Beyond the Bend: Understanding Peyronie’s Disease

By Dr. Brittani Barrett-Harlow, M.D. While most patients may not know the term Peyronie’s disease (PD), the condition is quite common — affecting one in 10 men over the age of 18. Peyronie’s results from scar tissue in the penis. Scarring can be due to trauma, other surgeries, pre-existing conditions like diabetes, or associated with […]

Large Kidney Stones: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

By Stephen Overholser, MD Kidney stones come in all shapes and sizes. For this article, I’d like to focus on the bigger ones. I will use 2 centimeters as our cutoff, but even some 1.5 centimeters stones could be considered large, especially if they are dense or trapped inside a pocket in the kidney. All […]

Cryo-Surgical Ablation Often Freezes Prostate Cancer in Its Tracks with Positive Results

By Dr. Barry Zisholtz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Prostate cancer, just like any cancer, is a dreaded diagnosis associated with fear, unpredictability, and uncertainty. Most men with prostate cancer are given the choice of removing the prostate, which is done with an open incision or with robotic technology. The other more standard therapy is radiation treatments. However, […]

Couples and Conception: Taking on Infertility Together

By Stephen Overholser, MD When a couple is ready to start a family, challenges with infertility can be stressful, mortifying, and even embarrassing. As the months or years pass, and nothing is working, the stress can mount. Doubt and frustration set in and a couple can begin to feel as if the situation is hopeless, […]

Engineer Marvels at Robotic Surgery Treatment Solution for His Prostate Cancer

70-year-old Carl Bedingfield approached his prostate cancer diagnosis in a fashion befitting an engineer.  Bedingfield, who works for a large telecommunications company, spends a great deal of time-solving problems through innovation, with more than 150 patents to prove it. So, when he was facing prostate cancer treatment, Bedingfield dove deep into research. As someone who […]

Georgia Urology’s HAWK Centers Helps Children Suffering from Incontinence Soar with Success

Jacqueline was at a loss. Her 6-year-old daughter Kathleen’s problem with urinary incontinence had become a daily issue and was getting worse. It was so bad, in fact, Kathleen began lying about wetting herself and hiding the issue from her parents. “When I went to the pediatrician and the school counselor, I got no real […]

COVID-19: How Standing Still Has Kids Going Backwards

By Shannon Suarez, MSN, APRN, CPNP March 16, 2020, changed a lot for the children of Georgia. For my own three daughters, it was the last day my third-grader would hug her teacher goodbye, and the last day my sixth graders would cram a book into their lockers. But there they were, downright giddy at […]

Yes, Your Child Can Have a UTI! Learn How to Treat and Prevent

By Callie Duggan, CPNP-PC What is a UTI? A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an overgrowth of bacteria in the urine. UTIs can occur at any age and most often just affects the bladder, but the kidneys can also be involved. They are most common in females because the urethra (the tube we urinate from) […]

Breaking the Barriers on Bathroom Passes

By Shannon Suarez, MSN, APRN, CPNP The first question I always ask the children I see in our office is, “how often do you go to the bathroom at school?” Usually, they don’t even know! I often find myself walking them through an imaginary school day, pausing to say- did you use it after homeroom? […]

What is Meatal Stenosis?

By Kristin Wellman, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC As a nurse practitioner at Georgia Urology’s Help Awaiting Wet Kids (HAWK) Clinic, I spend my day seeing kids with voiding problems. A common concern with boys that come to our office is difficulty with urination or an abnormal urinary stream. There are several reasons this can happen, one […]