Introducing Urology services in Stafford
Immediate Appointments Available.
Potomac Urology at Stafford offers 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.
- Alok Desai, MD
- Pratik Desai, MD
- John Klein, MD
- Ash Kshirsagar, MD
- Ek Seng Lou, MD
We provide the following services:
- Frequent urination
- Female urology
- Kidney stones
- Male fertility
- Erectile dysfunction
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)
Expertise in Urologic Cancers
Prostate Cancer – Next to skin cancer, malignancies in the prostate gland are the most common that men face, but cure is possible with early detection and appropriate treatment. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, cryotherapy, hormonal therapy, and watchful waiting.
Kidney Cancer – In a majority of patients it is possible to spare parts of the kidney to preserve function through a partial nephrectomy procedure that involves cryotherapy or laparoscopy. When entire kidney removal is necessary, it can often be achieved through "keyhole" laparoscopic surgery, reducing blood loss, pain, complications, and recovery time.
Bladder Cancer – Bladder cancer can present a variety of specific and non-specific ways. Diagnosing bladder cancer frequently involves multiple tests, which may include urinalysis, urinary cytology, CT scans, cystoscopy, and biopsy. Treatments may include:
- Close observation after biopsy
- Repeat cystoscopic removal of cancerous tissue (TURBT)
- Fluid-based treatment instillations in the bladder
- Cystectomy – surgical bladder removal
If bladder reconstruction is needed, available options include creation of a neo-bladder out of intestinal segments and creation of a urinary stoma.
Testicular Cancer – Testicular cancer is most often detected through regular self-examination by men between the ages of 29 to 35. Treatment options depend on type and stage of the cancer, and often encompass a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, with a very high cure rate.