Urology

The best care

Northlake Urology is a partnership of board-certified urology physicians established by urologic surgeons, Dr. Stephen Watson and Dr. Harold Neitzschman. Our doctors have been providing the highest quality urology care to adult men and women on the Northshore for over twenty years.

Allow us to share our enthusiasm for our urology specialty with you today. Take a careful look at us. We think you'll like what you see. Ask us about patient references. We know you'll like what you hear from the many people we’ve helped over the years.

 

Urologists are surgeons who also practice medicine in the office setting.  Urologists typically spend roughly equal time in office, hospital and operating room.  They perform minor surgeries in the office such as cystoscopy and vasectomy. 

 

Urologists commonly perform procedures in the operating room, such as ureteroscopic kidney stone procedures, lithotripsy (for kidney stones) and TURP prostate surgery.  Some procedures are performed using laser, microwave, radio-wave, ultrasonic, electrohydrolic, laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques. The choice of which technology is used depends on a combination of clinical indications and patient preference, of course.

 

Urologists also perform major surgery including radical prostatectomy (for prostate cancer), radical cystectomy with urinary diversion (for bladder cancer) and radical or partial nephrectomy (for kidney/renal) cancer).  The urologists at Northlake Urology perform all of these procedures and many more. 

 

Urologists also spend many hours per week working in the office setting seeing regular patients.  Our work involves physical examinations, reading radiology scans and x-rays, clinically interpreting lab tests, microbiology reports, pathology reports and genomic tests and counseling patients patients relative to interpretation the all such findings.  Sometimes patients need just a little reassurance.  Sometimes they need much more.

 

Most patients do not require any form of surgery!  Fortunately, most urology conditions can be effectively treated with medication, hormone treatments, herbal preparations and even life-style changes.

 

The field of urology continues to grow with advances in screening, prevention and treatment for a wide range of urology conditions including urinary tract infections (UTI), prostatitis, prostate enlargement, cancer, PSA testing, hormonal medicine, sexual medicine, infertility, urinary incontinence, kidney stone disease and many others.  Urologists commonly chose to sub-specialize in one or more areas of this large combination medical-surgical specialty.  Our practice involves behavioral therapies, herbal medicine, hormone therapy, standard medical treatments, minimally invasive office-based surgical procedures, urodynamics, laparoscopic surgery, laser surgery, lithotripsy and other standard surgical treatments.

The knowledgeable doctors and friendly staff at Northlake Urology will keep you up-to-date with our objective being that you actually understand your personalized plan of medical care and how you will reach you health related goals.  We want to earn your trust, just as we have for thousands of Northshore area residents we've already had the pleasure of serving.

Call us at (985) 345-5500 or book your appointment online. There really is no substitute for direct consultation with your board-certified urologist.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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