The GRMC Urologic Surgery team performs several innovative and minimally invasive procedures to help improve your overall quality of life. Innovative procedures include:

  • Bladder Suspension
  • Radical Nephrectomy
  • InterStim Therapy

GRMC surgeons offer patients with stress incontinence–the loss of urine when you cough, sneeze or laugh–a new approach to cure bladder control problems with Bladder Suspension surgery. Bladder suspension surgery is a minimally invasive technique that involves very small incisions, minimal blood loss, less postoperative pain and shorter hospitalization. Board-certified Urologists perform this sophisticated vaginal sling procedure at GRMC. Because of the safety and simplicity of the sling procedure, older women who were previously denied surgical procedures now have bladder suspension as an alternative solution to permanently rid them of stress incontinence.

GRMC now offers an innovative and minimally invasive surgery solution for kidney cancer and kidney disease. Radical nephrectomy is the most common surgery for removal of the entire kidney. For cancerous kidneys, the adrenal gland is often removed and depending on how far the cancer has spread, surrounding tissue may also be removed. Two options are available for radical nephrectomy:

  • Laparoscipic radical nephrectomy is a procedure made by three or four small incision about the size of a dime. A tiny camera, called a laparoscope, is inserted to produce magnified images and allow the surgeon to see the operative field. With this procedure, incisions tend to heal much faster. Patients are able to return to normal activities in a few days.
  • The other option for radical nephrectomy is through a traditional large incision.

InterStim Therapy is another GRMC surgery performed in a brand-new high-tech operating rooms designed specifically for urology patients. InterStim Therapy treats bladder control problems such as leaking, urgency and frequency, and overactive bladder. This surgical procedure uses mild electrical pulses to target the communication problem that exists between the brain and the sacral nerves that control the bladder.

Meet the Urologists on GRMC's medical staff through our Physician Directory.