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208 Old Mocksville Road
Statesville, NC 28625

704-871-9818 Phone
704-495-3626 Fax

Dr. Patel also sees patients at his Mooresville location:

359 Williamson Road
Mooresville, NC 28117

Phone: 704-871-9818

About Us

Specialty: Urology

  • Urological Surgery

Our practice offers patients highly specialized urologic care using the most up-to-date methods and equipment including minimally invasive robotic, laparoscopic, endoscopic, percutaneous, microscopic and open surgical techniques. We treat a wide variety of urologic conditions affecting the Kidneys, Adrenal Glands, Ureters, Bladder, Prostate Gland, and Genital Organs.

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Our Providers

Kush Patel, MD, MBA
Undergraduate Education Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH Graduate Education University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Northeast Ohio Medical University Rootstown, OH Internship Tulane University New Orleans, LA Certifications Board Certified Urology—American Board of Urology Hospital Affiliations American Urologic Association Endourological Society
Kristen Earwood, PA-C
Undergraduate Education Wingate University Wingate, NC Graduate Education Wingate University Wingate, NC Certifications Certified Physician Assistant
Adam Stapleton, PA
Undergraduate Education University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville, NC Graduate Education Pacific University Forest Grove, OR Certifications Certified Nursing Assistant

Our Services

Vasectomy

This is an office-based procedure that blocks the vas deferens (tube that carries the sperm from the testes to the penis). Unlike a tubal ligation for women requiring general anesthesia, a vasectomy can be performed in our office with local anesthesia (no general anesthesia is required). This is a permanent form of birth control by blocking the release of sperm. Vasectomy is a dependable form of birth control for men who do not want to have any or anymore children.

Dr. Patel offers no-scalpel vasectomy. This procedure can often be done in less than 25 minutes. Local anesthesia is used to numb the skin. An instrument is used to make two ¼ inch openings in the scrotal skin. The vas (left and right) are cut, tied and cauterized. Then dissolvable suture is used to close the openings.

After a vasectomy most men only have mild discomfort. Often taking an over the counter pain reliever like Acetaminophen helps. Some men find it more comfortable to wear tighter fitting underwear after their surgery to offer more support. It is especially important to use a second form of birth control after having a vasectomy until you have a semen analysis 8-12 weeks later that shows no sperm.

Please call our office at (704)871-9818 to ask any additional questions or to get scheduled for your vasectomy.

Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Patel has extensive training and experience with the minimally invasive surgical robot. He is able to perform radical surgeries through key-hole incisions using this platform. Previously, these surgeries could only be performed through large open incisions with much longer recoveries and hospital stays.

No-Scalpel Vasectomy

Dr. Patel offers no-scalpel vasectomy. This procedure can often be done in less than 25 minutes. Local anesthesia is used to numb the skin. An instrument is used to make two ¼ inch openings in the scrotal skin. The vas (left and right) are cut, tied and cauterized. Then dissolvable suture is used to close the openings.

Insterstim Bladder Control Therapy

Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy Evaluation
If you’ve tried several treatments for bladder control problems without success, don’t lose hope. There is no single bladder control treatment that works for everyone, and sometimes it takes time to find the one that works for you. Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy (Sacral Neuromodulation), delivered by the InterStim® System, may be an option for you.

With the therapy’s two-step process, you can test it out to see if it will work for you before making a long-term commitment. The testing period is called an “evaluation” or a “trial assessment.”

Your doctor will discuss the evaluation procedure with you and the options for using either a temporary lead (a thin wire) or long-term lead for the evaluation.

How Will I Know If Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy Works for Me?
You and your doctor will decide together whether your evaluation was successful. The evaluation is considered a success if you experience a significant reduction in your symptoms.

For example, your evaluation may be considered a success if you went to the bathroom 20 times per day before the evaluation and went 10 or fewer times per day during the evaluation.

What Happens During the Evaluation?
The evaluation starts with a short, minimally invasive outpatient procedure that can be done in your doctor’s office or an outpatient center. It usually takes about 20 minutes.

For the basic evaluation, which uses a temporary lead, your doctor will numb a small area of your upper buttock and insert a thin wire near your sacral nerves, located near the tailbone. The advanced evaluation uses a long-term lead that is fully implanted; one end of the lead is inserted near your sacral nerves. With both types of evaluations, the lead is connected to a small, external neurostimulator that you’ll wear on your waistband like a pager. The stimulator generates mild electrical pulses that are carried to the sacral nerve by the lead.

