Sophisticated urologic treatment at Methodist Health System
Methodist has available comprehensive treatment for urological diseases, abnormalities, and disorders. All urological treatment procedures are provided by or at the direction of independently practicing physicians on the medical staff at Methodist Health System. Some of the more recent treatment advances offered at our hospitals include:
Minimally invasive prostatectomy with the da Vinci® surgical system
The da Vinci surgical system — a minimally invasive approach utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies — is ideal for delicate urologic surgery, including prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
Potential benefits of da Vinci prostatectomy can include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities, including urinary function and erectile function
Learn more about da Vinci® robotic urological surgery.
InterStim is an implant that emits mild electrical signals to help relieve overactive bladder (OAB) and incontinence. Methodist Dallas Medical Center is one of the few hospitals in North Texas to offer this treatment, which can often improve overactive bladder and incontinence symptoms by 50 percent or more and, unlike other treatments, is wholly reversible.
About 17 million Americans suffer from overactive bladders, according to the American Foundation for Urologic Disease. The condition causes a frequent and strong urge to urinate, which can interfere with daily activities and quality of life.
Before insertion, the InterStim implant is attached outside the body for three to five days. If the overactive bladder or incontinence symptoms improve by more than half during this trial, the InterStim implant can be surgically placed inside the body. The procedure takes no more than 30 to 60 minutes, and people are usually out of bed within a day and back to normal activities in about two weeks.
The Dornier® System
The Dornier® system is a digital imaging system that can be used for diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases and disorders. The system can aid in the removal of stones in the urinary tract, endoscopic treatment of the prostate, removal of bladder and urethral tumors, and treatments for incontinence.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.