Urological conditions, such as incontinence and enlarged prostate, are common among men, especially with age. The urology specialists in the Sutter Health network can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment.
Urology Care for Men
Penis disorders aren’t unusual, and most have one thing in common: pain. Several factors can contribute to a penis disorder—they are not simply “mind over matter” conditions. Some penis disorders, such as Peyronie's Disease, are caused by blood flow problems or scar tissue in the penis, and often they can be a symptom of a different disease, such as diabetes or heart disease.
We offer a wide range of treatments for penis disorders. Depending on your age, medical history and symptoms, your doctor may recommend a vacuum erection device, surgical treatment or medications—either taken orally or via injection into your penis. Today, many men with erectile dysfunction obtain good results from medications such as Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. There are also discreet, highly effective treatment options, such as penile prosthesis, available for men who do not respond to these medications.
If you are not sure if you have a penis disorder, make an appointment to see your doctor if you are in pain, notice a physical change in your penis or scrotum, or are having fertility problems.
An enlarged prostate—or benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)—is a treatable disease that most men will develop as they get older. Left untreated, BPH can lead to other urological disorders including urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder stones and kidney damage.
We offer a variety of treatments, and our specialists can give you guidance on simple lifestyle changes you can make that may relieve many of your symptoms.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms and how they interfere with your daily life, your doctor may prescribe medications for BPH or recommend a surgery such as prostate resection.
Urological Procedures for Men
For men with conditions that can be treated through surgery, we offer the latest in minimally invasive procedures, which blend innovative technologies and advanced surgical techniques.
We also offer procedures including:
- Incontinence surgery
- Penile implants
- Prostate surgery
- Testicular prosthesis
- Peyronie's Disease treatment
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