The Urinary Tract
Your urinary tract includes your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Working together, these organs cleanse your body of waste. The kidneys remove extra water and waste from the blood by producing urine. The ureters are narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder in the lower abdomen. The bladder stores urine until it is emptied through the urethra.
Get Skilled Urology Care
Ask your doctor for a referral to an AnMed urologist.
Urologic Care for Men & Women
No matter your symptoms, we’ll help you find the cause and guide you on the best options for treatment. Common urologic conditions we treat and treatments available at AnMed include:
- Kidney stones
- Blood in the urine
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control)
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate
- Pelvic floor disorders
- Sexual dysfunction
Men's Reproductive Health
Conditions of the male reproductive system can affect the urinary tract, as well as fertility. AnMed urologists treat enlarged prostates with medications or surgery to restore normal urine flow. Take a prostate symptom quiz to learn if you might benefit from care for an enlarged prostate.
No-scalpel vasectomy is a simple outpatient procedure that results in permanent birth control for men. It doesn’t make an incision, so there’s less bleeding and a faster recovery than traditional vasectomy. You don’t need a doctor’s referral for this treatment.
Minimally Invasive Options
The AnMed surgical team offers robotic, laparoscopic and other minimally invasive options for treating some urologic conditions—often on an outpatient basis. Using the latest technology, small incisions and tiny surgical instruments, these advanced techniques can help you heal faster with less pain. Ask your doctor if a minimally invasive procedure is right for you.
Urologic Cancer Treatment
If you have cancer of the bladder, kidney or prostate, your urologist will work with AnMed oncologists (cancer doctors) to plan the right treatment for you.
- Our doctors can remove kidney tumors while sparing the healthy kidney tissue to help prevent kidney failure.
- Surgery for bladder cancer may be an open procedure or a minimally invasive one (which uses a shorter incision), based on how far the cancer has spread.
- Care of prostate cancer depends on your age, cancer stage, other health issues and possible side effects of treatment. Learn about treatment options for prostate cancer.