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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Stress Urinary Incontinence: What to do Before Seeking Surgery

Many women develop stress urinary incontinence at some point in their life. This condition, in which urine leaks from the bladder during physical stress, has historically been associated with age. In truth, there are a handful of factors that contribute to this unwanted change in bladder control. When women come to our Palm Desert urology…

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Vaginoplasty

Vaginoplasty: What to Expect

Childbirth is typically an incredibly gratifying experience. At the same time, there is no denying the fact that giving birth comes with a downside. The vaginal relaxation that stems from childbirth may not become noticeable until it is coupled with the effects of aging. However and whenever vaginal laxity develops, though, this physical change can…

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Ultrasound Aids in Prostate Screening

Imaging technologies support doctors and patients with relevant diagnostic tools. In the field of Urology, doctors rely on modalities such as ultrasound in prostate screenings and other treatment protocols. Here, we discuss what a prostate ultrasound is, why it may be needed, and what patients can expect during their screening. Prostate Ultrasound Diagnostic ultrasound is…

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Prostate Cancer Rancho Mirage CA

Sex after Prostate Surgery

When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, it is absolutely normal to wonder what the future holds. Prostate cancer can be a frightening concept. The first objective is to preserve health and longevity. However, experienced urologists also plan care that considers the question “what comes next?” Men who undergo prostate cancer surgery typically make…

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Maintaining a Healthy Urinary Tract

Interstitial Cystitis: All Hands on Deck

Every medical condition has the potential to affect a person’s quality of life, which is why the “all-hands-on-deck” approach is ideal. Urologic symptoms should be taken seriously whether they are temporary, recurrent, or chronic. In some instances, including cases of interstitial cystitis, the need for teamwork becomes even more critical. Interstitial cystitis is a condition…

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Labiaplasty, Rancho Mirage CA

Let’s Talk Labiaplasty Recovery

Cosmetic urology is an important aspect of our practice. Procedures such as vaginoplasty and labiaplasty provide women with the opportunity to regain confidence and comfort in their own body. Making the decision to undergo such a procedure is very personal and a process during which a number of questions may arise. We’re here to help…

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Peyronie’s Disease Palm Desert, CA

Tackle the Effects of a Curved Penis with Personal Urologic Care

Contrary to the idea that women are more concerned than men with their appearance, the male population tends to have a few common areas of concern that get attention almost daily. One body part that is of particular interest to just about every man is his penis. When the size, shape, or slant of the…

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