A urologist is a doctor whose focus is on diagnosing and treating issues affecting the urinary tract – and, in men, also the reproductive organs. Every man should have a urologist just like every woman should have a gynecologist.
Men are best treated by urologists who specialize in men’s health issues. Let’s talk about some of the main treatments and procedures that are prescribed or performed at a urology clinic, and where you can go here in the Phoenix area for outstanding men’s urological and sexual healthcare.
Some of the most common male urological and sexual issues and their treatments include the following:
- Low Testosterone (Low-T) – A man’s testosterone levels can be brought back to normal with testosterone replacement therapy. This treatment can be administered through gels, patches, injections, or implanted pellets.
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED) – ED can be treated with pills or injections. If these do not work very well, a man may consider having a penile implant, which actually has a very high satisfaction rate among men who have had this procedure.
- Vasectomy – A vasectomy is the most effective form of permanent male birth control. This outpatient procedure can now be done without needles, scalpels, or stitches, making the procedure and recovery process quicker than ever before.
- Vasectomy Reversal – Many men who have had a vasectomy do end up changing their minds. A vasectomy reversal involves reconnecting the vas deferens tubes that allow the sperm to reach the semen for fertilization. Vasectomy reversals are outpatient procedures.
- Male Infertility – If you and your partner are trying to conceive but you have been diagnosed with infertility, then a urologist who specializes in men’s health can determine the cause and provide a solution. This may involve outpatient surgery to repair varicoceles (enlarged veins in the scrotum) or to remove sperm obstruction.
- Peyronie’s Disease – Treatment for “the curve” involves the removal of plaque, or scar tissue, from inside the penis. Treatments may include special injections to break down the scar tissue, or outpatient surgery to remove the plaque and (usually) to place a graft in its place – thereby correcting the curvature.
- Enlarged Prostate – Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) causes problems with urinating, but it can be treated with medication. If that does not work, your urologist may recommend and perform a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), which removes the part of the prostate that is causing the urine blockage.
If you’re looking for a urology clinic that serves men of all ages and stages of life, Ironwood Urology is here to serve you. We diagnose and treat everything from ED to low-T to fertility issues and prostate issues.
Dr. Desi Avila has years of experience in men’s health here in Phoenix, and he knows how to determine the best solution for you. Dr. Avila also explains each treatment’s benefits and possible adverse effects, so you can make a better-informed decision.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Avila, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (480) 961-2323 or by filling out our online appointment request form now. We look forward to being your healthcare partner.