Our board-certified physicians deliver high-quality care when it’s needed most. With offices in Anchorage, Palmer and satellite clinics around the state, we are able to better serve our patients and take pride in caring for all Alaskans.
Our Care Team Model
As Alaska Urology has grown, the need to match a patient to the skill of a provider has become a means to ensure streamlined appointments for our patients and organization efficiency. We operate using a Care Team model which includes our Board-Certified urologist and Nationally Certified-Physician Assistants for every patient.
This work flow transitions a patient between Physician and Physician Assistants as they move back and forth between acute (emergent) and chronic follow-up while maintaining continuity of care within a care team. This model provides the patient confidence and familiarity with all their providers whilst allowing flexibility to schedule follow-ups or appointments.
Continuity of care is an important concept that has always been promoted at Alaska Urology. This model incorporates our philosophy for each unique patient while ensuring we are meeting their needs.
Alaska Urology is Leading the Way
Alaska Urology has the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology — from state-of-the-art instrumentation to robotic surgery. Our continuous investment in technologies supports the ability to deliver extraordinary Urologic care to all Alaskans.
Rezūm is a minimally invasive alternative to BPH medications that relieves symptoms safely and effectively in an office or out-patient setting, with minimal side effects. The procedure is done during one visit, patients return to activities within a few days
Ultrasound and MRI are the two main types of imaging used to aid prostate cancer diagnosis, and the use of multipara metric 3T MRI presents a major advancement in prostate cancer detection and diagnosis because of its superior imaging ability over ultrasound alone. Fusion is a process that blends these technologies to create a detailed, 360° prostate map by merging previously captured MRI images with live TRUS images while the ultrasound wand is inserted. Only a very small number of U.S. urologists have the necessary knowledge, equipment and software to practice fusion imaging. Alaska Urology has trained specialists.
The daVinci® System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. With the daVinci® Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The daVinci® System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. As a result, daVinci® enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control. The daVinci® System represents the latest in surgical and robotics technologies. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the daVinci® System at all times. daVinci® technology translates your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
Alaska Urology is proud to offer SpaceOAR® Hydrogel, a new tool that is proven to protect prostate cancer patients from the negative effects of radiation therapy. Minimize side effects of radiation therapy and protect quality of life with SpaceOAR hydrogel.
Because of the close proximity of the prostate to the rectum, prostate radiation therapy typically results in some radiation hitting the rectum, which can sometimes cause side effects, such as pain during bowel movements, rectal urgency, bleeding or loose stools during or after radiation treatment. That’s why the rectum is called the Organ At Risk (OAR) during prostate radiation therapy.
SpaceOAR System reduces rectal injury in men receiving prostate cancer radiation therapy by acting as a spacer – separating the rectum away from the prostate and out of the high dose radiation region.
“My experience as a patient was fantastic. The staff was friendly polite and helpful.”
Mike M., patient