When it comes to treating urological issues, Daniel Morilla, M.D., prefers minimally invasive urological surgery. As a urologist and surgeon at Rio Grande Urology, Dr. Morilla is excited to be part of an experienced team that is forward-thinking in medical treatments and cares first and foremost about their patients and helping them get back to full health.
A Minimally Invasive Approach
Dr. Morilla’s specialities include a number of areas, from adult urology and stone disease to erectile dysfunction and infertility. And when alternate treatments aren’t working or are no longer an option, he looks first to minimally invasive surgeries to provide relief from pain and help correct or cure the issue.
“I prefer to do minimally invasive approaches if I can. For the patient, it means less pain, shorter hospital stays, and often quicker recovery,” says Dr. Morilla, who is skilled in endoscopy and using robotics during surgeries. And while these options aren’t possible in every case, minimally invasive surgery is becoming more common.
Helping Patients Understand Options
When presenting patients with their options or explaining surgical procedures, Dr. Morilla is deeply committed to ensuring patients have clear understanding. “If you are in the position as a physician to operate on someone, I believe they should know what they are getting into,” he says.
He’s known for caring for his patients and taking time to help them understand what’s going on. Staff who work with him know that if a patient is still unsure or confused after an appointment, they can call on Dr. Morilla to help provide further clarity.
“Having a surgeon as a father and a nurse as a mom, I was introduced at an early age how to be understanding and compassionate, and that has served me well both with patients and with working with nurses and doctors,” he says.
Dr. Morilla recommends that patients ask lots of questions when they are preparing to undergo surgery, and ensure they clearly understand their options. The more you know, the better prepared you will feel for what’s ahead.