Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract in
both men and women. According to the National Kidney Foundation, kidney
and urologic diseases affect more than 13-million people (about 5
percent of the US population) and claim about 260,000 lives, annually.
The number of people affected by these diseases is expected to grow as
the populations of older adults and racial and ethnic minorities
The expert surgeons at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center are using minimally invasive techniques that are revolutionizing urologic surgical treatments. Many are commonly used today and our skilled surgeons are constantly developing new techniques that will give you the best possible outcome and help you return to daily activities more quickly.
The urologic surgical procedures that are practiced regularly at Thomasville Medical Center include:
An adrenalectomy is the removal, or partial removal, of one, or both, adrenal glands.
A cystoscopy is procedure that examines the bladder and urinary tract for abnormalities or obstructions such as tumors or stones.
A laparoscopic nephrectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for removing a kidney.
Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the prostate using computer-enhanced technology and the surgeon's skill.
Percutaneous renal stone surgery is usually performed to remove larger kidney stones.
Renal, Pelvis and Ureter
This procedure removes the renal pelvis, kidney and entire ureter, along with the bladder cuff.
Ureteroscopy is an examination that inserts a scope through the bladder, into the ureter, and then into the kidney, if necessary, to remove ureteral or kidney stones.
Surgical options are available to correct or ease the symptoms of urinary incontinence.