Category Archives: urology

Restoring peace: Why salvaging the adrenal gland makes sense

BY AMBER SMITH On top of each kidney sits an adrenal gland, which produces hormones a person cannot live without. A variety of different tumors can develop in an adrenal gland. The tumor’s location, size and function influences how it … Continue reading

Posted in health care, HealthLink on Air, illness, podcast, surgery, urology

Aggressive screening may be factor in Onondaga County’s high prostate cancer rate

  The incidence of prostate cancer is statistically higher in Onondaga County, compared to New York state and the United States, but the mortality rate is not significantly different. One possible explanation may be the high level of attention to … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, health care, public health, urology

Read about Upstate expertise in Physicians Practice magazine

The February edition of Physicians Practice magazine showcases Upstate experts from gerontology, urology, otolaryngology, nursing and pharmacy, as well as a story about Danielle Laraque-Arena, Upstate’s new president. Physicians Practice is a publication that is distributed to physicians throughout the … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's/dementia, community, drugs/medications/pharmacy, ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology, nursing, surgery, urology

Collection of Upstate news and information in Physicians Practice magazine

Here are some of the news items about Upstate that are included in the January issue of Physicians Practice magazine. Click the magazine at left to view the digital issue. Several construction projects that are in the works at Upstate … Continue reading

Posted in community, eye/vision/ophthalmology, research, stroke, urology

11 additions to Upstate’s Community Campus

Services have expanded, and new technology and equipment has been added to Upstate’s Community Campus in the four years since Upstate University Hospital acquired Community General Hospital. Here are 11 additions to know about: * Two types of specialized emergency … Continue reading

Posted in bones/joints/orthopedics, brain/neurology, community, ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology, emergency medicine/trauma, maternity/obstetrics, surgery, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics, urology, weight loss

Penile cancer risk may be increased in obese men

A man would generally notice a small lesion that developed on his penis and would seek medical care before the lesion developed into advanced penile cancer. If that man is severely overweight, his penis may not be visible, enveloped in … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, urology

Upstate’s music man: His ‘prescriptions’ target stress

BY AMBER SMITH Patients answer many questions on the paperwork they complete prior to an interventional radiology appointment at Upstate. But when they arrive for a biopsy, catheter installation or other procedure, if their doctor is Mitchell Karmel, MD, patients … Continue reading

Posted in community, entertainment, medical imaging/radiology, research, surgery, urology

Patient with rare disease joins scientists at international symposium

Tracy Graham of Grandview, Ind., was diagnosed with Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome in 2013. The rare disorder—the condition has been reported in only about 400 families—affects the skin and lungs and raises the risk of kidney cancer. So when Tracy found out … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, genetics, research, urology

Minimally invasive laser surgery targets excess tissue while leaving prostate intact

An enlarged prostate can affect the flow of a man’s urine and create urgency and frequency issues that can impact his daily activities and sleep. Medications are often prescribed, but they may only offer temporary relief and intolerable side effects. … Continue reading

Posted in community, health care, surgery, urology

When to be concerned about bladder cancer

A medical scan of your abdomen or pelvis may reveal more than what your doctor was looking for. Some specific features of your bladder could indicate cancer, even if you have no pain, bleeding or other symptoms. A follow-up is … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, research, urology