New Port Richey Surgery Center is one of the top medical facilities in the area specializing in surgical procedures related to the field of Urology.
If you are suffering from chronic conditions related to your bladder or kidneys, we may be able to treat your condition surgically, allowing you to get back to a healthier lifestyle.
Our surgeons are experts in their field and treat a variety of conditions related to the specialty of Urology, including: bladder tumors, vasectomy, lithotripsy and prostate cancer removal.
In addition to offering these surgical procedures, our surgeons can recommend the best follow up advice and additional treatment to help you maintain your health and well-being.
Bladder Tumor Screening
Many times, your surgeon will recommend an exploratory surgery to determine if any abnormalities discovered are actually cancerous.
Usually, this is known as TURBT (Transurethral resection of bladder tumor). During the procedure, a small scope is inserted into your bladder through the urethra. Attached to the scope is a special wire that allows your surgeon to scrape and collect any abnormal tissue. Any remaining tissue unable to be collected will most likely be burned off.
Following the procedure, you may be given a catheter during your stay at the hospital. Once you are discharged, you may have an increased need to urinate a few weeks after the procedure and you will be advised to refrain from any strenuous activity for up to a month.
You will have follow ups and other procedures scheduled with your physician as needed.
A vasectomy is considered to be a permanent form of birth control for men. The procedure is considered to be relatively minor, and most patients are able to go home the same day.
You will be given a local anesthetic to numb any pain. Your surgeon will then make two small openings in your scrotum where your vans deferens are cut. The ends of the vans deferens are then essentially tied together to prevent any sperm from entering ejaculatory fluid.
After the procedure is over, you will experience numbness in your scrotum for up to two hours. You may also experience swelling in the area, which can be relieved by applying cold ice packs as needed.
You can have sexual intercourse again as soon as you feel comfortable. It is important to keep in mind that a vasectomy is considered to be permanent and should only be done if you are positive you don’t want any children in the future.
Lithotripsy (Kidney Stones)
A lithotripsy is a procedure performed to help portions of kidney stones pass through your body naturally.
In order to do this, your surgeon will use a form of shock waves known as (ESWL) or Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. These high-energy shock waves will pass through your body until they locate your kidney stones. These shock waves essentially break apart the kidney stone(s) to allow you to pass them naturally.
If lithotripsy doesn’t work, your surgeon may remove the stone through an endoscope or use another tube called an ureteroscope.
In rare cases, open surgery may be needed if the stone(s) are severe enough.
Prostate Cancer Surgery
Depending on your individual case, and the stage your cancer has progressed, surgery may be an appropriate option.
There are different types of surgeries for prostate cancer, but the most common is a radial prostatectomy. Your surgeon will perform the operation through a small incision to remove the prostate and nearby tissues.
A radial prostatectomy can also be performed using a laparoscope with attached surgical tools to remove the prostate.
After your procedure, you may experience some discomfort and difficulty with urination. Erectile dysfunction may also be another side effect. Proper recommendations and treatment will be provided by your physician, based on your individual side effects.