Every system in the body has a specific function to keep you healthy. Take the kidney, bladder, and urinary tract: Together, they help to filter unwanted or unneeded substances from your body. When those three organs and systems aren’t working well due to disease or illness, it can cause damage to your body. Mary Greeley Medical Center and its health care partner McFarland Clinic offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical kidney, bladder, and urinary care services for you and your loved ones.
Your kidneys are blood-cleaning superstars, removing waste from the body, filtering toxins from the blood, and helping to regulate blood pressure and nutrient balance, including potassium and calcium.
Mary Greeley Medical Center and McFarland Clinic nephrologists offer kidney care and treatment, both surgical or non-surgical. In addition, patients who require hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis receive skilled care at Dialysis Centers of Central Iowa, a joint venture of Mary Greeley Medical Center and DaVita.
Urinary and Bladder Care
Some urinary and bladder care issues are quite common, and some are minor. But many serious urinary and bladder care issues present with the same sorts of symptoms, including painful urination. That’s why it’s key to seek skilled care for any problems—even if the treatment is fairly simple to diagnose and quick to treat.
At Mary Greeley Medical Center and McFarland Clinic, skilled urologists are able to identify and treat:
- Bladder problems
- Cancers of the urinary tract
- Erectile dysfunction
- Kidney stones
- Prostate disorders
In addition to traditional surgical and non-surgical methods, McFarland Clinic urologists use several modern approaches to treating urinary system difficulties, including:
- Laser treatment for kidney stones
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL, which uses highly focused impulses to pulverize kidney stones)
- Minimally invasive prostate treatment, such as microwave therapy
Do you or have you or a loved one suffered from urinary issues? There are tests and lifestyle changes you may be able to make that can help you with urinary issues. Do your kidneys work as they should? For some people, kidney disease is chronic, and there are a variety of reasons for it to happen. Not every intervention for urinary incontinence is surgical. Behavioral changes may make a big impact.