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Dignity Health Urology Center–Southwest

At Dignity Health Urology Center–Southwest, we use innovative, leading edge techniques and equipment to diagnose and treat conditions affecting your urinary system.

Conditions & Treatments

Dignity Health Urology Center–Southwest specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract issues in men and women.

Conditions diagnosed and treated include but are not limited to:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Kidney stones
  • Overactive bladder
  • Prostatitis
  • Testicular cancer

Some of the procedures or treatments we perform are:

  • Cystoscopy (visual scope inspection of the urethra and bladder/prostate (in men))
  • Treatments for BPH
  • Removal of kidney stones
  • Anti-incontinence surgery
  • Catheter placement
  • Ultrasounds
  • Suture removal
  • Needle biopsy

The Dignity Health Urology Center–Southwest is aligned with the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC). Dr. Stone collaborates with Ravi Patel, MD, FACP, hematologist/oncologist and medical director of CBCC to ensure urologic oncology patients receive comprehensive care. Together, their expert teams offer multidisciplinary care to patients with urologic cancers, including cancers of the bladder, kidney, testicles, and prostate – the most common type of cancer in American men.

When to See a Urologist?

You should consult a urologist if you have any of the following issues: 

  • Pain during urination 
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder
  • Blood in the urine
  • Urine leakage and poor bladder control 
  • Difficulties with sexual function 
  • Difficulty conceiving children

Under the direction of Bruce Stone, DO, a Bakersfield board certified urologist, the Dignity Health Urology Center–Southwest is accepting patients. A referral from your primary care physician is not necessary.


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Learn More

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (661) 664-4455.

The Dignity Health Urology Center–Southwest is located at 9500 Stockdale Hwy, Suite 109, in Bakersfield. 

Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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