Urology and Men's Health
Our urologists don't just focus on your urology condition; they use a holistic approach to address your whole person. Why? Because they found the men they were treating for prostate cancer were, in fact, more likely to die from heart disease than their cancer. And one of the highest predictors of a heart attack? Sexual dysfunction.
Poor health and obesity also increase your risk for kidney stones, incontinence, bladder cancer and impotence.
So our urologists started the Charlottesville Men's Four Miler: To help men take their health seriously. Learn more about the beginnings of this annual race.
Urology Conditions: Get Help
Urological conditions, such as incontinence, infertility problems and interstitial cystitis, affect millions of men, women and children in the United States, according to the American Urological Association Foundation.
Our urologists lead the way in developing new and effective treatments for urological diseases and disorders — and work with you on an individual basis to manage and resolve your condition.
Find out how we can help you with your urological condition.
Men's Reproductive Health
When facing issues affecting your reproductive system, you want doctors you can trust.
We can also help with healthy contraception and reproduction through our fertility services.
Care for Your Prostate
Prostate Cancer Treatments
Our research and education center works to find better ways to diagnose and treat prostate cancer, the most common cancer in American men, aside from skin cancer. We treat prostate cancer with the latest innovative treatments, including da Vinci® Robotic Surgery.
Free Prostate Cancer Screening
You can get a free prostate cancer screening test at UVA if you're between the ages of 50 and 70. Men in high-risk groups, including those over 40 with a family history of the disease and African Americans, can also get screened for free.
Relief for Enlarged Prostate
We offer GreenLight Laser Treatment, a procedure that offers few side effects and a short recovery time.
See our full range of services to care for your prostate.
Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones
We were one of the first hospitals in the nation to use lithotripsy treatment for kidney stones. This non-surgical procedure uses shock waves to break stones into fragments small enough to be passed through normal urination. For larger stones or to treat more complex stone disease, we also offer laser or ultrasound treatments to destroy stones.
Find out more about our advanced urological treatments.
Cryotherapy for Prostate and Kidney Cancer
Cryotherapy is available for treatment of prostate and kidney cancer. This non-surgical technique is performed by inserting freezing argon gas into the tumor through a thin needle. The resulting ice then destroys all cancerous tissue in the affected area. The procedure causes little, if any, harm to surrounding tissue.