CHI Memorial Urology Associates has two locations in Chattanooga and offices in Hixson, Ooltewah and Ringgold.
Urology focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases and disorders of the urinary tract system in both males and females, as well as the male reproductive system. Urologists specialize in this field and are trained to diagnose and treat various conditions related to the kidneys, bladder, urethra, ureters, and the male reproductive organs, including the prostate, testes, penis, and seminal vesicles.
Common conditions that urologists diagnose and treat include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bladder and prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, and erectile dysfunction. They also manage conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), urinary retention, urinary tract obstructions, and congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract.
Urologists employ various diagnostic techniques to evaluate patients, including physical examinations, medical history reviews, laboratory tests, imaging studies (such as ultrasound, CT scans, or MRI), and specialized procedures like cystoscopy or urodynamic testing.
Urology is a diverse field that encompasses both medical and surgical approaches to manage urological conditions. Urologists may perform procedures such as prostate biopsies, kidney stone removal, bladder tumor resection, or surgical interventions for conditions like prostate cancer.