Services for Women


Conditions we Treat


Kidney Cancer

The lifetime risk of developing kidney cancer is 1 in 48 people in men and 1 in 83 in women. The incidence increases with age. Some kidney cancers are caused by mutations in a gene, but most

Bladder Cancer & Ureteral Cancer

The incidence of bladder cancer is 11.6/100,000 people per year. Bladder cancer is more common in men than women by 4-fold. Smoking, including past history of smoking, exposure to

Stress Urinary incontinence

Involuntary loss of urine during activity such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, lifting, and exercise. If this condition is bothersome, or preventing women from activities they enjoy, they will be offered

Urinary Urge Incontinence

Involuntary loss of urine without warning or activity, and often associated with strong urges. Causes are idiopathic (not known), aging, bladder infection, bladder cancer, or bladder inflammation.

Interstitial Cystitis/Chronic Bladder Pain Syndrome

Chronic Bladder Pain is a condition which causes pain in the bladder or urethra particularly when the bladder is full, urinary urgency and frequency.

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

Synonymous with bladder infections or UTI’s. These are infections of the Irene causing pain with urination and urinary frequency. Treatment is antibiotics.

Urethral Stricture

Scar can form in the urethral wall forming a concentric ring in the tubular structure, termed a urethral stricture. This condition is most common in men and usually caused by sexually transmitted

Cystocele

A condition whereby the anterior or front wall of the vagina develops a weakness or hernia, and the bladder falls into the vagina. Risk factors for developing prolapse are vaginal delivery,

Rectocele

A condition whereby the posterior or back wall of the vagina develops a weakness or hernia, and the rectum pushes into the vagina. Chronic constipation and vaginal delivery are risk

Uterine Prolapse

A condition whereby the uterus drops from the vagina causing symptoms of vaginal bulging or pressure. Chronic constipation, lifting, or coughing and vaginal delivers are risk factors for

Vaginal Vault Prolapse/Enterocoele

Occurs in women who have had a hysterectomy. The top of the vagina, termed the vaginal vault, falls through the vaginal opening. Oftentimes intestine will be prolapsing with the vaginal vault.

UPJ

Ureteral Pelvic Junction is the region of the kidney where the ureter inserts into the kidney. UPJ obstruction is a congenital condition where the region is narrow, or a blood vessel

Vesico-Ureteral Reflux

This condition occurs more often in children than adults. It is a congenital condition whereby the urine refluxes, or pushes back up, the ureter as the bladder is filling or during urination.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones form from crystals in the urine and can be composed of calcium oxalate, Uric acid, cystine, or ammonium magnesium phosphate.

Services we Offer


Cystoscopy

A telescope or cystoscope is placed into the bladder by way of the urethra and the bladder is inspected for pathology such as cancer. This test is used to evaluate patient with blood in the urine, or

Post Void Residual

This test is a simple ultrasound of the bladder to assess volume in the bladder after voiding. This number should be close to 0cc if a patient is emptying the bladder well.

Ultrasonography

Ultrasound is an imaging modality whereby sound waves are used to take pictures of internal organs. Washington Urology uses ultrasound

Urinalysis

The urine is tested for blood, infection, protein. The urine is usually obtained from a voided sample, but can be obtained from a catheter.

Urethrogram/cystogram

Contrast dye is instilled through a catheter into the urethra or bladder or both. Patient who may have bladder or urethral abnormalities

Ultrasonography

This is a radiologic study that uses sounds waves to take detailed pictures of internal organs. At Washington Urology we image the kidneys looking for stones, tumors,

Video Urodynamics

This test is used to evaluate bladder function in patients with urinary incontinence or who are unable to urine well. A catheter is inserted into the bladder, and the bladder filled to capacity.

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WUA is pleased to expand our services in Issaquah, with the establishment of our clinic, open Monday through Friday. Now, with better access and availability, Dr. Kripa Kavasseri is accepting new patients in our Issaquah office, conveniently located on the Swedish Issaquah campus. Call today for an appointment close to home!
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