General Urology

Kidney Stones – Kidney stones are a common and painful ailment here in South Carolina. They often require prompt treatment as they cause pain and can result in obstruction or infection of the kidney. Our physicians are trained in the latest treatment options of stones including shockwave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy. Furthermore, they help identify causes and counsel patients on the prevention of future stones.

Hematuria – Hematuria is the presence of blood in urine. This can be visible to the naked eye (gross hematuria) or detectable only by your physician (microscopic hematuria). While this may be a benign finding, it can be the first sign of a more serious urologic condition. Because of this, it is important that your urologist perform a thorough evaluation to identify the underlying cause and provide appropriate treatment or follow up.

Renal Cysts – A cyst is a fluid filled mass. Oftentimes these are benign and do not cause problems; however, if they enlarge they can cause pain or bleeding and may need to be removed. It is important to have a urologist monitoring your kidneys and available should treatment become necessary.

Hydronephrosis – Hydronephrosis is the back up of urine into your kidney resulting in swelling of the kidney. This can be secondary to a stone, an obstruction, or a mass. It requires appropriate diagnosis and treatment to prevent long-term damage of the kidney.

Congenital Urinary Tract Malformations – There are a number of abnormalities that can be present at birth. While some may require surgical repair, some require routine monitoring. Our physicians are capable of managing all types of urinary tract anomalies.

Neurogenic Bladder – Neurogenic bladder is a condition that affects one’s ability to control their bladder. You may have difficulty urinating, inability to urinate, trouble telling when your bladder is full, or other voiding dysfunction.