From kidney stones to cancer, a range of personal health conditions are treated by urologists. At Chesapeake Urology, a team of specialists treats those issues with their extensive experience, cutting-edge treatments, and compassion.
“It’s a great feeling to help patients improve their quality of life,” said Dr. James Masterson, who joined Chesapeake Urology in August. “People often see an improvement right away. For example, they had to run to the bathroom because of urinary urgency or a burning sensation and now they don’t anymore.”
Operating out of Chesapeake Urology’s Annapolis office, Masterson focuses on all areas of general urology in men and women, including benign prostatic hyperplasia/enlarged prostate, erectile dysfunction, hematuria, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, low testosterone, infertility and kidney stones.
A 1996 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Masterson has traveled all over the world, from Yokosuka, Japan, to Bethesda, Maryland, to Jacksonville, Florida.
He is excited to be at Chesapeake Urology, where patient comfort and convenience are both priorities.
“We want to deliver a superior experience to the patient,” Masterson said. “We’re providing quality care, highly-trained physicians, and accessibility; we have an ambulatory surgery center and our office in one location to maximize efficiency.”
People don’t have to go to the hospital operating room since Chesapeake Urology has equipment for same-day surgeries.
When people visit Chesapeake Urology, they can check in with a QR code. The pandemic also inspired the team to make other changes that they will continue to offer for each patient’s benefit.
With telehealth, for example, they can provide same-day care for problems like urinary tract infections, so patients get the care they need when they need it.
While patient convenience and compassion are vital, so is the quality of each doctor. Urologists are also surgeons, and at Chesapeake Urology, doctors are at the top of their field, with many of them fellowship-trained and involved in furthering medical research.
Chesapeake Urology has a robust clinical trials program, which benefits patients through access to new and innovative treatments and therapies.
For example, doctors are monitoring progress on water vapor therapy for patients who have an enlarged prostate. Dr. Richard Levin was designated the second Rezūm Center of Excellence in the U.S. in 2020 for his mastery of the procedure.
“It’s almost like having an academic center in a community setting, because of the level of expertise,” Masterson said. “Chesapeake Urology builds these little centers of excellence. We also had 10 new doctors in Maryland alone this year, so the company is strong and growing.”
Chesapeake Urology has offices in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Carroll, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Wicomico and Worcester counties and in Baltimore City and Sussex County, Delaware.
The Annapolis office is located at 810 Bestgate Road, Suite 235. Office hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. For more information, call 443-231-1500 or visit www.chesapeakeurology.com.