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C. Hollowell, MD

C. Hollowell, MD

SPECIALTYUrologyDr. Christopher is originally from the Motor City, where he received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Wayne State University. He came to South Florida in 1993 to attend his surgical internship and residency in urologic surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospitals. After completion of his residency, he moved to Detroit to join his father‘s urology practice. “My father has taught me many things, most notably in the art of medicine, and that you can heal as many patients with respect and compassion as you can with a scalpel. Simply showing you care can make a profound difference in their lives.“ The family legacy in urology extends to his brother who is also the chairman of urology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Hollowell was awarded clinical assistant professorships in both urology and gynecology with Wayne State, Michigan State, Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University.
A new patient visit is the initial appointment undertaken by a patient with health concerns. The purpose of this visit is to address relevant health concerns and possibly order studies to come up with a diagnosis and a treatment plan. On this platform any new health concern will be deemed a new patient visit.
A Foley catheter is a small sterile silicone tube inserted down the urethra (often after some numbing jelly has been instilled) to drain the bladder and relieve urinary retention or bleeding. It is held in place with a small water-filled balloon. The urine drains out of the bladder through the catheter and into the drainage bag. The catheter can be removed once the balloon is deflated to see if natural urination is possible.
A renal and bladder ultrasound is a painless non-invasive study of the kidneys and bladder using sound waves to create images of the kidneys and bladder. These studies are good for detecting masses, stones, cysts or drainage problems. Studies should be done with a full bladder so that it is easier to detect bladder wall masses.
A procedure where an ultrasound probe is placed into the rectum and sound waves are used to take images of the prostate so a needle can be guided into various parts of the prostate to take biopsies. Despite the use of local anesthetic injections around the prostate this study can still be uncomfortable and risky because of possible septic after-effects. The study is commonly done to take needle samples of the prostate to rule-out cancer.
Cystoscopy is usually an office procedure done under topical anesthesia. A narrow telescope is inserted down the urethra to examine the inside of the bladder to evaluate urinary bleeding or other urinary conditions. The cystoscopy is commonly done under camera-control and for women the scope maybe rigid while for men it is typically flexible. A slight stretch of the urethra may be required before the instrument can be inserted. Cystoscopy is also used to biopsy an area of the bladder wall or to remove a stent from the ureter.
Urodynamics is a pressure/flow study of the bladder to see how well it holds urine and how well it releases urine. It gives a clue as to how well the bladder muscles and nerves are working and the study is often done on patients complaining of flow and or leakage troubles. The study takes a few minutes and involves the use of a small catheter inserted into the bladder for filling as well as the use of surface electrodes which are applied to the skin near the anus.
A small telescope is used to look into bladder and inject botox into the bladder wall. It can be done in the office after instillation of topical anesthesia. Usually 100-300 units are injected in various places into the back wall of the bladder. It's usually done to relieve urge incontinence. Its effects are not immediate and may need several sessions. Its effects are usually not permanent.
A painless ultrasound study to determine the amount of urine left in the bladder after emptying.
DMSO or dimethylsulfoxide is a drug placed in the bladder to treat interstitial cystitis or painful bladdewr syndrome
Ultrasound study of penile blood flow
Includes the cost of drugs.
Transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT)
A radiofrequency sourced treatment for BPH
Testosterone replacement/per pellet
Urinary flow test
A medical sterilization procedure for men who are sure they don't want a future pregnancy.
Telemedicine uses technology to connect patients with providers for comonly, routine concerns. Cost per time may vary.
Follow up visit
A follow up visit is a visit to usually the same doctor with whom you had your initial or new patient visit and, within a certain time frame and for the same original complaint. This meeting serves to review the management and progress of the health concerns you had at the initial visit.