Patient Education

Practice Specialties

Your Prostate

The prostate is a gland about the size of a walnut that is located at the base of the bladder. As you age, it is important to be aware of prostate health issues. It is recommended that men over 40 have an annual prostate exam and, at age 50, annual screening for prostate cancer using a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

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Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Many years ago, urinary stones were treated almost always by surgery. The advent of new technology has made stone surgery virtually nonexistent today. Most stones are shattered by shock wave or laser energy. This energy can be delivered by endoscopes, laser fibers and catheters. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the shattering of stones using

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Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence is the involuntary loss of control resulting in urinary leakage. It is one of the commonest problems urologists are asked to evaluate and treat. Fortunately, all forms of this embarrassing and inconvenient problem can be successfully treated in most cases.

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Male Sexual Dysfunction

Most sexual dysfunction is caused by a physical problem. Treatments available include injection therapy, oral medication, vacuum devices, and penile prosthetics. The “gold standard” by which all other treatment methods are judged are penile prosthetics.

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Support Organizations

This list is provided as a courtesy to you and we do not endorse any specific organization. Contact the organizations directly for more specific information.


National Child Abuse Hotline 
1.800.422.4453 (1-800-4-A-Child)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline 
1.800.799.7233 (1-800-799-SAFE)

Poison Control 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1.800.273.8255 (1-800-273-TALK)