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Common Reasons Women Need to See a Urologist

Some women have the mistaken idea that urologists are a type of a medical specialist who only treat men. However, urologists commonly treat people of both genders. They deal with problems of the urinary tract, which is a bodily system that includes muscles, organs, and tubes… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about UroLift® System Treatment

What should I expect during the treatment? Is it painful? How long does it take? If you and your doctor decide that the UroLift® System treatment is right for you, your doctor will provide you with more detailed information relating to the treatment. In general, the UroLift System is… Read More

How Do You Stop Urine Leakage?

What is Urinary Incontinence? Although people sometimes feel embarrassed about having urinary incontinence, it is a common health condition shared by millions of others. The term urinary incontinence means that you pass urine unintentionally. It can take one of the following four forms: Chronic urinary retention:… Read More

Innovative UroLift® System to Treat Enlarged Prostate Now Available at United Hospital Center

Grant L. Franklin, Jr., MD and Viacheslav Iremashvili, MD, PhD, at UHC Urology, are treating patients in the North Central West Virginia region with the UroLift® System, the first permanent implant to treat symptoms due to urinary outflow obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia… Read More

International Prostate Symptom Score Quiz

What is BPH? Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70%… Read More

Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Stones

What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones initially form inside of the kidney. Sometimes they remain there and other times they travel to different parts of the urinary tract. The typical kidney stone is comprised of uric acid or calcium. They can be as small as the period at the end… Read More

State-of-the-Art Urology Suite Now at UHC Urology

UHC is one of two hospitals in the nation equipped with the MODULITH® SLX-F2 connect. The MODULITH® SLX-F2 connect combines everything needed to best treat all types of stone disorders using non-invasive or minimally invasive methods. With minimal side effects and virtually pain-free, this is a highly effective treatment… Read More

UHC Adopts Innovative Imaging Agent to Improve Detection of Certain Bladder Cancers

Blue Light Cystoscopy (BLC™) with Cysview® may detect certain bladder cancer tumors more than the use of standard diagnostic technology. UHC is the only medical center in North Central West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania offering this technology. Bladder cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United… Read More

UHC Can Detect Prostate Cancer Easier with UroNav

UHC offers MRI/ultrasound-guided biopsies with UroNav, the new standard for prostate care. More accurate and less invasive biopsies Combines images in real-time for clear definition of the prostate and suspicious lesions Reduces unnecessary procedures and side effects… Read More

UHC offers MRI/Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy

UHC is proud to introduce a powerful new MRI solution for targeted biopsy of the prostate. Through the recent adoption of the UroNav fusion biopsy system, doctors at UHC can offer a truly new biopsy option for many patients with elevated and/or rising PSA levels. Read More

UHC Offers SpaceOARTM Hydrogel to Benefit Patients Undergoing Treatment for Prostate Cancer

SpaceOARTM Hydrogel is an option for men who undergo radiation treatment for prostate cancer. It acts as a spacer providing space between the rectum and the prostate, reducing radiation exposure to the rectum. It is injected into place before the start of radiation treatment. Patients may be awake or asleep… Read More

United Hospital Center Urology Offers Innovative Treatment for Patients with Low-Grade Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer

United Hospital Center (UHC) Urology is excited to announce that it will begin offering JELMYTO® (mitomycin) for pyelocalyceal solution, the first and only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)- approved treatment for adult patients with low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer (LG-UTUC).1 UHC is one of the centers in the… Read More

What Are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

The prostate is a small gland in men that creates the seminal fluid necessary for the healthy development and transport of sperm. It is an essential part of the male reproductive system. Unfortunately, prostate cancer is among the most common male-only cancers. The good news about prostate cancer is that… Read More

What is ED and What Causes It?

What is Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is a term used to describe a man’s inability to achieve an erection firm enough to complete sexual intercourse. Some men with this condition cannot obtain an erection at all. Others can get an erection and then lose it or… Read More

What is the First Sign of Bladder Cancer?

As the sixth leading type of cancer in the United States, bladder cancer can be difficult to diagnose and treat. It also has a high rate of recurrence, especially when detected late or not treated correctly. In this blog, we discuss the most typical symptoms of bladder cancer and introduce… Read More

Your Vasectomy: Everything You Need to Know

If you and your partner feel like your family is complete or you do not wish to have children at all, a vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control to consider. This surgical procedure renders a man sterile and unable to impregnate his partner. Read More