ThedaCare Services

Diagnostic Testing and Screening

Screenings can detect urologic diseases in the earliest stages, when they are most treatable. Your doctor might also use them to confirm a condition and advise you on the treatment option that best fits your needs. Tests and screenings available through ThedaCare include:

  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is blood test to screen for prostate cancer. Talk with your healthcare provider about the pros and cons of regular prostate cancer screening starting at age 50 or earlier if you are at higher risk.
  • Semen analysis is a common test in the treatment of male infertility and to confirm sterility post vasectomy. A semen sample is taken and tested in the lab to analyze sperm count, sperm motility and other characteristics.
  • Urodynamic tests show how the bladder (organ that stores urine) and urethra (tube that carries urine outside the body) are performing. These tests can help explain symptoms such as incontinence and recurrent urinary tract infections. They are painless and can be performed in a doctor's office without anesthesia. Individual urodynamic tests include:
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Cystometry
  • Electromyography
  • Pressure flow study
  • Prostate ultrasound
  • Prostate biopsy
  • Cystoscopy

Treatments and Procedures

You have access to treatments and procedures for urologic conditions, including:

  • Biofeedback treats overactive bladder. It can help you learn to control the movement of your bladder muscles. Sensors are placed on your abdomen. They turn signals given off by your muscles into lines on a computer screen.
  • Coaptite injections can be used to treat incontinence. Coaptite is a gel-like substance placed around the urethra to increase resistance to urine leakage. Your doctor can perform this procedure in-office with a local anesthetic.
  • Prescription medications for erectile dysfunction (ED) are available from your doctor. They help many men who try them. Depending on the cause, medications may not be enough for your ED. Your doctor can explain other available treatment options, including erectile aids and surgery.
  • Neuromodulation uses electricity to treat overactive bladder and urge incontinence. It's usually done if medicine and behavioral changes don’t work. Electrical pulses are sent to the nerves that affect the pelvic area.
  • A pessary device is one option to treat pelvic prolapse or a dropped bladder. It may ease your symptoms, but it can’t repair your dropped bladder. The device must be fitted by a doctor.
  • Male sterilization or vasectomy can typically be done in office.
  • Treatments for enlarged prostate including minimally invasive and laser treatments.
  • Management and treatment of kidney stones.

The Best Surgical Solutions

When your medical condition requires surgical intervention, receive the care you need whether in your doctor's office for small surgical proceedures or in the hospital for more complex surgical treatments. Both ThedaCare and affiliated providers are board-certified physicians with the training and experience to provide the care your condition requires.

Procedures and Treatments We Preform
Prostate cancer treatment including:
  • Radioactive seed implants (brachytherapy)
  • Radical prostatectomy
Kidney cancer treatment and management, including:
  • Radical nephrectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Nephroureterectomy
  • Cryoablation
Bladder cancer treatment and management, including:
  • Cystectomy
  • Tumor resections
  • Bladder instillation therapy
Urinary Incontinence, minimally invasive procedures including:
  • Interstim/neuromodulation
  • Botox for the bladder
  • Artificial urinary sphincter
  • Bulking agents
  • Pelvic organ prolapse treatment including stress incontinence treatment
Other treatments and procedures:
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Erectile disfunction
  • Prostatic Urethral Lift is one option to treat Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). This is a procedure that can be done in the doctor’s office and offers rapid relief from BPH with little to no down time. A delivery device is used to place implants that hold back enlarged prostate tissue, leaving a more open urethra.
  • Vasectomy reversal is an outpatient surgical procedure in which the vas deferens are reconnected and your reproductive capability restored.
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a minimally invasive procedure to remove stones from your kidney through a small incision. It is best suited for removing stones of more than 2 cm in size located near your pelvic region.