Urology

Expect the highest quality urologic care from Montage Medical Group’s skilled, collaborative team of specialists. Montage Medical Group is part of Montage Health, your local choice for comprehensive care tailored to you.

Meet our care team

Learn more about what makes Montage Health’s urology team uniquely ready to care for you with our patient-centered approach. As a patient, you'll be seen by Andrea Chan, MD, Michael Jacobson, MD, Harsha Mittakanti, MD, or Craig Stauffer, MD.

Our staff practices exclusively at our Montage Medical Group offices in Carmel Hill Professional Center and Ryan Ranch, and sees patients at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

What’s a urologist?

A urologist is a doctor and surgeon trained to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the:

  • Urinary system in men and women
  • Male reproductive system

You may get care from a Montage Medical Group urologist during an outpatient clinic appointment, hospital stay, or emergency department visit.

What’s the urinary system?

Your urinary system filters and removes waste from the body through urination. The urinary tract includes:

  • Bladder
  • Kidneys
  • Ureters
  • Urethra

Common conditions we treat

Choose Montage Medical Group for well-rounded care for adults and children. Common conditions we treat include:

  • Kidney disorders, such as kidney stones
  • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which can block the flow or urine out of the bladder, causing discomfort and bladder, urinary tract, and kidney problems
  • Cancer of the bladder, kidneys, or other parts of the urinary tract
  • Prostate cancer or testicular cancer
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Incontinence (loss of bladder control)
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
  • Interstitial cystitis, a bladder condition that causes pressure and chronic (long-term) pelvic pain
  • Voiding dysfunction and urinary retention (trouble emptying the bladder)
  • Some pediatric urology conditions

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition that many primary care physicians feel comfortable treating with lifestyle changes and medications.  If you are still having frequently urination, sudden urges to urinate, leaks, or large sleep interruptions, there may be a more advanced, surgical or procedural solution to this problem that we can discuss with you.

Urologic treatments and services

Work with your urologist to create a care plan that’s right for you. Your doctor may recommend:

  • Education on your condition and ways to prevent future problems
  • Injections, including Botox® bladder injections to treat certain conditions
  • Lifestyle changes, such as dietary counseling
  • Monitoring your condition and tracking symptoms
  • Medical devices and prosthetics
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Prescription medications
  • Referrals to other medical professionals
  • Self-catheterization to drain the bladder
  • Surgery, such as bladder sling surgery, nephrectomy, prostatectomy, or other procedures

Urologic surgery

Your urologist is specially trained to use the latest, most effective techniques to surgically treat any part of the urinary system. Depending on the procedure, your treatment may take place in:

  • Your provider’s office
  • Hospital operating room (OR)

Your urologist may use laparoscopic techniques or robot-assisted technology to make your procedure as noninvasive as possible — so you reach your best outcome quickly and smoothly.

Make an appointment

Ask your doctor for a referral to a Montage Medical Group urologist, or contact our staff at (831) 241-9155.

Get a specialist’s opinion

After seeing your own doctor about a urology issue, ask for a referral to a Montage Medical Group urologist. Thanks to our advanced approach, procedures, and technology, we may offer a more effective, less-invasive option — so you reach your best outcome sooner, with less risk of side effects.

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