Innovative Advances in Urology
Urology Services at Sequoia Hospital is dedicated to using the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to treat diseases affecting the urinary system. At Sequoia, we understand that urological diseases can have a big impact on your comfort and confidence during social events and intimate moments. We are here to help.
Female incontinence is a common problem. Symptoms include leakage of urine with exercise or even sudden activity such as sneezing. New therapies at Sequoia include non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments for incontinence or frequent urination.
If you have ever experienced the pain of passing a kidney stone, we understand your discomfort. At Sequoia, you don't have to wait to have your stone pain addressed. We also understand impotence and issues of the prostate that can affect your quality of life. New treatment options include less invasive forms of therapy such as laser vaporization for prostate urinary obstruction.
To find a physician specializing in urology you may call our Choose Your Doctor line at (650) 482-6000 or visit our online Find a Doctor and search under urology.
da Vinci Surgical System
A new treatment for prostate cancer and kidney (renal) cancer is now available at Sequoia Hospital. The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
This minimally invasive approach is ideal for prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
For the patient, benefits may include:
• Significantly less pain
• Less blood loss
• Less scarring
• Shorter recovery time
• A faster return to normal daily activities
• And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
Sequoia is proud to be among the few distinguished centers in the country to offer this innovative technology for advanced patient care.
To find a surgeon specializing in Robotic Surgery, please refer to the Robotic Surgery page.