More cases of prostate cancer are treated at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute than any other local hospital. The most effective methods to treat prostate, bladder and pelvic disorders are available here. We have nationally renowned surgeons in urological and urological gynecology laparoscopy.
Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in American men. For men undergoing prostatectomy (prostate removal), technologies like robotics reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence, enabling them to continue having active, productive lives.
Northside ranks in the top 10 percent of all robotic prostatectomy programs in the United States.
Surgery offers the best cure rates for individuals suffering from ureterpelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction and other kidney diseases.
UPJ obstruction is a condition in which urine flow is blocked at the juncture between the kidney and the ureter, the tube that carries urine to the bladder. The condition can lead to kidney failure. Robotic pyeloplasty corrects the obstruction without the discomfort of the traditional open technique’s large incision and permanent, disfiguring scar. In addition, suturing the ureter is easier for the surgeon and allows for an extremely precise repair.
Northside surgeons performed the first robotic pyeloplasty (kidney reconstruction) in Georgia.
Partial and radical nephrectomy (kidney removal) – offered laparoscopically and robotically – also is available.
More than 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. annually. Surgery is recommended in most cases. Robotic surgery incorporates the best techniques of open surgery and applies them to a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive approach.
Northside surgeons performed the first robotic assisted cystectomy (bladder removal) in Georgia.
Urinary incontinence, a condition in which the bladder leaks, can have several different causes. Sometimes it is just an occasional problem when you cough or laugh. However, for those who have a more regular battle with this condition and for whom less-invasive treatment options have not worked, surgery offers a more permanent option.
For a bladder that has been weakened by pregnancy and childbirth, there
• Traditional Sling Surgery
• Midurethral Sling Surgery
• Retropubic Suspension Surgery
Learn more about Northside's Urodiagnostics Center for additional treatment options for urinary incontinence.
Reproductive and Pelvic Disease
Prolapse (or falling) of any pelvic floor organ (vagina, uterus, bladder or rectum) occurs when the connective tissues or muscles within the body cavity are weak and unable to hold the pelvis in its natural position. Approximately one-quarter of women in the U.S. have some sort of pelvic organ prolapse.
Women experiencing pelvic organ prolapse typically have problems with urinary incontinence, vaginal ulceration, sexual dysfunction and/or having a bowel movement. Sacral colpopexy surgically corrects the prolapse and the problems it incurs such as urinary incontinence, vaginal ulceration, sexual dysfunction and/or having a bowel movement. This procedure is available both laparoscopically and robotically at Northside.
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1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
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Canton, GA 30114
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Cumming, GA 30041
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