Urology Educational Videos

Treating Kidney Stones at Baptist Health Corbin

Corbin urologist Christopher Steidle, MD, explains how kidney stones form, who's most at risk for them, and outlines ways to prevent them. Learn more about how Baptist Health Corbin's urologists treat kidney stones when they are too large to pass.

Kidney Stone Prevention and Treatment Options in Richmond

Baptist Health has a variety of options for preventing and treating kidney stones. Our physicians look to take preventative measures in tackling the causes of kidney stones, as well as evaluating multiple treatment options for our patients.

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Kidney stones can be incredibly painful.
Some of the main causes of kidney stones

are genetics, things we can't change,
diet, things we can change, and hydration,

one of the things that is challenging
but we can work to change.

There are many different ways to treat
kidney stones. The way that has the

highest amount of stone-free rates and
clears out the most kidney stones is

making a small incision in someone's back
and going in percutaneously to remove all

the stones, bust them up,
and suck them out, as we would say.

There are other ways to treat kidney
stones as well. We can use tiny cameras

to drive up into the kidneys and the
urinary system to blast the kidney stones

with lasers and remove all the pieces.
Additionally, we can use shockwave therapy

to break up the kidney stones and allow
the dust to pass. All of the latest

modalities to treat kidney stones are
available here at Baptist Richmond.

One of the best things that we try to do
in our comprehensive kidney stone

management is to try and prevent them.
I think in all individuals who are at high

risk for making more stones,
there are a number of things that we can

do to try and decrease the amount of
stones that they make in the future

and improve their quality of life.

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Advancement in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis in Paducah

Baptist Health has invested in advanced technology for prostate cancer diagnosis. Learn more about prostate cancer screenings and the improvements made for our patients.

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Prostate cancer is typically diagnosed
through screening with a digital

rectal exam as well as a PSA.
Any abnormality in either of those has

tended to lead toward a biopsy. Currently,
biopsies are done using transrectal

ultrasound to image the gland,
and then we create a random template to do

biopsies from the gland without
identifying a certain lesion that could

be biopsied. MRI of the prostate gland has
improved dramatically through the years,

and with the latest, new 3 Tesla MRI,
we now see the internal architecture

of the prostate better than ever.
UroNav allows us to take the MRI image and

download it into a computer,
and then the software will superimpose the

MRI onto the live ultrasound which
we are doing at the time of the biopsy.

The radiologists premark the MRI with
lesions that are suspicious.

And so, we literally see a bullseye that
we're able to put a needle in to be sure

we're hitting the lesion that was abnormal
on the MRI. Before the 3 Tesla MRI and the

UroNav were available to our patients,
they were having to go to major cities

to have this diagnostic procedure done
to even find out if they had

prostate cancer. This is a great
advantage for us to be

able to have this technology locally.

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Screening for Prostate Cancer at Baptist Health Corbin

Urologist Raymond Hackett, MD, discusses the annual prostate exam, emphasizing the importance of detecting prostate cancer early, before symptoms begin to appear.

Treating Kidney Stones at Baptist Health Richmond

Urologist William Allen, MD, explains kidney stones, including how they form, why they are painful, how to prevent them, and techniques doctors use to treat them.

Treatments for Incontinence at Baptist Health Paducah

Urologist Michael Knox, MD, explains procedures he can perform in the office to help ease symptoms of patients suffering from incontinence without the need for medication.

Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment Options in Corbin

Baptist Health uses advanced medicine to screen to proactively treat prostate cancer. Learn more about the process and prostate cancer treatment options from Baptist Health Corbin.

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Prostate cancer, currently the most
common cancer in men, is mainly a

genetic disease. We know a lot about the
genetics now and we know that,

as an example, you have a 14% chance
roughly to get it during your life.

But if your dad had it you're
at a 28% risk, so it doubles.

And every subsequent relative
such as an uncle increases that risk.

Indications for screening include men who
have a high risk, and I generally start

in their 30s to get a baseline blood test.
The blood test is known as the PSA or

prostate-specific antigen.
That's nothing more than a

prostate marker. Elevation of the PSA is
not indicative of cancer but it's a clue

for us to evaluate
and investigate further.

Fortunately, when we look at treatments
for prostate cancer we have radical

surgery done robotically now,
we have radiation treatments which have

dramatically progressed to being much
earlier and much more effective

than previously. We have some of the newer
treatments including freezing the prostate

cancer and we can even use high intensity
focused ultrasound in certain situations.

Fortunately today prostate cancer is one
of the most controlled diseases we have.

It's very easy to control
and the key is early diagnosis.

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