Procedures

Procedures

ADVANCED, STATE-OF-THE-ART UROLOGICAL PROCEDURES

We use advanced procedures to diagnose and treat prostate disorders, incontinence, bladder problems, kidney stones and cancer. These include:

Penile ProthesisPenile implant surgery is a procedure that helps men with erectile dysfunction that has not responded to other types of treatments. Penile implant surgery involves placing a prosthetic device inside the penis and scrotum. This device helps the man achieve an erection and regain sexual function.

BotoxBotox® injections are a procedure that can be used to treat severe bladder symptoms, such as severe urgency, inability to delay urination, and urinary sphincter spasm. It works by blocking the ability of some nerves to communicate with bladder or sphincter muscles.

Cystoscopy – What is cystoscopy? We perform cystoscopy to examine the lining of your bladder and urethra (the tube that carries urine out of your body), diagnose various bladder and urethra conditions (such as interstitial cystitis or blood in urine), and answer certain clinical questions for people who have more extreme cases of incontinence. During cysto (cystoscopy), your bladder is filled with fluid and a hollow tube (cystoscope) equipped with a camera is inserted into your urethra and slowly advanced into your bladder. We can do this procedure in a procedure room, using a local anesthetic jelly to numb the urethra. We might also perform a cystoscopy as an outpatient procedure, with sedation. Where you go depends on the reason for your procedure.

ESWL – Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy sends sound waves through your body, which in turn break kidney stones into smaller fragments that can be passed more easily.

Prostate Ultrasound & Biopsy We perform these procedures to evaluate abnormal results from a digital rectal exam or an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

Interstim – InterStim therapy uses a small device to send mild electrical pulses to a nerve located in the lower back (just above the tailbone). This nerve, called the sacral nerve, influences the bladder and surrounding muscles that manage urinary function. The electrical stimulation may eliminate or reduce certain bladder control symptoms in some people. The system is surgically placed under the skin.

Urolift – Urolift is a minimally invasive approach that provides rapid relief and recovery of BPH symptoms. It can get men off of BPH medications and avoid major surgery.

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Team

The WIU Surgical Team

Our board-certified urologists are focused on expert care for your most pressing medical needs.

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What our patients say

Procedure went well. Staff was very friendly and concerned with any pain levels and care going forward. Doctor was very professional and described everything in detail before it happened.

R.D.

Entire staff friendly and professional. Dr. Modder was patient and explained every step of the procedure. Results were explained. All my questions were answered. I felt comfortable that I was putting my health in good hands.

D.S

Going to a urologist can be a frightening experience. Dr. Vlach has always answered my questions with understandable responses. I left the visit with a sense of relief but also a dreaded appointment for next year. I trust Dr. Vlach. The staff are always professional but also very pleasant.

K.J.

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