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Experience:  I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
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A Question : I currently wear a Foley

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A Question for Urologists: I currently wear a Foley decatheter and the local urologist has done his part to help prevent infection. Further, he refused to change the Foley when it became clogged before the four-week replacement period!! Because of this unprofessional treatment, I decided to only visit the local hospital Emergency Room for my changes. I did get a better anti-biotic last month, doxycyclene, which has cleared up the precipitate commonly found in urine after 10-days use of a new Foley. But because of travel time with work and to reduce infection recurrence, I want to find a major hospital with several options to allow the removal of the Foley. Cleveland Clinic appears to be one with a large Urology staff and it has an excellent reputation. I read in Urology books that a stint is possible and also a heat treatment to remove tissue from the utheria to enable normal urination. Therefore, I need information regarding these two urology treatments?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.
do you have any other medical issues?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.
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