Our Urology Department offers the most effective prostate cancer screening as well as the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments for prostate disease, including microwave treatment, and robotic prostatectomies. We also treat erectile dysfunction.
Our board-certified urologists and their dedicated support staff offer personalized care in a comfortable and confidential setting. We offer state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care in the diagnosis and treatment of urological problems in all areas of urology.
Robotic Urology Surgery
The state-of-the-art daVincirobot-assisted surgical system is available in Santa Barbara. This exciting advancement in laparoscopic urological surgery is minimally-invasive, requiring smaller incisions and less anesthesia - yet Sansum's skilled surgeons gain the daVinci robot's enhanced 3D view, superior dexterity and precision, and greater range-of-motion. The result for you is reduced blood loss and fewer complications such as minimal post-operative pain, lower risk of infection, quicker recovery, and minimal scarring.
Comprehensive Urology Services
Men over the age of 50 should have annual prostate exams and blood tests to screen for prostate cancer. At this age, even the healthiest men often have symptoms of prostate enlargement, such as weak stream, awakening at night to urinate, or frequent urges to urinate.
Men and women with cancer of the bladder or kidney, as well as men with prostate or testis malignancies, entrust their care to the Urology Department where the resources of the entire clinic can be mobilized to fight these diseases.
Urinary leakage is a devastating affliction for any man or woman. Our Urology Department employs effective and efficient medical and surgical treatment modalities to control this condition. A great majority of incontinence can be treated effectively.
Stones in the kidney or ureters can be very painful. The most modern treatments available, including lasers and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, are used to remove stones.
Impotence is a common problem in men over the age of forty. Our Urology Department offers complete evaluation, accurate diagnosis and a variety of treatment options. The urology team is specially trained to provide treatments that can include medications, injections, vacuum devices, counseling, or surgery.
Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal
Either permanent sterilization or microscopic reversal of a previous vasectomy can be performed quickly and efficiently through our department.
Children with urologic problems such as undescended testes, hernias, and congenital anomalies are treated with special care and sensitivity.
Conditions We Commonly Treat
Other conditions we commonly treat and services we offer include urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, urinary retention, urinary frequency, kidney stones, bladder cancer and circumcision.
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Dr. Alex Koper on the DaVinci Robotic Surgical Procedure
Dr. Daniel Curhan Demonstrates the DaVinci Robotic Surgical Procedure: