Treatments & Procedures

Our physicians and specialists at MacNeal Hospital are dedicated to providing you with individualized treatment and rehabilitation plans to get you on the road to recovery. 

We take great pride in making sure you receive the best treatments and procedures for all urological conditions. Below are common treatments for urological conditions that we may see at MacNeal Hospital. 


Cholecystectomy is surgical removal of the gallbladder. It is done to reduce pain and infection from repeated bouts with gallstones. 


Circumcision is removal of the foreskin of the penis. It is done for both religious and health reasons. 

Cystoscopy for Women

Cystoscopy is a procedure in which a flexible, lighted tube, called a cystoscope, is inserted into the urethra to visualize the inside of the bladder. It can also be used to irrigate, suction and biopsy the bladder. 


Laparoscopy is a procedure that passes a thin, lighted tube through an incision into the abdomen to view internal organs. It can be used to locate cysts and infections, as well as procure tissue for biopsy. 

Radical Prostatectomy

A radical prostatectomy is surgical removal of the prostate gland and any surrounding lymph nodes that have been affected by cancer. 

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is a procedure in which portions of an enlarged prostate are removed through the penis using a resectoscope, or a thin, lighted instrument. 


A vasectomy is a procedure in which the tubes that carry sperm are closed or blocked.

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