A new, minimally invasive procedure for treating symptomatic prostate enlargement has been tested in clinical trials and has been shown to be safe and effective. I was informed about it at a recent urology meeting in Prague and was intrigued because of its simplicity. The prostate steaming procedure–called “Rezum”–takes less than 15 minutes and uses convective heat […]
This entry is a little diversion from the usual pelvic health blogs, but covers a fascinating topic that is at the forefront of medical research.
Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, but apes have 24 pairs. We lost a chromosome during evolution, but gained a thumb…less is more! Noteworthy is that the genetic material of apes is […]
The pelvic floor muscles—a.k.a. the Kegel muscles—are internal, hidden and behind-the-scenes muscles, yet they are vital to a healthy life. There are numerous advantages to keeping them fit and robust with pelvic floor exercises. Last week’s entry detailed why this is the case for females and today’s will explain how and why are equally beneficial for males. As the saying goes: “What’s good […]
Clearly, sexism exists in the field of sexual medicine with a large gender gap with respect to the recognition and treatment of sexual issues. Numerous medications and options are available for male sexual dysfunction, but choices are few are far between for females with sexual problems. Men have pelvic floor muscle training, vibrational stimulation, vacuum suction […]
We are proud that our colleague, Dr. Mutahar Ahmed is one the leaders in forging a stronger partnership between the American Urologic Association and the Bangladesh Association of Urologic Surgeons. Last year, Dr. Ahmed traveled to represent the AUA at the BAUS annual meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dr. Ahmed conducted a hands-on course on laparoscopic adrenalectomy, radical nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy. This meeting also […]
(Fireworks, 8/2007, author AngMoKio)
In the arena of male sexual dysfunction (MSD), ejaculation problems play second fiddle to erectile dysfunction (ED). Today’s entry explores common issues with ejaculation other than premature ejaculation.
What my patients tell me:
“It takes me too long.”
“I can’t ejaculate.”
“It happens, but not much fluid comes out.”
“It just dribbles out with no force.”
“I barely […]
(Thank you Pixabay for image)
This is an important topic, an issue that the medical community is just getting wind of (pardon the pun) with respect to how common a problem it is and how significant its consequences are. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) negatively affects all aspects of health, including sexual and urinary function. Many patients with […]
We are honored that our colleague Dr. Mutahar Ahmed has been named an Elite American Physician. Dr. Ahmed was recognized for dedication, achievements and leadership in urological oncology. Congratulations to Dr. Ahmed on this wonderful achievement!
Driven by his desire to help others, Dr. Ahmed has met with tremendous success over the last 13 years by continually […]
We are proud that our published video of the daVinci Salvage Prostatectomy is being used by the prestigious Vattikuti Foundation (VFRSI) in demonstrating the technique and further educating surgeons around the world.
Our surgeons were pioneers in the field of robotic surgery, and some of the first to perform the robotic prostatectomy in the United States. NJ Center […]
The word “robot” was coined by a Czech playwright almost a century ago, derived from “robota,” meaning “forced labor.” Now used routinely, robotics represents a significant engineering advance that has been rapidly adopted by urologists since its inception 15 years ago. Before the availability of this technological breakthrough, major urological surgical procedures were performed through large […]