Caring for delicate health concerns
Bladder infections, kidney stones, difficulty urinating… these and other urology concerns are not just uncomfortable, but highly personal. They can affect your day-to-day activities and impact your overall health and well-being. You don’t have to be nervous about getting help. Affinity’s urology experts are here to care for your private health issues with skill and compassion.
What is urology?
Urology is a branch of medicine dedicated to treating disorders of the urinary tract (kidneys, bladder, urethra) and the male reproductive system. Urologists are physicians with specialized training in diagnosis, treatment and surgery involving these body functions.
Your urology care team
Affinity urologists Steve Baughman, MD, Frank Chybowski, MD, Dirk Fisher, MD, and Ronald Slovick, MD, care for patients of all ages from throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The Urology staff in Appleton and surrounding areas are highly trained and experienced in treating urinary tract diseases, male reproductive disorders and cancer. They offer the latest advancements in urology care along with a personal approach to respecting each patient’s needs and privacy.
Appointments are readily available for Urology patients with little to no waiting. Talk with your primary care doctor about a referral to Affinity Urology today.
Common urology procedures and disorders
Affinity Urology offers treatment for a variety of conditions, including:
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Kidney disorders
- Genital organ disorders
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate)
- Urethral dilation
Prostate conditions can affect men at any age, particularly those over 50. Affinity's urologists are experts in diagnosing and treating prostate problems. We provide a variety of advanced, minimally invasive treatments for enlarged prostate, prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate), prostate cancer and related conditions.
Advanced treatment for women
Affinity physicians offer advanced, minimally invasive procedures to correct urinary incontinence in women, including transvaginal tape surgery and interstim therapy. If you suffer from bladder control problems but wish to avoid major surgery, these innovative treatments may be right for you. Talk with your primary care doctor about a referral to Affinity Urology or gynecologist Stacey Sensor, DO, who also provides interstim therapy.
Preventing urinary problems
Many problems of the urinary tract are caused by unavoidable factors such as aging and muscle weakness. But some issues can be prevented or delayed by practicing good urinary tract health. Follow these tips to keep your organs healthy.
- Drink water throughout the day – not too much at one time yet enough to keep from becoming dehydrated.
- Limit your intake of alcohol and caffeine.
- Add cranberry, orange or grapefruit juice to your diet. This helps keep your urine acidic and can prevent urinary tract infections.
- Do pelvic floor (Kegel) exercises to keep your pelvic muscles strong.
- Urinate when you feel the urge. Holding it in too long can cause stress on your bladder.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Don’t smoke.