Granger Summit Urology Launches Advanced Prostate Cancer Center
In order to better meet the needs of our patients, Granger Summit Urology has launched the Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic (APCC). One of the benefits of having a large urology group is having the capacity to collaborate and initiate new programs to better serve our patients and communities. We have always been proud to offer the leading prostate cancer treatment options and now with the addition of the APCC, processes and protocols are standardized and allow the primary urologist to be actively involved in the treatment plan of each patient.
In the past, cancer patients have, at some point, been transferred to an oncologist or cancer clinic for further treatment. Often times the care is not coordinated with the primary urologist and can be somewhat disjointed. Through the APCC, patient care is optimized by a Provider that specializes, and is passionate about, prostate cancer care. As soon as a prostate cancer patient is placed on Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT), the patient’s care is transferred to the APCC where they are guided by a team that also includes their primary urologist.
Additional benefits of the APCC for the patient include:
- Focused patient and family care and support
- Early identification of advancing disease
- Strict following of NCCN and AUA guidelines for the best outcomes
- State-of-the-art treatment plans and protocols
- Expertise and primary urologist involvement throughout the entire process
The APCC is a great example of how we can, and do, make a difference and we expect many excellent outcomes for our patients as we continue to refine our practice. Please call 801.965.3530 with any questions or to request more information.
Green Light Laser
This treatment option provides rapid relief of symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In most cases, GreenLight™ Laser Therapy also offers less catheterization time, less bleeding, and a faster recovery than traditional surgical options. GreenLight™ Laser Therapy is usually done in a same-day surgery center or outpatient hospital stay. Many of our providers even offer this as a simple, 1 hour procedure done in the office without the need or risks of general anesthesia.
In some cases, a prosthetic may be required for a man to achieve an erection. Common causes include erectile dysfunction that does not respond to traditional treatment and lifestyle changes, and trauma to the penis or surrounding nerves.
During prosthetic surgery, a saline filled reservoir is implanted in the groin and is attached to cylinders that are inserted into the corpus cavernosa (chambers) of the penis. The cylinders can be inflated as desired by filling with saline from the reservoir. This implant system allows a man to achieve and maintain an erection by filling a reservoir with saline.
This procedure has a very high success rate and greatly improves the sexual health of men with otherwise untreatable ED.
Rezūm is a treatment for BPH that can be performed in a clinic or out-patient setting. Rezūm uses the stored thermal energy in water vapor (steam) to treat the extra prostate tissue that is causing symptoms such as frequency, urgency, irregular flow, weak stream, straining and getting up at night to urinate.
Testosterone/Hormone Treatment & Therapy
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and plays a role in the development of the testes and prostate. Low testosterone (Low T) can have an impact on sexual function including less interest in sex, low libido or the inability to get and sustain an erection. Our board certified urologists can help determine the condition and help recommend safe and effective treatment plans.
Transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT) is an outpatient procedure to treat urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. It’s generally used for men with small- to moderate-sized prostates.
A small microwave antenna is inserted through the tip of your penis into the tube that carries urine from your bladder (urethra). Your doctor extends the antenna until it reaches the area of the urethra surrounded by the prostate. The antenna emits a dose of microwave energy that heats and destroys excess prostate tissue blocking urine flow.
TUMT is one of several minimally invasive treatment options for an enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). To determine the right treatment for you, your doctor will consider the severity of your symptoms, any other health problems you have, and the size and shape of your prostate.
The UroLift® System treatment offers rapid, lasting relief from BPH. Tiny implants are used to hold open the obstructed pathway that blocks urine flow. Unlike medications, the UroLift System treatment addresses the blockage directly, offering a mechanical solution to a mechanical problem.
A vasectomy is the sterilization procedure for men and is considered a safe and permanent male birth control that is widely used throughout the world. A vasectomy severs or blocks the the vas deferens (the tubes that take the sperm from the testes to the penis) and prevents sperm from being ejaculated. Generally, a vasectomy results in little change to sexual function and the level of testosterone remain the same for patients. Summit Urology physicians have the most current techniques and have performed thousands of these procedures.
Simply stated, a vasectomy reversal is a surgery to undo a vasectomy. After a vasectomy reversal, sperm are again present in the semen and fertility is often restored. Pregnancy rates vary but the reversal can be very effective with pregnancy rates even over 90%.