Treatments & Procedures

The physicians and specialists at San Ramon Regional Medical Center are dedicated to providing you with individualized treatment plans to get you on the road to recovery. Among the most common urological treatments and procedures:

Chemotherapy for prostate cancer

Chemotherapy for prostate cancer uses oral and injected anti-cancer drugs to treat cancer. It is typically given in cycles that last a few weeks, followed by a rest period.

Cholecystectomy

Cholecystectomy is surgical removal of the gallbladder. It is done to reduce pain and infection from repeated bouts with gallstones or because of dysfunction of the gallbladder itself.

Circumcision

Circumcision is removal of the foreskin of the penis. It is done for both religious and health reasons.

Cystoscopy for women

Cystoscopy is a procedure in which a flexible, lighted tube — called a cystoscope — is inserted into the urethra to visualize the inside of the bladder. It can also be used to irrigate, suction and biopsy the bladder.

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a procedure that passes a thin, lighted tube through an incision into the abdomen to view internal organs. It can be used to locate cysts and infections, as well as procure tissue for biopsy.

Lithotripsy

Lithotripsy is a procedure in which shock waves are passed over the kidney area. These shock waves break up kidney stones so they can more easily be passed through the urinary system.

Radical prostatectomy

A radical prostatectomy is surgical removal of the prostate gland and any surrounding lymph nodes that have been affected by cancer.

Transurethral resection of the prostate

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is a procedure in which portions of an enlarged prostate are removed through the penis using a resectoscope — or a thin, lighted instrument.

Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a procedure in which the tubes that carry sperm are closed or blocked.

Let San Ramon Regional connect you with a physician

Call (800) 284-2878 or use our Find A Physician search tool to be connected to a urology specialist .  You can also read more about urological diseases and conditions in our Health Library.