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The Stanford Center for Female Urology and Neuro Urology provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment to patients with problems relating to the bladder and lower urinary tract.
Urinary tract disorders are greatly under reported and under treated in our society. One of the main impediments to treatment is the embarrassment many patients feel in discussing these sensitive issues. Our staff is committed to preserving patient dignity and providing the highest quality care and comfort.
Urinary tract pain
Urinary tract fistulas
Neurogenic bladder - spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, etc.
Our center is the only one in the world dedicated solely to azoospermia care, with specialized, experienced doctors and the latest techniques and technology. We offer a wide range of advanced treatments, with great success in finding or restoring sperm. We can go as far as you want as long as it is medically appropriate — we know you may want peace of mind from trying every option. Learn more about our obstructive azoospermia treatment (for reproductive tract blockages) ornonobstructive azoospermia treatment (for impaired sperm production).
We regularly treat patients from around California, the United States and the world. We welcome men who already have a diagnosis of azoospermia, and those who strongly suspect they have the condition. We are also happy to provide second opinions, either for yourself or (in conjunction with our colleagues) for your partner.
You can reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical option for cancerous and non-cancerous urologic conditions involving various urologic organs such as the kidney, adrenal, bladder, testis and prostate. Endourology is a minimally invasive technique available to treat kidney stones. Stones may be extracted or fragmented using tiny instruments through natural body channels such as the urethra, bladder and ureter. In addition to treatment, the clinic helps determine the cause of kidney stone development and identifies methods to prevent further stone formation.
We provide comprehensive evaluation for all causes of male infertility as well as advanced diagnostic, therapeutic, medical and surgical approaches to help correct and maximize male sexual function. Our doctors are specially trained in microsurgery for more precise treatments to improve the success rate of urologic conditions.
Information About Men's Reproductive Health
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- Urologist Finds Childless Men More at Risk of Death from Cardiovascular Disease
- Some Infertile Men Show Higher Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
- Prostate Cancer Risk Not Elevated with Testosterone Replacement
- Do You Need Erectile Dysfunction Drugs?
- Risks & Benefits of Low Testosterone Therapy
- Erectile dysfunction usually has physical cause
- Department of Urology at Stanford University
Urologic Oncology Program
The Urologic Oncology Program focuses on the investigation and management of genitourinary cancers: cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testis and genitalia combining clinical expertise from Urology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, and basic developments from Immunology, Biochemistry, Pathology, and Molecular Biology. A multidisciplinary approach in the office, operating room and,when appropriate, the laboratory is emphasized. Treatment plans are customized to individual patient needs and may include a variety of modalities (surgical, radiotherapeutic and chemo- or immunotherapeutic) delivered concurrently or consecutively.
A very rare type of cancer that affects the adrenal glands (located above each kidney in the back of the upper abdomen).
A type of cancer that occurs when there are abnormal, cancerous cells growing in the bladder.
A type of cancer that begins in the kidneys, located on the left and right of the backbone.
A rare type of cancer that affects the penis, including the tip of the penis (glans) and foreskin (skin covering the glans).
A type of cancer that occurs when cells grow abnormally in the prostate gland and form tumors.
A highly treatable cancer that typically develops in one or both testicles.
A radiology technique where the beams of radiation used in treatment are shaped to match the tumor and uses targeting information to focus precisely on the tumor.
A procedure in which small particles are injected to block a blood vessel, thereby shrinking a tumor by depriving it of oxygen-carrying blood and other substances needed for growth.
A type of radiation therapy in which sealed radioactive material is placed directly into or near a tumor to deliver a higher dose of internal radiation over a shorter period of time.
The use of anticancer drugs to shrink or kill cancerous cells and reduce cancer spreading to other parts of the body.
This technique uses extreme cold to destroy a tumor and is performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.
A procedure that involves killing the cancer by freezing the cells using extremely cold temperatures with a small metal tool placed in the tumor. Liquid nitrogen is the most common type and is sprayed on or applied with a cotton applicator to freeze growths which then shrink and fall off.
Immunotherapy (also called biological therapy, biological response modifier therapy, or biotherapy) is designed to boost the body's immune system in order to fight cancer. The cells, antibodies, and organs of the immune system work to protect and defend the body against foreign invaders, such as bacteria or viruses. Doctors and researchers have found that the immune system might also be able to both determine the difference between healthy cells and cancer cells in the body, and to eliminate the cancer cells.
An advanced type of radiation technology that manipulates beams of radiation to conform to the shape of a tumor.
Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
A less-invasive type of radical prostatectomy in which the prostate gland is removed through small incisions using a laparoscope (a long, flexible lighted tube with a video camera attached) and special long, thin surgical tools. This type of procedure is commonly performed by a surgeon using a robot to precisely maneuver surgical tools (robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy).
Minimally invasive robotic surgery
The use of robotic systems to aid in surgical procedures. Robotic surgery helps to overcome limitations of minimally-invasive surgery, and broadens additional surgical capabilities.
A neobladder, usually made from a piece of a patients own small intestine, is an option for some patients who have had to undergo surgical removal of the bladder.
The use of high-energy radiation to kill or shrink cancer cells, tumors, and non-cancerous diseases.
An open-surgery procedure in which the entire prostate gland and some tissue around it are removed. This surgery involves an incision in either the abdomen or the area behind the scrotum. Doctors at Stanford perform nerve-sparing prostatectomies, which maintains sexual function.
The use of robotic aids in the precise surgical removal of tumors of the kidney.
Targeted therapies can target cancerous cells without affecting healthy tissue, unlike radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
Surgery to remove part of the prostate gland that surrounds the urethra by using a small tool that is placed inside the prostate through the urethra at the tip of the penis. There is no incision with this method. TURP is used as a palliative procedure (to relieve symptoms), not as a procedure to cure the cancer.
Cancer Survivorship Program
Cancer Survivorship is more than surviving cancer. It starts from the time of diagnosis, continues after treatment and includes individuals who experience cancer as well as family, friends and caregivers. Learn more...
Cancer Supportive Care
The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care. Find programs and classes...
Prostate Support Group - Every fourth Tuesday, 6:00-7:30pm
The Pediatric Urology team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford provides diagnosis and management of children with a wide range of problems relating to the genitourinary tract. These include:
For children under the age of 18 who are encountering urologic problems, a pediatric urologist is uniquely qualified to treat such symptoms. A pediatric urologist has usually completed both additional specialized training (1-2 years) focused on pediatric urology and an accredited residency program in urology (5-6 years). Most pediatric urologists spend the majority of their time caring for children with urinary tract abnormalities. They are usually certified by the American Board of Urology, members of the Society for Pediatric Urology, and Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology. They are trained to deal with young children with hypospadias, hydrocele/hernia, testicular torsion, undescended testicles, malignancies of the bladder and testicle, vesicoureteral reflux, urinary infections, and other more complex urological problems such as ambiguous genitalia, posterior urethral valves, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, bladder diverticula, and bladder exstrophy.