Urology at Winneshiek Medical Center provides expert care for male and female patients of all ages who suffer from problems of the urinary tract. The field of urology diagnoses and treats disorders of the male reproductive system as well, including prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and support.
The urology program at Winneshiek Medical Center specializes in:
- State-of-the-art laser prostate care
- Laser surgery to fragment kidney stones
- Female incontinence
- Vaginal prolapse
- Cancer care: bladder, prostate, kidney, testis
At Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, minimally invasive procedures are performed when appropriate, producing excellent results with shorter hospital stays, less bleeding and discomfort and a shorter recovery period. Physicians at Winneshiek Medical Center work together to provide integrated and comprehensive care from diagnosis through rehabilitation.
Surviving Prostate Cancer
“I had known that prostate cancer was in my family history, but all three men were on my mother’s side. I honestly didn’t worry about it – I thought prostate cancer had to come from the paternal side to be a threat,” says Steve. Because of his family history, Steve’s wife, Debby, strongly encouraged him to get a general physical at age 40. Never seeing the need for annual doctor visits, it had been years since Steve’s last check-up.