The UNC Urology faculty offer comprehensive diagnostic and surgical treatment for the full scope of non-cancerous urologic conditions and disorders. Our expert specialists adhere to the the most advanced techniques and utilize the most recent technologies so that we can provide the highest quality and most efficient medical care for our patients.
In the United States, approximately one in eight males and one in 15 females will form a urinary tract stone within their lifetime.
Female urology is a wide encompassing area of urology that focuses on the pelvic health of our female patients. At UNC, we take pride in offering speciality care for many aspects of female urology including all types of urinary incontinence, fistulae management, and urethral abnormalities. We offer multi-disciplinary care with our colleagues in Uro-gynecology and pelvic floor physical therapy to offer a full range of services to our patients.
A urethral stricture is a scar or narrowing of the urethra that may make it difficult for you to urinate. Symptoms may include a slow or weak urinary stream, frequent urination, an urgent need to urinate and urinary tract infection
The bladder is a hollow organ that has two main roles.
- Fill and store urine without leakage (incontinence)
- Empty urine at a time of your choosing
Urinary incontinence is a hot-button item these days, as it should be. Fifty percent of females experience stress urinary incontinence.