About Us Programs & Services
Programs and Services A-Z
Patients & Families Find a Physician
Find a Physician
Classes & Events Health Library
Health Library
Health Library Home Page Health Library Home page
Thousands of articles on health conditions, tests and procedures including videos, animations, risk assessments, quizes and more...
Drug Search Drug Search
A comprehensive drug reference on 33,000 prescription medications, over-the-counter products, and nutraceuticals.
Adult Health Library Diseases and Conditions
From allergies to travel medicine, find detailed information on a wide range of health conditions, illnesses, and treatments.
Animations Tools and Multimedia
Animations, Videos, Calculators, Quizes and Risk Assessments
Tests & Procedures Tests & Procedures
Information on more than 370 topics, featuring illustrations designed to clarify complex anatomy and procedures.
Nutrition Facts Search
Enter a keyword or select a letter of the alphabet to find just what you are looking for plus a lot more.
Medical Staff Education & Research Careers

Urology

  Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size

Urology is a surgical specialty that deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Patients should consider consulting a urologist if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Discomfort while urinating
  • A sense of difficulty in completely emptying the bladder
  • Discomfort while urinating
  • Incontinence (a loss of urinary control). Learn more about pelvic floor disorders.
  • Hematuria (the appearance of blood in the urine)
  • Pain that appears to be related to one of the structures of the urinary tract
  • Problems with sexual function
  • Infertility (difficulties involved in conceiving a child)

Our urologists are at the forefront of advances in treatment of post-prostatectomy incontinence and erectile dysfunction. For conditions including stones in the kidney, bladder or ureter, lithotripsy is offered through our affilliate, Greater Hartford Lithotripsy. Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones into tiny pieces so they can be passed out of the body through the urine.

Saint Francis urologists are consistently named Top Doctors in annual surveys by Connecticut Magazine. They also work closely with the Curtis D. Robinson Men's Health Institute at Saint Francis, which provides potentially life-saving prostate cancer screening and treatment for underserved men in the Greater Hartford region. The daVinci Robotic Surgical System is available for the treatment of men with prostate cancer.

Find A Urologist