Bladder Health Specialist

Golden Gate Urology Berkeley -  - Urologist

Golden Gate Urology Berkeley

Urologists & Pediatric Urologists located in Berkeley, CA

Poor bladder health can lead to a number of troubling issues like urinary incontinence and urinary retention, which lower your overall quality of life. At Golden Gate Urology Berkeley in Berkeley, California, urologists Joel A. Piser, MD, Chi K. Lee, MD, Andrew J. Pienkny, MD, Daniel Oberlin, MD, and Greg A. Barmé, MD specialize in a number of cutting-edge diagnostics and treatments to help patients of all ages improve and maintain their bladder health. Golden Gate Urology Berkeley is led by a team of highly skilled urologists dedicated to effective, personalized urologic care. To speak with a specialist about your bladder health, call or book an appointment online today.

Bladder Health Q&A

What conditions does a urologist treat?

Golden Gate Urology Berkeley offers advanced treatment for a number of urologic conditions including:


A urinary tract infection can affect any part of your urinary tract, including your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. An infection in the urinary tract can cause a number of alarming symptoms, such as foul-smelling urine, painful urination, and pelvic pain. Some people experience recurrent UTIs as a result of genetics or having an abnormally shaped urinary tract.

The urologists at Golden Gate Urology Berkeley help you determine the cause of your recurrent infections and the best options for effective, long-lasting relief. 

Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition that causes you to feel pain and pressure in your bladder. It can also make you feel the urge to urinate, even when your bladder isn’t full. A complex condition, interstitial cystitis requires personalized treatment for effective relief. Many people need a combination of treatments like medication and physical therapy to regain control of their bladder health. 

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is a very common form of cancer that causes abnormal cells and tumors to develop inside your bladder. In most cases, bladder cancer is caught during the early stages when it’s highly treatable. A number of factors can increase your risk of bladder cancer, like smoking and exposure to harmful chemicals or radiation. 

Dr. Oberlin is fellowship-trained in robotic oncology and provides a number of cutting-edge treatments for bladder cancer and other types of urologic cancer.

Urinary retention

Urinary retention refers to the inability to empty your bladder. Urinary retention is a common symptom of a number of different urologic problems like infections, nerve damage, and blockage of the urinary tract. In severe cases, urinary retention can prevent you from urinating at all, even when the bladder is full. 

When should I see a urologist?

Certain bladder conditions can leave lasting damage to the structures of your urinary tract. If you experience painful symptoms or changes to your urinary functions, it’s important to speak with an experienced urologist. At Golden Gate Urology Berkeley of Berkeley, the team works together to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for your condition. 

What should I expect during my appointment?

Golden Gate Urology Berkeley specializes in personalized urologic care. If you experience an issue with your bladder health, the team performs an in-depth evaluation, which may include a physical exam, blood test, urine test, imaging test and discussion of your symptoms and medical history. The team offers a number of safe and effective treatments including:

  • Antibiotics 
  • Hormone therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Catheters
  • Oral medications
  • Topical medications

Golden Gate Urology Berkeley also offers a number of safe and effective procedures using minimally invasive robotic surgery. To find out which treatment is right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.