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New Partnership Brings State-of-the-Art Urology Care to the South Hills

By Nancy Kennedy

The Center for Urologic Care has joined St. Clair Medical Services, teaming with the practice of Kevin P. Bordeau, M.D. The new partnership has created the region’s largest, most progressive urology practice, offering state-of-the-art, patient-centered care for the treatment of a wide variety of urologic conditions. According to Jay A. Lutins, M.D., who served as senior partner at the Center for Urologic Care, he and his partners - David O. Hepps, M.D.; Shailen Sehgal, M.D.; and Arthur D. Thomas, M.D. – are pleased to work with Dr. Bordeau to offer the highest quality medical and surgical approaches to a broad range of urologic problems in men and women.

“We’re delighted to team with Dr. Bordeau,” says Dr. Lutins “Kevin is an exceptionally skilled urologic surgeon and a great colleague. We’re excited about the substantial benefits that our practice will bring to patients. As a group, my colleagues and I anticipate that we will be able to provide improved services, greater flexibility, decreased wait times for appointments and exams, and more comprehensive services. We will treat every possible urologic problem or emergency – the entire gamut – and do so in a timely fashion.”

Dr. Bordeau had been in practice with Arnold Sholder, M.D., who retired last year. “The Center for Urologic Care physicians are a great group, committed to excellence in urologic care. The joining of our practices will be good for us, our patients, the Hospital and the community,” says Dr. Bordeau. “We will be able to provide all aspects of urology services at St. Clair Hospital, including a greater capacity to expand our services in urologic oncology. Our patients can feel confident that we can meet their needs. We will be a one-stop shop with all five of us, and we will offer the very best in urologic care. We have an efficient system that will expedite your access to care.”

Urologic surgeons treat a broad range of conditions, including benign prostatic hypertrophy, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, infertility, kidney stones, kidney cancer, prostatitis, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections, and overactive bladder. They perform minimally invasive procedures, robotic-assisted procedures and major, complex reconstructive surgeries. Many urologic conditions can be successfully treated in the office, with medication or minor surgical procedures.

Urologic conditions and diseases can have a profound impact on quality of life. Even when these conditions are not life-threatening, they can be life-altering: overactive bladder, stress incontinence, erectile dysfunction and other conditions can interfere with everyday life, limiting one’s ability to function with comfort and freedom. “Most people will need the care of a urologic surgeon at some point. Urologic health is important and is a very personal matter,” Dr. Lutins says. “Incontinence makes people suffer and feel diminished. They may become socially isolated and depressed. No one should accept incontinence as an inevitable aspect of aging. We treat all patients over the age of 18 and we can restore your quality of life.”

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, affecting one in nine men. According to Dr. Bordeau, most men who have it will not die of it. “Prostate cancer is a slow growing cancer that can be monitored with regular screening and examinations to make certain that the cancer has not spread or become more aggressive. We are making advances in treatment that allow the patient to maintain an excellent quality of life. No one should fear the consequences of finding prostate cancer – you can be safely treated and live a healthy life.”

To make an appointment with St. Clair Medical Services Urology, call (412) 572 6194.



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