What is Urology?
Urology is a medical specialty that focuses on diseases and conditions of the male and female urinary tract as well as the male reproductive system. You may be referred to see a urologist if a condition is suspected that relates to your bladder, urethra, ureters, kidneys or adrenal glands. Urologists use both nonsurgical and surgical methods to treat problems such as kidney stones, urinary tract infections, incontinence, prostate cancer and other disorders.
At the Lake Health Beachwood Medical Center Kidney Stone Center, we are uniquely able to expedite the evaluation and treatment of kidney stone patients. Understanding the pain and distress that kidney stones cause, we will fast track the initial physician evaluation and get pain medications and fluids started quickly. X-rays will be performed to confirm the presence of a stone and then a treatment plan will be created. If surgical treatment is needed, this can often be performed the same day and certainly within 24 hours.
For a referral to an urologist who practices at Beachwood Medical Center, call the Best of Health Line at 800-454-9800.