Urology Services

Mercer Health Medical Group Urology

Mercer Health Medical Group Urology offers comprehensive urologic care for both men and women. Located at the Community Medical Center in Celina and the Marion Campus in Maria Stein with urology-related surgical procedures performed at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.

What Is Urology?

Urology is a field of medicine that typically focuses on diseases of the male and female urinary tract, including the bladder, kidneys, urethra and ureters. It also deals with male sexual organs and the prostate.

Common Urology Issues

Kidney Blockage

A blockage (obstruction) where the ureter connects to the kidney or bladder. This prevents urine flow. A blockage where the ureter and kidney meet (ureteropelvic junction) may cause the kidney to swell and eventually stop working.

Symptoms of a blocked ureter or urinary tract obstruction include:
  • Pain in your abdomen, lower back or sides below your ribs
  • Fever, nausea or vomiting
  • Difficulty urinating or emptying your bladder
  • Frequent urination
  • Recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Pee that’s bloody or cloudy
  • Swollen leg(s)
Kidney Stones

Symptoms of kidney stone(s) include pain in your back or side, blood in your urine and nausea/vomiting alongside the pain. Most kidney stones are about the size of a chickpea, but they can also be as small as a grain of sand and as large as a golf ball. Although painful, small stones can pass through your urinary tract but surgery may be required for the larger ones.

Urinary Tract Infections

A urinary tract infection is a very common type of infection in your urinary system. Bacteria — especially E. coli — are the most common cause of UTIs. Symptoms include needing to pee often, pain while peeing and pain in your side or lower back. Most UTIs can be treated with antibiotics.

Urinary Frequency, Urgency or Retention

Abnormally frequent urination (e.g., once every hour or two) is termed urinary frequency. Urgency is an abrupt, strong, often overwhelming, need to urinate. Urinary retention is a condition in which you are unable to empty all the urine from your bladder. Urinary retention is not a disease, but a condition that may be related to other health problems, such as prostate problems in men or a cystocele in women.

Urinary Incontinence

The experience of uncontrollably leaking urine can be an embarrassing issue for many people but is a fairly common problem. Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control that’s often seen in older adults and women who have given birth or gone through menopause. Urinary tract infections (UTIs), pelvic floor disorders and an enlarged prostate are other causes.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or maintain an erection long enough to have sexual intercourse. There are many different causes, which may include conditions that affect your blood vessels, neurological conditions, mental health conditions and injuries. A healthcare provider can diagnose and treat erectile dysfunction.


A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that stops sperm from leaving your body, providing permanent birth control (contraception). The procedure closes off the ends of the vas deferens, which are the tubes that carry sperm. Vasectomy is safe and effective for preventing pregnancy, but it doesn’t protect against disease.

Bladder, Kidney & Prostate Cancer

Urinary tract cancers such as prostate, kidney and bladder cancer can present themselves with a number of symptoms, or none at all.  Treatments for urinary cancers typically include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, sometimes immunotherapy.

Cancers of the urinary tract (or urologic cancers) may be linked to environmental, lifestyle, genetic and other factors. Tobacco use is an important risk factor for all urologic cancers.  In the U.S., prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men (after skin cancer).

Some cancers of the urinary tract can occur in both men and women:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney (renal) cancer

Others are specific to men:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Penile cancer
Catheter Management

Catheters, a thin tube usually inserted into the bladder, can be used short-term in situations like surgery.  They are also placed on a more long-term basis when used for managing urinary incontinence (leaking urine or being unable to control when you urinate) or urinary retention (being unable to empty your bladder when you need to).

Managing your catheter is important to prevent infections or other complications.  If your catheter comes out, seek medical assistance.  Do not try to put it back in on your own.  Also, check with your provider if you have:

  • Blood clots or bright red blood in your pee
  • Cloudy pee with a strong odor
  • Fever over 101 F
  • Little or no urine
  • Pain in your belly
  • Swelling, redness, pus, pain, or burning where the catheter goes into your body

Advanced Surgical Tools = Faster Recovery and Fewer Complications

The MOSES 2.0 Pulse 120H holmium laser, has a high level of precision and enhanced efficacy providing for advances in treatment of kidney stones and enlarged prostate glands. The Moses 2.0 results in faster surgical procedures and recovery time and fewer complications for common urologic concerns.

A common health concern for men over 50 is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) resulting from an enlarged prostate. The MOSES laser’s high level of precision and enhanced efficacy allow surgeons to quickly remove the enlarged prostate tissue and provide quick symptom alleviation and a long term solution.

Kidney stones are a common urological concern for both men and women. The MOSES laser has significantly improved the management of stones, providing a less invasive and more effective treatment.

“The laser allows better control of bleeding and decreases postoperative catheter time so patients can get back to living a better quality of life quicker,” Dr. Scott Cohen, MD said. “The increased power of this Moses laser also allows for more efficient treatment of kidney stones.”

Schedule An Appointment

Call 419-586-6899 to schedule an appointment or for more information about our urology services.

MHMG Urology Locations

Community Medical Center
950 S. Main St.
Celina, OH 45822

Marion Campus
8106 Booster Dr.
Maria Stein, OH 45860

Mercer Health Medical Group Urology

Call us today at one convenient number: 419-586-6899