Urology Services

The physicians at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital both diagnose and treat a wide range of urologic conditions.

Our comprehensive urology treatments include:

Prostate Enlargement Kidney Stones
Cancer

Prostate Enlargement

The prostate, a male reproductive gland, tends to enlarge as men age. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) enlargement could often cause urinary issues such as a weak urine stream or the feeling of needing to urinate urgently. Physicians at IU Health Methodist Hospital offer three treatment options for BPH enlargement:

  • Medications to alleviate symptoms
  • Thermal therapies to reduce the enlargement
  • Surgical techniques such as holmium laser surgery, trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or “open” surgery

The most appropriate BPH treatment for each patient will be incorporated into an individualized treatment plan.

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Kidney Stones

Even the smallest of kidney stones can be incredibly painful and cause urinary blockage. Before creating an individualized treatment plan, our physicians determine the composition of a patient’s stone. This information can be very helpful in educating patients on ways to prevent new stones from forming. A majority of kidney stones will pass on their own, but some may require intervention. A patient’s physician may prescribe pain medication to help the patient be comfortable during this time. If a stone does not pass after four to six weeks, surgical intervention will most likely be needed. There are several methods of stone removal offered at IU Health Methodist Hospital, including:

  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • Laparoscopy

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Cancer

Urologic cancers are some of the most common cancers among men and women. IU Health Methodist Hospital offers screenings and treatments for urologic cancer of the:

  • Testis
  • Prostate
  • Bladder
  • Kidney

Our physicians collaborate with radiologists and oncologists to develop personalized and comprehensive treatment plans for each patient. IU Health also offers innovative treatment options for urologic cancers, such as proton therapy and clinical studies.

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