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Conditions and Treatments

Patients of all ages can count on Marble Valley Urology to provide the most advanced treatment in the region. Using state-of-the-art technology, our board-certified urologist surgically treats a variety of conditions, including incontinence and cancer.

Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to improve patient comfort and speed up recovery time. Many procedures can be performed in the comfort of our office.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are small, hard deposits made of mineral and acid salts that form inside the kidneys. Kidney stones can affect any part of the urinary tract, including the bladder and the ureter. Our goal is to minimize patient discomfort by using the latest, most advanced treatments for kidney stones, including:

  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). ESWL procedures use shock waves to break up kidney stones so that they can more easily pass through the urinary tract.
  • Electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL). EHL procedures use electricity to break up stones so they can more easily pass from the body. The procedure can be used to treat kidney stones, bladder stones and stones in the bile or pancreatic ducts.
  • Laser lithotripsy. Laser lithotripsy uses laser pulses to break up stones in the ureter and kidney so they can more easily pass through the urinary tract.
  • Ureteroscopy. During a ureteroscopy, a thin viewing tube is inserted into the urethra and passed through the body to the location of the kidney stone. A laser or other small instrument is used to break up or remove the kidney stone.

Incontinence

Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, can significantly impact your quality of life. Our caring staff provide the most up-to-date treatments and therapies for incontinence, including:

  • In-bladder Botox injections. Botox works by relaxing the bladder muscle in patients who experience overactive bladder. Overactive bladder is a condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to urinate and can sometimes cause involuntary loss of urine, called urge incontinence.
  • Tension-free vaginal taping (TVT). TVT procedures are performed on female patients who suffer from stress incontinence, or frequent involuntary releases of urine during activities, such as coughing, sneezing or laughing. In a TVT procedure, mesh tape is placed under the urethra to provide support and help to keep it closed.
  • Macroplastique injections. Macroplastique is an injectable “bulking” agent used to treat stress incontinence in male and female patients. When injected into the tissues surrounding the urethra, the extra “bulk” allows the urethra to close more effectively to prevent urine leakage.

Surgical Procedures

Our experienced staff performs a variety of other urological procedures, including:

  • Circumcision. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the head of the penis.
  • Hydrocelectomy. A hydrocelectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a hydrocele, or a pocket of fluid inside a man’s testicle.
  • Orchiopexy. Orchiopexy is a surgical procedure to move an undescended testicle into the scrotum.
  • Simple open prostatectomy. A simple open prostatectomy is a procedure to remove the inside of the prostate gland to treat an enlarged prostate.
  • Spermatocelectomy. A spermatocelectomy is a procedure to remove a spermatocele, or a fluid-filled cyst, near the testicles.
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). A TURP procedure removes portions of the prostate gland through the penis to relieve symptoms of prostate enlargement.
  • Varicocelectomy. A varicocelectomy is a procedure to repair enlarged veins in the testicles to treat discomfort or infertility.
  • Vasectomy. A vasectomy is a procedure that prevents the release of sperm when a man ejaculates. The procedure is usually performed in an office setting and is considered a permanent form of birth control.

Contact Us

For information about our urological services, or to make an appointment, please call:

  • Marble Valley Urology at: 802.775.6006

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Rutland Regional Medical Center
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701
802.775.7111

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