Urological Services in Plant City, Florida
South Florida Baptist Hospital offers a wide range of urological services, including the latest technological advancements in diagnostic testing, treatment and postoperative care.
Common Urological Conditions
- UTI: A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection caused by bacteria in the lower urinary tract, the bladder and the urethra. Antibiotics are the most common form of treatment.
- Kidney infection: A kidney infection is a specific type of urinary tract infection that affects the kidneys. This infection is caused by the same bacteria that can cause a UTI, but if not dealt with promptly can permanently damage the organ and spread to the blood stream.
- Bladder infection: A bladder infection is the inflammation of the bladder caused by a reaction to drugs, radiation therapy, long-term catheter use or some feminine hygiene products. A bladder infection can be painful and without treatment can spread to the kidneys.
- Urinary incontinence: Urinary incontinence describes an inability to control the bladder due to stress, overflow or other causes.
- Erectile dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction is the occasional inability to maintain an erection.
Learn more about BayCare's Pelvic Health and Wellness program, which offers conservative treatments, therapies and rehabilitation for female incontinence and other pelvic floor issues.
Robotic Surgery for Urological Conditions
Robotic-assisted surgery is a minimally invasive treatment option for patients who have been unable to find relief from urological conditions with medication and other nonsurgical therapies. Procedures performed by the da Vinci Surgical System® offer a safer, more effective alternative to open procedures and include:
- Robotic prostatectomy: Removal of the prostate gland and surrounding lymph nodes
- Robotic nephrectomy or partial nephrectomy: Removal of all or part of a kidney
- Robotic urinary obstruction pyeloplasty: Removal of a urinary obstruction and reattachment of the kidney to the ureter
- Robotic bladder repair for women: Treatment of bladder leakage due to bladder prolapse
For more information about urological services offered at South Florida Baptist Hospital or for a physician referral, call (813) 754-4444. You can also find a doctor near you.
Learn more about urology services at BayCare.