Problems with your urinary tract or sexual function often occur as you age, but also happen in younger people. Sometimes, these problems can develop because of a traumatic injury or another medical condition. Cheshire Medical Center’s Urology team understands how private these issues can be, and they treat you with gentle care and sensitivity, no matter your concern.
Your urologist can treat issues with your kidneys, bladder, and other body parts that allow for healthy urination. In men, your treatment can include the health of your sexual organs. Women’s sexual and reproductive health is usually treated by Women’s Health specialists, but we work closely and collaboratively with your Women’s Health team to identify issues and create personalized treatment plans.
How we can help
Most patients first visit their primary care team for slow-developing problems or the Urgent Visits team for acute problems, like urinary tract infections. If your doctor thinks you need more specialized treatment or testing, they refer you to the experts on our team. We create personalized treatment plans for a wide range of problems, sometimes performing surgery.
These are some of the common problems our urology team treats:
- Cancers of the kidneys, bladder, prostate, and testes (diagnosis and treatment in collaboration with Dartmouth Cancer Center)
- Cystitis, or bladder inflammation
- Fertility, both vasectomies and infertility treatment
- Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Frequent urination
- Hypogonadism (or testosterone deficiency)
- Incontinence (involuntary leaking of urine)
- Kidney stones
- Pelvic pain
- Pelvic trauma
- Prostate problems, such as enlargement
- Sexual function, like erectile disfunction or Peyronie’s disease
- Trouble urinating
- Urinary incontinence, retention, or pain
Personalized care plans, especially for men
Many millions of men suffer urinary tract or sexual function issues, but often they’re hesitant to talk with their doctor. Sometimes you may be unable to start urinating, or sometimes urine can leak. Erectile dysfunction—being unable to have or keep an erection—is extremely common, and not always just in older men.
Our understanding providers help you feel at ease while talking about uncomfortable topics or symptoms like bladder and bowel problems, pelvic pain, or sexual function. These conditions can be treated. Our urology team is experienced at finding personalized solutions that allow you to get back to living your life to its fullest.
Pelvic health rehabilitation
Our team takes your quality of life and well-being seriously. You benefit from innovative collaborations that offer you convenient, discrete, and effective treatments. For example, many sexual health and continence problems are effectively treated with physical therapy from a highly specialized therapist who sees patients in private rooms at both the Keene and Walpole locations.
Prostate cancer education and support group
We offer a supportive environment to talk about prostate cancer and find support. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The group is facilitated by a urologist, G. Forrest Quimby, MD.
Collaboration for the best care
Cheshire’s urology team often coordinates with other experts as part of your personalized treatment plan:
- Cheshire’s nephrology team diagnoses and treats kidney problems.
- Cheshire’s Women’s Health and urogynegology services help coordinate care.
- Cheshire’s Nutrition Services help manage kidney stones and other renal problems.
- Colleagues at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’s urology team and Men’s Health Center collaborate for your care plan.
- Diagnostic imaging and laboratory specialists perform tests that help us diagnose and manage your health problem.
- Dartmouth Cancer Center at Cheshire's highly-skilled oncology team offers world-class cancer care, including opportunities for involvement in clinical trials.
- Pelvic Health Rehabilitation helps some patients improve continence, sexual function, or recover from surgery.