Urology

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 Walk-In Care Clinic for urgent 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 Norris Cotton 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: