A Vasectomy Surgeon Speaks: All You Need to Know

By Bryce Wyatt, M.D. So, you’re ready to shut down the pipes? A vasectomy is a safe, permanent, cost-effective option for men who do not wish to have further children. Vasectomy interest has skyrocketed around the country and Georgia Urology is ready to meet the increased demand. Georgia Urology is a leader in this field […]

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 aspects go way beyond the green. When the top 30 professional golfers converge upon East […]

Testicular Cancer: A Patient’s Journey

In late 2019, Charles Farmer, a 29-year-old project manager, began experiencing progressive pain in his groin area, hoping it would subside. The pain continued over the course of several months, and he eventually decided to visit a doctor. Unfortunately, Farmer heard the dreaded word no patient wants to hear: Cancer. After being diagnosed with testicular […]

What Should You Do About Phimosis?

By Michael Garcia-Roig, M.D. What Is Phimosis? Let’s define what foreskin is before talking about phimosis. The foreskin, or prepuce, is the extra protective penile skin extending about half an inch beyond the tip of the head of the penis, or glans, protecting that part of the penis. Phimosis is the penile skin that cannot […]

What Happens When Your Child Is Detected With an Undescended Testicle?

By Michael Garcia-Roig, M.D. What Is a Testicle? Testicles are the male gonads; ovaries are the female form. From birth to puberty, testicles do not have many functions. However, once puberty begins, the testicles produce testosterone, the hormone responsible for male development and the sperm needed for fertility. Men have two testicles in the sack […]

Relief from Priapism: A Patient Success Story

Dr. Barry Zisholtz took one look at his patient and recognized the problem: high-flow priapism. Roderick, a retiree in his late 60s, was in intense pain due to a prolonged erection caused by constant arterial blood flow to the penis. The patient explained he had sought help at a men’s clinic after several years of […]

Three’s a Crowd: Georgia Urology Physician Uncovers Rare Case of Ureteral Triplication

In 2019, Christie Baggett of Warner Robins, Georgia knew something was wrong with her 6-year-old daughter, Charlotte. However, she would have never thought Charlotte was experiencing one of the rarest urinary tract conditions imaginable. When Charlotte was 5, Christie began noticing her daughter was experiencing urinary problems. Charlotte’s pediatrician reassured them this could be a […]

Lifestyle and Leakage: How to Limit Bladder Urgency and Incontinence

By Christopher Keith, M.D. Have you ever had the sensation of needing to rush to the bathroom? Ever not make it in time? Here are a few lifestyle changes that may help. Diet, Caffeine, and Alcohol First, it is important to note that drinking more fluids leads to more urine production. Water is typically good […]

Kidney Stones in Kids

By Michael Garcia-Roig, M.D. What Is a Kidney Stone? Kidney stones are hard as a rock and form in the kidney. While stones tend to be small in children, size doesn’t contribute to how bad the symptoms can be. Even a tiny stone as small as a pinhead can cause a lot of pain. Kidney […]

Swollen Scrotum in Children: Causes and Treatments

By Michael Garcia-Roig, M.D. If your child’s scrotum is significantly swollen on one side or the size fluctuates, this can be the sign of a hydrocele or inguinal hernia. Pediatric groin hernias, also called inguinal hernia, happens for a different reason than in adults, not because they strained themselves. Causes Early in fetal development, while […]