Georgia Urology Sponsors F.A.S.T PACE RACE

Georgia Urology is proud to sponsor the 11th annual  F.A.S.T. PACE RACE in the effort to raise awareness for prostate cancer!

The F.A.S.T. PACE RACE will take place Saturday, October 26th at the Fair Grounds in Cumming, Georgia. The event will be presented by the Forsyth Area Striders Team (F.A.S.T) and the Prostate Condition Education Council (PCEC).  There will be a 5k, 10k, and 1m course in which all proceeds will be used to promote awareness and education surrounding early prostate cancer screening and detection. Georgia Urology is looking forward to offering free PSA screenings and prostate exams from our expert team. If you’d like to join Georgia Urology in this race, click here to register.

Georgia Urology Adds Five New Physicians to Expansive Roster

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Patients looking for a urologist can choose with confidence and convenience. Georgia Urology, the largest urology practice in the Southeast, adds five physicians to its ever-growing roster of board-certified urological experts.

With the addition of Drs. Shuvro De, Wesley Ludwig, Joseph Song, Bryce Wyatt, and Kevin Yang. Georgia Urology now has more than 50 urologists on staff. These new urologists will be practicing at locations throughout metro Atlanta, from Gainesville to Jasper. This allows the practice the opportunity to offer additional convenient options for new and current patients.

“In addition to seeking out some of the most talented urologists in the country, we pride ourselves in amassing a team of physicians and surgeons representing the various urology specialties,” says CEO Jason Shelnutt. “This includes pediatrics, female urology, infertility, kidney stones, voiding dysfunction, and cancer.”

Georgia Urology’s new physicians are now accepting patients. Request an appointment by calling 678-284-4053 or visiting gaurology.com/contact-us.

Dr. Shuvro De

Specialties: Pediatric urology

Dr. Wesley Ludwig

Specialties: Benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptoms, robotic surgery for urologic cancers, and the treatment of complex kidney stones.

Dr. Joseph Song

Specialties: Prostate cancer, kidney cancer, urethral strictures, and pelvic pain.

Dr. Bryce Wyatt

Specialties: Endourology, prosthesis, and robotics.

Dr. Kevin Yang

Specialties: Robotic urologic surgery for cancers, ureteral strictures, and large prostates.

Dr. Jeffrey Proctor To Participate in Interstitial Cystitis Walk

Photo of last year's walkers at the Walk for an IC Cure - Cartersville, GA.

On Saturday, November 2nd, Georgia Urology’s Dr. Jeffrey Proctor will be participating in a walk to cure Interstitial Cystitis. The walk will take place between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. in Cartersville, Georgia at Dellinger Park and will consist of remarks from Dr. Proctor, Georgia Urology, and a member of the ICA’s Medical Advisory Board. 

The one-mile walk will be followed by a meet and greet with the fellow walking groups. The registration fee is only $10 and children under 16 are free! 

Click here to register and join The Stream Team.

Dr. Charles Kaplan Participates in International Training Event

Photos of the doctors at the International Training Event

Georgia Urology’s Dr. Charles Kaplan participated in an international training event in Miami that focused on reservoir placement techniques and post-operative implant patient care. Dr. Paul Perito and his team at Perito Urology hosted many brilliant urologists from across the globe for the training event. 

Urologists in attendance included Dr. David Denis from Santiago, Chile, renowned urologist Dr. Bernardo Cisneros from Mexico City, and our own Dr. Charles Kaplan from Austell, GA. 

To learn more about Dr. Kaplan’s involvement in this event, click here.

Dr. Ronald Anglade Appeared on “The Weekly Check-Up”

Georgia Urology’s, Dr. Ronald Anglade appeared on “The Weekly Check-Up” on News/Talk WSB Radio on Sunday, September 8th.

In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Anglade and Dr. Bruce Feinberg held an in-depth discussion about the disease in addition to a host of other men’s health issues such as incontinence, the side effects of some prostate cancer treatment medicines, the Urolift procedure, the benefits of urodynamic studies, and drugs that can potentially lower your risk of developing prostate cancer.

The segment primarily focused on the treatment of advanced prostate cancer and how most men who develop it are diagnosed at a late stage. Dr. Anglade stated, “Advanced prostate cancer is generally when the cancer has left the organ. In some instances, it can spread throughout the body: to the bones, to the liver–and many instances it could have spread to the lymph nodes.”

Additionally, Dr. Anglade explained how screening guidelines have changed over the years, and that age 40 is when every male should get a PSA and schedule follow up screenings every one to five years. African American men and those with a family history of prostate issues should be screened on an annual basis. 

If you missed the show, click here to listen.

GU Pediatric Urology Care Recognized Among Top 10 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Congratulations to our pediatric urologists honored among the professionals honored in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This annual recognition signifies excellence among the country’s pediatric healthcare landscape.

Our wholly-owned subsidiary, Georgia Pediatric Urology, collaborates with and provides pediatric urological services at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which occupies a top-10 spot in the magazine’s Best Hospitals for Pediatric Urology category.

“The U.S. News & World Report designation is important because it tells the public we are a pediatric urology center dedicated to quality outcomes,” says Dr. Hal Scherz, a pediatric urologist and managing partner of Georgia Urology. “It gives the public a sense of reassurance that the care their children will receive from Georgia Urology is going to be as good as it can be anywhere in the country.”

Of our 45 specialty-trained physicians, the seven making up Georgia Pediatric Urology are fellowship-trained pediatric urologists with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of urological problems affecting boys and girls, from newborns to late teens. These conditions include congenital abnormalities, genitalia, pediatric urologic cancers, kidney and bladder issues, and more. Our HAWK (Help Awaiting Wet Kids) Center provides specialized care for children with wetting issues and other forms of abnormal urination.

Georgia Pediatric Urology differs in that we are a private practice, pediatric urology group. This allows us to serve through various avenues. In addition to our involvement in the children’s hospital world, we train Emory University residents and offer one of the longest-running pediatric urology fellowships in the country.

“We’ve worked very hard to put together the pieces necessary to establish a top-tier pediatric urology group,” Dr. Scherz explains. “The U.S. News & World Report designation validates all of the hard work and dedication everyone in our group has contributed. And we’re not done yet. We’re always growing, improving, expanding, and making the programs better for children who have pediatric urological problems.”

You can make an appointment with Georgia Urology and Georgia Pediatric Urology can by calling 678-284-4053 or contacting us here.

Twenty-One Georgia Urology Physicians Receive Top Doctors Honors

Congratulations to Georgia Urology’s twenty-one physicians who were ranked among Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors! All of these professionals are recognized as Atlanta’s Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. Georgia Urology represents more than 40 percent of the physicians in the urology category and all of the physicians in the pediatric urology category come from our practice. 

Those physicians are: Drs. Roosevelt Allen, David Banks, Carl Capelouto, Darrell Carmen, Bert Chen, Walter Falconer, Allen Futral, Lawrence Goldstone, Froylan Gonzalez, