When other treatments fail to relieve the symptoms, bladder surgery can provide a solution.
Urinary fistula is a rare but devastating problem. It is an abnormal hole in the urinary tract (usually the urethra or bladder) leading to urine leaking through the hole. Reconstructive surgery can close the hole and stop the leakage: