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Though both men and women share similar urologic health concerns, there are certain conditions that predominantly only affect men–primarily due to simple biological differences. These conditions can be uncomfortable, even painful, and can impact all aspects of life. Not only do these conditions present with symptoms that can make life difficult, they may also be an indication of other medical conditions.
Therefore, it’s important to address all urologic issues with an experienced urologist before complications arise.
The prostate plays an important role in the male reproductive system. As men age, the prostate can grow in a benign way (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH), which can result in voiding issues such as a slow flow or urinary urgency.
Bladder & Urinary Care
Though bladder issues are more often thought of as a female health issue, men are just as susceptible to the same conditions, especially as they age. These include:
Stone Disease Care
Stones in the urologic system are fairly common and occur when mineral deposits or mineral and acid salts crystallize and form deposits that may result in a blockage. According to the American Urologic Association, urinary stone prevalence is estimated at three percent in all individuals, and it affects up to 12 percent of the population during their lifetime. The stones can be found in the bladder, kidneys or urinary tract.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to reproductive health in men, including low testosterone, lifestyle choices, and surgery. Patients may opt to manage their reproductive ability by undergoing a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal.
Urologic Cancer Care
The key to the best possible outcome for urologic cancer is early detection with the help of a urologist. The urologist will create a customized treatment plan for each individual’s needs, which may include referral to a specialized cancer treatment center.
5 Years Cancer-Free from Prostate Cancer
In 2015 my PSA rose 0.5 every 6 months. Dr. Mitchell Kotler was my urologist that was tenacious and continued to have a questioning attitude. I had two biopsy (12 point) over a year period and then a 24 point biopsy in the hospital in 2016. We finally found the cancer in the prostate that was identified in October 2016. I elected to get the prostate removed in March 2017 and the pathology found another area in the prostate that was below the bladder. By removing the prostate, it mitigated any more spread of the disease to my body. I…
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Dr. Glen Gejerman has been designated as a Center of Excellence for SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel – a device manufactured by Boston Scientific and designed to reduce the radiation dose delivered to the rectum during prostate cancer radiation treatment.