Urologic Surgery

More cases of prostate cancer are treated at Northside Hospital-Atlanta 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

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.

Kidney Disease

Surgery offers the best cure rates for individuals suffering from ureteropelvic 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 are available.

Bladder Cancer

More than 67,000 new cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. annually.; In more than 90 percent of cases, surgery is recommended. 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.

Incontinence

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. But 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 are basically three surgical solutions:

  • Traditional Sling Surgery
  • Midurethral Sling Surgery
  • Retropubic Suspension Surgery  

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. More than 120,000 cases are surgically treated in the U.S. each year.

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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Northside Hospital – Atlanta
1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 851-8000


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201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (770) 720-5100


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1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: (770) 844-3200



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