World-Class Care at Stafford Hospital
Mary Washington Urology at Stafford offers a world-class inpatient and
outpatient care at Stafford Hospital, using the most technologically advanced
means available. We place special emphasis on restoring patients'
quality of life and return to normal function. Our physician's office
is located in the Stafford Hospital Medical Pavilion, and inpatient and
outpatient surgery is performed at Stafford Hospital.
Common Conditions We Treat
Our specialists treat a wide variety of conditions listed below. If you
would like information on an issue or condition that you do not see on
our site, please give our office a call.
We treat the following conditions:
Frequent urination can be a debilitating and embarrassing problem that
may affect men and women. It can be accompanied by urinary urgency that
may cause a strong, sudden need to urinate. In the most severe cases it
may be accompanied by incontinence or urinary leakage. Many medical problems
can be the cause of these symptoms including: overactive bladder, inflammation
of the bladder, infection, pelvic floor dysfunction or prostate-related
issues in men. We have many ways of diagnosing these common problems.
Fortunately, there are a range of therapies from medications or physical
therapy to minimally invasive procedures that can aid you in regaining
your quality of life. There is no need to suffer from these common treatable
Women have different needs than men, and need special care. Our fellowship-trained
staff has expertise in treating problems including urinary incontinence,
overactive bladder, pelvic prolapse, and recurrent urinary tract infections.
Urinary incontinence is one of the most common female urologic disorders.
While there are many types and treatments for incontinence, it is important
to understand that no amount of leakage is normal. We specialize in the
medical and surgical treatment of all types of incontinence. Many of these
treatments are minimally invasive, with little pain and recuperation,
and treatment options can be tailored to suit each patient’s needs.
- Pelvic Prolapse
Often referred to as "dropping" of the bladder, rectum, uterus,
or vagina, pelvic prolapse is caused by the loss of support of surrounding
organs. Women can feel pelvic pressure, bulging, urinary or fecal incontinence,
and pelvic pain. Our physicians have been fellowship-trained in order
to offer the latest minimally invasive techniques in pelvic floor reconstruction.
Often these repairs can be done vaginally, with no visible scars.
Vasectomy remains the most common permanent method of contraception. We
offer this quick and convenient service through a very flexible schedule.
There are a wide range of options that are available to the patient including
no needle and no scalpel techniques.
Kidney stones are a very common, painful, disruptive, and debilitating
condition. Our emphasis on treatment is focused on the return of the patient
to their normal activities as soon as possible. One of the urologists
is available 24/7 to direct your treatment. We offer the latest techniques
including shockwave lithotripsy, laser lithotripsy, and percutaneous stone
management. We provide the latest digital scopes in a new state of the
art urologic treatment suite at Potomac Hospital. After treatment, our
goal is to prevent stone attacks in the future.
Infertility can be an emotionally devastating problem. We strive to counsel
and treat our patients with sensitivity and caring. Our ultimate goal
is the same as yours - a successful pregnancy. We offer a comprehensive
evaluation that involves a physical exam, hormonal tests, potential radiologic
exams, and procedures (including vasectomy reversal) to increase your
chances for parenthood.
Sexual activity is a normal function for any stage of adult life. For
men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, there are many available treatments.
Often, this dysfunction is a result of side effects of medication (blood
pressure medication for example) or long-term medical problems (like diabetes).
Whatever the cause, we have the ability to return the pleasure and intimacy
of sexual activity. For men who are not successfully treated with medication,
we offer more options.
We also regularly provide treatment for patients with urologic cancers,
such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, and testicular cancer.
Procedures We Offer
Laparoscopic Surgery (minimally invasive surgery that involves less pain and scarring, with
shorter hospitals stays and faster recovery)
- Radical nephrectomy (removal of the kidney)
- Partial nephrectomy (removal of part of the kidney)
- Renal cryoablation (freezing of the kidney tumor)