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Urology Specialties, Treatments & Technology
General Adult Urology
Urology is the medical specialty concerned with diseases of the urinary tract in men and women, and diseases of the genital tract in men. There are about 9,500 practicing urologists in the United States. The typical education track for a urologist is 4 years of medical school, 1 or 2 years of general surgery training, and 3 or 4 years of residency in urology. Some urologists continue their education after residency in a focused area of subspecialty- a fellowship.

Fellowship training in urology can be accomplished in urologic oncology, pediatrics, voiding dysfunction, laparoscopy/endourology, sexual medicine, pelvic reconstructive surgery, clinical research and male infertility. The specialty combines medical and surgical training, and encompasses a wide variety of clinical problems in men and women of all ages. For more about the specialty and the requirements for certification see The American Board of Urology.

Patient Information for Adult Urology

How Does The Urinary System Work?

Your body takes nutrients from food and uses them to maintain all bodily functions including energy and self-repair. After your body has taken what it needs from the food, waste products are left behind in the blood and in the bowel. The urinary system works with the lungs, skin, and intestines—all of which also excrete wastes—to keep the chemicals and water in your body balanced. Adults eliminate about a quart and a half of urine each day. The amount depends on many factors, especially the amounts of fluid and food a person consumes and how much fluid is lost through sweat and breathing. Certain types of medications can also affect the amount of urine eliminated.

The urinary system removes a type of waste called urea from your blood. Urea is produced when foods containing protein, such as meat, poultry, and certain vegetables, are broken down in the body. Urea is carried in the bloodstream to the kidneys.

What Causes Problems In The Urinary System?

Problems in the urinary system can be caused by aging, illness, or injury. As you get older, changes in the kidneys’ structure cause them to lose some of their ability to remove wastes from the blood. Also, the muscles in your ureters, bladder, and urethra tend to lose some of their strength. You may have more urinary infections because the bladder muscles do not tighten enough to empty your bladder completely. A decrease in strength of muscles of the sphincters and the pelvis can also cause incontinence, the unwanted leakage of urine. Illness or injury can also prevent the kidneys from filtering the blood completely or block the passage of urine.

We have provided you with a wealth of information on General Urology conditions, treatments and technology below. To learn more about your office visit, what to expect and what to bring to your appointment please click here.

Female Urology & Voiding Dysfunction
Female Urology is a subspecialty of Urology. Female Urology is concerned with diagnosis and treatment of those uninary tract disorders most prevalent in females. These include voiding dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infection, urethral syndrome and interstitial cystitis. The Michigan Institute of Urology will complete an expert evaluation of these conditions including a complete history and physical exam. Urodynamics (bladder function test) and imaging studies may be required to fully evaluate the urinary tracts. Additional bladder studies such as cystoscopy may be necessary. The Michigan Institute of Urology offers a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan for these female urologic disorders.

Patient Information for Female Urology & Voiding Dysfunction

Nearly 10 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence or overactive bladder. Urinary incontinence is not something that only effects older people. The truth is, it can effect anyone. This includes children, elderly, women who had children, anyone who exercises and men who have had prostate surgery.

The Michigan Institute of Urology is dedicated to educating their patients and helping them make informed medical decisions. We have provided you with a wealth of information on female urinary conditions, treatments and technology below.To learn more about your office visit, what to expect and what to bring to your appointment please click here.

Urologic Oncology
Urologic Oncology is a subspecialty of Urology. Cancer can develop in any organ of the urinary system and the male reproductive system. As with other forms of cancer, the earlier a urological cancer is detected, the greater the chance of successful treatment, that is, removing it before it becomes aggressive and spreads.

Not all abnormal masses of cells are cancerous. A biopsy -by removing a small sample of tissue so the cells can be examined with a microscope will determine if a tumor is cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign).

It’s important to know the symptoms of urological cancer and see your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of them. Of course, most symptoms have several possible causes. Only a medical examination can determine if the actual cause is cancer or another condition. Seeing your doctor can ease your fears.

The Michigan Institute of Urology are committed to providing outstanding care by offering the latest and most effective therapies in a compassionate setting.

Patient Information for Urologic Oncology

Thousands of men and women are diagnosed each year with cancer of the bladder, kidney and the prostate. New breakthroughs in cancer care, treatment options and ongoing reasearch for potential cures of urologic malignancies give new hope for patients from all walks of life.

We have provided you with a wealth of information on Urologic Oncology conditions, treatments and technology below.To learn more about your office visit, what to expect and what to bring to your appointment please click here.

Neurologic Urology
Neurologic Urology is a subspecialty of Urology. Neurologic Urology focuses on disorders or conditions of the bladder, urinary tract, kidneys and genitalia related to neurological disorders and spinal injuries. For example, patients with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis may experience problems such as overactive bladder or sexual dysfunction. Neurologic Urology involves diagnosing the source of the condition or problem and treating it through surgery, medication, or behavioral changes.

Patient Information for Neurologic Urology

We have provided you with a wealth of information on Neuro-Urology conditions, treatments and technology below. To learn more about your office visit, what to expect and what to bring to your appointment please click here.

Vaginal Health Care & Prevention Treatment
MIU is proud to be the first urology clinic in the state to offer state of the art treatment with the use of MonaLisa Touch®.

MonaLisa Touch® is a functional vaginal rejuvenation treatment based on a special fractional CO2laser, specifically created for the vaginal mucosa.

MonaLisa Touch® prevents and resolves estrogen drops in the vaginal tissue (typically occurring during menopause or after childbirth) by re-activating the production of new collagen and reestablishing the conditions that the vaginal mucosa once had.

MonaLisa Touch® is now the most effective non-surgical and non-pharmacological solution for preventing and treating vaginal atrophy and its after-effects, which many women suffer from during menopause and after childbirth.

How it Works: Fractional Laser: Combination of maximum effectiveness without side effects or pain

The CO2 laser gently acts on the vaginal walls through a special scanner, creating indistinguishable micro-lesions that are required for triggering a neocollagenesis process (production of new collagen) and reorganizing and re-equilibrating the components of the vaginal mucosa.

The laser’s action therefore safely and painlessly reactivates and reestablishes the proper function of the relative urogenital structures while also improving the symptoms associated with urinary dysfunction (mild incontinence due to stress).

A tissue regeneration process lasting numerous weeks is triggered, but stimulation occurs immediately and significant improvements can be seen even after the first treatment.

To learn more, visit Monalisatouch online by clicking here: http://www.monalisatouch.com/monnalisatouch-the-laser-therapy or call 855-648-5273