DKH's surgical care team and urologist provide comprehensive surgical care for many urological conditions.
Prior to surgery, be sure to review our Important Patient Instructions and Information.
Cystoscopy is a procedure used to view or treat problems in the bladder and/or urethra. A cystoscope is a thin lighted instrument with a tiny camera. Your doctor can use the cystoscope to examine the bladder and urethra for abnormalities. Tiny instruments can also be placed through the cystoscope to perform treatment procedures such as tissue sampling, placement of a ureter catheter to aid in urine flow, or removal of foreign objects, tumors, or stones. The procedure may be done under local, spinal or general anesthesia.
Ureteroscopy is a procedure done to remove kidney stones. During the procedure, the urologist uses a ureteroscope (a thin viewing instrument) into the urethra and through the bladder and ureter to the location of the stones. Once there, the stones can either be surgically removed or destroyed using lithotripsy.
Lithotripsy: Laser and Shockwave
Lithotripsy is a minimally invasive procedure used to destroy stones in the kidney, bladder and ureter. There are different methods of lithotripsy. The laser method uses a high-energy heat laser to destroy the stones, while the shockwave method uses high energy sound “shockwaves” to break up the stones into tiny pieces so they can easily pass through the body.
A prostate biopsy is a procedure to remove samples of suspicious tissue from the prostate. During a prostate biopsy a needle is used to collect a number of tissue samples from your prostate gland.
Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)
A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that involves cutting away a section of the prostate. The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis only found in men. It's located between the penis and bladder, and surrounds the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis).
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Urology surgeries are scheduled through our Day Kimball Medical Group urologist's office located in the Medical Specialty Suite (on the First Floor) inside of Day Kimball Hospital.
Day Kimbal Hospital
Medical Specialty Suite (First Floor)
320 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT 06260
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