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Employee Spotlight: Sandra Brown

Meet Sandra Brown, one of our most tenured nurses at Medical Center West. She’s been at UCA for nearly 15 years! Her spirit and enthusiasm makes her popular among patients and staff, and we are […]

MonaLisa Touch Testimonial: What the procedure has meant for me

UCA has been offering the MonaLisa Touch procedure since 2016 and we have so many satisfied patients. One recent patient, Stacey, wanted share a testimonial on what the procedure has done for her: “A couple […]

Employee Spotlight — Susan Shelley

Check out our employee spotlight on Susan Shelley, our Surgery Scheduling Supervisor. We pride ourselves on developing relationships with our patients to deliver better, personalized care, so we want to give more insight into the […]

Urologic Health Tips & Resolutions for 2018

We all know that the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to eat healthier and lose some weight, but have you ever considered what changes you should make for your urological health? Taking the right […]

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A Letter From Our New CEO

Urology Centers of Alabama has been committed to providing our patients with the highest quality medical services and care for more than six decades. The legacy left behind by David Sorrells will continue to live […]

Pain with intercourse? Vaginal discomfort? Not for me!

As we women age, we do not always know what is coming next. We think we do, but we may not. We all know the stereotypical changes that happen with menopause, and of course, chronic […]

Dr. Rupa Kitchens, MonaLisa Touch, sexual, sexual health, vaginal atrophy, women, women's health

Urology is No Longer a “Men Only” Club

I once gave a talk entitled “The Only Girl in the Room.” When I was training to become a urologist, I was often the only girl in the room. People asked “Why did you pick […]

Dr. Paula Rookis, incontinence, vaginal atrophy, women, women's health

Bladder Cancer: One of the Most Common Aliments Urologists Treat

Bladder cancer is one of the most common ailments urologists treat. It begins when cells within the bladder begin to grow disproportionate to the rate of normal cells and a tumor, or multiple tumors, forms. […]

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Knowing the Signs of Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is another type of cancer that we treat, and is currently the 5th most common type of cancer diagnosed each year. Bladder cancer risk also increases with age, with most patients over the […]

Identifying the Symptoms and Treatments for an Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a very common problem that affects both men and women. Rather than considering it a disease, we consider it a symptom complex. People with OAB have frequent urination, urgency—which is a […]

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