Urology specialists in Richmond
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital provides comprehensive urology care for patients dealing with various urologic conditions in Richmond, Virginia. Our urologists work closely with patients to develop individualized treatment plans that include both medical and surgical approaches.
If you have questions about our urology care, contact our Consult-A-Nurse® line at (804) 320-3627.
Advanced technology for urologic surgery
Our board-certified physicians offer over 75 years of experience and the most cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgical options in central Virginia. As part of the Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery and an affiliate of Retreat Doctors’ Hospital’s Center for Urological Health, our surgeons have access to advanced robotic surgical technology.
During minimally invasive robotic surgery, the technology acts as a high-tech extension of the urologic surgeon's hands and includes the assistance of high-definition cameras, enhancing their vision of the surgical area and providing more dexterity, control and precision than possible without the robot.
Designed to ensure our patients receive the best possible surgical outcomes, robotic surgery offers many benefits to our patients, including smaller incisions, less scarring, less pain, reduced blood loss and a quicker recovery.
Urologic conditions we treat
We specialize in urology care for conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract. Our urologists in Richmond treat a variety of urological conditions, including but not limited to:
- Bladder disorders
- Erectile dysfunction
- General urological conditions
- Kidney stone management
- Kidney disease
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Prostate diseases
- Testicular conditions
- Urinary incontinence for males and females
- Urinary tract infections
- Urologic cancers, including prostate cancer
Urinary incontinence, also known as bladder leakage, affects both men and women, but is more commonly seen in females. In fact, urinary incontinence affects about one in three women and occurs when pelvic tissue and muscles have weakened, causing the urethra and bladder to pull out of their normal positions. Symptoms may include involuntary leakage and increased frequency or pain during urination.Types of urinary incontinence
- Physical action, such as sneezing, laughing and lifting objects
- Sudden, intense need to urinate, even if you just urinated
- Combination of stress and urge incontinence
- Overflow, caused by the bladder never fully emptying
- Mental or physical condition that keeps you from getting to the bathroom in time
- Family history
- Pregnancy, especially with a vaginal delivery
- Certain lifestyle factors, such as physical activity, smoking, obesity, diet, diabetes, hypertension and chronic constipation
Treating urinary incontinence
Treatment options can range from medications to physical therapy or in-office or outpatient surgery. Some of the treatments and procedures we offer to treat urinary incontinence include:
- Pelvic physical therapy and rehabilitation: This may include pelvic floor and core muscle exercises, electrical stimulation, manual therapy techniques and ultrasound to strengthen and/or retrain muscles that support the bladder and restore its function.
- Biofeedback: This procedure uses electrodes to gather information on how your bladder works or doesn’t work. Your doctor will give you feedback on how to manage the processes and regain control.
- Bladder BOTOX®injection: This involves an injection of BOTOX® into the bladder, causing it to expand, increasing storage capacity and decreasing urgency.
- Non-mesh surgical options: This is a specialty at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital’s Center for Pelvic Excellence where our surgeons are able to create a sling without the use of surgical mesh.
- Placement of midurethral support: This minimally invasive procedure involves placing a small strip of woven polypropylene under the urethra to improve support and stop stress incontinence.
- Sacral nerve stimulation: A small implanted device delivers electrical stimulation of the nerves affecting the bladder to manage the urge to urinate.
- Neuromodulation of bladder: This uses electrical impulses to help the bladder work normally.