For the convenience of our patients, we offer a wide range of in-office diagnostic procedures. Examples include:
In addition to our convenient in-office treatment, there are certain procedures which can only be performed in a hospital. Our physicians have full staff privileges at University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina (also known as
da Vinci Robotic Surgery
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, less-invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci Prostatectomy (dVP) performed with the da Vinci Surgical System. This state-of-the-art surgical approach represents the fastest growing treatment for prostate cancer today.
daVinci Prostatectomy incorporates a surgical system that helps your surgeon see vital anatomical structures more clearly and to perform a more precise surgical procedure.
For most patients, dVP offers substantially less pain and a much shorter recovery than traditional prostate surgery. As a minimally invasive procedure, da Vinci Prostatectomy can offer numerous potential benefits over open prostatectomy. For more information, please log on to da Vinci Robotic Surgery.
Lithotripsy is a method of breaking up a kidney stone while it is still in your body. It is a non-invasive procedure that does not require incisions. During lithotripsy, x-ray images carefully direct focused shock waves to the stone. Once the shock waves reach the stone, they release their energy, causing the stone to crumble into sand-like particles. These particles then can be passed through the urinary tract with the normal flow of urine.
The Medtronic InterStim Therapy System for Urinary Control is indicated for the treatment of urinary retention and the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence and symptoms of urgency/frequency, in patients who have failed more conservative treatments.
The InterStim System consists of components that are implanted in your body, with hand-held devices that let you and your doctor control the internal system after it has been implanted. The components that are implanted are: