Urology Services

At Memorial Healthcare, the urology providers combine a dedication to compassionate care with the experience and training to treat a variety of conditions. Serving patients in Owosso, Michigan and its surrounding areas for more than 100 years, Memorial Healthcare is the only hospital in Shiawassee County. With many satellite locations, Memorial Healthcare is also able to serve as the preferred medical provider in Mid-Michigan and across the state. Learn more about the urology services available at Memorial Healthcare.

What Does a Urologist Do?

A urologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary system conditions and diseases. The urinary system (which includes the bladder, kidneys, and urethra) is responsible for filtering wastes and toxins out of the body.

Urologists have extensive training in their field: they complete four years of medical school after earning a bachelor’s degree and then spend five to six years in a residency program. Physicians earn board certification in this field through American Board of Urology, and they must meet the requirements of their state licensing board.

The urology providers at Memorial Healthcare see both male and female patients. They are equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that can affect the urinary tract, such as:

  • Bladder issues
  • Kidney stones
  • Male and female incontinence
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Prostate cancer
  • Urological cancers
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Vasectomy
  • Low testosterone

While patients may feel embarrassed about discussing urinary tract issues, many of these conditions are very common and treatable. The doctors at Memorial Healthcare work to make patients feel comfortable and empowered about their health care decisions.

The Urology Team at Memorial Healthcare

Memorial Healthcare Urology is an employed physician practice of Memorial Medical Associates, a department of Memorial Healthcare. Patients may be treated by one of the following physicians:

Tarek Pacha, DO

Tarek Pacha, DO is a board-certified urologist focused on treatments that maximize healing and vitality. Dr. Pacha is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Urologic Association. He attended medical school at Midwestern University in Illinois and completed his urologic residency at Michigan State University.

Marcus Byron, FNP-BC

Markus is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in assessing, diagnosing, and planning appropriate care plans. He received his Bachelor of Science in Movement Science from the University of Michigan, a Master of Nursing from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in Ohio, and a second Master of Science degree in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus from Saginaw Valley State University.

Mandell Bookman, DO

Dr. Bookman is a per diem physician and surgeon at Memorial Healthcare Urology in Owosso, supporting Dr. Pacha.

When Should Patients See a Urologist?

Patients are typically referred to a urologist by their primary care provider. A patient may be directed to Memorial Healthcare Urology if they are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Incontinence

In addition to a complete physical examination, a urologist may order tests to help accurately diagnose a patient, such as:

  • Urinalysis
  • Blood tests
  • Semen analysis
  • Imaging tests, such as an ultrasound


Questions About Urology Services?

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818 W. King Street, Suite 202
Owosso, MI 48867

Phone: 989-723-2299 Fax: 989-729-4069

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Available Treatments

Memorial Healthcare is always working to offer the latest advancements in clinically proven treatment methods. The urology team offers a number of innovative treatment options, such as:

  • Blue light cystoscopy: This is an enhanced imaging procedure used to detect bladder cancer. Memorial Healthcare was the second institution in MI to offer this procedure.
  • Botox: Injection treatments can be used in the bladed to treat incontinence and reduce the sensation of having to urinate urgently.
  • Interstim: This nerve stimulation treatment is another option for addressing incontinence. Interstim uses an implantable device that sends mild electrical pulses to reduce symptoms like urinary leakage.
  • Urolift: Pacha offers the Urolift procedure to treat male patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common condition among older males. Memorial Healthcare is one of just three Urolift Centers of Excellence in MI.
  • Rezum: This is a non-surgical treatment option for patients with BPH, commonly known as enlarged prostate. Rezum uses water vapor therapy to treat excess prostate tissue, helping to reduce the symptoms of BPH.
  • SpaceOAR hydrogel: This unique gel spacer can be used when a patient is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. The hydrogel helps to minimize damage to healthy rectal tissue during the radiation process.
  • Holmium laser lithotripsy: This incision-free procedure uses a flexible laser fiber, inserted in the urinary tract through a scope, to break up and remove kidney stones. It can also be used to treat stones that develop in the bladder, urethra, or ureters.
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy: This is a minimally invasive surgical treatment used to remove kidney stones that do not respond to shock wave therapy.

As a patient-centered medical home, Memorial Healthcare’s specialists coordinate with primary care physicians to provide continuity of care for each patient.

Learn More about Memorial Healthcare

For service excellence and unparalleled experience, turn to the medical team at Memorial Healthcare. With a 161-bed hospital in Owosso, MI, Memorial Healthcare also offers numerous satellite offices throughout mid-Michigan.

Memorial Healthcare is a not-for-profit hospital governed by an independent Board of Trustees and is accredited through the Joint Commission. For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

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