Urologists at Southeast Georgia Health System focus on diseases, disorders and conditions that affect the urinary tract, including the bladder, prostate and kidneys.
While some diseases, such as prostate cancer or benign prostate disease, pertain only to men, urologists treat men and women with sexual disorders, urinary incontinence and overactive bladder as well as kidney, bladder and other forms of urologic cancer.
Urologists also specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of urethral and vaginal reconstruction, urinary tract infections and female pelvic prolapse.
Conditions treated by urologists include:
- Benign prostate hyperplasia
- Bladder cancer
- Male infertility
- Kidney cancer
- Kidney stones
- Prostate cancer
- Robotic/Laparoscopic surgery
- Testicular biopsy
- Testicular cancer
- Testosterone deficiency
- Urinary tract infection
- Urologic oncology
Southeast Georgia Health System medical staff urologists include:
- Jack Amie, M.D.
- Matthew D. Katz, M.D.
- David Kranc, M.D., Ph.D.
- Joseph A. Lanzone, M.D.
- James M. Muse Jr., M.D.
- Rudolf Nunnemann, M.D., Ph.D.
The da Vinci Surgical System can improve urological surgical experience
Our board-certified urologists provide the latest minimally invasive techniques using the da Vinci® Surgical System. In addition to reduced blood loss, lower risk of infection and a shorter hospital stay, the potential benefits of da Vinci urology surgery include:
- More precise removal of cancerous tissue where cancer is present
- Fewer days requiring a catheter
- Faster return of erectile function
- Faster return of proper urinary function
- Reduced risk of nerve and rectum injury
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities
Complex urologic procedures made easy
The da Vinci can be used for many complex urologic procedures using small keyhole incisions, including:
- Adrenalectomy (removal of the adrenal glands)
- Bladder diverticulectomy (removal of large, weakened portion of the bladder)
- Cystectomy and radical cystectomy (bladder cancer)
- Nephrectomy (kidney removal)
- Partial nephrectomy (removal of only cancerous tumor and not the entire kidney; can be done through small incisions in the abdomen or going through the back depending on location of tumor in the kidney)
- Pyleloplasty (kidney reconstruction)
- Prostatectomy (prostate removal)
- Ureteral repair
- RPLND (retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for certain patients with testicular cancer)
- Vesico vaginal fistula repair
Our da Vinci credentialed urologists include:
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