Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a blood test used to screen for and help diagnose prostate cancer.
An abnormally high PSA test may indicate the presence of prostate cancer, but there are many other conditions that also increases PSA levels. If you have an elevated PSA, you may require additional tests to exclude prostate cancer or determine the underlying cause.
At URODOC, our team is highly experienced in the investigation and management of abnormal PSA tests. When required, we use state of the art medical imaging and biopsy techniques to aid in the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is a disease caused by cells growing abnormally in the prostate. It is one of the most common types of cancer affecting men and may not always require treatment. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. Therefore, all men with suspected prostate cancer should be assessed by a urologist.
The level of aggressiveness (grade) is determined with a biopsy and is an indication of how likely the cancer is to spread quickly. It is also important to determine to extent (stage) of the cancer spread after a diagnosis has been made.
At URODOC, our team uses state of the art medical imaging and biopsy techniques in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. We have extensive experience in the management of prostate cancer and offer a range of treatment and management options, including minimally invasive robotic prostate surgery, focal ultrasound therapy (HIFU) and surveillance.
Enlargement of the prostate is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland and is a common condition as men get older.
An enlarged prostate can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms that affect your quality of life — such as urinary frequency, poor flow and waking at night to pass urine.
At URODOC, our team has extensive experience in the management of prostate enlargement. We offer a wide range of medical and surgical treatments, including new minimally invasive techniques (Prolieve®, Urolift® and Rezūm™). More traditional surgical approaches include transurethral resection of prostate (TURP).
Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate gland in men, causing it to be swollen and tender. There are several causes of prostatitis, such as infection, but sometimes a cause cannot be identified. A urologist can help to determine the best course of treatment.
Depending on the cause, prostatitis can develop suddenly or gradually. Sometimes, the inflammation can last for months or keep recurring (chronic prostatitis). If left untreated, some types of prostatitis can cause worsening infection or other health problems.
At URODOC, our team is experienced in the management and treatment of the different types of prostatitis. Acute bacterial prostatitis is treated with antibiotics, whereas treatment for chronic prostatitis, also know as chronic pelvic pain syndome (CPPS), depends on the residual symptoms experienced. Treatment for CPPS includes medication, physical therapy and non-invasive shockwave therapy.