Penn State Hershey Urology
The staff of this division diagnose and treat diseases and conditions involving the urinary tract. We have special interest in treating patients with urinary tract and genital cancers, pediatric urology, kidney and bladder conditions, infertility, impotence, and incontinence. Shock-wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy (internal examination of the bladder, kidney and ureter [the tube carrying urine from the kidney to the bladder] with a small scope), with laser lithotripsy are available for non-surgical treatment of kidney stones.
Urologic Cancer Web Chat
Do you have questions about prostate cancer or other urologic cancers, such as bladder, kidney or testicular cancers? Log onto abc27.com/chat and join experts from Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute for a live web chat on Tuesday, September 8 from 1-2 p.m. and have your questions answered. Submit your questions early.
Please visit PennStateHershey.org/webchat for more information about the web chat, and sign up for an e-mail reminder.
Free Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate cancer strikes one in seven American men. There's no better time than now to get checked. Early detection offers men more treatment options with potentially fewer side effects. Register for a free screening on Monday, September 21 or Wednesday, September 23 from 5-8 p.m., University Physician Center, Suite 3100. Call 800-243-1455; screening appointments are available on a first-call basis.
Screening and awareness contribute to fewer prostate cancer deaths
Fewer men are being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer these days. While that is due in part to widespread awareness and better treatment, it is also the result of more judicious screening. Learn more here from urologist Jay Raman, M.D.
At Penn State Hershey, you'll find that our surgeons have advanced disease-specific training and are experts in their individualized fields. Because they practice at an academic medical center, they diagnose and treat some of the most complex cases around. Their experience speaks volumes.
Interested in meeting the surgeons behind the hands? Watch video interviews here with some of our surgeons.
Urologic Cancer Surgery
Jay Raman, M.D. is confident in both his experience and outcomes. The surgical tools he first used as a medical student at Cornell University spawned his interest in minimally invasive surgery and robotics. Raman is one of three surgeons who is part of the urologic cancer tumor board in which specialists from different areas of expertise review patient cases to determine the best treatment for each individual rather than a generic, one-size-fits-all approach. He not only encourages patients to contact his recent post-operative patients to learn about their experience, but also to seek a second opinion to reaffirm that surgery is the right decision.
Click here for more videos featuring prostate cancer survivors and other members of our urologic cancer team.
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