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This week: urological surgery, diabetes and shoulder injuries

A variety of new reconstructive and minimally invasive treatments are being used to correct problems with the urinary tract in men, women and children.

Upstate University Hospital Urologist Dmitriy Nikolavsky describes how he created a surgical procedure to restore a damaged urethra -- the tube through which urine leaves the body -- using a patient’s own tissue and avoiding the need for a tube implant.

Jonathan Riddell, a pediatric urologist, tells how he uses a minimally-invasive robotic surgery system to correct urinary tube problems without large incisions or long hospital stays, how Botox injections help control bladder incontinence and how urinary problems can be diagnosed, and treated, before birth.

Also this week: the most common types of shoulder injuries and their treatments, plus research that is shaping the way diabetes is managed.

Join us for HealthLink on Air, this Sunday at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO.