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Basics

How to Find a Good Urologist

Before making an appointment, do your homework to make sure your top pick is board certified and experienced in the specific condition you're concerned about. Here's how to find a qualified urologist near you. Continue Reading

How to Find a Good Urologist

Before making an appointment, do your homework to make sure your top pick is board certified and experienced in the specific condition you're concerned about. Here's how to find a qualified urologist near you. Continue Reading

What is the Urinary System?

The urinary system is vital for removing waste from the body. The urinary system contains the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. Here's how it works. Continue Reading

What is the Urinary System?

The urinary system is vital for removing waste from the body. The urinary system contains the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. Here's how it works. Continue Reading

Male Reproductive System

The male reproductive system includes the penis, testicles, urethra, prostate gland, and other structures. Together, they are responsible for making and transporting sperm and producing male sex hormones. Continue Reading

Male Reproductive System

The male reproductive system includes the penis, testicles, urethra, prostate gland, and other structures. Together, they are responsible for making and transporting sperm and producing male sex hormones. Continue Reading

What Is a Urologist?

Urologists are surgeons who specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the genitorurinary system, which includes the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Continue Reading

What Is a Urologist?

Urologists are surgeons who specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the genitorurinary system, which includes the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Continue Reading

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Conditions

Understanding and Overcoming Erectile Dysfunction

As many as 18 to 30 million men in the U.S. are affected by erectile dysfunction, and are more likely to develop the condition as they age. ED can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, since anything that interferes with the blood vessels or nerves of the penis can interfere with an erecti ... Continue Reading

Understanding and Overcoming Erectile Dysfunction

As many as 18 to 30 million men in the U.S. are affected by erectile dysfunction, and are more likely to develop the condition as they age. ED can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, since anything that interferes with the blood vessels or nerves of the penis can ... Continue Reading

Understanding Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide

Prostate cancer spreads at different rates in different men: While the disease can be incredibly aggressive in some people, others can live their entire lives and never know they have it. Continue Reading

Understanding Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide

Prostate cancer spreads at different rates in different men: While the disease can be incredibly aggressive in some people, others can live their entire lives and never know they have it. Continue Reading

Kidney Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Stages

More than 90 percent of cases of adult kidney cancer are renal carcinomas, which start in the filtration tubes of the kidney. Researchers aren't sure why, but incidence of the disease is increasing by about two percent every year. Continue Reading

Kidney Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Stages

More than 90 percent of cases of adult kidney cancer are renal carcinomas, which start in the filtration tubes of the kidney. Researchers aren't sure why, but incidence of the disease is increasing by about two percent every year. Continue Reading

All About Bladder Cancer: For Patients and their Families

The majority of people who develop bladder cancer are over 70 years old. Several factors increase a person's risk of disease, including smoking and a family history of the condition. Continue Reading

All About Bladder Cancer: For Patients and their Families

The majority of people who develop bladder cancer are over 70 years old. Several factors increase a person's risk of disease, including smoking and a family history of the condition. Continue Reading

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Procedures

A Look at the da Vinci Pyeloplasty - Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery for Kidney Disorders

da Vinci pyeloplasty is a surgical reconstructive procedure used to treat ureteropelvic junction obstruction, in which a blockage occurs where the kidney meets the ureter. Incisions are made in the abdomen and surgical instruments are attached to robotic arms which a surgeon controls from a console. ... Continue Reading

A Look at the da Vinci Pyeloplasty - Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery for Kidney Disorders

da Vinci pyeloplasty is a surgical reconstructive procedure used to treat ureteropelvic junction obstruction, in which a blockage occurs where the kidney meets the ureter. Incisions are made in the abdomen and surgical instruments are attached to robotic arms which a surgeon ... Continue Reading

A Patient's Guide to the da Vinci Prostatectomy - Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer

A da Vinci prostatectomy is a procedure that uses a laparoscopic approach and robotics to remove all or part of a man's prostate gland. It is often performed when a patient presents with prostate cancer. Continue Reading

A Patient's Guide to the da Vinci Prostatectomy - Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer

A da Vinci prostatectomy is a procedure that uses a laparoscopic approach and robotics to remove all or part of a man's prostate gland. It is often performed when a patient presents with prostate cancer. Continue Reading

da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy for Pelvic Prolapse

da Vinci sacrocolpopexy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a combination of laparoscopy and robotics to treat pelvic organ prolapse, a medical condition in which a woman's pelvic organs move lower than their normal positions in the belly. Continue Reading

da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy for Pelvic Prolapse

da Vinci sacrocolpopexy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a combination of laparoscopy and robotics to treat pelvic organ prolapse, a medical condition in which a woman's pelvic organs move lower than their normal positions in the belly. Continue Reading

