Ureteral Obstruction and Hydronephrosis in Patients with Cancer: Experienced Specialists in New York
by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, a board-certified urologist, and specialist in the treatment of urinary problems in men and women including frequent urination, burning with urination and urinary retention.
Why Should Patients with Cancer Have Treatment for Ureteral Obstruction?
Many patients with various cancers (ureteral cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, lymphoma, etc) that occur within the abdomen, pelvis, or retroperitoneum can develop ureteral obstruction and hydronephrosis. It is particularly important for patients with various cancers to have prompt treatment for ureteral obstruction.
Many cancer therapies such as chemotherapy are dosed based on kidney function. If the kidney function is impaired, only small doses of chemotherapy can be delivered. Smaller than the optimal dose of chemotherapy is not as effective as full dose chemotherapy; at the same time, side effects of chemotherapy can be worse in patients with impaired kidney function due to ureteral obstruction than usual.
Only by maximizing kidney function in patients with malignancy who require chemotherapy can the benefit of chemotherapy be maximized. Insertion of ureteral stents in patients with a ureteral obstruction due to malignancy can maximize kidney function and help patients fight cancer more effectively.
Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Ureteral Obstruction, Stricture and Hydronephrosis?
- All treatment is performed by a Board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of frequent urination, urinary urgency, urinary incontinence and bladder pain using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and open surgery.
- We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for treatment of urinary problems in men and women
- We offer treatment options for overactive bladder, UTI, and urinary incontinence in our office which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia.
- Extensive Experience: Hundreds of men and women have treated successfully using medical therapy, Botox for overactive bladder, Interstim for frequent urination and tibial neuromodulation.
When it comes to experience and innovation – New York Urology Specialists are a step ahead. Better Science Means Better Care. We specialize in minimally invasive highly effective treatment for symptoms of bladder pain, urethral burning, pelvic discomfort, incomplete bladder emptying, urinary frequency, and urgency. Many treatment procedures are performed in the convenience and privacy of office settings under local anesthesia.
Medicare and major insurances accepted. We offer affordable rates and financing options.
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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urinary problems. He uses modern effective and proven treatment methods including Botox for OAB, Interstim neuromodulation. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area.
He has successfully treated hundreds of men and women of all ages with urinary problems including bladder problems, kidney problems, urethral and ureteral problems.
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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist in NYC who specializes in treating men and women with urinary problems including frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, urinary urgency and incontinence.