Broome Urological Associates provides a comprehensive array of services to patients of all ages. Common disease processes which patients receive care from us include:
- BPH (trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate)
- Prostate cancer
- Impotence (erectile dysfunction)
- Blood in the urine (Hematuria)
Broome Urological Associates is able to offer several out patient services as in-office procedures. These are a few of the most common:
Cystoscopy is a procedure that lets the doctor look directly into your urethra and bladder. This is done using a cystoscope, a telescope-like instrument that contains special lenses, fiber optics and is flexible to bend around the curves in the urethra.
Cystoscopy can be used to help diagnose a problem with your urethra, bladder or kidneys.
There is no preparation of this exam, however, if you have an artificial heart valve, artificial joints, pacemaker or implanted defibrillator, please tell us prior to your appointment.
CYSTOSCOPY AND BLADDER BIOPSY
The doctor may take a small sample (biopsy) of tissue during the cystoscopy.
This can be used for the diagnosis and treatment of certain conditions.
There is no preparation of this exam, however, if you have an artificial heart valve, artificial joints, pacemaker or implanted defibrillator, or you are prescribed coumadin or any other blood thinner, please tell us prior to your appointment. Patients should not take any aspirin products for five (5) days prior to their procedure.
PROSTATE ULTRASOUND & BIOPSY
Ultrasound scanning uses harmless sound waves to generate images of the prostate and allows us to create video and still images for interpretation as well as facilitates the physician ability to guide a biopsy needle to areas of concern. Indications for this procedure include an abnormal prostate exam and/or and elevated PSA blood test.
Preparation of this exam includes the following:
Pre-appointment notification to our staff if you have an artificial heart valve, artificial joints, pacemaker or implanted defibrillator, or you are prescribed coumadin or any other blood thinner.
Patients should not take any aspirin products for seven (7) to ten (10) days prior to their procedure.
Patients will receive a prescription for an antibiotic medication. Please take this as directed.
Two (2) hours prior to your appointment patients must utilize a fleets enema. This can be purchased without a prescription at any pharmacy.
There are no dietary restrictions, however we suggest a light meal prior to your visit.
Urodynamics is an in depth evaluation of the function of the lower urinary tract. These studies are important in diagnosing problems of loss of urinary control, urinary retention or frequency of urination. This procedure involves placing small tubes through the urethra into the bladder to measure the pressure inside the bladder.
To prepare for this procedure patients will receive a voiding log to be used for three (3) days prior to the procedure. Here they will record how much they drink, how much the urinate, any episodes of leakage, urgency and the time of these events. This information helps our staff evaluate the nature and severity of the problem as well as assists with the interpretation of the data from this procedure. Patients are asked to report for this appointment with a "comfortably full" bladder.