Prostate Biopsy

A prostate biopsy is a medical test in which a number of small tissue samples are removed from the male prostate gland and examined for signs of cancer. Continue Reading

Prostate Biopsy

A prostate biopsy is a medical test in which a number of small tissue samples are removed from the male prostate gland and examined for signs of cancer. Continue Reading

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Symptoms

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Symptoms of the lower urinary tract can be associated with a number of different conditions, which range from the benign (overactive bladder and urinary tract infection) to the serious (bladder cancer). Continue Reading

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Symptoms of the lower urinary tract can be associated with a number of different conditions, which range from the benign (overactive bladder and urinary tract infection) to the serious (bladder cancer). Continue Reading

Lumps in the Groin

Lumps in the groin can be caused by cysts, muscle strain, hernias, infection, or cancer. Symptoms can help a urologist or other doctor pinpoint the underlying cause. Continue Reading

Lumps in the Groin

Lumps in the groin can be caused by cysts, muscle strain, hernias, infection, or cancer. Symptoms can help a urologist or other doctor pinpoint the underlying cause. Continue Reading

Genital Symptoms

Genital symptoms occur in the sex organs or pelvic region of men and women, and may or may not be caused by an infection--sexually transmitted or otherwise. The conditions associated with these symptoms vary, and can range from mild to severe. Continue Reading

Genital Symptoms

Genital symptoms occur in the sex organs or pelvic region of men and women, and may or may not be caused by an infection--sexually transmitted or otherwise. The conditions associated with these symptoms vary, and can range from mild to severe. Continue Reading

Flank Pain

Pain emanating from only one side of the abdomen can indicate anything from a kidney infection or kidney stones to appendicitis. Continue Reading

Flank Pain

Pain emanating from only one side of the abdomen can indicate anything from a kidney infection or kidney stones to appendicitis. Continue Reading

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Treatments

What to Expect During Your Vasectomy Reversal

A vasectomy reversal is a surgical procedure that reconnects the male reproductive tract that was disconnected by a vasectomy. Every year in the United States, approximately 50,000 men choose to have a vasectomy reversal to restore fertility. Success largely depends on the amount of time that has p ... Continue Reading

What to Expect During Your Vasectomy Reversal

A vasectomy reversal is a surgical procedure that reconnects the male reproductive tract that was disconnected by a vasectomy. Every year in the United States, approximately 50,000 men choose to have a vasectomy reversal to restore fertility. Success largely depends on the ... Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know about Getting a Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a male sterilization procedure where the ducts that transport sperm are cut, tied, and sealed off so that sperm no longer enters the ejaculate stream. Roughly half a million men each year in the United States undergo the procedure, and it has shown to be 99 percent effective at preven ... Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know about Getting a Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a male sterilization procedure where the ducts that transport sperm are cut, tied, and sealed off so that sperm no longer enters the ejaculate stream. Roughly half a million men each year in the United States undergo the procedure, and it has shown to be 99 pe ... Continue Reading

TURBT Recovery, Complications, Outcomes and How It's Performed

Transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) is a procedure that uses an instrument with a telescope and electric wire loop to remove tumors from the surface of the bladder wall. TURBT is an alternative to open surgery, in which a large incision is made in the abdomen in order to access the blad ... Continue Reading

TURBT Recovery, Complications, Outcomes and How It's Performed

Transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) is a procedure that uses an instrument with a telescope and electric wire loop to remove tumors from the surface of the bladder wall. TURBT is an alternative to open surgery, in which a large incision is made in the abdomen in ... Continue Reading

A Patient's Guide to Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer

Cryosurgery is a medical procedure that uses intense cold to destroy cancerous cells. The technique, known also as cryotherapy or cryoablation, can treat men who have early-stage prostate cancer that is localized to the prostate. It is not used to treat prostate cancer that has spread beyond the gla ... Continue Reading

A Patient's Guide to Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer

Cryosurgery is a medical procedure that uses intense cold to destroy cancerous cells. The technique, known also as cryotherapy or cryoablation, can treat men who have early-stage prostate cancer that is localized to the prostate. It is not used to treat prostate cancer that ... Continue Reading

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