Urology specialists in Santa Clara County
A urologic condition is any disease or disorder that affects the male and female urinary tracts and male reproductive organs. Urologists at Regional Medical Center of San Jose treat a variety of conditions in men and women, such as bladder cancer and kidney stones.
To learn more about the urology services we offer, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 762-8881.
Whether you have a minor or a more serious urologic disorder, our goal is to provide treatment that best suits your needs and improves your quality of life.
Men’s urologic health
We offer minimally invasive procedures, diagnostic testing and advanced treatments for men’s urologic disorders, including:
- Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
- Male urinary incontinence
- Testosterone deficiency
- Urethral stone removal
- Urologic cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, about one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Prostate cancer occurs when cancer cells grow in the prostate, a walnut-sized gland that surrounds the male urethra.
Prostate cancer symptoms
Many men diagnosed with prostate cancer don’t have symptoms, and it is often discovered during routine screenings. However, symptoms of prostate cancer can include:
- Blood in urine or semen
- Difficulty or pain during urination
- Erectile dysfunction
- Frequent urination
- Pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs
- Pain during ejaculation
Prostate cancer diagnosis
To diagnose prostate cancer, we perform a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal exam. If the PSA level is high, more tests may be needed to confirm a diagnosis. When prostate cancer is detected early, treatment has a high success rate.
Prostate cancer is often slow growing and many men live with it for years or decades without needing treatment. For some cases, we may suggest monitoring the condition without treatment.
Women’s urologic health
We have a multidisciplinary team of specialists to treat medical issues related to women’s pelvic health.
The pelvic floor is responsible for supporting the organs in the pelvis and helping them function. It is made up of muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and nerves. In women, these organs include the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum. Women’s pelvic conditions we treat include:
- Abnormal Pap smear
- Abnormal uterine bleeding (menorrhagia)
- Endometriosis (the growth of uterine tissue outside the uterus)
- Gynecologic cancers
- Urinary incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, rectal, uterine or intestinal tissue bulging into the vagina)
- Pelvic pain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Uterine fibroids (benign tumors of muscular and fibrous tissues)