Urology

At Bridgeport Hospital, urologists offer expertise in a broad range of subspecialties to improve urologic health for men, women and children.  These include treatments for urologic cancers, infertility, neuro-urology, pediatric urology, men’s health and female urologic issues.  

As part of Yale New Haven Health, Bridgeport Hospital also offers referrals within our medical network for very specialized conditions such as female pelvic reconstructive surgery and transgender surgery for sexual reassignment.  It also offers opportunities to take part in clinical trials through Yale School of Medicine that contribute to research on treatment for the bladder, kidneys, prostate, cervix and rectum as well as other urological disorders.  All of which can improve your overall urologic health and quality of life.

Advanced tool for bladder cancer treatment

Our urology services include blue light cystoscopy (a procedure that lets your doctor examine the lining of your bladder and the tube that carries urine from your body) with Cysview to help diagnose and treat bladder cancer that can potentially spread to surrounding muscle.  Because bladder cancer has a high reoccurrence rate, finding lesions that cannot typically be seen under white light provides patients with faster, more effective treatment options to prevent the spread of the cancer. 
 
The advanced blue light cystoscopy relies on a fluorescent imaging agent that makes it easier to see rapidly multiplying cancer cells than with traditional white-light cystoscopy, which may overlook up to 20 percent of bladder tumors.  Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and ninth most common in women.

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