Mission’s Urology Department treats a broad spectrum of urology issues such as kidney stones, prostate problems, and pelvic floor dysfunctions using minimally invasive outpatient procedures and world-class technology. Urologists at Mission use state-of-the-art technology and advanced surgical procedures to treat urology patients. Some of the procedures include:
Brachytherapy is an advanced technique used at Mission to kill cancer cells in the prostate. Tiny, radioactive implants are surgically implanted into specific cancerous prostate areas in this procedure. Urologists work with radiation oncologists to perform this minimally invasive outpatient procedure.
CaverMap™ Surgical Aid
Mission's CaverMapTM Surgical Aid is used to help identify and avoid cutting the cavernosal nerves, which transmit signals that spark an erection. This device uses a slender wand with an electronic probe to locate these nerves.
This alternative treatment for prostate cancer uses an ultrasound device to deliver freezing temperatures to the cancerous tumor. Intermittent freezing and thawing of this procedure is designed to kill the cancer cells.
Mission is recognized as a national leader in performing this new advanced procedure in which a laparoscope is used to help free up and remove a cancerous kidney via a small incision. This procedure speeds recovery times and is less invasive.
Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is a new procedure for removing the prostate gland using a laparoscope (a small tube containing a camera) which is inserted through the abdomen. This procedure generally provides less blood loss, decreases patients' hospital stays, and allows quicker, easier recovery for certain patients than traditional surgery.
Our Storz lithotripter is the only fixed lithotripter in western North Carolina, and is available seven days a week. This means patients are generally treated within 24 hours - a blessing to those suffering with stones.This treatment requires only minimal anesthesia, reaches broader areas of the urinary tract than earlier lithotripters, and treats heavier patients. Ninety-nine percent of our lithotripsy patients are treated on an outpatient basis.