If you are a man who has a urinary problem or a sexual health issue, visiting a skilled urologist who is also a urological surgeon might be exactly what you need to take care of everything. A urological surgeon is a specially trained doctor who can perform invasive treatments on your urinary system and reproductive tract.
Let’s talk about what a urological surgeon can do for you, and where you can go in Phoenix and Mesa to see a men’s health specialist who can serve all of your medical needs in urology and sexual health.
Procedures a Urological Surgeon Often Performs
The following are some of the most common procedures urological surgeons perform:
A vasectomy is the most effective form of permanent birth control. Surgical birth control on a woman is more invasive, more expensive, more painful, and requires a longer recovery period than a vasectomy on a man – so this is the better option for a couple who does not wish to have any more children.
During the revolutionary no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy, the urological surgeon makes a tiny puncture into the skin of your scrotum and then cuts and seals the vas deferens tube (thus the name “vas-ectomy”). There are no stitches, because the puncture is so tiny that the skin will heal naturally.
A vasectomy prevents sperm from flowing through the vas deferens, thus preventing pregnancy from occurring. Semen without sperm cannot fertilize an egg. After your vasectomy, your urological surgeon will recommend a post-vasectomy semen analysis (PVSA) test to confirm that your sperm count has reached zero.
The success rate of a vasectomy reversal depends on various factors, including the number of years since you’ve had your vasectomy. The longer it has been, the less of a chance that a reverse vasectomy will work.
Generally, the chances of your partner conceiving are over 50% after a vasectomy reversal. Your chances are highest within three years after the original vasectomy.
Penile Implant Surgery
Men who have erectile dysfunction (ED) and are not responding to nonsurgical treatments (such as oral pills, injections, or vacuum devices) are considered good candidates for this surgery. Your urological surgeon will likely explain several different options for you.
Surgical Repair of Varicoceles
Varicocelectomy is done to remove varicoceles, which are enlarged veins in the scrotum. The procedure helps to restore proper circulation to the male reproductive organs. When left untreated, varicoceles might cause infertility.
Laser Prostatectomy to Relieve BPH
In a man’s anatomy, part of the urethra is surrounded by the prostate. The urethra delivers urine from the bladder out of the body. That is why an enlarged prostate puts inward pressure onto the urethra, restricting urine flow.
Urinary problems that are caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, can be relieved by having a laser prostatectomy. During this procedure, your urological surgeon will insert a tiny scope into the urethra, send a laser through the scope, and beam energy to shrink or remove excess prostate tissue – thereby relieving urinary symptoms.
Urological Surgeon in Phoenix and Mesa, AZ
If you are looking for a skilled urologist in Mesa who can help you with your prostate health and sexual health, Dr. Desi Avila is here for you at Ironwood Urology. He is board-certified and has many years of successful experience treating men who have urinary problems and erectile issues, getting their fertility and virility – and quality of life – back again.
To arrange a consultation with Dr. Avila, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (480) 961-2323 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to being your choice for men’s health!