Dr. Maurilio Garcia-Gil PCNL Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Improving Kidney Stone Removal: Urology San Antonio’s New Approach

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 Provides Free Prostate Cancer Screening to Community

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.

Urinary Retention in Men

Urinary Retention in Men

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.

Prevent UTIs at Home: 5 Natural Tips

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI), you will probably do anything to avoid another one! A UTI is an infection of the urinary system, which is made up of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Urine is normally sterile, but UTIs are caused when bacteria enter the urine. This can lead to a bladder infection (cystitis) or a kidney infection (pyelonephritis).

How Face Coverings Protect You From COVID-19

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a cloth face covering or mask while in public is mandated in many areas. This aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that people wear cloth face coverings in public.

Cloth face coverings are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.

Masks are now optionalRead More