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Problems

Browse the current list of conditions we provide specialized treatment for at Urology Centers of Alabama. If you have further questions or need a one-on-one consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us and set up an appointment.

  • Adrenal Cancer

    The adrenal glands are small endocrine organs that produce a variety of hormones essential for regulating and maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, blood pressure as well as other vital bodily functions. Anatomically they are located within the fat at the...

  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, which affects a majority of men over age 50. The symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia usually begins with urinary frequency, having to get up at night, and other minor...

  • Bladder Cancer

    Bladder cancer is a cancer that starts in the bladder, the body part that holds and releases urine. The exact cause of bladder cancer is uncertain. However, several things may make you more likely to develop it, including: cigarette smoking, chemical exposure at work, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and long-term infection.

  • Erectile Dysfunction

    Erectile dysfunction is the inability to obtain an erection that is sufficient for satisfactory intercourse. Millions of men in the United States suffer from erectile dysfunction and many men do not seek treatment for this very common problem. At Urology...

  • Fistulas

    Fistulas are an abnormal connection between 2 organs. A vesicovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the bladder and the vagina, that allows continuous urinary leakage (discharge) into the vagina. This problem has a profound effect on a woman’s...

  • Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence in women can be troublesome and embarrassing, but it is treatable.

  • Interstitial Cystitis

    Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is a condition that causes pain or discomfort in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms are different for each person and can change on a case to case basis. Pain may worsen as the bladder fills or is emptied....

  • Kidney Cancer

    Kidney cancer is cancer that originates in the kidneys, two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. Each year about 190,000 people will be diagnosed with kidney cancer worldwide. Kidney cancer is slightly more common in men and is usually...

  • Kidney Stones

    Many patients consider kidney stones as simply a very painful nuisance which has to be tolerated periodically. In fact, kidney stone disease is a complex problem with various types of stones and with many different causes. At Urology Centers of Alabama, we utilize state of the art equipment and techniques to successfully treat stones. However, careful evaluation and management options also allow us to successfully prevent recurrent stone episodes in many patients.

  • Low Testosterone

    Testosterone is a male sex hormone mainly produced by the testicles. It is becoming increasingly more common for male patients to come in talking about low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism. This isn’t necessarily a new problem; men are just becoming more open to talking about erectile dysfunction. As men age, most will begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone. Often the most noticeable side effect is a decrease in sex drive.

  • Mesh Related Complications

    Unfortunately, there are many women that have had adverse effects from the use of surgical mesh to treat pelvic prolapse. Women have reported infections, chronic pelvic pain, and painful intercourse...

  • Overactive Bladder (OAB)

    Overactive bladder is a problem with the storage function of the bladder. This problem causes a sudden urge to urinate. Often times, this urge is difficult to stop, which leads to an involuntary loss of urine, also known as incontinence...

  • Pelvic Disorders

    Pelvic prolapse or vaginal vault prolapse is a very common condition characterized by the herniation of pelvic organs, bladder (cystocele), rectum, (rectocele), small intestine (enterocele), uterus, or vagina. These organs herniated due to weakness of support...

  • Pelvic Pain

    One of the most challenging urological disease conditions for patient and doctor alike is chronic pelvic pain. If you are frustrated by this problem, you are not alone. Chronic pelvic pain includes the syndromes chronic prostatitis and interstitial cystitis/...

  • Pelvic Prolapse

    Pelvic prolapse or vaginal vault prolapse is a very common condition characterized by the herniation of pelvic organs, bladder (cystocele), rectum, (rectocele), small intestine (enterocele), uterus, or vagina. These organs herniated due to weakness of support...

  • Peyronie's Disease

    Peyronie's disease is the development of scar tissue in the penis. We do not always know what causes Peyronie's; however, most times Peyronie's the result of an injury or decreased blood flow. Peyronie's can cause pain and/or curvature of the penis and may also result in a decrease in penile size and erections.

  • Prostate Cancer

    Prostate Cancer develops when the cells of the prostate gland mutate and undergo malignant changes. Cancer cells grow more rapidly than normal cells and refuse to die, and they also develop the ability to invade and destroy normal tissue. Over time, the spread of the malignant cells can result in the patient having symptoms, health problems and ultimately death.

