Female Urology in New Orleans
Providing women with comprehensive healthcare services
Women encounter unique health issues within the urological system. Any time the urinary system is blocked, infected, or damaged, it is advisable to get the help of a physician. The team at West Jefferson Medical Center in New Orleans offers various urological exams and treatments to help women stay healthy.
Types of female urological issues
The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and the urethra. Each of these parts serves an important purpose, making any problems that arise potentially serious. If you have been suffering from any urinary discomfort or pain, or if you’re noticing anything unusual in your urine, our Urology department has the tools to diagnose and treat those kinds of problems.
You should see a urologist if you experience:
- An inability to control urine
- Pain during urination or blood in urine
- Frequent urination caused by blockage
- Regular urinary tract infections
- Pain in the lower back
- Unusual growths or polyps
Examinations & procedures
Diagnosis of a health issue can be completed with blood tests, physical assessments, or through internal inspection via camera. To get a better look at a potential problem, your physician may perform a ureteroscopy where small cameras are inserted into the urinary tract via the opening at the end of the ureter. By sending a camera inside the tract, doctors can get a better look at blockage or stricture, and can make a better decision regarding how to move forward.
For those suffering from urinary incontinence, our Urology team offers urethral sling procedures to tighten the muscles that allow urine to flow. It is possible to repair these kinds of urinary tract issues.