Led by board-certified urologist Abraham Lincoln Woods III, MD, the Center for Urology is a leading provider of high quality, comprehensive urological care to patients in and around Altamonte Springs, Florida. Along with cancer treatments and vasectomies, the practice offers additional procedures for a number of urological health concerns, such as hernias and obstructions of the urinary tract. To speak with Dr. Woods about treatment for your condition, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.

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An inguinal hernia is a condition that occurs when tissue pushes through a weak area of the abdominal muscles.

The bulging tissue results in painful symptoms that intensify when you cough, bend over or lift something heavy. Inguinal hernias can be caused by:

  • Strenuous activity
  • Chronic coughing or sneezing
  • Pregnancy
  • Straining during urination
  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Increased pressure on the abdomen

Hernia repair is a procedure used to correct inguinal hernias. To perform this procedure, Dr. Woods makes a small incision near the groin and pushes the bulging tissue back into place. The weakened portion of your abdominal muscles may be reinforced using a synthetic mesh.

What is Peyronie’s disease?

Peyronie’s disease is a condition that causes scar tissue to develop inside the penis. Peyronie’s disease can result in severe deformity of the penis, painful erections, and erectile dysfunction. Patients with Peyronie’s disease experience curvature of the penis that can gradually worsen over time.

Peyronie’s disease can be treated through a number of methods. Dr. Woods specializes in minimally invasive P-Shot® injections to regenerate penile tissue and restore sexual functions.

Medication is also used to effectively treat Peyronie’s disease. If your condition is unresponsive to conservative treatment, surgery may be necessary to loosen the scar tissue and correct the deformity.

What is ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction?

UPJ obstruction refers to partial or complete blockage of the ureters, the tubes that transport urine from the kidneys into the bladder.

A UPJ obstruction can reduce or stop urine from exiting the kidneys. As urine builds up in the kidneys, it causes infections, pain, and other concerning symptoms.

Although mild cases of UPJ obstruction may clear up on their own, others require treatment to prevent further complications. Ureteropelvic junction obstruction repair is a procedure used to unblock the UPJ.

To perform this procedure, Dr. Woods makes an incision to access the urinary tract. The obstructed ureteropelvic junction is cut to widen the area and a hollow tube is placed to keep it open.

What is urethral stricture repair?

Urethral stricture refers to the narrowing of the urethra caused by scar tissue. Injuries, infections, and certain medical procedures (like the placement of catheters) can contribute to the development of scar tissue in the urethra.

Urethral stricture repair refers to a number of techniques used to remove scar tissue and widen the urethra. In severe cases, the urethra is rebuilt entirely to restore proper urinary function.

To speak with Dr. Woods about available treatments for your urological condition and additional procedure available, call the office or book your appointment online.