Urology Medical Procedures
About University Urology Medical Services
At University Urology, our compassionate, renowned, and reputable physicians are skilled in treating all urologic disorders including: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (ED), female urology, hypogonadism (low testosterone), kidney stones, male and female sexual dysfunction, male fertility issues, premature ejaculation, prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, and urinary tract infections (UTIs).
University Urology is equipped and capable of providing several state-of-the-art procedures. Available medical services include:
- Bladder Scans – Bladder scans are in-office tests performed at University Urology that examine the volume of urine in the bladder. For more information on bladder scans, please visit the National Institute of Health at:
- Cystoscopy – Cystoscopy is an in-office procedure conducted at University Urology that enables urologists to view the inside of the bladder and urethra in greater detail. It is commonly used to measure pressures in the lower urinary tract, diagnose bladder tumors, and identify obstructions of the bladder. For more information about cystoscopy, please visit the Mayo Clinic at:
- GreenLight PVP Prostate Laser Procedure– The GreenLight PVP Laser provides a minimally invasive solution to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) as it uses a very high-powered laser to immediately vaporize and precisely remove enlarged prostate tissue with safety and comfort. Urologists at University Urology perform the procedure at a local ambulatory surgical center. Ever since its inception, Dr. Kaminetsky has made the GreenLight Laser an integral part of his care for treating enlarged prostate. He has also taught and trained numerous physicians on how to perform this breakthrough procedure and its advantages as a treatment option for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. For more information about the GreenLight PVP Laser Procedure, please visit American Medical Systems at:
- No Scalpel Vasectomy – No scalpel vasectomy is a surgical procedure for permanent male fertility control. The tubes called the “vas deferens”, which leads from the testicles are cut and sealed to prevent sperm from leaving. Since the procedure simply interrupts the delivery of sperm, it does not change hormone function, and leaves sexual drive and potency unaffected. The “No-scalpel” technique represents a significant improvement over the conventional vasectomy techniques as it is less traumatic and shortens recovery time. This in-office procedure is performed with the aid of local anesthetics and takes approximately 10 minutes. Patients are able to leave after the procedure with virtually no down time. Please click on the link below to view a no scalpel vasectomy performed by Dr. Jed Kaminetsky.
- Penile Implants – Penile implants can help men achieve and maintain an erection when other forms of erectile dysfunction treatment are nonresponsive. During this surgical procedure, two-cylinder system is inserted into the penis and attached to a pump located within the scrotum. Before sexual intercourse, the man squeezes the pump, filling the cylinders with a saline solution. As the cylinders fill with the fluid, an erection simultaneously occurs. After intercourse, the man can simply deflate the cylinders, which will return the penis back to its normal flaccid state. At University Urology, your physician will take a careful history and perform a physical examination to determine if you are a candidate for penile implant surgery. During the exam, the urologist will determine the cause of your erectile dysfunction as well as any concomitant issues. The doctor will also due a full physical assessment to determine the overall condition of your penis. For more information about penile implants, please visit the AMS and Coloplast websites at:
- Prostate Biopsies – Prostate biopsies are performed to rule out the presence of prostate cancer in patients with abnormal PSA levels or digital rectal exams (DRE). During the biopsy, a tissue sample is removed trans-rectally and then analyzed under a microscope. Prostate biopsies are performed with precision in which the urologist utilizes ultrasound guidance and local prostatic anesthesia. For more information about prostate biopsies, please visit the Mayo Clinic at:
- Testopel Insertion – testosterone pellets are used as a testosterone replacement treatment for hypogonadal men. Prior to its approval by the FDA, University Urology was one of a handful of sites that conducted extensive clinical trials to determine both the efficacy and safety of Testopel. In addition, Dr. Kaminetsky published the 1st prospective trial using Testopel (see publication: Journal of Sexual Medicine) and is considered a national thought leader in the treatment of hypogonadism. Testopel is now emerging as one of the most popular treatments available to treat cases of low testosterone. The physicians at University Urology carefully analyze blood tests to determine the amount of pellets a patient will require. The pellets are inserted subcutaneously (under the skin) with the aid of local anesthetics. Please click on the link below to view a Testopel insertion performed by Dr. Jed Kaminetsky.
- Transrectal Ultrasound (TRUS) – the TRUS is a procedure that utilizes sound waves to create a video image of the prostate gland. The urologist will insert a small, lubricated probe into the rectum. The probe releases sound waves, which creates echoes as they enter the prostate. The TRUS has the ability to differentiate normal prostate tissue from abnormal tissue (as in the case of cancer). The TRUS is also used to precisely guide the urologist in prostate gland biopsies. For more information about transrectal ultrasounds, please visit The National Cancer Institute at:
- Ultrasounds – Ultrasound examination, or sonogram, is a painless diagnostic technique performed by the physicians at University Urology. Ultrasounds study the behavior of high frequency sound waves in the human body. When sound waves are transmitted through the body, they are reflected and refracted by tissue, producing precise images of internal structures. For more information about ultrasound examination, please visit the Mayo Clinic at:
- Urodynamic Analyses – University Urology will conduct urodynamic analyses for the evaluation of bladder problems. Specifically, urodynamic analyses measure how well the bladder and sphincter muscles function. For more information about urodynamic analyses, please visit the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse at:
- Uroflowmetry – uroflows are an in-office test conducted at University Urology to measure the volume of urine voided, the speed of the urination, and the duration of a urinary episode. For more information about uroflowmetry testing, please visit the National Institute of Health at:
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Jed C. Kaminetsky, M.D., F.A.C.S.
215 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016