Urology

Urology

Most Experienced and Advanced Urology Care Close to Home

Offering the Most State-of-the-Art Urological Procedures in the Country, Right Here in Rockland County   

The Urologists at Bon Secours Urology include the nation's leaders in innovation and advanced prostate therapy.  Doctors from around the country are referring patients to our experts.  

When you’re in need of urology care, you want access to the best expertise and experienced physicians who are a part of a respected health network. At Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, we offer that and more. Taking urology care to the next level means bringing leading specialists to you and putting the most sophisticated technology in their hands.  

Good Samaritan Hospital's new screening tools and techniques for prostate enlargement bring a heightened accuracy. The latest approaches to treating urinary incontinence gives you more confidence. And knowing our specialists have immediate access to the advanced expertise of a leading academic medical center brings peace-of-mind.

What Our Patients are Saying

“I absolutely love the physicians and nursing staff at Good Samaritan Hospital [and Bon Secours Urology.]  Dr. Fraiman who heads up the urology division has been my doctor for about 10 years and he’s grown and prospered moving to Good Samaritan Hospital. The bedside manner, medical knowledge and informative tools to best aid patients in the understanding and utilization of resources relative to their condition sets them apart from the rest. I drive an hour every time I pass a kidney stone or have relative complications to see them because I know I am in the best hands possible and I have faith in all they do to help and heal.”  - Nicole J.

Rezūm Therapy for BPH

The Rezum treatment for BPH, or an enlarged prostate, is the first of its kind. Using water vapor therapy, this minimally invasive procedure has shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of BPH.   Good Samaritan Hospital is currently one of only a few sites in the nation equipped to treat BPH using Rezum. 

Bon Secours Urology's Christopher Dixon, MD has the largest clinical experience with this technique in the country and was instrumental in the clinical development and FDA clearance of the Rezūm procedure.  He has published extensively on this topic and was awarded first prize at the World Congress of Endo-Urology for his work on the Development of Convective Water Vapor Therapy for the In Vivo Treatment of Prostate Cancer. 

How Rezūm Works

The Rezūm therapy is completed in a single visit; there is no need for ongoing therapy. It works by delivering very small amounts of steam to the enlarged prostate. The stored thermal energy in the water vapor (steam) damages the cells causing obstruction, thus reducing the overall size of the prostate and the symptoms associated with BPH.

 

Rezūm Patient Benefits:

  • Potential alternative to BPH medications
  • Relieves symptoms safely and effectively
  • Provides noticeable symptom improvement within two weeks
  • Simple in-office/out-patient therapy
  • Does not require general anesthesia
  • Preserves sexual and urinary functions 
  • Allows patients to return to regular activities within a few days

Fusion Guided Biopsy: A Smarter Way to Look for Prostate Cancer

Screen, Detect and Treat Prostate Cancer FASTER

Prostate Cancer is the second most common cancer in men. In fact, about 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with this disease in their lifetime. However, if cases are detected early they are often low-risk and can be treated quickly. Bon Secours Urology is committed to catching prostate cancer in its earliest stage and to do so has recently acquired the KOELIS Trinity® Fusion-Guided MRI, the premier prostate cartography option in the market. 

MRI/Ultrasound fusion guided biopsy combines a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan with an ultrasound image to help urologists precisely target the area of the prostate that needs to be biopsied. This approach allows our doctors to ensure they sample the exact site in the prostate where there is concern for cancer.

With the MRI fusion guided biopsy, urologists are able to see the specific area that needs to be sampled and guide the needle to the precise spot. Studies show that MRI fusion guided biopsies help to target the tumors that need treatment and reduce the number of repeat biopsies and allowing for earlier diagnosis and treatment.

Bon Secours Urology's Christopher Dixon, MD is one of the nation's leading experts on this machine and has some of the most extensive experience utilizing it to treat patients in the entire country.

The Procedure:

Our specially trained radiologists circle any areas of concern on the MRI images so that they can be directly targeted on the ultrasound at the time of biopsy. The procedure requires the same preparation as standard prostate biopsies. It is completed in one day and usually does not require a hospital stay.  


Patient Benefits:

  • This technique allows our specialists to find hidden tumors that may be missed by other prostate biopsies.
  • We can perform targeted biopsies using sophisticated MRI/ultrasound fused images to focus on the worrisome areas directly.
  • The technology, which has proven to be very useful for men with previous negative biopsies, may also help detect aggressive cancers in patients who have not had a previous biopsy.
  • It may reduce the number of biopsies you need.

Cartography and Active Surveillance Step-by-Step


Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Skilled in all aspects of laparoscopic and minimally invasive urologic techniques, the Good Samaritan Hosptial physicians employ the state-of-the-art Da Vinci robotic interface for prostatic, adrenal, kidney, and bladder surgery.

Endourology and Stone Disease / Stone Therapies

Simple and complex stone disorders are treated surgically with laser, robotic, and out-patient sonic lithotripsy - all minimally invasive techniques.

Incontinence Care and Women's Health

The Good Samaritan Hospital Incontinence Care Division offers diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for urinary incontinence and bladder control for males and females. We also offer specialized care for patients with neurological disease, including spine injury or stroke. Reconstructive surgery is available to correct vaginal prolapse and urethral penile disease.

Male Infertility and Sexual Center Infertility and Male Sexual Dysfunction

The Good Samaritan Hospital Urology Department treats all aspects of treatment for male infertility and sexual dysfunction. We offer vasectomy reversal and microscopic varicocele surgery, penile prosthesis implants and in-office vasectomy.

Cancer

The Good Samaritan Hospital physicians are experts in cancer care with broad experience in the newest therapies for cancer of the prostate, kidney, bladder and other genito-urinary organs. Available treatments include nerve-sparing prostatectomy, seed implantation, cryosurgery, bladder replacement, and complex surgery for kidney cancer with vein involvement.  Recently, Good Samaritan Hospital's, Dr. Dixon has been working in the area of MRI/Ultrasound Fusion-guided prostate biopsy techniques and state-of-the-art minimally invasive targeted ablation for localized prostate cancer.

To schedule an appointment, please call:

845.777.FLOW (3569)
257 Lafayette Avenue, Suite 380
Suffern, NY 10901