From the Urology Section Director,
Vincent S. Ricchiuti, MD
The section of Urology offers diagnosis and treatment of the genitourinary system; urologic cancer treatment of the prostate, bladder, kidney, and testes; laparoscopic surgery for prostatectomy, nephrectomy; incontinence, kidney stone evaluation and management, robotics; and renal/prostate cryoablation.
Partners for Urology Health, which opened in 2010, is a state-of-the-art center that provides world-class care to men diagnosed with prostate cancer, with an emphasis on precision and accuracy in diagnosis and oncologic radiation treatment that will decrease complications and increase favorable cancer outcomes. Partners for Urology Health, a joint venture of Mercy Health, NEO Urology Associates, and Advanced Urology, offers cutting-edge treatment modalities, including volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and Calypso®. With VMAT, the most advanced radiation therapy technology, the prostate is continuously irradiated while the machine rotates around the patient in single or multiple arcs, creating a very precise dose in significantly less time than with traditional techniques. Calypso® provides continuous, real-time monitoring of the prostate and alerts the clinician when the target is outside of acceptable boundaries due to organ motion, enabling corrections during treatment delivery. Patients can see their urologist and have radiation treatment in the same building. Partners is located next to St. E's Emergency and Diagnostic Center in Austintown.
A new minimally invasive procedure, called Elevate® Prolapse Repair, is designed to treat pelvic structure prolapse (bladder, vagina, or rectum) with a single vaginal incision that minimizes the potential for tissue trauma and restores normal anatomy with a faster recovery than with traditional abdominal approaches.
Mark A. Memo, DO
Richard A. Memo, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery
David E. Pichette, MD
Daniel J. Ricchiuti, MD, Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotics
Robert R. Ricchiuti, MD
Vincent S. Ricchiuti, MD, Director, Urology Section
All surgeons may admit, evaluate, diagnose, consult, and provide preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative surgical care and correct or treat various condition, illnesses, and injuries of the surgical anatomy. The minimum number of procedures must be performed in a 2-year period to comply with appointment and reappointment criteria.