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Urology Services:

Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal A vasectomy is a form of permanent male sterilization. The procedure involves dividing the vas deferens in order to interrupt the flow of sperm out of the testicles. A vasectomy takes about 30 minutes to complete. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area. Then, the doctor makes one or two small incisions to access the tubes that carry sperm. These tubes are then disconnected and tied to block the flow of sperm. Because the incisions are so small, stitches are not usually needed. Vasectomy recovery time includes post operative rest. We recommend spending the remainder of your procedure day resting. Using an ice pack for the first 6-8 hours after the procedure can help reduce pain and swelling. At Saint Vincent Medical Group we welcome consults to discuss which options are best for your family planning goals.

Urinary Symptoms Urinary symptoms include difficulty urinating, urinating too frequently, urinary leakage, and needing to wake up from sleep to urinate. These symptoms can lead to a decreased quality of life and additional health problems. Some women and men experience different issues. Women, for example, may experience pelvic organ prolapse, while men may experience an enlarged prostate. Bladder problems can be experience by both men and women in addition to pelvic floor and urethra issues. At Saint Vincent Medical Group we welcome our patients in a professional, comfortable environment to support the privacy that these type of issues my deserve in order for our patients to feel supported in their urological journey.

Initial Consultations Our first visit with you may include a thorough discussion and physical exam in order to best understand your health challenges. We’ll discuss your current lifestyle choices, diet, medications, and other health issues that you may be facing. Should additional procedures be necessary we offer Ultrasounds, Cystoscopy, Urodynamics and various surgeries aided by our extensive robotic skills.

Urinary Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:

  • Urinary leakage
  • Urge to urinate or frequently urinating
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Painful urination

Enlarged Prostate is a common urinary symptom in men. As men age, some growth of the prostate can occur. The prostate surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine out from the bladder. As the prostate grows, it can obstruct the flow of urine and lead to urinary symptoms. While the term “enlarged prostate” is commonly used, prostate size alone does not determine the degree of obstruction to urine flow. Some men with smaller prostates may have a prostate structure which leads to obstruction.

Typical symptoms of urinary obstruction from BPH/Enlarged Prostate include:

  • Incomplete Emptying of Bladder
  • Need to Urinate Frequently
  • Urgency to get to the bathroom quickly
  • Weak or reduced urinary flow
  • Waking from sleep to urinate
  • Urgency to get to the bathroom quickly
  • Difficulty starting your urinary flow

These symptoms may also describe other issues as well.  Saint Vincent Medical Group is available to consult with patients in a respectful, trusting environment should any of these symptoms be of concern.

Kidney Stones  A kidney stone is a hard crystal that forms in the kidney. Kidney stones may be comprised of various substances with the most common containing calcium. Kidney stones vary in size and once formed, may stay in the kidney or break loose and travel down the urinary tract. The stone may move out of the body in the urine unnoticed or it may cause a backup of urine in the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra, resulting in extreme pain.

Causes of Kidney Stones There are many risk factors that contribute to the formation of kidney stones. While men are more likely than women to develop kidney stones, the prevalence and incidence in both has been steadily rising. Causes and risk factors include:

  • Dehydration
  • Diets high in protein and sodium
  • Obesity
  • Certain medications
  • Underlying medical conditions such as: Hypertension, Diabetes, Inflammatory bowel disease and some others.

Symptoms of Kidney Stones A kidney stone may not cause symptoms until the stone moves within the kidney or passes into the ureter. Pain caused by a kidney stone may come in waves, increasing and decreasing in severity, and change locations as the stone moves through the urinary tract. Symptoms include:

  • Painful and frequent urination
  • A persistent urge to urinate
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Blood in the urine
  • Cloudy urine
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Fever

At Saint Vincent Medical Group we strive to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for our patients to find support for their Urology issues.

Erectile Dysfunction is the consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Erectile Dysfunction can be a sensitive topic for patients to discuss but at Saint Vincent Medical Group we provide a confidential, safe environment for our patients to discuss their concerns. Erectile Dysfunction can be caused by physical disorders such as an injury, a disease, substance abuse and other factors.

Kidney Cancer, or any Cancer, is often a difficult diagnosis to be told you have as a patient. We partner with our patients and any other care providers, to support the journey our patients travel with a diagnosis such as Kidney Cancer. There are various treatments and approaches we take depending on the patients specific diagnosis. At Saint Vincent Medical Group we work with patients, their families and other care givers to support the well being of our patients and their treatment journey.
  • Urethral stricture disease
  • Intravesical botox therapy

Contact Us:

Saint Vincent Medical Group has multiple Urology offices to meet the needs of our patients. Please give us a call if we may be of assistance.

Saint Vincent Medical Group-Urology
85 Prescott Street, Suite 403
Worcester, MA 01605
(508)753-7259

Saint Vincent Medical Group-Urology
159 Union Street, Suite 101
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 481-0246

Saint Vincent Medical Group-Urology
72 Cudworth Road
Webster, MA 01570
(508)949-0355

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