Many people live with symptoms of urinary disorder for years before seeking treatment, causing unnecessary grief and possible long-term problems. The urologists at UC San Diego Health are leaders in treating complex disorders of the male urethra and genitourinary system. We are proud to be ranked among the top 50 urology programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
In addition to delivering state-of-the-art care, our team is heavily involved in research, and has developed novel treatments for some of the most complex urologic conditions.
The surgical treatment of complicated urinary obstructions requires extensive expertise in performing delicate surgeries. Our specialists offer precise treatments for male genital and urethral disorders that can help you avoid repeated procedures and return to enjoying a healthy life more quickly.
Conditions We Treat
When to Consider Surgical Treatment
When there is a problem, like a stricture, the bladder has to squeeze harder to eliminate urine. You may experience severe pain, excessive straining or prolonged time to empty while urinating. Eventually, the bladder may begin to show signs of damage, including thickening or enlargement of the bladder itself. In some cases, the backup of urine can cause irreversible damage to the bladder and kidneys.