All of our providers are general urologists who take care of all urologic conditions. However, when there are complex conditions, we refer to ourselves to the physician who can best address your specific condition. We strive to provide you the best of the standard of care, and to get to you the physician with the most experience within that area of expertise.

 

Urolift Center of Excellence

 

MonaLisa Touch


Patient Handouts

Getting set up for a procedure, and need to know the specifics, we have the handouts to improve your experience and to help you with recovery.

Cystoscopy
Urodynamics
Uroflowtometry
Transrectal Ultrasound Prostate Biopsy



DaVinci Robotic Surgery

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We have one of Phoenix's most experienced oncologic fellowship-trained robotic surgeonsthat can improve surgical outcomes and minimize the side effects from surgery. We employ the DaVinci robot for prostate cancer, kidney cancer, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, female organ prolapse, and a variety of other urologic reconstructive procedures.

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Varian RapidArc IGRT/IMRT Stereotactic Radiation Therapy/ Radiosurgery

VUA's radiation oncology partners are one of Phoenix's most experienced, and best trained in delivering IMRT/IGRT radiation for prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and testis cancer. We employ Varian's RapidArc linear accelerator that improves dose conformity while significantly shortening treatment times. RapidArc delivers treatments two to eight times faster than the fastest dynamic treatments today and increases precision, achieving success while minimizing side effects. Learn More

 

 

Prostate Cancer Institute of Arizona
Prostate Cancer Institute of Arizona

VUA's radiation oncology and medical oncology partners offer a unique service in combining Phoenix's most experienced multimodality team in treating prostate cancer. In one visit, a patient can meet with all three physicians, streamlining access to the best care that they can attain, and leading them to the best choice they can make for themselves in regards to treatment. Visit us at www.pciarizona.com


Adult Urology

 

We treat a variety of conditions that encompass both male and female sexes of all ages. Below, find links the urology education site managed by the American Urological Association. The information is there to improve patient education and is not meant to substitute for actual medical care. Please feel free to contact Valley Urological Associates to set up an appointment.



General Urology

General urology includes many disease that are very common and seen by all of our physicians. As these become more complex, they involve further specialization.

Hematuria (blood in the urine)
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy / BPH (Enlarged Prostate)
Medical and Surgical Treatment of BPH (Greenlight Laser)
Urinary Tract Infections in Adults (Recurrent UTIs)
Interstitial Cystitis / IC (Bladder pain)
Chronic Prostatitis (Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome)
Sterilization in the Office (Vasectomy)
Epididymitis/Orchitis

Diagnostic Procedures in the Office

Cystoscopy in the Office
Urologic Radiology (CT scan, Prostate Ultrasound, Kidney Ultrasound)
Urodynamics in the Office (Cystometry, Uroflowtometry)

Diagnostic Radiology Available in the Office
Spiral CT Scan in the Office
Oncological CT PET Scan in the Office
Diagnostic Ultrasound(Renal Ultrasound, Bladder Ultrasound, Transrectal Prostate Ultrasound Biopsy)



Urologic Oncology

Urologic Oncology involves all of the genitourinary cancers. Many are treated surgically, and some are treated with our Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology colleagues.

Adrenal Gland Tumors (Adrenal Myolipoma, Pheochromocytoma)
Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma)
Bladder Cancer (Transitional Cell Carcinoma)
Renal Pelvis and Ureteral Cancer (Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Upper Tract)
Prostate Cancer (Gleason Score, Staging)
Advanced Prostate Cancer (Bone Metastases)
Prostate Cancer Screening (Elevated PSA, Prostate Biopsy)
Diagnosis Of Prostate Cancer (Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsy)
Surgery for Prostate Cancer (daVinci Robotic Radical Prostatectomy)
Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer (IMRT/IGRT, Brachytherapy)
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (Androgen Ablation)
Testicular Cancer in Young Adults (Seminoma)
Penile Cancer (i.e.Bowen's disease)

 


Endourology

Endourology involves the use of endoscopy (small cameras that allow us to visuallize into the bladder and kidney), generally to remove kidney stones. However, we also address congenital ureteral strictures (narrowing, ureteropelvic junction obstruction).

Surgery to Remove Kidney Stones (ESWL Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Laser Lithotripsy)
Kidney and Ureteral Stones (Litholink 24 Hour Metabolic Prevention)
Ureteral Strictures (i.e.ureteropelvic junction obstruction)

 


Gynecologic Urology

Gynecologic Urology emphasizes medical and surgical treatment of female urological disorders, such as descent of the bladder (cystocele), prolapse (enterocele, rectocele), and female urinary incontinence (stress and urgency incontinence).

Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele, Rectocele)
Incontinence in General (Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence)
Surgical Management of Urinary Incontinence (Transobturator Sling)
Overactive Bladder (Frequency and Urgency)

 


Andrology and Infertility Urology

Andrology and infertility includes the treatment of male factor infertility in conjunction with our colleagues in Obstetrics who perform In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intracytoplasmic Injection of Sperm (ICSI). The urologist evaluates the male for problems related to sperm production, function and quality. Disorders of the male hormone balance such as low testosterone levels and sexual dysfunction are also addressed..

Male Factor Infertility (Oligoteratospermia)
Management of Male Infertility
Varicocele (Varicose Veins)
Vasectomy Reversal
Peyronie's Disease (Penile Curvature)
Ejaculatory Dysfunction (Premature Ejaculation)
Vasectomy Reversal (Vasovasostomy, Vasoepididymostomy)

 


Reconstructive Urology

Reconstructive Urology emphasizes surgical reconstruction of acquired urethral and bladder abnormalities. These usually include urethral strictures, bladder reconstruction due to removal for cancer and general urologic trauma.

Urethral Stricture Disease (Urethral Scarring)
Urinary Diversion(Neobladder)
Circumcision (Phimosis and Balanitis)

 



Pediatric Urology

 

Dr. Ben Donovan, who is a fellowship-trained urologist is especially tuned to address pediatric urologic conditions. He has extensive experience and work-class training that he brings to the Phoenix Valley and to Valley Urologic Associates. He mainly sees children but he also sees adults and practice in adult general urology. Please feel free to call for an appointment should you have any questions about your child.

 

Hydroceles and Hernias
Hypospadias (Chordee)
Ureterocele
Undescended Testes (Cryptorchidism)
Testicular Cancers in Children (Yolk Sac Tumor, Teratoma)
Vesicoureteral Reflux (Leading to UTIs)

Urinary Tract Infections in Children
Testicular Torsion
Ambiguous Genitalia


Diagnostic Procedures for Pediatric Urology

Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)
Renal Nuclear Medicine Scan
Radionucleotide Cystourethrogram (Nuclear VCUG)