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Urology

Urology

Find care for the urinary tract and male reproductive system in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia at Ballad Health.

Doctors called urologists will take time to answer your questions and help you feel more like you should.

Conditions We Treat

Turn to a urologist when you need a test or treatment for conditions such as:

Urology Services & Treatments

If it’s right for you, a doctor will start your treatment with medicine or another nonsurgical option.

But you might benefit from one of these procedures:

  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy – Removes a kidney through tiny incisions (cuts in the skin)
  • Laser prostate resection – Uses intense light to melt away prostate tissue blocking urine flow
  • Lithotripsy – Breaks up kidney stones using sound waves or laser
  • Microscopic varicocelectomy – Removes scrotum veins that are too big and can cause infertility
  • Reconstructive urologic surgery – Fixes an injured urinary tract
  • Vasectomy – Prevents the release of sperm during sex so a woman can’t get pregnant
  • Vasectomy reversal – Allows the release of sperm again

Less-Invasive Surgery

When possible, your surgeon might take a less-invasive approach to surgery that uses only very small incisions (cuts in the skin).

This means you’ll recover faster, feel less pain and notice less scarring afterward.

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

For some less-invasive surgeries, your doctor controls a surgical da Vinci® robot. The robot’s arms have tools that move more steadily, fully and precisely than human hands.

Your surgeon might use the da Vinci robot during:

  • Cryotherapy – Freezes and destroys prostate cancer cells
  • Holmium laser prostate surgery – Uses intense light to melt away prostate tissue blocking urine flow
  • Nephrectomy – Removes all or part of a damaged kidney
  • Prostatectomy – Removes a prostate that has cancer

 

Find a Specialist

View Ballad Health’s network of doctors and search by name, specialty, condition, gender and location. Or call 833-8-BALLAD for help finding a provider who offers the specific care you need.

Newsroom

Friday, January 17, 2020

Nationwide Interruption of Sterile Surgical Supplies

Cardinal Health announced potential sterility issues with some of its surgical procedure packs. Ballad Health immediately pulled these items from use in all its facilities. ... read more about Nationwide Interruption of Sterile Surgical Supplies.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Ballad Health plans to open new urgent care centers as part of initiative to increase access, expand network

Ballad Health today announced plans to add two new urgent care centers to the family of Ballad Health providers in the Appalachian Highlands. ... read more about Ballad Health plans to open new urgent care centers as part of initiative to increase access, expand network .