The length of the evaluation may vary among doctors and depends on the type of evaluation you undergo. Generally, if the temporary lead is used, the evaluation period lasts from 3 to 7 days; if the long-term lead is used, the evaluation period may last up to 14 days.

During the evaluation, you still have the freedom to do most of your regular daily activities. The treatment can be stopped, started, and adjusted using a controller. It’s designed to be easy to use; your doctor or nurse can show you how.

Complications can occur during the evaluation, including movement of the wire, technical problems with the device, and some temporary pain. In most cases, these issues can be resolved, so talk to your doctor about your experience.(See Important Safety Information for possible adverse events.) Your doctor or nurse will provide you with information regarding how to operate the test device and also inform you of other precautions related to the evaluation and activity restrictions.

During the evaluation, you will need to use a symptom tracker to write down your urinary symptoms, such as how many times you go to the bathroom and whether you have leaks. You should be able to work and continue your normal activities, as long as you avoid lifting, bending or twisting movements. If you experience a significant reduction in your symptoms, you and your doctor can discuss long-term Medtronic Bladder and Control Therapy.

SOURCE: http://www.everyday-freedom.com/women/about/trial/index.htm

Bladder Scan

A bladder scan is used to determine a patient’s post void residual (amount of urine left in bladder after a patient urinates). An ultrasound probe is placed over the lower abdomen. This takes only a few seconds.

Pelvic Ultrasound

This test produces images that are used to asses organs and structures within the pelvis. An ultrasound probe is placed over different regions the lower abdomen and mild pressure is applied. This test takes less than 5 minutes.

Cystoscopy

This is a procedure that allows the urologist to examine the lining of your bladder and your urethra (tube that carries urine out of your body). A thin flexible tube with lens (cystoscope) is inserted into your urethra and advanced into your bladder. In male patients the urologist is also able to view the prostatic urethra (portion of the urethra that runs through the prostate gland). This procedure generally takes 4-5 minutes. Prior to this procedure local anesthetic is placed at the urethral opening to make the patient more comfortable.

Cystoscopy for Removal of Uteral Stent

This involves a cystoscopy (see description above) but while the urologist is examining the bladder he/she is then able to grasp the string at the end of the urethral stent and remove stent by pulling stent out through the urethral opening. Removal of the stent often takes less than 30 seconds.

Bladder Botox

This procedure is used to treat overactive bladder. During this procedure a cystoscope is inserted into your bladder (see description of cystoscopy above). The urologist then injects Botox into specific sites of the bladder wall. This procedure takes about 5 minutes.

Transrectal Ultrasound Guided Prostate Biopsy

This procedure allows the urologist to determine if a male patient has prostate cancer and also to stage prostate cancer. During this procedure an ultrasound probe is placed into the patient’s rectum to help visualize correct biopsy location. Local anesthesia is then given to make the patient more comfortable. A spring-loaded needle quickly enters the prostate gland and removes a tissue sample. 12 samples are taken from different areas of the prostate gland. This procedure generally takes less than 5 minutes. Biopsy results are given to the patient in person about 2 weeks after biopsy.

Urodynamic Studies

These tests assess the bladder and urethra in their ability to store and release urine. Urodynamics are often used to explain urinary incontinence, urinary frequency and urinary urgency. This test involves the placement of small flexible catheters in the bladder and rectum. The catheters assess for pressure, and the bladder catheter also allows for the filling of the bladder with saline. The bladder is slowly filled with saline as the catheters assess for changes in pressure. The patient is also checked for urinary leakage. All catheters are removed at the completion of the test. The results and treatment options are discussed with the patient after the procedure. This procedure often takes 20-30 minutes.

Reviews

“I treat my patients as I would my own family,” Dr. Kush Patel told me as we met in his quiet office. “My goal with each person I see is to empower them to participate in their healthcare goals. Using understandable, clear laymen’s terms is critical when I explain conditions and treatment options. I Inform my patients what’s going on with their body so they can make a considered, appropriate decision. I’m their guide.”

 

“Great Doctor. A very caring person. He takes his time and explains them to you. Thank you Dr. Patel!”

–Judy

“Dr Patel is a wonderful urologist. He listens and truly wants to get to the bottom of the problem and figure ways to help you.”

–Kate

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