Urology in Charleston

East Cooper Urology values the doctor-patient relationship and works to earn your trust by providing competent and quality patient care. At East Cooper Urology, we are dedicated and committed to providing comprehensive urological care to the greater Mount Pleasant and Charleston communities. We provide a high level of professionalism and compassion for the patient and their families.

Conditions We Treat

  • BPH Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (prostate enlargement)
  • Bladder Control Problems (urinary incontinence, frequency, urgency)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Infections (UTI)
  • Bladder Stones
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Circumcisions (Adult)
  • Elective Sterilization (Vasectomy)
  • Epididymitis, Orchitis
  • Hematuria (Blood in urine)
  • Hydroceles
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Penile Problems
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer screening (PSA testing)
  • Prostatitis
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Obstruction

Spceialty Areas

  • General Urology (Kidney stones, BPH, ED, Urinary control)
  • Urologic Oncology (Prostate, Kidney, Bladder, Testes)
  • Laparoscopy
  • Advanced Robotics – Robotic prostatectomy, Robotic pyeloplasty, Robotic Nephrectomy, Robotic Partial nephrectomy, Robotic Nephro-ureterectomy, Robotic Renal Cyst Decortication/Unroofing, Robotic ureteral re-implantation

Robotic Surgery

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. “Minimally invasive” means that instead of operating on patients through large incisions, we use miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through a series of quarter-inch incisions. During a robotic-assisted operation, your surgeon uses master controls to manipulate the instruments, and the instruments translate your surgeon’s movements into precise movements inside your body. Your surgeon is in control the whole time; the surgical system responds to the movements of the doctor.

  • Your surgeon has greater range of motion and dexterity
  • Your surgeon operates in a highly-magnified, high-resolution field
  • Your surgeon has better access to the area being operated on

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

The benefits of Robotic Surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less (and smaller) scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Shorter hospital-stay
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Quicker return to normal activity
  • Fewer complications
  • Decreased risk of infection

The da Vinci System Overview

If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment, call our office at (843) 981-5111