Conditions

Welcome to The Progressive Urologic Treatment You’ve Been Searching For

When you’re in need of compassionate, trusted urologic care look no further than Dr. Michael A. Campenni and your extended family at Greater Pittston Urology. We’re your neighbors, providing advanced urologic treatments in a comfortable, welcoming office where you’ll always feel at home. Are you looking for someone to provide honest answers to your health care questions? Do you want to find a doctor that truly cares about every patient and will exceed expectations in treating all of your urologic needs? Have you been using Google to diagnose your symptoms?

The good news is: you’ve found us – an experienced team of urologic health care providers who see you as a person, not just a patient. We offer an exclusive, extensive variety of treatment solutions to help restore your health and help you live the full, active life you deserve and desire serving all of Pittston and neighboring communities.

Cancers: Bladder, Kidney, Prostate, Testical

Have you been previously diagnosed with one of these forms of urologic can-cer and need help? Are you interested in learning more about urologic cancer testing? Dr. Campenni has been caring for urology patients like you for over two decades. We never want you to feel embarrassed about speaking to us about getting the help you need. These types of urologic cancers are quite common with tens of thousands of new cases being diagnosed each year. You’ll have ac-cess to special screening exams, diagnostic imaging, an honest second opinion, and treatments ranging from radiation therapy to advanced surgery.

We can help diagnose and treat:

  • Bladder cancer – The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 71,000 people are diagnosed with this type of cancer that affects the cells in your bladder.
  • Kidney cancer – Also known as renal cancer, kidney cancer can show up in the tiny tubes that cleanse your blood in the kidneys.
  • Prostate cancer – This type of cancer affects the small gland in a man’s pelvis and it’s close to the size of a walnut. There are both benign and malignant growths that can be removed and could possibly grow back as time progresses.
  • Testicular cancer – Nearly one percent of all male cancers are attributed to testicular cancer. If diagnosed early, testicular cancer can be treated properly and possibly cured.

These cancers have many similar symptoms such as painful urination, blood in your urine, pelvic discomfort, and lower back pain.

Kidney Stones

Young adults aged 20 to 40 are more susceptible to developing these crystallized buildups of acid salts in your kidneys. Depending on the size of the stone, they can sometimes pass on their own without the urologic surgery. Dr. Campenni will help you get out of pain and learn how to prevent another outbreak in the future as it’s not uncommon for kidney stone patients to develop more stones in the future. Common symptoms include severe discomfort, intense pain in your lower back or side, fever, cloudy urine, chills or burning when you urinate. If you think you’re developing kidney stones, it’s important to give us a call as soon as possible so we can diagnose your condition and help you get out of pain.

UTI

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can be uncomfortable and disruptive. More common in women than in men, this kind of urological disorder (also called a bladder infection) is usually noted by burning or painful urination, the frequent urge “to go,” cloudy urine, or bloody urine. A UTI typically occurs when bacteria such as E.coli enters into the urethra. Women who are pregnant, sexually active, or in their senior years tend to get UTIs more frequently so it’s important to see Dr. Campenni at the very first sign of any infection.

He can diagnose your condition with a simple test and prescribe antibiotics if necessary. Be sure to drink plenty of water to help dilute your urine and aid your body in the flushing out of bacteria from the urinary tract and bladder. It’s extremely important to note that if you’re experiencing any symptoms accompanied by fever, nausea, vomiting, and pain near your flanks that you seek help and call us right away. It could mean that the infection has grown and spread into your kidneys with the potential to become a more serious condition.

Incontinence

We understand what it can be like having to live with urinary incontinence. It causes stress and can take a severe toll on both your emotions and social life. When you’re unable to control your bladder you may shy away from doing the things you love and we never want that for any of our patients. We want you to know you’re not alone. In fact, millions of Americans (more commonly women than men) are trying to manage their urinary incontinence with no luck.

There are different types of urinary incontinence such as overactive bladder (OAB), stress urinary incontinence (SUI), overflow incontinence, and mixed incontinence. Common causes include damage to the urinary tract and urethra during childbirth, diabetes, stroke, lung disease, high blood pressure, smoking, being overweight, and recurrent UTIs. Talk with Dr. Campenni about your medical history to decide what treatment options you have. It’s time to say goodbye to urinary incontinence and take back your life.

Prostate Disease

If you’re a man in your 50s or 60s, it’s time to schedule a visit with Dr. Campenni to discuss having your prostate checked. Your prostate is a small gland that’s an important part of the reproductive system because it helps create a special fluid that can feed and protect sperm. It can be difficult to detect prostate disease early on because the symptoms are almost non-existent. We can talk with you about the different types of prostate disease like prostatitis due to inflammation, an enlargement of a cancer-free prostate but free from cancer, and prostate cancer.

Many of the symptoms associated with prostate disease have similar side effects of other urologic disorders. That’s why it’s important to schedule a visit if you experience conditions such as trouble urinating, the constant feeling to urinate, feeling as if your bladder is impossible to empty, pain or blood when you urinate.

Overactive Bladder

No matter what you do, you constantly have the urge to urinate but just can’t go or get the feeling to subside. Does this sound familiar? If so, you could be experiencing one of the biggest telltale signs of having an overactive bladder or a common disease called OAB. Dr. Campenni has the training and technology to diagnose your issue by looking at contributing factors, like your family medical history, a physical examination, urine sample, and additional neurological or urodynamic tests, that will assess your symptoms and shed more light on your possible condition and ultimate diagnosis.

Possible treatment solutions for you could include simple pelvic exercises, weight loss, catheterization, bladder training, and more. Please don’t put any more of your life on hold because you’re embarrassed by an overactive bladder. We understand what it’s like to continue to miss out on family functions, work get-togethers, and more when you’re unsure of how your bladder is going to react. You don’t have to wear adult diapers and try to pretend the problem isn’t there. You can talk with us and create a course of treatment that gives you back your confidence and your social life.

Infertility

Making the decision to start a family is one of the biggest choices we can make in life. But sometimes we need a little help along the way to have a child. There are many different causes of infertility, and it can be discouraging. But we want you to know we’re here to help you every step of the way and that you’re not alone in your struggles to conceive. Nearly 10 to 15 percent of Americans aren’t able to have children on their own and seek out effective alternatives to achieve success.

We invite you to call our Pittston office and schedule a talk with Dr. Campenni. He can conduct a fertility evaluation for both couples and women looking to conceive on their own using artificial insemination. There are a variety of solutions we can recommend for both women and men to overcome infertility such as surgery or medications. Modern reproductive technologies also allow for conception outside the body using methods like IVF or in vitro fertilization.

Sterilization

Male sterilization, also referred to as a vasectomy, is a permanent form of birth control that’s extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. It usually involves minor, outpatient surgery where Dr. Campenni will close the two vas deferens, or the “tubes”, that carry sperm from the testicles to your urethra. Following sterilization, a man can still produce sperm but they’re unable to travel out of the testicles. There are two types if vasectomies we can consider:

  • A conventional vasectomy – the doctor uses one or more minor cuts to the testicles to cut the vas deferens tubes.
  • A no-scalpel vasectomy – the doctor uses a small puncture in the testicles to extract the vas deferens to make the cut.

Vasectomies are generally an excellent solution for patients who choose not to have children, for men who are finished having children, and if there’s some incompatibility between partners that would prevent them from having healthy children (i.e a genetic disorder). There are some cases where a patient is seeking help to have the procedure reversed where the doctor can reattach the vas deferens tubes but it can be a more involved surgical procedure that doesn’t always guarantee success. If you’re considering sterilization or a vasectomy, please give our office a call. We’ll answer your questions and help you make an informed decision.