Answering Your Questions Regarding Vasectomy

The urologists at the URO Center New York often receive questions from their male patients regarding vasectomy as an effective method for birth control. This week, we’ll answer some of the most common questions we receive. Is vasectomy an effective form of birth control and should I have it done? We frequently see patients in… read more »

Treatment of Kidney Stones

For patients who suffer from the symptoms of kidney stones, there are a variety of options to treat them with less pain and discomfort. According to urologist New York Dr. Jerry Blaivas, 25 years ago most patients had open surgery for the removal of their kidney stones. Gradually, however, this procedure was replaced with a treatment… read more »

Most Common Penile Prosthesis

According to urologists New York at the URO Center, if oral medications for the treatment of erectile dysfunction are not effective, surgery to implant a penile prosthesis is also an option. The penile prosthesis is a silicone device that is implanted into the penis to allow the patient to engage in sexual intercourse while maintaining normal sensation…. read more »

Questions About Peyronie’s Disease

A male’s penis is an important part of his identity as a man and serves a critical role in urinary function and physical pleasure, emotional bonding, and procreation through sexual enjoyment. Urologists New York at the URO Center caution that the penis is susceptible to injuries and problems just like any other part of the… read more »

Tips for Preventing Cystitis

  After an initial diagnosis of cystitis, few preventive procedures are necessary because in the majority of the cases, patients won’t experience another infection for years. Nevertheless, according to the urologists New York at the URO Center, there are numerous common sense methods that should be tried, even if the patient hasn’t had an infection…. read more »

Urodynamics: What, When and Why?

The videourodynamics (VUDS) lab at Urocenter of New York is widely considered one of the most advanced and innovative in the world.  Dr. Blaivas, one of the originators of urodynamics, has authored two definitive textbooks and has written over 200 book chapters and peer review articles on the subject. Dr. Purohit completed a fellowship with… read more »

“5 things your doctor might not reveal before your pelvic mesh surgery”

1) Serious, often painful complications are not uncommon Complications can range from severe unremitting pain to a “hole”, fistula, in the bladder or vagina.  Many complications are never reported and patients are told to wait but never improve. Some women are even told that the pain “is in their head”.  Mesh can cause serious problems… read more »

Is Permanent Urinary Catheterization Really Permanent?

Urinary catheters are used in three instances: (1) temporarily, for people who cannot urinate following a surgery or for monitoring urinary output; (2) long term for people who cannot urinate well; and (3) for people with terrible incontinence for whom there appears to be no other solution. This article is concerned with the management of… read more »

Intermittent Catheterization; Can it work for you?

If you’ve ever been to a urologist because you can’t urinate, you might have been given an indwelling catheter – a catheter that stays in the bladder and drains into a bag, usually attached to your leg – and been told to wait until the bladder recovers and return in a few days or a… read more »

Questions About Sling And Prolapse Repairs Without Mesh?

The recent FDA warning regarding serious complications resulting from synthetic sling surgery for the treatment of incontinence in women has prompted researchers to investigate new ways to continue to achieve the high success rate associated with this surgery without the devastating complications that can result. At URO Center, urologists New York Jerry G. Blaivas, MD,… read more »

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