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Urology

Urology is the practice of medicine that treats problems of the urinary tract and system that arise due to disease or dysfunction. Urologists treat males and females but often specialize in the male reproductive system.

Urology specialists in South Denver

Together, we treat urinary system diseases and disorders to help you get the relief you need.

Sky Ridge Medical Center's board-certified and subspecialty-trained urologists and nephrologists diagnose and treat many conditions of the bladder and urinary system. We emphasize minimally invasive procedures and non-surgical treatments when possible.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free health-related information is available just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free health-related information is available just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Urologic conditions we treat

We treat and provide services for a wide variety of bladder, urinary, kidney and pelvic floor conditions, including:

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Bladder infection
  • Bladder prolapse
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Cystocele
  • Diabetic kidney problems
  • Endometrial hyperplasia
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Functional incontinence
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney stones and disorders
  • Low testosterone (low T)
  • Mixed incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Overflow incontinence
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Postmenopausal bleeding
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectocele
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Stress incontinence
  • Testicular cancer
  • Ureteral disorders
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine/pelvic prolapse
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Vasectomy complications
  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Wilms’ tumor (nephroblastoma)

Our urology services

Our kidney and urinary tract specialists help you get back to living your life.

Diagnosing urinary conditions

Our diagnostic tools include physical exams, urine evaluations, stress tests, ultrasounds, cystoscopies, X-rays and urodynamic tests. We also use advanced imaging, including:

  • Cystograms — This X-ray examines the urinary bladder with fluoroscopy and a water-soluble contrast agent. It shows the shape and position of the bladder and is often performed to assess bladder injury after trauma to the pelvis.
  • Cystourethrograms and voiding cystourethrograms — These are slight variations on the cystogram. They are most often useful in diagnosing the cause of recurrent UTIs, urinary incontinence or structural abnormalities.

Treating urologic conditions

As varied as urologic conditions are, so are the options for treatment. Our programs include:

Erectile dysfunction

Low T is not the only cause of ED. The most common cause is actually reduced blood flow to the penis caused by cardiac conditions, such as high blood pressure or hardening of the arteries.

To treat ED, we typically use hormone replacement therapy, but it does not always cure the condition. In those cases, we can help you make lifestyle changes, update current medications or recommend new medications, psychotherapy, vacuum devices and surgery.

Incontinence and overactive bladder

The loss of bladder control is especially frequent in women because it is often related to pregnancy and childbirth or menopause.

Once you have been given a clear diagnosis, your treatment plan will be created and may include:

  • Behavioral modification techniques, such as breathing exercises, or lifestyle changes, such as avoiding beverages that trigger incontinence
  • Physical therapy, such as Kegel exercises, to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, increasing your ability to hold urine
  • Medication, such as anticholinergics, to alter the balance between the bladder pressure and sphincter tone, or estrogen therapy to strengthen the vaginal wall
  • Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) to send mild electrical impulses that impact the nerves responsible for bladder control
  • Botulinum toxin (commonly known as "Botox") injections through a cystoscope to help block signals that trigger overactive bladder
  • Surgery may be successful if other treatments are not

Testosterone deficiency

A testosterone deficiency is a condition in which a man has less than average levels of the male sex hormone, testosterone. A result of low testosterone is a reduced sex drive (libido) and/or ED. Hormone replacement therapy is the main method of treatment for low testosterone, but our doctors will work with you to find the best treatment plan for you.

Urologic cancers

Through our partnership with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, we offer coordinated, comprehensive care and treatment for urologic cancers, including bladder and prostate cancers. Some of these treatments include:

  • Endourologic (laparoscopic) procedures to remove cancerous tissue without creating an incision
  • Robot-assisted surgical procedures to remove prostate cancer

Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH (enlarged prostate)

The causes of BPH are uncertain, but there are several risk factors related to developing an enlarged prostate, such as age and family history.

Our treatments for an enlarged prostate include medication, prostate artery embolization (PAE), transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) (laser therapy), transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT) and robotic surgical intervention.

Prostatic hydroablation therapy

Our hospital is the only facility in Colorado offering prostatic hydroablation therapy (commonly known by the brand name "Aquablation"). This is a safe and effective, surgical robotic treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to BPH.

With this therapy, there are two simple steps:

  • Creating a surgical map — Unlike other available procedures, this therapy combines a camera (cystoscope) with real-time ultrasound imaging to view the entire prostate, allowing the surgeon to create a unique surgical map that is tailored to the patient’s prostate size and shape. This map helps the surgeon identify the areas of the prostate to remove and those to avoid, reducing damage to surrounding tissues.
  • Removing the prostate tissue — With the surgical map in place, a robotically controlled, heat-free water jet removes prostate tissue.

Visit our webpage to learn more about prostatic hydroablation therapy.

Minimally invasive robotic urologic surgery

Robot-assisted surgery, sometimes called robotic surgery, involves specially trained surgeons using robotic equipment. This approach is minimally invasive because it involves just a few small incisions, resulting in less damage to surrounding tissues. The benefits of these techniques include faster healing and less scarring.

Some of the robot-assisted urologic surgeries we offer are:

  • Bladder suspension
  • Cystectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Cryosurgery for prostate cancer
  • Robotic simple prostatectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Robotic pyeloplasty
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
  • Ureteral reimplant surgery
  • Urogynecological procedures for infertility, uterine fibroids and pelvic congestion syndrome

What you need to know about bladder cancer

Learn about the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for bladder cancer offered at Sky Ridge Medical Center.

Our Urology Locations

Currently Viewing:

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
 (720) 225 - 1000

Currently Viewing:

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
 (720) 225 - 1000
Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
 (303) 788 - 5000

10.4 miles

The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600

11.3 miles