While the urologists of Advanced Urology Centers of New York diagnose and treat patients who suffer from emergency problems and issues, there are a number of urologic diseases and conditions that occur that deserve special mention.
These are some of the specific issues affecting our patients that may require surgery, medication, radiation oncology or other treatment modalities:
BPH with LUTS/Enlarged Prostate
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is quite common and involves the enlargement of a man’s prostate gland as he ages. He can have trouble urinating, causing a number of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Advanced Urology Centers of New York has helped thousands of men with this problem, and if you think you are suffering from BPH, we can help you, too.
If you find you have the urge to go to the bathroom all the time, to the point where you may lose control of your bladder before reaching a toilet, you may have an overactive bladder. This condition, also known as OAB, involves the contraction of a muscle in the bladder that squeezes (or contracts) at inappropriate times. What causes it? How can it be controlled? Our urologists will assist you in diagnosing and treating OAB so you can resume your daily activities in a normal manner.
For men, prostate cancer can often be a fatal diagnosis. In fact, it is the second-leading cause of death of men. Getting screened is of great importance. Discussing your family history with your physician, examining the other risk factors in relation to your own situation and educating yourself about this important topic can help you survive. Our outstanding urologists will outline the tests you’ll need to help them make a diagnosis. And, if you need treatment, we offer the latest in robotic surgery, radiotherapy, cryotherapy and other treatment modalities.
A new study suggests that nocturia, or nighttime urination, by people of all ages could be a sign of a much larger problem. Nocturia, defined as two or more episodes of urination during the night, increases with age, and is associated with other conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and antidepressant use. Speak to your urologist about this, if this is an issue for you.
Elevated PSA levels in a man’s blood could be indicative of prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (or BPH), or prostate cancer. To learn more click on the “Elevated PSA” above and if you feel it’s time for you to take the additional step of making an appointment with your primary care physician, or with us, we urge you to do so promptly.
Hematuria is the medical term for blood in a patient’s urine. It can be temporary and not of major significance. On the other hand, it can be extremely serious and require immediate testing and treatment. When should you seek treatment for hematuria? What else can you find out about hematuria? For more information, click on the “Microscopic Hematuria” link, and then contact us to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our urologists.
Urinary Tract Infection
Did you know that millions of men and women suffer from urinary tract infections each year and that almost half of all women will experience one during their lifetime? Advanced Urology Centers of New York treats thousands of patients each year for urinary tract infections.
Impotence, or erectile dysfunction (or ED), is a failure of an otherwise normal and natural process. There are countless television commercials showing popular prescription drugs that can help in the treatment process. However, finding the source of the problem and attempting to deal with it, rather than just treating the symptoms, is where we provide a valuable service for our patients. For more information, click on the “Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction” link, and then contact us to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our urologists.
Kidney stones are painful, and somewhat common. Statistics point to the fact that more than 30 million Americans have suffered from urolithiasis, or stone disease, at some time in their lives. If waiting for a stone to pass fails, we can treat kidney stones by using shock wave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy or open surgery. In any case, we have a variety of tools with which to help male and female patients with kidney stones.
Bladder Cancer is the sixth most-common type of cancer in the US, with 65,000 people diagnosed each year, leading to as many as 14,000 deaths per year. We can help diagnose and treat bladder cancer, but it starts with a patient recognizing the symptoms and getting an appointment to be tested.
Infertility can affect men as well as women. For couples trying to conceive a child, the issue of infertility needs to be explored from the male side as well as the female side. Is the man not producing enough sperm? Is there an issue with the “quality” of the sperm? Are the sperm underdeveloped? Are they abnormally-shaped? Is a varicocele (dilated scrotal veins) affecting the sperm’s ability to transport to their desired location? Is sperm pushing backwards into the bladder? We can investigate the issues from the male perspective and either find the source of the problem or rule out the male as having physical problems relating to conception.
Premature Ejaculation (PE)
While 1 in 5 men are thought to experience premature ejaculation, our urologic experts can help patients explore the psychological and physical issues that may be causing premature ejaculation, or contributing to it. We may prescribe behavioral therapies or medical therapies (medications) to try to help find the source of the problem. Then, we can work with patients to address those problems and reduce the incidence of PE going forward. It all starts by making an appointment with one of our physicians at one of our many convenient locations.
This surgical procedure is an option selected by men who, for one reason or another, decide that they no longer want to be able to father children. Our urologists have performed thousands of vasectomies, and if you are considering having one yourself, we can often perform the procedure in our office, or sometimes in a surgical center or hospital setting.
The good news for patients is that kidney cancer has a survival rate between 79-100 percent, but reducing risk factors like smoking, hypertension, obesity and other factors can help you avoid developing kidney cancer. Visiting your urologist, getting screened and working with your primary care physician to develop a plan to help you stay healthy is one of our primary goals. Treating you after you have been diagnosed is another primary goal for those who have already developed kidney cancer.
This form of cancer is both treatable and curable. If you suspect you may have a problem, getting to a urologist’s office and being tested offers the best chance to beat this form of cancer. Is one of your testicles enlarged, or swollen? Is it painful? If a tumor is suspected, you’ll probably need an ultrasound test to confirm or rule out testicular cancer as a possibility. Take the first step and make an appointment today.
This rare form of cancer can affect both men and women. In fact, more women than men are diagnosed with urethral cancer. After a review of the patient’s family and medical history, other diagnostic screening tools may include a tissue biopsy under local anesthesia, or a cystourethroscopy (using a cystoscope). Treatment options include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the area around the prostate gland, or an inflammation of the prostate itself. Men may experience the pain and discomfort of prostatitis, while others may experience no pain at all. There are four types of prostatitis; acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic prostatitis and asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis.
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