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Prostate Cancer
In Office Procedures

In-Office Procedures:

Cystoscopy: Using a small, flexible scope to look into the bladder and, in males, into the prostate.

Cystoscopy and Stent removal: Using a small scope to remove a ureteral stent.

TUMT: Shrinking the prostate using a specially designed microwave catheter.

Transrectal Ultrasound and Prostate Biopsy: Insertion of an ultrasound probe into the rectum to take high frequency sound wave pictures of the prostate, and then taking tiny cores of the prostate with a needle, under local anesthesia.

Urodynamics: Testing of bladder function including volumes, pressures, and incontinence, using a tiny catheter in the bladder and instillation of fluids through it.

Vasectomy: Cutting the tubes called vas deferens which transport sperm from the testicles.

Laser Vaporization: With the Laser, concentrated light energy is used to vaporize the prostate. One of the advantages of the laser is that it may be performed under local anesthesia in the office. The results of this procedure are excellent. Side effects of these include: bleeding, retrograde ejaculation, impotence, and possible urethral scarring (strictures).

Renal Ultrasound: Imaging of the kidneys with high frequency sound waves.