Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract in both genders, and with the genital tract or reproductive system in the male.
Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital and Marshfield Clinic are dedicated to using the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to treat diseases affecting the urinary system.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, kidney and urologic diseases affect more than 20 million people. More than 70,000 Americans die each year from kidney disease. The number of people affected by these diseases is expected to grow as the populations of older adults and racial and ethnic minorities, groups disproportionately affected by the diseases, increase. The most serious and debilitating of kidney and urinary tract diseases include the following:
- End-stage renal disease (ESRD)
- Kidney stone disease
- Urinary incontinence
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Interstitial cystitis
- Urinary tract infection
- Polycystic kidney disease
Other, non-related diseases also have a tremendous impact on the disability and death associated with kidney and urologic diseases, including diabetes and hypertension.
Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital was the first facility in central Wisconsin to perform surgery using the da Vinci® S™ Surgical System.
The da Vinci® S Surgical System is an advanced robotic system designed to expand the surgeon's capabilities, providing patients with a minimally invasive options for hysterectomies and radical prostatectomies - a treatment for prostate cancer.
Technological advances such as robotic surgery offer our patients state-of-the-art medical care delivered by knowledgeable experts. By enhancing surgical capabilities, da Vinci® prostatectomy is helping to improve clinical outcomes and redefine standards of care.