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, a walnut-sized gland located directly below the bladder in men. The prostate gland produces fluid (semen) that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostatitis can be caused by the same bacteria that commonly cause urine infections. However, in most cases, an identifiable cause is not found and may not be an infection, but just inflammation and irritation of the prostate gland.

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections passed from one person to another during sexual contact. There are numerous sexually transmitted diseases, most of which cannot be diagnosed with certainty without specialized testing. The only STD that rarely needs any special testing to diagnose is HPV which causes genital warts (also called condyloma). The other common STD’s (Genital Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV) usually require diagnostic testing that is not readily available in physician offices. For these, the patient needs to be seen at their local county Public Health Department.

  • Urinary Tract Infections

    Urinary Tract Infections are one of the most common infections to affect people. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect men, women, and children, but women suffer more frequently from these infections. Fortunately, UTIs can usually be treated successfully...

  • Vaginal Atrophy

    Vaginal atrophy is the thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls that occurs as estrogen levels drop. It is mostly more pronounced after menopause. Vaginal atrophy can cause painful intercourse, and an increase in UTIs, as well as other urinary symptoms.

Solutions

Browse the current list of solutions we provide at Urology Centers of Alabama. If you have further questions or need a one-on-one consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us and set up an appointment.

  • Botox Treatment (Incontinence)

    Botox is indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency, in adults who have an inadequate response to or are intolerant of an anticholinergic medication...

  • Brachytherapy

    Brachytherapy is often offered as an excellent option for the treatment of prostate cancer. At Urology Centers of Alabama, we utilize permanent seed implantation (brachytherapy), either alone or in combination with external radiation and/or hormonal blockade....

  • Cryotherapy

    Urology Centers of Alabama’s Dr. Lee Hammontree has many years of experience with cryosurgery (using extreme freezing to destroy cancer) for both kidney cancer and prostate cancer. He has performed more cryosurgery procedures for kidney cancer than any other...

  • da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy

    Sacrocolpopexy is a procedure performed using the da Vinci Robotic System to correct vaginal vault prolapse. The robotic procedure allows the physician to correct the prolapse and thus provide the patient with a durable repair. Unlike the open repair, the da...

  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) NEW

    High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a newly FDA cleared, minimally invasive treatment designed to provide men with a surgery-free option for prostate cancer. The treatment uses high-intensity sound waves to heat and destroy cancer cells. This allows the cancer to be targeted rather than removing the prostate entirely.

  • Incontinence Treatments

    Slings This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small, thin mesh or “tape” to create a “hammock” effect under the urethra. This can be approached via the pubic symphysis or the obturator area. It is important to note that after careful data...

  • Interstim Therapy

    InterStim Therapy (also called “sacral nerve stimulation”) is used to treat people with two seemingly opposite problems. The first is non-obstructive urinary retention (poor emptying in the absence of blockage of the urinary tract as may occur with...

  • Mesh Related Solutions

    When mesh failure occurs, it causes great distress for so many women. We approach this problem with compassion and understanding. After mesh failure is confirmed, the least invasive treatment is usually attempted first. The treatment options can vary greatly depending on the location and severity of the damage.

  • MonaLisa Touch

    Would you like to regain you femininity? Now it’s possible with no pain, no side effects and in just a few minutes. MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation...

  • No-Scalpel Vasectomy

    A vasectomy is a safe surgical procedure that is used for permanent male fertility control. It is a simple procedure that severs and seals the vasa deferentia tube, which carries sperm from testicle to the seminal stream. Since the procedure cuts off the delivery of sperm, it does not change hormonal function, so it won’t affect your sex drive.

  • Penile Prosthesis

    Penile Prosthesis is one of several treatments for men with erectile dysfunction that is a very effective treatment option. Penile prostheses are safe and have been used for several years and are continually being improved. Patients have several different types of prostheses to choose from and your prosthetic urologist will help you make the decision that is best for you.

  • Radiation Therapy – IGRT

    One of the more exciting developments over the past several years at the Urology Centers of Alabama has been the addition of Radiotherapy to the treatment options offered to patients with prostate cancer and other malignancies.ᅠ The construction of the...

  • Rezūm

    Rezūm is the newest treatment for BPH, or an enlarged prostate. Rezūm is a minimally invasive procedure used to reduce the symptoms of BPH, by using water vapor therapy.

  • Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery

    Our team of skilled urologists is committed to providing you with high-quality, personalized medical care in our state-of-the-art facilities. Our physicians specialize in the comprehensive treatment of urological disorders using the most advanced technology...

  • Stress Incontinence

    Symptoms Stress incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine associated with physical activity such as coughing, sneezing, and exercising. It is caused by several factors some of which may be childbirth and previous pelvic surgeries. As many as 50% of all...

  • Ureteropelvic Obstruction/Pyeloplasty

    Urology Centers of Alabama offers robotic, laparoscopic surgery to reconstruct an obstructed ureter and renal pelvis due to a condition known as a uretero-pelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction. This operation is known as a pyeloplasty and can be done using the da...

  • Vasectomy

    A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that is considered to be a permanent, male form of birth control. This procedure will not change hormonal function, so it won’t affect your sex drive.

  • Vasectomy Reversal

    There are many reasons men who have had vasectomies may wish to have them reversed, including the desire to father children after a divorce or loss of a spouse or child or simply because they and their spouse have had a change of heart and want more children...

Our Mission

Our Mission

For more than 60 year Urology Centers of Alabama has provide state-of-the-art, patient-centered urologic care with integrity and compassion.

Medical Excellence

Medical Excellence

Our physicians are leading the way in cutting-edge medical procedures. We play an integral role in the field of urology through on-site research studies.

Patient Care

Patient Care

UCA is dedicated to compassionate care and committed to investigating the effectiveness of all treatment options, including new drugs and procedures.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Mary Patient, US

Dr. Bugg is the best. I thank God for him. His staff is wonderful. Love the friendliness. They will help anyway they can.

Michael Patient, US

The doctors here are world class. Really impressed with the evaluation and feedback they offer. If you are looking for a place I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Tim Patient, US

Each time I have had kidney stones, they have not wasted any time getting me in and taking care of me.

Jenny Patient, US

They are very good, and I would highly recommend them. They were really good with my husband, and explained everything they were going to do and were very helpful.

Sharon Patient, US

After years of suffering with one UTI after another, one of my doctors referred me to Dr. Rookis and what a life changer that’s been! She is incredible, understanding, empathetic, and female!

Leroy Patient, US

Thank you Dr. V. Michael Bivins for being a great Dr. and changing my life!

Shannon Patient, US

I had a great experience at the Homewood and Hoover offices. The staff is efficient, kind, caring and helpful. Nurse Victor at the Homewood office gets a gold star! Thank you Dr. Bivins and the rest of the gang for your kindness.

Amanda Patient, US

Dr. Brewer is the BEST urologist in America in my opinion. My daughter has been seen by several urologists and hospitalized multiple times over the last several months with severe flank pain. Her tests didn’t show anything that would cause the kind of pain that she reported. Dr. Brewer took the time to listen and research and thought she had a rare condition in which a vein causes blockage in her ureter. He operated and corrected it today. We are so thankful for him and his sweet staff who always took good care of her!

John Kidney Patient, US

I have had chronic stones for many years. I’ve been seeing Dr. Poole for many years, and just recently had to use Dr. Strang, and they are probably the BEST urologists in the Birmingham area. I have always received great, attentive care (which is a rarity these days), from both the physicians, and the support staff. Highly recommended for anyone that needs urological care!

Karmen Patient, US

I love this place! Dr. Thomas Holley is an amazing doctor. Another person that stands out is Mr. Victor, the guy that takes care of CT scans. He is an asset to this office. Returning for a scan to be sure you remain cancer free is a very scary thing. His “bedside manner” and personality are perfect for people like myself. He goes above and beyond what he is expected to do.

Damon Prostate Patient, USA

To all men who have had, or will have, prostate issues, I can truly recommend to the very highest level possible Dr. Tully and Dr. Holly. Dr. Tully did my radial prostate surgery using the DaVinci machine and the results were outstanding. I could not be happier! Additionally, my father-in-law had his bladder removed by Dr. Holly and between he and a guest surgeon (Dr. Thompson) they literally saved his life. What was supposed to take around three hours ended up taking around eight hours. It was close to a miracle that occured that day and my family will be eternally grateful.

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