The Division of General Urology is an academic group with outstanding resources that allow us to offer patients state-of-the-art care for virtually all urology needs.
The mission of the Division of General Urology is to provide rapid access and management for a wide variety of urology patient needs. Our team consists of prominent urologists and well-trained nurse practitioners with great expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as
- kidney stones,
- voiding dysfunction,
- benign and malignant prostate problems,
- elevated PSA,
- urinary retention,
- urinary tract infections,
- conditions causing blood in the urine,
- sexual dysfunction and
- male infertility.
Our physicians are capable of triaging and expediting care for urgent urological conditions. Many members of our team also manage the inpatient acute care urology service at the Columbia University Medical Center and have sub-specialty training in a variety of urology disciplines.
Some common procedures performed by a general urologist include
- shock wave lithotripsy and laser treatments to break apart kidney stones,
- prostate biopsies,
- minimally invasive prostate treatments for difficulty voiding and
- vasectomy procedures.
The General Urology Division is able to manage both ambulatory and acute care issues. Most urology conditions can be diagnosed and treated by our staff. If it is determined that a patient will be best served with a specific sub-specialist, our general urology team will help transition the patient and ensure that their care is optimized.