Elective Surgeries Resume
Sarasota Memorial has resumed elective surgeries in its hospital ORs and outpatient Cape Surgery Center, in accordance with state guidelines for Florida's COVID-19 recovery plan. Elective procedures — including surgical solutions for kidney stones and gallbladder issues — are now being scheduled. Patients who had an elective procedure postponed or who have other questions should contact their physician for information.
Sarasota Memorial Urology Services
Providing state-of-the-art, expert urological care, Sarasota Memorial’s multidisciplinary urology team has decades of experience and insight in treating urologic diseases and conditions that range from common to complex, including kidney diseases and conditions, urinary tract infections, incontinence, overactive bladder, enlarged prostate, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone and a full range of genitourinary cancers. Surgical options include traditional, laparoscopic, robotic and minimally invasive.
For information and referrals, call 941-917-5400.
Outstanding Urological Care
No matter the ailment or concern, patients of all ages benefit from Sarasota Memorial’s wide spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services, as well as advanced technology and nationally recognized expertise.
From kidney stones and infections to cancer and other conditions, Sarasota Memorial treats the full range of renal problems. Common services include:
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
- Kidney Reconstruction
- Kidney-sparing Surgery
Enlarged prostate, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), is a common and treatable condition that affects the majority of men as they age, leading to a host of urinary issues, including increased urgency or frequency, and even incontinence. Our physicians use a variety of proven approaches to treat prostate problems and help patients find relief; these include:
- Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)
- Transurethral Needle Ablation
- Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy
- Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
- Holmium Laser Surgery
- Laser PVP Surgery
- Robotic Prostatectomy
- Rezum Water Vapor Therapy
When it comes to bladder health — from overactive bladder to urinary blockages — our urology specialists employ a selection of proven treatment modalities; these include:
- Ureteral Stents
- InterStim Therapy
- Botox Treatment
- Bladder Resection
- Bladder Reconstruction
- Bladder Augmentation
- Artificial Urinary Sphincter
- Urinary Diversion Surgery
- Urinary Sling Procedures
- Neurogenic Bladder Therapy
Our experts are ready to address patients’ most intimate questions and concerns about sexual health. Men’s health services include:
- Diagnosis & Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
- Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
- Artificial Testicle Implantation
- Penile Implants
- Penile Reconstruction
For information on Women’s Health Services, click here.
Sarasota Memorial Cancer Institute’s oncology specialists screen for, diagnose and treat a range of common and rare genitourinary (GU) cancers, including cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testicles and penis.
GU cancer screenings and diagnostics use the latest in imaging technology, including ultrasound-guided biopsies, MRI Fusion Biopsy and 3T Multiparametric MRI. Treatment of GU cancers employs the latest solutions in comprehensive cancer care — from interventional radiology and traditional surgery to robotic-assisted surgery and immunotherapy solutions. Click here to learn more.
Our Urology Team
Under the leadership of Medical Director and robotic surgery specialist Robert Carey, MD, PhD, our multidisciplinary urology team includes longtime local urologist Kenneth Bregg, MD, and surgeon Daniel Kaplon, MD, who specializes in da Vinci Robot-assisted surgical approaches for urologic cancers. The team has been nationally recognized for both its excellence and innovation in modern surgical techniques.
Honors & Awards
Sarasota Memorial Hospital was the first Florida hospital to be designated as a Robotic Training Epicenter for urology-led gynecologic surgery, in recognition of the program’s experience and excellence. As a training epicenter, Sarasota Memorial hosts surgeons from across the nation as they study specialized techniques using the da Vinci surgical robot.