Urologist in Caldwell, Idaho
The experienced urologists at West Valley Medical Center offer comprehensive urology services. Our doctors are specially trained to treat urinary tract issues in men and women and reproductive problems in men. Our goal is to restore your urologic health using advanced procedures and techniques.
For information about West Valley's urology services, call us at (208) 455-3706.
Urologic conditions we treat
Our urology specialists treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Bladder disorders
- Erectile dysfunction
- General urological conditions
- Interstitial cystitis
- Kidney stones and urinary tract disorders
- Male infertility
- Prostate diseases, such as prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Urethral structure
- Urinary incontinence for males and females
- Urinary tract infections
Urological services and surgeries we perform
Our highly skilled urologists perform a variety of surgeries including:
- Photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP): This is a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The procedure involves immediate prostate tissue removal and effective treatment for BPH, with the advantage of a faster recovery time that doesn't require an overnight hospital stay.
- Prostate cryoablation: This procedure freezes and removes prostate cancer cells.
- Prostatectomy: This procedure surgically removes the prostate.
- Nephrectomy: This procedure surgically removes the kidney.
- Lithotripsy: This procedure treats kidney stones.
Prostate cancer care
The specialized urological team at West Valley comprises some of the most sought-after urologists in Canyon County.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) suggests men of average risk receive an annual prostate cancer test starting at 50 years old. It is critical that men receive prostate cancer tests and testicular cancer checks regularly because cancer is most treatable in its early stages.
Risk factors for prostate cancer
Factors that can increase your risk of prostate cancer include:
- Age: Risk of prostate cancer increases as you age. It is most common after age 50.
- Race: African Americans have a greater risk of prostate cancer than people of other races.
- Family history: If a blood relative, such as a parent, sibling or child, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the risk may be increased.
- Obesity: People who are obese may have a higher risk of prostate cancer compared with people considered to have a healthy weight.
Symptoms of prostate cancer
In the early stage of prostate cancer, symptoms may not be present. The most common signs and symptoms are:
- Blood in the semen
- Blood in the urine
- Bone pain
- Decreased force in the stream of urine
- Erectile dysfunction
- Losing weight without trying
- Trouble urinating