Chiefland Health Center
Walk in Medical Center located in Chiefland, FL
If you have a problem with your urinary tract or reproductive organs in men, you can turn to the experts at Chiefland Health Center, with locations in Ocala and Chiefland, Florida. The highly trained urology team can prevent, diagnose, and treat urinary tract problems to relieve symptoms and reduce your risk of serious complications. Schedule an appointment with Chiefland Health Center by phone or online today.
Urology Q & A
What is urology?
Urology is a branch of medicine that deals with problems associated with male reproductive organs, as well as male and female urinary tracts. This includes the bladder, urethra, ureters, and kidneys. Male reproductive organs include the prostate, scrotum, testes, and penis. See your urologist at the first sign of urinary tract problems or male reproductive issues.
What are the symptoms of urologic diseases?
If you have a problem requiring the care of a urologist, you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
- Inability to get your partner pregnant
- Erectile dysfunction
- A mass in your testicle
- Pain with urination
- Blood in your urine
- Changes in urinary patterns
- Inability to urinate
- Frequent urination
- A weak urine stream
- Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Lower abdominal pain
Check in with Chiefland Health Center urologists if you have a history of diseases of the urinary tract or male reproductive organs.
Which conditions do urologists treat?
Common conditions a urologist can diagnose and treat include:
- Kidney disease
- Kidney cancer
- Kidney stones
- Enlarged prostate
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Interstitial cystitis
- Other bladder problems
- Male infertility
The Chiefland Health Center team can also help you manage kidney transplantation if you require it.
What happens during urology appointments?
When you arrive at Chiefland Health Center for a urology appointment, friendly staff members greet you. They check your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. Your urologist discusses your symptoms and medical history.
They complete a physical examination and might recommend you undergo blood tests, urine tests, a digital rectal exam, biopsy, cystoscopy, ultrasound, MRI, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan as needed.
What are common urology treatments?
Some of the many treatments available at Chiefland Health Center include:
- Medication prescriptions
- Hormone treatment for prostate cancer
- Erectile dysfunction treatments
- Cancer treatments
- Open surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Laser therapy
Laser therapy can treat kidney stones, cancer, or an enlarged prostate. Your urologist might perform surgery to repair or remove tissues, break up kidney stones, or transplant a kidney, as well as relieve stress incontinence, perform circumcision, or complete a vasectomy in men.
If you need help managing a urinary tract or male reproductive problem, you can trust the experienced urology team at Chiefland Health Center. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today.