Urologic Care in Gilbert, AZ
Dr. Simoncini and Dr. Shaba are board-certified urologists providing the highest quality of care to patients throughout Tempe, Scottsdale, and Mesa, AZ. They specialize in diagnosing and treating a range of urologic conditions using minimally invasive techniques. Call (480) 924-7333 to schedule an appointment at our urology clinic in Gilbert, AZ today!
Urological oncology is one of the most important conditions to treat in the field. It deals with all cancers related to urology, including prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and bladder cancer mainly. These cancers are in the top 6 cancers in men, specifically.
- Testing and Treatment for Elevated PSA
The causes of prostate cancer, as with other cancers, are broad and complex. There is no single perspective on what causes prostate cancer. There are, however, certain factors that are associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer such as age, genetics, diet, and lifestyle.
Kidney cancer is slightly more common in men and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 70 years. It is important to realize that with early diagnosis and treatment, kidney cancer can be cured.
The bladder is a hollow organ that stores urine. It is located inside the lower abdomen, is about the size of a grapefruit and is distensible (elastic) which allows its muscular wall to get larger and smaller. Bladder cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the bladder.
Testicular cancer is a highly treatable cancer that occurs mainly in young men between the ages of 15-35. It can develop in one or both testicles and is rare compared with other types of cancers.
Penile Cancer is the result of cancer cells forming in the tissues of the penis. Common symptoms of penile cancer are blisters, lumps, and discharge.
A very common group of conditions that urology covers is reproductive health. This is anything relating to a male’s ability to reproduce, but can also include family/female reproductive health concerns if applicable. Reproductive health conditions include low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and also infertility.
Almost all men experience a drop in testosterone as they age. However, an extreme loss of testosterone can lead to many side effects such as fatigue, low sex drive, and mood changes.
Erectile dysfunction is nothing to be embarrassed about and is usually easily treated. The first step is to talk to your doctor and learn your options.
About 35% of all infertility issues are caused by the male reproductive system, so it’s not uncommon and definitely not just a woman’s issue. It’s important to get tested if you believe you may be infertile.
Incontinence and Urinary Issues
Many people experience urinary incontinence, both men and women. Additionally, we also treat conditions such as Kidney Stones and BPH, which can cause issues with your urinary tract and bladder health.
This is actually a common issue for women more than men and can cause leaky bladders and overwhelming urges to urinate or false alarms.
Kidney Stones are formations of acid salts and minerals that can be caused by a number of things. Learn their causes, symptoms and how to treat them before they become a big problem.
A Urinary tract infection, or a UTI, is an infection in the urinary system that is typically found in the bladder. Urinary tract infections are more often found in women than men.
Stress Urinary Incontinence generally occurs when your pelvic muscles are no longer strong enough to keep the opening from the bladder neck closed when you are under physical stress.
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when muscles and ligaments in the pelvic floor are stretched or become too weak to hold the organs in the pelvis in their proper place.
Many people falsely assume urinary incontinence to be its own condition, but in fact it is merely a symptom of another condition, most often of an overactive bladder.
Hematuria is a symptom associated with a number of both common and uncommon conditions of the urinary system. The medical term “hematuria” is used whenever an individual has blood in their urine.
Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) Obstruction
UPJ obstruction is a blockage in the space connecting the renal pelvis (part of the kidney) to one of the tubes (ureters) that move urine to the bladder. This type of blockage slows or completely stops the flow of urine from the kidney.