Urological disorders can be uncomfortable, inconvenient and embarrassing, while others have serious health consequences. You are not alone. Here are some facts about urological conditions that may surprise you:
- An estimated 34 percent of adults aged 20 or older say they have had at least one occurrence of a urinary tract infection or cystitis.
- Urinary incontinence affects an estimated 35 percent of women 65 years or older and 10 percent of women younger than 65 years of age.
- Twenty percent to 46 percent of men aged 40-69 self-report moderate or complete erectile dysfunction.
Comprehensive Urological Care in Seattle
The Polyclinic Urology Department provides medical and surgical treatment for patients with a range of disorders and conditions of the urinary tract and urogenital organs, including kidney and prostate cancer and conditions of the prostate.
Urological Disorders and Treatments
Polyclinic urology specialists provide diagnosis and comprehensive surgical and medical treatment for these and a variety of other urological conditions including:
- Kidney and urologic stone disease
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Kidney obstruction
- Benign prostatic hypertrophy enlarged prostate
- Erectile dysfunction
- Voiding dysfunction
- Ureteral obstruction
- Urologic cancer
- da Vinci robotic surgery
- Minimally invasive therapy
- GreenLight PVP prostatectomy
- Penile prosthetics
First Hill Surgery Center
If your physician recommends surgery, he or she might schedule it at First Hill Surgery Center, The Polyclinic’s ambulatory or outpatient surgery center. First Hill Surgery Center is located in the heart of Seattle’s First Hill medical community and is one of the largest independent outpatient surgery centers in the region. A joint venture between The Polyclinic and Swedish Medical Center, First Hill Surgery Center features the latest surgical technology in a patient-friendly setting. Some procedures that may be performed in this facility include, but are not limited to:
- Stone removal
- Stent placement
- Testicular and scrotal lesion removal
More information about First Hill Surgery Center.
To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call 206-860-5474 (Madison Center) or 206-528-4944 (Northgate).
Our urologists are happy to see self-referred patients, though it can be best to see a primary care provider first to rule out other causes for your medical issue.
Before Your Appointment
A patient service representative will ask you some questions before your scheduled appointment. Please be prepared to answer these questions:
- Do you have a primary care physician, here at The Polyclinic or elsewhere?
- If so, did they refer you to urology?
- Would you like us to set you up with a PCP so that you will have someone who can provide ongoing care, not only for this issue but for all your medical needs?
- Have you already received a diagnosis about your condition, and do you have those medical records? If so, what was your diagnosis?
- Have you had imaging or lab work done related to this condition, and can you bring those records with you or have them sent to us prior to your appointment?
- Have you received any previous treatment, surgeries or other interventions related to this issue?
- What can you tell me about your symptoms, how long you’ve been experiencing them, and if you’re taking any medications or undergoing treatment currently?
- Does it matter to you if your urologist is male or female?
- Would you like to be seen at our Madison or Northgate clinic?