BID – twice a day
Bladder Augmentation – is a reconstructive surgery to increase the reservoir capacity of the bladder.
Bladder Instillation – Instilling medication into the bladder through a catheter that is inserted into the urethra to the bladder.
Brachytherapy – the placement of radioactive sources (SEEDS) in contact with or implanted into tumor tissues to be treated for a period of time.
Circumcision – removal of foreskin for penis
Contigen injections – injecting collagen into the urethra to help treat urinary incontinence or leakage.
Cryotherapy – using cold as a destructive medium
Cystectomy – surgical removal of the bladder
Cystoscopy – fiberoptic scope used to look into the bladder
DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy – robotic assisted surgical procedure that removes the prostate when cancer is present.
Diverticulectomy – Surgical removal of a pouch-like herniation in the bladder.
Deflux – a treatment option for a Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)
Dysuria – pain with urination
Endopylotomy – endoscopic procedure done when there is an obstruction of the ureter
Epididymis – a coiled tube behind each testicle
Epididymitis – inflammation of the epididymis
Epididymectomy – Surgical removal of the epididymis
Green Light Laser (GLL) – a treatment option for an enlarged prostate. It uses laser energy to remove enlarged prostate tissue.
Hematuria – blood in the urine
Hydrocele/Inguinal Hernia Repair – (pediatric) repair the hernia in the groin area
Hydrocelectomy – (Adult) removal of fluid around the testicle
Hydrodistention – surgery that expands the bladder with sterile water to diagnose and treat interstitial cystitis.
HS – bedtime
Hypospadius Repair – surgical correction of the placement of the urethral opening
Interstem Implant – am implanted electrical device for urgency, frequency, incontinence, and pain.
Kidney Stone – stone that forms in the kidney, and can drop down into the ureter and eventually down to the bladder.
Lithotripsy (ESWL) – shock wave lithotripsy for kidney stones, uses sound waves to break up kidney stones.
Meatotomy – surgery that dilates the meatus (opening to the urine channel) to help improve urination
Microwave Therapy – used in treating BPH (enlarged prostate) with exposure to high temperatures.
Neo Bladder – a surgical procedure done to create a new bladder from the large intestine, once a cystectomy is done.
Nephrectomy – surgical removal of the kidney
NKA – no known allergies
NKDA – no known drug allergies
NKMA – no known medical allergies
Nocturnal Enuresis – night time incontinence, or bed wetting.
NPO – nothing by mouth
Orchiectomy – surgical removal of testicle
Orchiopexy – bringing testicle down into the scrotum
Orchitis – inflammation of the testicle
Paraphimosis – the foreskin is retracted for so long that it is unable to be pulled back over the head of the penis.
Partial Cystectomy – surgical removal of part of the bladder
Partial Nephrectomy – surgical removal of part of the kidney
Partial Penectomy – surgical removal of part of the penis
Penectomy – surgical removal of the penis
Penile Prosthesis – a device surgically implanted in the penis to treat erectile dysfunction
Perineal Prostatectomy – surgical removal of the prostate through an incision between the scrotum and the anus.
Pessary – a device inserted into the vagina to function as a supportive device for the uterus.
Phalloplasty – repairative or plastic surgery to the penis.
Pyelolithotomy – removal of a stone from the pelvis of the kidney through an incision.
Pyeloplasty – repairative surgery on the pelvis of the kidney.
Radical Prostatectomy – surgical removal of prostate gland and some surrounding tissue.
Retropubic Prostatectomy – surgical removal of the prostate through an incision in the abdomen.
Stone Extraction – surgical removal of kidney, bladder, ureteral stone.
Suprapubic Tube Placement – procedure where a catheter is placed in the bladder through an incision in the lower abdomen, above the pubic bone.
Ureteral Reimplantation – surgery that changes the way an abnormally positioned ureter connects to the bladder.
Ureteral Stent – a small tube placed in the ureter to allow the kidney to drain fluid to the bladder.
Urethroplasty – surgical procedure done to reconstruct the urethra.
Ureteroscopy – a small scope is inserted into the bladder and then into the ureter.
Urinary Diversion – procedure done to reroute urine flow from its normal pathway, once the bladder has been surgically removed.