Kidney and Urinary Health

    Our approach to kidney and urinary health care

    SIU Medicine is an academic medical community, meaning our doctors are also researchers and teachers. While our urologists, urological surgeons, nephrologists, primary care providers, and men’s and women’s health experts work collaboratively to provide you with the safest, most effective treatment options, they’re also investigating new diagnostic tools, better surgical techniques and less invasive treatment methods. Our providers are training the next generation of urologists to provide the combination of compassionate and skilled care for which SIU Medicine is known. 

    From managing recurrent urinary tract infections and kidney stones to tackling chronic kidney disease and cancers of the adrenal gland, bladder, kidneys, male reproductive organs and ureter, our experts’ primary goal is to help you feel better, faster. 

    Specializing in kidney and urinary health

    Latest news

    Dr. Bradley Schwartz

    Vala family, Memorial Health gift $2M to create endowment at SIU

    Local business owners and philanthropists Frank and Linda Vala have established an endowed chair to support research and training in urology at SIU School of Medicine.

    Latest blog articles


    How to tell if it’s a urinary tract infection

    A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common health problem among women—about 1 out of every 5 women will develop at least one in her lifetime. UTI typically refers to a bacterial infection within any
    Dr. Benjamin Rejowski

    Gallstones symptoms - causes and treatment

    Time for an anatomy pop quiz: Do you know where your gallbladder is? This small, pear-shaped organ is located beneath your liver on the right side of your abdomen. Its primary function is to hold bile
    Urology Blog

    How can a urology visit help you

    Urology is an important medical specialty serving infants, children, adults and seniors living with conditions affecting their urinary tract. Doctors who specialize in urology, known as urologists or
    Urology Kidney

    Learn about your kidneys

    March is National Kidney Month. SIU Medicine wants to help you learn more about these important organs, and how you can improve your kidney health. Kidneys 101 You have two kidneys—one on the left and