Urologists located in Bloomington, IN
The unique conditions related to men’s health make it even more critical to have a doctor you can trust. The experienced urologists at Summit Urology in Bloomington, Indiana, provide state-of-the-art men’s reproductive health care in a comfortable and private environment. Call Summit Urology or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about treatment options for men’s health conditions related to the prostate, hormones, and erectile dysfunction.
Men's Health Q & A
What is urology?
Urology is the field of medicine dedicated to the health of the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. In addition to diagnosing and treating urinary tract conditions in both women and men, urologists also care for the male reproductive system. This system is made up of the:
- Penis: the organ that releases sperm and urine
- Prostate: the gland beneath the bladder that produces seminal fluid
- Testicles: the organs in the scrotum that produce sperm and make testosterone
Which health conditions in men do urologists treat?
The urologists at Summit Urology are skilled at treating health conditions related to the male reproductive system, whether it’s a mild infection or cancer. Some men’s health conditions that Summit Urology treats include:
Benign prostate enlargement
Your prostate can be enlarged with no cancer present, and this becomes more common in men over 40. Symptoms include difficulty starting to urinate, a weak urinary stream, the need to urinate urgently or frequently, and getting up several times at night to void. This is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH.
Unfortunately, prostate cancer has no symptoms at most stages. Protect yourself with regular screenings beginning at age 40.
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate, also called prostatitis. It is treatable and is not contagious. Our expert urologists can determine what kind of prostatitis you have and prescribe the best treatment.
Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED or impotence, is the inability to get or keep an erection that is firm enough for sex.
In addition to caring for men’s overall reproductive health, other conditions treated by Summit Urology include, but are not limited to:
- Low testosterone
- Kidney stones
- Male infertility
How are men’s health conditions diagnosed and treated?
Summit Urology has the most advanced diagnostic tools available on site, including state-of-the-art X-ray facilities, to help your doctor identify the cause of your health problem. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor can also perform prostate ultrasounds and prostate biopsies. Having access to this technology is vital, because some prostate conditions have similar symptoms, and proper diagnosis is key to outlining effective treatment.
A few examples of the men’s health treatments Summit Urology provides include:
- Adult circumcision
- Penile implants
- No-scalpel vasectomy
More than 90% of the procedures patients may require can be done on site. To ensure your comfort, anesthesiologists from the hospital come to Summit Urology when needed.
Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about men’s health treatments at Summit Urology.