Bozeman Urology Services
The urologists at Bozeman Health specialize in a full range of urological
care including the diagnosis and treatment of prostate, kidney, adrenal,
testicular and bladder cancers and infections of the kidney, bladder and prostate.
Men’s health services include treatment of BPH (benign prostatic
hyperplasia), erectile dysfunction and infertility. Urologists also perform
procedures for permanent sterilization through vasectomy.
They also treat urinary frequency, urinary incontinence, hematuria (bloody
urine), and urinary tract infections in men and women.
Our specialists treat male sexual dysfunction, low testosterone, infertility
and benign prostatic hyperplasia. They also provide care for prostate
health. About half of men over age 50 will develop an enlarged prostate,
and half of those will actually experience problems stemming from the
condition. Sometimes enlargement may be caused by prostate cancer. When
the prostate enlarges, which often happens with age, urine flow becomes
obstructed. Going often and urgently is the body’s response to prostate
obstruction. There are several ways to address this condition.
Management of erectile dysfunction ranges from medication to prosthetic
devices. Management of infertility in men generally focuses on the surgical
correction of various acquired and congenital obstructions within the
genital system, and increasingly sophisticated efforts to diagnose and
treat the problem of coexisting male subfertility and varicocele.
Treatment of kidney stones in the urinary tract includes both medical and
surgical methods. They can be treated with Extracorporal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
(using shock waves to break a stone into small pieces so it can pass from
the body), Ureteroscopy (threading a scope through the bladder to the
kidney to remove the stone) and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (a surgical
procedure to remove the stone). In addition, advances in diagnosis and
management of recurrent stone formation allow our urologists to reduce
Our urologists are skilled in the treatment of malignant disease. Medical
and surgical management of solid tumors involve new therapies, in which
chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgical treatment are used together.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. Our specialists
focus on detecting, counseling and treating this disease. Bladder cancer
occurs in the lining of the bladder, the ureters, or inside the kidneys,
and is very treatable when discovered early. Early symptoms are blood
in the urine, or urgency of urination. Testicular cancer is rare, but
affects mostly adolescents and young adult males.
Our urologists treat incontinence, cystitis, urinary tract infections,
overactive bladder and neurogenic bladder (dysfunction due to disease
of the central nervous system causing difficulty in urination). As new
therapies, both surgical and non-surgical, are developed and approved,
they are employed at Bozeman Health Urology.
Incontinence, or any involuntary loss of urine, is an extremely common
problem affecting women more than men. There are two types of urinary
leakage: stress incontinence and urgency incontinence, both of which become
more frequent with age. There are many causes for incontinence and education
is important in its treatment.
The urinary tract is affected by congenital anomalies (deviation from what
is standard or expected) more than any other organ system. Common congenital
problems include cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) and hernia. Our
urologists can perform surgical repair of congenital anomalies in children.
Urology traditionally has been on the cutting-edge of surgical technology
in the field of medicine. Our urologists are trained and experienced in
minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and a host of other unique scope-guided-procedures
and minimally-invasive techniques. These include:
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Extracorporal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
- Ureteroscopy, laser lithotripsy
- Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
- Prostate cancer screening
- Greenlight Laser Surgery for prostate
- Prostate biopsy
- Advanced urodynamics (assessment of bladder and urethra performance)
- Trans-obturator sling (for stress incontinence)
- Penile implant
- Artificial urethral sphincter
- Botox injections
- Neuromodulation (electrical stimulation of the nervous system)
- Pediatric Services