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Treatment and Prevention of rUTI in Women

By Dr. A. Keith Levinson, M.D. Symptomatic, recurrent lower urinary tract infections (rUTI) in women are a common condition for which best practice guidelines related to treatment and prevention have not been well established. rUTi affects women of all ages and is defined as 2 or more symptomatic episodes in 6 months or 3 episodes […]

Common Questions about Urinary Control after Prostate Surgery

Recovery of urinary control is one of the most common concerns for men undergoing treatment for benign and malignant prostate disorders. While most men experience significant improvement or resolution in urinary symptoms, they remain a common source of stress before and after surgery.

How to Prevent and Manage STDs

By Dr. Darrell J. Carmen, M.D., F.A.C.S. Unfortunately, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are common. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the U.S. It’s spread mostly by vaginal or anal sex, but you can get it through oral sex, too. Sometimes you’ll notice an odd discharge from your vagina or penis, or pain or […]

Urinary Tract Fistula After Hysterectomy: What are the Options?

By Dr. Lambda Msezane Severe continuous leakage of urine is a rare complication after routine hysterectomy. This can be a sign of a fistula between the bladder, vaginal wall, or the ureter and the vaginal wall. A fistula is an abnormal tract that forms between two areas of the body. Keep reading below to learn […]

Can A Child Get a UTI or a VUR?: Expert Urologist Discusses

By Dr. Michael Garcia-Roig Urinary tract infections (UTI) can occur in children, as well as adults. This happens when bacteria normally living in the bladder grows out of control and irritate the bladder’s lining, causing symptoms like painful urination, having to run to the bathroom often, urine accidents, or blood in the urine. If you […]

Penile Fracture: A True Emergency

Most people have never heard or experienced a penile fracture. However, the penis can “fracture”, even if there is no bone in the penis. Georgia Urology expert Dr. Zisholtz explains this urology phenomenon and the experience he’s had correcting these. How Does a Penis Break? During sex, and as the penis becomes erect, the pressure […]

Learn About Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

By Dr. Jerry Yuan, M.D. Extracorporeal Shock Wave lithotripsy, or ESWL, has revolutionized kidney stone treatment since its introduction in the mid-1980s. Now, it’s the most commonly employed treatment for kidney stones in the US. Learn more about this treatment Georgia Urology is proud to offer for our patients below. What is Extracorporeal Shock Wave […]

Aquablation TURP: A Revolutionizing Robotic Surgery for BPH

By Dr. Brent A. Sharpe, M.D. As urologists, it’s not often we get to witness something in our careers that revolutionizes the way we do things. The first time I ever experienced this phenomenon was after performing robotic surgery for prostate cancer. Within 10 years, more 95% of all prostate cancer surgeries in the US […]

Medical Management of Kidney Stones

By Dr. Edan Y. Shapiro, M.D. If you have questions about the medical management of kidney stones, you’re not alone. That’s why Georgia Urology’s Dr. Edan Shapiro is answering all your most pressing questions about the medical management of kidney stones. What are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are one of the most common reasons for […]

What You Should Know About Vasectomy

By Dr. A. Keith Levinson, M.D. Deciding to have a vasectomy is a big decision, so Georgia Urology wants to make sure you have all the education you need to make an informed choice. Keep reading below to discover what you should know about vasectomy. What is Vasectomy? Vasectomy is the most common surgical procedure […]