Urologists located in Bloomington, IN
Accurate diagnosis of prostate conditions is key to outlining effective treatment. The experienced urologists at Summit Urology in Bloomington, Indiana have the most technologically advanced equipment available for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate conditions. Call Summit Urology or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about your prostate health, cancer screening, and treatment options.
Prostate Q & A
What is the prostate?
The prostate gland sits beneath the bladder, and it produces seminal fluid. This fluid combines with sperm to create semen, which nourishes and transports sperm. The sperm needs to come in contact with a woman’s egg to fertilize it and cause pregnancy.
Are there different types of prostate problems?
The urologists at Summit Urology are skilled at treating all prostate conditions from mild infections to cancers. Some men’s prostate conditions that Summit Urology treats include:
Benign prostate enlargement
This enlargement of the prostate is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. In this condition, the prostate is enlarged, but there’s no cancer present. It’s common for men over age 40. Symptoms include difficulty starting to urinate, a weak urinary stream, the need to urinate urgently or frequently, and getting up during the night to use the bathroom.
Most stages of prostate cancer have no symptoms, so it’s important to start getting regular screenings at age 40.
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate that’s treatable and not contagious. Our expert urologists can do an exam and testing to diagnose the type of prostatitis you have and prescribe the best treatment.
How are prostate problems diagnosed and treated?
To provide you with the fastest diagnosis and treatment possible, Summit Urology provides state-of-the-art diagnostic tools on site, including an X-ray facility. Your doctor can also perform prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings, ultrasounds, and prostate biopsies.
Those diagnostic tools are critical for your doctor to reach an accurate diagnosis because some prostate conditions have similar symptoms.
Summit Urology offers several treatments for prostate cancer and other prostate conditions. They are also proud to offer Urolift®, a minimally-invasive treatment for the symptoms associated with BPH (enlarged prostate). The Urolift procedure is described in the video below.
If your prostate condition requires surgery, Summit Urology Surgery Center can perform most operations on-site. Anesthesiologists are always available to ensure your comfort during your procedure.
Take control of your prostate health by calling or scheduling an appointment online at Summit Urology today.