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    • 10 SEP 21
    Can Women See Urologists?

    Can Women See Urologists?

    Roberto F. Labayen, MD

    Yes! Urologists are experts in urinary tract care for both men and women. In fact, more than 40 percent of urology patients are female. Women commonly see urologists for conditions like overactive bladder, incontinence, urinary tract infections and more.

    At Artesia General Hospital’s Urology Center, Roberto F. Labayen, MD is trained to treat problems that affect the kidney, bladder and urinary tract. You should make an appointment with a urologist if you experience any of the following:

    • Bloody urine
    • Frequent urges to urinate
    • Leaking urine
    • Pain in the back or sides
    • Pain or burning during urination

    Urological conditions in women can be treated with both surgical and non-surgical techniques. Treatment may range from exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles to medication or procedural intervention.

    State-of-the-art technology like extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is just one example of advanced, non-invasive treatments available for kidney, bladder or ureter stones. Lithotripsy uses shock waves to break stones into tiny pieces that can pass from your body via urine.

    While urologists treat numerous conditions, patients should refer some specialty health needs—such as pelvic pain, reproductive issues, menopausal management, hormone therapy or gynecological services—to a women’s health provider. See a full list of conditions urologists treat and treatments available locally at Artesia General Hospital’s Urology Center.

    Urological problems can be difficult to discuss—but it is even more difficult to live with them. Dr. Labayen and a team of supportive medical providers are here to help. Request an appointment online or by calling 575.748.8311.

    Location & Hours

    612 N. 13th St., Suite G
    Artesia, NM 88210

    Monday – Friday
    8 am – 12 pm
    1 pm – 5 pm

    Request an Appointment Online
    Immediate appointments are often available. Please call to check availability.