The Chesapeake Urology Blog


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and the urologists at Chesapeake Urology are encouraging all men to take charge of their urologic health by making prevention a priority. This month, and all year, take these important steps to improve your urologic health.

After An Unexpected Life Turn, One Employee Finds Her Way Back to Living Her Dream

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chanel Steele is a sophomore and nursing major at Coppin State University as well as an employee at Chesapeake Urology. After a personal family tragedy, Chanel’s life took an unexpected turn, but after many years, Chanel was inspired to return to school to continue pursuing her nursing degree. Chanel credits Chesapeake Urology’s CEO, Dr. Sandy Siegel, as being a big part of her reason for going back to school. Thanks for sharing your inspirational story of strength, love, and passion, Chanel. Read Chanel’s story for some uplifting inspiration…

The Urologic Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment Most Women Don't Know About


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, specifically chemotherapy, know all too well about the side effects including nausea and hair loss. But most women are not aware of how breast cancer treatment affects their bladder health.

From the Navy to Urology - One Doctor's Unique Experience Comes Full Circle

Friday, November 10, 2017

Chesapeake Urology salutes its veterans this Veteran's Day 2017 with a story about one doctor's journey from the Navy to the Urology office. Read Dr. Kathleen Sterling's story.

What Men Should Know About Prostate Cancer, and How Chesapeake Urology is Fighting for a Cure

Monday, September 18, 2017

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Chesapeake Urology is urging men to take charge of their prostate health this month, and throughout the year.

Oh My Aching Bladder. Is it a UTI or IC?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you are all too familiar with the burning urination and constant feeling of needing to go to the bathroom. But, did you know that some of the symptoms of a UTI are similar or the same as symptoms women experience when they have interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome? How is a woman to know if it’s a UTI or painful bladder syndrome?

What Young Men Need to Know About Testicular Cancer

Monday, April 24, 2017

Testicular cancer is considered a young man’s disease and is the most common cancer seen in adolescents and young men between the ages of 15 and 35 years. When detected early, testicular cancer can be successfully treated and the cure rate is high. In fact, the disease can be treated successfully in more than 95% of cases.

Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Right for You?


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Many men experience symptoms of low testosterone, especially as they grow older. If you've been diagnosed with low testosterone by a urologist, learn about the benefits and risks of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).



Friday, January 27, 2017

When it comes to treating and surgically removing kidney stones, especially large kidney stones, many patients ask, what is the difference between a urologist and a nephrologist?While both urologists and nephrologists treat kidney problems, the main difference lies in the surgical training.

Dr. Hawes Addresses New Study on Cranberry Supplements and UTIs


Monday, January 9, 2017

Dr. Lisa Hawes was quoted in Prevention magazine’s December 2, 2016 issue, in an article discussing a recent study on cranberry supplements and urinary tract infections.

Women: Urology is Not Just for Men


Thursday, May 12, 2016

When you think of the practice of urology, do you think of women’s health? If not, you should. Many women associate the practice of urology with men's health and often do not realize why choosing a female urology specialist for pelvic health and female urologic conditions is so important.

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month


Friday, April 15, 2016

Unlike other cancers affecting men, testicular cancer is considered a young man’s disease, affecting adolescents and men between the ages of 15 to 35 years. Approximately 8,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year in the United States and about 350 men die from the disease.

Are You at Risk for Kidney Stones?


Thursday, March 17, 2016

If you are at risk for developing kidney stones or have had kidney stones in the past, Chesapeake Urology specialists have important tips for preventing kidney stone disease and living a stone free life.

Erectile Dysfunction - A Warning Sign of Cardiovascular Disease?


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Erectile dysfunction (ED) may be a warning sign of cardiovascular disease. Urologists at Chesapeake Urology want men to know that ED can be more than just a sexual issue – it could be an early indicator of heart disease.

The Answers To Your Most Pressing Questions About OAB


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Many women living with the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) are often embarrassed to talk to their doctor about the condition, and some women don’t know where to turn to for help. Chesapeake Urology's Dr. Lisa Hawes answers some of women's most pressing questions about OAB.

Steps to Take Now to Prevent Bladder Cancer Later


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Chesapeake Urology provide important tips for helping prevent bladder cancer that everyone should take now, to avoid potential problems later.