Urology San Antonio’s Dr. Maurilio Garcia-Gil is advancing kidney stone treatment in San Antonio and across Texas by offering PCNL (Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy) completed entirely at an ASC (Ambulatory Surgery Center). Marking a first in the state, this method mirrors the traditional PCNL performed in hospitals but with a significant difference: it’s tailored for low-risk patients who are discharged on the same day from a surgery center –
Urology San Antonio is excited to introduce you to our newest provider – Dr. Susan Talamini. She is an endourologist specializing in complex kidney stone disease and BPH treatment using advanced techniques like Rezum.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, is a common problem affecting men as they age. The most frequent symptoms include an urgent need to urinate, getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and difficulty passing urine.
Men with mild BPH may not immediately require treatment and may find that lifestyle changes may be all they need to find relief.
Urology San Antonio was pleased to participate in the San Fernando Health Fair on October 2. This annual event includes complimentary health screenings and information for those who need it.
Dr. Jose de la Cerda and Dr. Samuel Hakim provided free prostate cancer screening – which helped identify several men at risk for prostate cancer.
What is Urinary Retention?
- Urinary retention in men happens when you cannot empty all the urine from your bladder. It can happen suddenly, and you may feel bladder pressure and have to strain to urinate. It can also develop gradually, and you may be unaware that a large amount of urine remains in your bladder after you urinate.
Prostate cancer is a common type of cancer in men – 13 out of 100 men will be diagnosed with it. In Texas, it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths for Texan men.
Urology San Antonio has enrolled the first patient in the United States for a new clinical trial that investigates treatment for muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC).
Urology San Antonio is making it easier to access great urologic care in Westover Hills. The new, stand-alone clinic will have more appointment times and easier parking.
La hiperplasia benigna de próstata (HBP) es un agrandamiento de la glándula prostática que afecta a aproximadamente el 50% de los hombres para los 60 años de edad, y a hasta el 90% de los hombres para los 85 años de edad.
Did you know BPH (also known as enlarged prostate) affects about 50% of men by age 60, and up to 90% of men by age 85? Symptoms include getting up at night to urinate, frequency, irregular flow, urgency, weak stream, and straining.