Urology care in San Jose, California

Urologists at Regional Medical Center of San Jose treat a variety of urologic conditions in men and women, such as bladder cancer, kidney disease or kidney stones. Whether you have a minor or a more serious urological disorder, your urology health is in expert hands with us in San Jose, California.

For more information about our urology services, or to schedule an appointment, please call (408) 259-5000.

A urological condition is any disease or disorder that affects the male reproductive organs or the male and female urinary tracts, and we understand this can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Our goal is work with you to find a treatment plan that suits your lifestyle and preferences to improve your quality of life.

Men’s urologic health

Regional Medical Center offers minimally invasive procedures, diagnostic testing and advanced treatments for men’s urologic disorders, including:

Prostate cancer

One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Prostate cancer occurs when cancer cells grow in the prostate, a walnut-sized gland that surrounds the urethra in men.

When prostate cancer is detected early, treatment has a high success rate. In fact, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent for men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer symptoms

Many men diagnosed with prostate cancer don’t have symptoms, and it is often discovered by a routine screening. However, symptoms of prostate cancer can include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs
  • Difficulty or pain during urination
  • Pain during ejaculation

Prostate cancer diagnosis

To diagnose prostate cancer, we will typically perform a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal exam. If the PSA level is high, more tests may be ordered.

Prostate cancer treatment

Your prostate cancer treatment in San Jose, California will depend on your specific condition, but it may include:

  • Chemotherapy: Anti-cancer drugs are inserted into the veins or given orally if the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.
  • Radiation therapy: High-energy beams are directed at your prostate or radioactive pellets are placed inside of your prostate to kill cancer cells.
  • Immunotherapy: This method uses your immune system’s white blood cells to treat the cancer.
  • Hormone therapy: Medication or surgery is used to reduce levels of hormones like testosterone, which contribute to prostate cancer.
  • Active surveillance: Prostate cancer is often slow growing and many men live with it for years or decades without needing treatment. Your doctor may suggest monitoring your condition without treatment.

Women’s urologic health

Regional Medical Center has a multidisciplinary team of specialists to treat the complex medical and emotional issues often related to women’s pelvic health.
The pelvic floor refers to the muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and nerves that support and help pelvic organs function. In women, these organs include the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum.

Almost one-quarter of women face pelvic floor disorders, yet many don’t realize these conditions respond well to treatment. Today, new therapies, medications and procedures offer hope to women whose lives have been restricted by pain and discomfort.
The women’s pelvic conditions we treat include:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, rectal, uterine or intestinal tissue bulging into the vagina)
  • Uterine fibroids (benign tumors of muscular and fibrous tissues)
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding (menorrhagia)
  • Endometriosis (the growth of uterine tissue outside the uterus)
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abnormal Pap smear
  • Gynecologic cancers