Category Archives: 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

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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

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How a tumor is diagnosed

As serious as it is, cancer is usually not an emergency, urologic oncologist Srinivas Vourganti, MD, told visitors to the Upstate Cancer Center this spring. A cancer diagnosis is a step-by-step process that has to be complete before exploring treatment options. … Continue reading

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Missing gene tied to lethal prostate cancer

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer who lack a particular gene called WAVE-1 may have better survival odds if they are treated early. That’s according to research from scientists at Upstate Medical and Harvard universities, who worked together to link the … Continue reading

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Surgical services featured in July Physicians Practice

The July issue of Physicians Practice magazine gives a glimpse of the services available at Upstate. It’s written for physicians who work throughout the Central New York region, but much of the information is of interest to the community at large. … Continue reading

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PSA mystery solved at Upstate

By Susan Cole The uncertainty and the waiting were the hardest parts of Paul Kruger’s battle with prostate cancer. Kruger, 56. a heavy equipment mechanic at Fort Drum, knew an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level indicated trouble, but after five … Continue reading

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Physicians Practice features stroke care, shoulder implants, urethroplasty, more

The March issue of Physicians Practice features stories from Upstate about stroke care, a new shoulder implant and urethroplasty. The stories are aimed at medical professionals, but anyone is welcome to browse. Physicians Practice is a publication that is distributed … Continue reading

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Fun facts, trivia included in Upstate Health magazine

Page three of Upstate Health magazine this quarter features five random pieces of information you might not otherwise know about Upstate, including: * The roof of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is marked with an H in a big cross … Continue reading

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Surgery can repair urethral stricture: One woman’s story

Even knowing how painful it was to have her urethra dilated when it was obstructed and prevented her bladder from emptying, Patricia Moro was still hesitant to pursue a surgical repair. Moro’s life began revolving around the bathroom. She could … Continue reading

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6 things you might not know about Upstate…

* Volunteers contribute mightily to the operation of Upstate University Hospital, logging 82,528 hours in 2013. Learn about volunteer opportunities by calling 315-464-5180 or visiting upstate.edu/hospital/volunteers. * Bar codes on sharps containers — where needles are disposed after use – allow … Continue reading

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