Frequently Asked Questions


 
What is Urology?
Urology is a medical field that specializes in evaluation and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract.  This includes the kidneys, ureter, bladder and urethra in men and women, as well as the penis and prostate in men.
 
What are common conditions we treat in women?

Kidney stones, recurrent urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence (leaky bladder), overactive bladder, hematuria, and pelvic pain evaluation.
 
What are common conditions we treat in men?
Kidney stones, prostate enlargement symptoms, evaluation for elevated PSA, vasectomy, hematuria evaluation, low testosterone treatment, infertility evaluation and erectile dysfunction.
 
What are current recommendations on prostate screening?
The American Urological Association recommends prostate cancer screening with a digital rectal exam (DRE) and PSA testing in asymptomatic healthy men with a greater than 10 year life expectancy between the ages of 55 and 70.  If you have a family history of prostate cancer or are African American, screening should begin earlier and you should have a baseline PSA test at 40 years of age.
 
What types of cancer treatments do you offer?
We evaluate and treat cancers involving the prostate, kidneys, bladder, ureter and adrenal gland.  At Columbus Urology we have two fellowship trained surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive surgery and robotics to treat conditions.
 
How do I make an appointment?

You can call our office or submit a request online by clicking  here.
 
Where can I get more information about urological conditions?
www.urologyhealth.org is a free on-line resource supported by the American Urological Association that provides a wealth of information regarding medical problems involving the urinary system. You can follow the link here for more information.
 
What can I do to expedite my visit with Columbus Urology?
You can download our patient forms  here and bring them with you to your appointment.  We have symptom specific questionnaire forms listed below for your convenience.  Just print them out, complete them and bring them to your appointment!


  • If you are a male having trouble with urination, click here to download the AUA symptom score form
  • If you are a male experiencing trouble with obtaining or maintaining erections, click here to download the sexual health inventory for men questionnaire.
  • If you are a female experiencing problems with an overactive bladder click  here to obtain your symptom severity score and here to download a bladder diary  here  to fill out before your appointment.

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