Baptist Health System provides comprehensive urology care of male and female urinary disorders. Through innovative and comprehensive treatments, we assist in preserving our patients’ normal urinary and sexual functions. With over 25 urologists on our 4 hospital campuses, our team is committed to providing comprehensive, quality care that is conveniently located for our patients.
Specialized Urologic Conditions Treated
Our urologists are well versed in the diagnosis, treatment and recovery of:
Bladder Cancer – Patients who smoke, are exposed to chemicals or have long-term infections may be at risk for bladder cancer. Symptoms may include frequency, pain, or presence of blood during urination.
Prostate Cancer - Prostate cancer affects 1 in 6 men, which makes it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males. Patients older in age and who have a high-fat diet are at a greater risk to develop cancer in the prostate.
Kidney Cancer- Similar to bladder cancer, smokers are at a higher risk of kidney cancer. Kidney cancer is also linked to many genetic disorders. The symptoms are back pain, blood in urine or weight loss.
Enlarged prostate –Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) affects millions of men. The symptoms are urinary frequency, urgency, weak stream, night time urination and incomplete emptying. If left untreated, it could lead to urinary retention, infections and bladder stones.
Male Sexual Dysfunction – Millions of men in the United States suffer from inadequate blood flow to the penis, prohibiting a good level of sexual function. Diabetes, high blood pressure and increased age can attribute to erectile dysfunction (ED).
Pelvic Disorders – Females who experience weakened muscle and ligament strength in the pelvis are at risk for pelvic prolapse/pain. Women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence from multiple childbirths, pelvic surgery or menopause may qualify for pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Stone Disease - Affecting nearly 2 million patients every year, kidney stones can cause extreme or dull pain during urination. Dehydration, obesity, and high protein, sodium or sugar diets increase the risk of a patient developing kidney stones.
Urinary Incontinence - Urinary incontinence affects millions of Americans. Our urologists specialize in the evaluation and management of incontinence for both females and males. Symptoms include pain or abnormalities during urination.
Other conditions treated by Baptist Health System’s urologists are:
- Bladder Stones
- Cancer of the bladder, kidney and prostate
- Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Male Infertility
- Overactive Bladder
- Pediatric Urology
- Peyronie’s Disease
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
*Not all treatments are available at all locations so please call in advance to confirm availability
Depending on the diagnosis and stage of the condition, urologic treatment options may include:
Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS) – Used as a replacement for a natural urinary sphincter, this implanted device controls urinary incontinence and provides unrestricted flow from the bladder.
Botox Treatment – By relaxing bladder muscle, Botox injections are FDA-approved to treat urinary incontinence due to an overactive bladder.
Brachytherapy – By implementing radioactive seeds the size of a grain of rice into the prostate, this treatment is used for men with early stage prostate cancer that is slow growing.
Cryoablation – An alternative to surgery for the kidney or prostate, a probe is inserted to treat cancer with extreme cold.
Cystectomy – Removal of all or part of the bladder primarily due to the presence of cancer.
Female/Male Slings – By assisting with incontinence, slings are created to keep the urethra closed and prevent them from opening because of a cough, laugh or sneeze.
Lithotripsy – An alternative to surgery to treat kidney stones, high-energy shock waves are used to break the stones apart.
Minimally-Invasive Surgery - Using more control and precision through smaller incisions, surgeons use state-of-the-art equipment (including robots) to perform complex procedures.
Nephrectomy – Removal of all or part of the kidney primarily due to the presence of cancer.
Prostatectomy - Removal of all or part of the prostate primarily due to the presence of cancer.
Pyeloplasty – By removing an obstruction in the uretero-pelvic junction, this surgical reconstruction of the renal pelvis drains and decompresses the kidney.
Reconstructive Surgery – Rebuilding of the urinary organs or structures due to medical conditions or trauma.
To make an appointment with one of our urologists, click a profile link and call or “Choose this Doctor” to submit an online web form
Tarek Pacha, DO
Alan C. Aikens, MD
Vincent M. Bivins, MD
Mell L. Duggan Jr., MD
William T. McCutchen, MD
Matthew L. Purcell, MD
Jason K. Burrus, MD
Scott M. Kelly, MD
Patrick L. Mills II, MD
John T. Wilbanks, MD
Alan C. McCool, MD
Brian A. Stone, MD