At Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, urologists offer expertise in a range of areas to improve urologic health for men and women. These include treatments for urologic cancers, male infertility and kidney stone management.
As part of Yale New Haven Health, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital also offers referrals within our medical network for specialized conditions such as female pelvic reconstructive surgery, complex/recurring kidney stone issues and female organ prolapse. Our patients also have opportunities to take part in clinical trials through Yale School of Medicine that contribute to research on treatment for the bladder, kidneys, prostate, cervix and rectum as well as other urological disorders. All of which can improve your overall urologic health and quality of life.
Our urologists have clinical expertise in several subspecialties to diagnose and treat a variety of urological problems. These include:
- Urologic oncology covering cancer of the bladder, kidneys, prostate, testis and penis.
- Kidney stone prevention and treatment, including medical and surgical management, nutrition counseling and lithotripsy, a shock wave treatment that breaks up stones into fragments.
- Prostate disorders such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), an enlargement of the prostate that often causes frequent urination and a feeling of “not emptying” completely.
- Sexual dysfunction such as low testosterone (low-T), erectile dysfunction (ED), and Peyronie’s disease, a curvature condition that may affect male sexual function.
- Stress incontinence from weakened muscles or overactive bladder.
Using laparoscopic and other minimally invasive procedures, our specially-trained urologists help patients recover faster than with traditional surgery.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment for bladder cancer
Our urology services include blue-light cystoscopy, a procedure that lets your doctor examine the lining of your bladder and the tube that carries urine from your body to help diagnose and treat bladder cancer that can potentially spread to surrounding muscle. Because bladder cancer has a high reoccurrence rate, finding lesions that cannot typically be seen under white light provides patients with faster, more effective treatment options to prevent the spread of the cancer.
The advanced blue-light cystoscopy relies on a fluorescent imaging agent that makes it easier to see rapidly multiplying cancer cells than with traditional white-light cystoscopy, which may overlook up to 20 percent of bladder tumors. Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and ninth most common in women.
As a part of Yale New Haven Health, our patients also have preferred access to services offered at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Waterford.
Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment
Our urology physicians are equipped with the latest digital imaging and tools to evaluate and diagnose prostate problems. For comprehensive treatment, our patients are referred for coordinated care at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Waterford.
- With Artemis targeted biopsy, patients can receive an accurate prostate biopsy in an outpatient visit at L+M Hospital. This state-of-the-art technology combines high-resolution ultrasound with 3D MRI imaging for a more precise biopsy.
- Our urologists offer a leading-edge prostate cancer treatment called SpaceOAR. During a minimally invasive procedure at L+M Hospital, the SpaceOAR protective hydrogel is injected between the rectum and prostate creating space between them to protect healthy surrounding tissue from radiation exposure. The procedure can be performed under general or local anesthesia. The body naturally absorbs the gel in about six months.