Urology Services for Men and Women
Catholic Health's board-certified urologists are experts at treating urinary tract issues in men and women. This includes urinary incontinence, kidney stones, bladder cancer and prostate cancer. Our expert and compassionate specialists use the latest and most advanced technology to give Long Islanders the best care possible.
St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Urology.
Conditions We Treat
- Adrenal gland disease
- Benign disease of the prostate
- Bladder and kidney stones
- Bladder and urinary incontinence
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Urinary tract cancer
Procedures We Offer
A sling procedure ensures you stay completely dry if you have urinary incontinence. The 7MinuteSling™ only takes seven minutes to apply. Patients usually go home the same day. The risk of complications is low.
The 7MinuteSling™ is offered at the Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Medicine Center at St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).
Aquablation therapy using the AquaBeam Robotic System treats lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate. AquaBeam is the first FDA-approved surgical robot utilizing automated tissue resection for treating LUTS due to BPH.
Aquablation therapy combines real-time, multi-dimensional imaging, automated robotics, and heat-free waterjet ablation for targeted, controlled, and immediate removal of prostate tissue.
This new technology also allows for the preservation of ejaculatory and sexual function. Patients are usually able to return home the next day. Most men can resume all their normal daily activities three to four weeks after surgery.
Catholic Health offers aquablation therapy at St. Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown, NY.
Cryoablation is a surgical technique that destroys tumors by freezing them. It uses highly specialized cooling rods to freeze tumor cells without affecting vital structures such as blood vessels. Paired with laparoscopic surgery, cryoablation makes the treatment of small to medium renal masses less invasive. That means shorter hospital stays and fewer complications.
The da Vinci surgical system lets surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures with an advanced set of instruments. It is a robotic system that translates the surgeon’s hand movements at a console to real-time movements of the instruments. The instruments have greater range of motion than a surgeon’s hands and the surgery can be done through one or a few small incisions.
This technique offers significant benefits over traditional prostate surgery, including less pain and scarring, less risk of infection and blood loss, and faster recovery and shorter hospital stays.
This is commonly called enlargement of the prostate. The green light laser evaporates the tissue that is blocking the outlet of the bladder. It is most often done on an outpatient basis and has lower risk of significant bleeding and other potential complications that are seen with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
Laparoscopic surgery provides the benefits of minimally invasive surgery with a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss and a quicker recovery time.