The urology surgeons at Bayou Region Surgery Center (BRSC) Thibodaux specialize in the diagnostic and surgical treatment of conditions and disorders affecting the urinary systems of men, women, and children, as well as the male reproductive system. Urology surgery often involves the treatment of dysfunctions, inflammatory diseases, obstructions, or malignancies that have affected the organs of the pelvic area.
Urology at Bayou Region Surgery Center Thibodaux
At BRSC, urologists offer state-of-the-art outpatient surgical procedures that allow our patients to recover in the comfort of their own homes.
Common urology operations include:
- Hernia Repair, Femoral
- Hernia Repair, Inguinal
- Hypospadias Repair
- Kidney Stone Removal
- Penile surgery
- Testicular surgery
- Ureter surgery (stone removal/ureterolithotomy)
- Urethral Caruncle Removal
- Urethra surgery
- Varicocele Removal
Urology for Men
Disorders of the genitourinary system include conditions that affect the urethra, bladder, prostate gland, testicles, and penis. BRSC offers comprehensive male urology including:
- Male sexual health
- Erectile dysfunction
- Urinary dysfunction
- Peyronie’s disease
- Stone disease (Renolithiasis)
- Vasectomy reversal
The urology surgeons may perform procedures at BRSC or an inpatient facility that improves the lives of patients including:
- Prostate Surgeries
- Transurethral resection: Prostate tissue that is hindering urine flow is removed using an electrically activated wire loop.
- Holmium laser enucleation: Prostate tissue blocking urine flow is removed using a laser.
- Greenlight laser photovaporization: The part of the prostate blocking urine flow is vaporized using high-powered laser energy.
- Sling surgery: A synthetic strip of material is implanted under the urethra. The pressure on the urethra prevents leakage until such time as the patient is ready to urinate.
- Implantation of artificial urinary sphincter: A mechanical device comprised of a small balloon and control pump is implanted in front of the bladder to control urinary function.
- Male Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Penile implant: A 2- or 3-piece inflatable device comprised of a fluid reservoir, a pump, and a release valve is implanted under the abdominal wall to allow the patient to achieve an erection. A semi-rigid bendable device is also an option.
- Surgery for Peyronie’s disease: Penile prosthesis, grafting (to lengthen the short side), or plication (stitched to pull the longer side to the middle) may be utilized to correct the curvature of the penis.
- Vasectomy: This common sterilization procedure during which the vas deferens are snipped, tied, or seared, then replaced is considered a permanent method of birth control.
- Vasovasostomy (vasectomy reversal): Through two small incisions, the vas deferens is reconnected with microsutures.
- Testicular torsion surgery: A small incision is made in the scrotum to access and untwist the spermatic cord.
- Cancer Surgery
- Prostatectomy: The surgeons at BRSC utilize the robotic da Vinci ® Surgical System to remove the prostate.
- Transurethral resection: This surgery for bladder cancer involves passing a resectoscope through the urethra to remove tumors or abnormal tissue.
- Cystectomy for cancer: The bladder is partially or entirely removed depending on the severity of cancer.
- Nephrectomy (radical or partial): The kidney is completely or partially removed.
- Radical inguinal orchiectomy: The testicle with cancer is removed through a small incision in the groin area.
- Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection: For patients with testicular cancer, lymph nodes in the surrounding area are removed through an incision in the abdomen.
Urology for Women
One in three women experience urinary incontinence, a bothersome condition which can be treated with a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. Millions also suffer from overactive bladder, and 3.3 million women are affected by pelvic organ prolapse (loss of support of one or more pelvic structures – bladder, uterus, urethra, rectum, or vagina).
Urology surgeons routinely and respectfully help women dealing with bladder and pelvic floor problems, as well as other urology-related conditions. Common procedures that urologists perform at an outpatient or inpatient facilities include:
- Vaginal sling surgery: A sling made from synthetic mesh is placed under the urethra or bladder neck to support the urethra and prevent leakage. There are two main types of sling procedures available:
- Retropubic – Two ends of a U-shaped sling are positioned under the urethra and brought behind the pubic bone.
- Transobturator – Synthetic mesh is placed under the urethra and brought through an incision in the groin.
- Augmentation cystoplasty (bladder enlargement): This surgery is performed to increase bladder capacity for patients with difficulty urinating due to medical reasons and therefore, often experiencing incontinence.
- Repair/reconstruction for vaginal wall prolapse: The prolapsed portion of the vagina is strengthened with sutures (colporrhaphy) or connected to the abdominal wall, tail bone (sacrocolpopexy), or pelvic ligaments (sacrospinous fixation). Vaginal prolapse often occurs in conjunction with prolapse of other structures which will be repaired simultaneously. These procedures are:
- Cystocele repair for bladder prolapse
- Rectocele repair for prolapse of the rectum
- Urethrocele repair for urethra prolapse
- Enterocele repair for prolapse of the small bowel
- Sacrohysteropexy: Performed to repaired prolapsed uterus, this procedure involves implanting mesh from the cervix to the sacrum to lift the uterus. This can be done in place of a hysterectomy.
The Bayou Region Surgery Center is committed to excellence in urology care for children in the Thibodaux and surrounding areas. Our surgical urologists have special expertise in treating conditions specific to infants, young children and teens.
Common pediatric urology procedures performed on children include:
- Circumcision: Removal of some or all of the prepuce (foreskin) from the penis
- Orchioplexy: Permanent lowering of an undescended testicle into the scrotum
- Cystoscopy: Diagnostic procedure which utilizes an endoscope to examine the patient’s urethra and determine the cause of a urinary problem
- Hypospadias repair: Correction of a defect in the opening of the penis
- Hydrocele excision: Removal of excess fluid around the testicle
- Inguinal hernia repair: Opening in the inguinal ring that has not closed during fetal development is closed to prevent abdominal organs from bulging through and becoming trapped
- Meatotomy: Enlargement of the opening of the urethral meatus at the end of the penis with no stitches
The highly qualified urology surgeons at BRSC are committed to providing the highest quality care for your entire family. We encourage you to ask questions so that you are informed and comfortable with any procedure we perform.
Disclaimer: These pages are not intended to provide medical or surgical advice or physician instruction on medical care or treatment. If you are a patient, consult with your doctor about treatment options that may be appropriate for your medical condition.