Urological conditions, such as incontinence and enlarged prostate, are common among men, especially with age. The urology specialists at Palo Alto Medical Foundation 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 testosterone replacement therapy, a vacuum erection device, surgical treatment or medications—either taken orally or via injection into your penis. For erectile dysfunction (ED) in particular, a penile prosthesis can be a very effective procedure.
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 hyperplasia (BPH), is a condition that affects most men as they age. An enlarged prostate can be part of the cause of bothersome urinary symptoms, including increased urinary frequency, weaker urinary stream, difficulty starting or maintaining a urinary stream and incomplete bladder emptying. Left untreated, BPH can lead to urinary tract infections, incontinence, bladder stones or bladder damage.
PAMF offers a variety of BPH treatments that include medication, minimally invasive procedures and prostate surgery. Urology specialists at PAMF can help you determine which treatment is right for you.
Urological Procedures for Men
For men with other 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
- Vasovasostomy (vasectomy reversal)
- Peyronie's Disease treatment
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