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These Commons Signs May Indicate the Need for Urology Surgery

By: USMD Team


Conditions affecting the bladder and urinary tract, prostate gland, and kidneys can be very painful and disruptive. This is why it is important to meet with a board-certified urologist as soon as you experience any issues. Urology surgery may be the best solution for improving your quality of life.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is proud to offer a wide range of urology procedures based on our patients’ needs and health goals. Browse our physician directory to connect with a urologist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

What are some conditions that might require surgery?

Simple problems with the urinary system are often managed with prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. However, chronic or more serious issues may require surgical intervention. Patients should consult with a trained urologist to determine the best course of treatment possible.

Urology conditions that might require surgery include:

  • Urinary incontinence: Incontinence may be the result of an overactive bladder, a pelvic floor disorder, or other factors. You may feel an urge to urinate even when the bladder is not full. Urology surgery can treat incontinence and help restore control once again.
  • Chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs): UTIs are a common condition among women. Though most cases are treated with antibiotics, some patients have chronic or recurrent infections. Surgery may correct the underlying issue in these cases.
  • Enlarged prostate: The prostate is a small gland located between the bladder and the penis. An enlarged prostate may block urinary flow or cause problems with the bladder, urinary tract, or kidneys. Surgery may be necessary to address the prostate.
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED): ED is the inability to get or maintain an erection, and it is often due to blocked blood vessels. Surgery may be necessary to correct ED and improve function.
  • Prostate and other urologic cancers: Cancerous tumors can develop in the prostate, kidneys, bladder, and other parts of the urinary system. Urology surgery is often the recommended course of treatment.
  • Kidney (renal) problems: Kidney stones, cysts, and tumors can cause pain and other complications. Surgery may be performed to remove these growths or address blockages.
  • Pelvic floor prolapse: The pelvic floor is a group of tissues that support the organs in the pelvis. Weak or damaged muscles can cause the organs to drop down and bulge into the vagina. Surgery may be recommended to strengthen and repair the pelvic floor.

Why work with USMD Hospital at Arlington?

The board-certified urologists who operate at our Arlington, TX hospital are experienced in many types of surgical procedures. We offer the latest minimally invasive techniques, as well as more traditional approaches. Our goal is to provide patients throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex with the best possible care and outcomes.

Some benefits of working with us include:

  • Advanced equipment: We use the latest surgical tools in the industry, including the cutting-edge Robot da Vinci® surgical system.
  • A team of experts: Our staff includes board-certified urologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, and support staff. We work together to ensure patients receive the best possible care.
  • A commitment to safety: Your safety is always our top priority. We follow strict safety protocols and maintain a clean and safe environment.

Learn about urology surgery

Even minor urinary issues can be disruptive to your life and cause problems with work, school, and personal relationships. A board-certified urologist can diagnose and treat minor to serious conditions. If you are searching for a provider who performs urology surgery in DFW, we invite you to browse our physician directory. USMD Hospital at Arlington is proud to serve as a trusted source of care for patients across North Texas.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.