Erectile Dysfunction: What Really Works?

According to studies, consumers pay billions of dollars each year on erectile dysfunction drugs. The most well-known, Cialis, Viagra, and Levitra, may work for some but not for others. Research suggests that ED drugs have a failure rate of 30 to 40%. Additionally, these drugs have side effects that, for some men, are a turn-off.…

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What is a Cystoscopy?

Most people give very little thought to urological health. Urinating is a natural mechanical function of the body that we do from the time we are born. Rarely do abnormalities occur and, when they do, they are usually temporary. If you are experiencing abnormal urological symptoms, you can benefit from seeing a urologist. Sometimes this…

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Prostate Cancer Awareness is Next Month

Each September in North America, physicians and various organizations revisit the necessity to understand the risks and prevention strategies for prostate cancer. We are taking this time to share important information with our patients so those who may need to be screened or treated know how to advocate for themselves. Here, we discuss some of…

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Signs that Men Need to See a Urologist

It is normal for people to see their dentist, primary doctor, and eye doctor regularly. These healthcare providers ensure that teeth, eyes, and the body are in good general health. But what if something isn’t quite right in a particular part of the body? What is a person to do? The urinary and sexual health…

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Urinary Incontinence: Is it Time to Get Treatment?

Thousands of people each year start to notice an unwanted change: the accidental leakage of urine. This condition is what we call urinary incontinence. However, this is a blanket term. There are several different types of urinary incontinence. This is important to know because the symptoms and remedies may vary slightly between them. Common Types…

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Robotic Surgery Seems to be Here to Stay

The area of surgery, like most of medicine, has evolved quite a bit over the years. Many of the procedures that used to require significant incisions and a lengthy recovery period are now performed using robotic surgical techniques. Robotic surgery is a type of minimally-invasive surgery that involves a robotic device that is operated by…

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Is the Keto Diet the Magic Key to Sexual Health?

We hear quite a lot about the ketogenic diet these days. Recently, 16 celebrities, including Tim Tebow and Al Roker, were featured in a People magazine article touting the fad diet. On the other hand, some health experts and celebrity trainers call Keto one of the worst diet protocols around. Outside of the controversy, there…

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What if a Vasectomy Reversal Fails?

Thanks to several improvements in surgical techniques in recent years, the success rates of vasectomy reversal have never been better. Generally, between 40 and 90 percent of men who undergo this procedure regain fertility without much delay. This rate is somewhat dependent on factors such as the surgeon’s experience and the length of time that…

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Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer

Each year, a few hundred thousand new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed. This cancer of the male reproductive system is the second most common male cancer in our country. It is estimated to cause more than 30,000 deaths this year. As much as we need to be aware of the risks and potential seriousness…

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What is Cystoscopy and Why Might I Need One?

Experiencing symptoms in the urological system, such as painful urination, can be alarming in and of itself. In light of symptoms, it is vital to obtain a thorough health examination. In addition to performing a comprehensive health history, a urologist may also suggest certain tests to better understand the nature of the current physical condition.…

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