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This Too Shall Pass: Understanding Passing a Kidney Stone

By Christopher Keith, M.D. Passing a kidney stone can be miserable. Some female patients tell us stone passage is worse than childbirth. So, what does it mean for a kidney stone to pass, and why don’t we have a better solution? What is a Kidney…
Patient at his men’s health appointment with a Georga Urologist

Men’s Health Clinics…Beware! Part 1

By Charles Kaplan, M.D. How many times have we heard the men’s health clinic ads on the radio? They sound so appealing, often guaranteeing success on your first visit or your money back. So exactly what does all that mean? Let’s break it down: The…
Urologist doctor consulting patient problems

Prolonged Erection: Priapism Is a Urological Emergency

By Barry M. Zisholtz, M.D., F. A. C. S. I’m sure by now, you may have seen and or heard a commercial for erectile dysfunction (ED) which ends with the statement, “If your erection lasts more than four hours, call your doctor.” This condition…
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Salvage Cryo-Surgical Ablation of the Prostate for the Treatment of Recurrent Prostate Cancer in Patients After Radiation Therapy

By Barry M. Zisholtz, M.D., F. A. C. S. Prostate cancer is the most common solid malignancy in men. It can be seen in up to 40-50% of men as they approach 90 years of age. There are various stages and grades of prostate cancer, which is important to…
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Fusion Biopsy of the Prostate

By Barry M. Zisholtz, M.D., F. A. C. S. Fusion biopsy of the prostate is a procedure that has developed over the last few years to more accurately diagnose localized lesions of the prostate. This has become an important advance in the diagnosis…
Movember: Men’s Health Awareness Month

Movember on Our Minds: A Reminder of the Importance of Regular Urology Exams

By Christopher Keith, M.D. Throughout the month of November, many men are growing mustaches in an effort to raise awareness of male health issues. It’s called Movember, and the event is a great reminder that regular exams with a urology provider…
Woman relieved from bladder pain due to interstitial cystitis.

InterStim Therapy Relieves Patient’s Bothersome Urinary Symptoms Instantly

The Pain and Frustration of Urinary Symptoms to Instant Relief: One Woman’s Life-Changing Experience with InterStim Therapy The unrelenting need to urinate. Excruciating bladder pressure and pain. For approximately six years, 56-year-old Joy Brumbeloe…
Veteran Bob Weyand at the golf TOUR Championship

Volunteering at the TOUR Championship

For veteran volunteer Bob Weyand, his home base at this lauded golf tournament is the Volunteer Headquarters, sponsored by Georgia Urology in partnership with Boston Scientific. As he helps the event machine function on the golf course, the most fulfilling…
Male holding bladder near urinals.

Incontinence After Prostatectomy? Stop the Drip.

By Kristi Hebert, M.D. Stress urinary incontinence after prostatectomy or pelvic radiation therapy is a common and often frustrating side effect of treatment for thousands of men. Symptoms include loss of urine control with increased abdominal effort,…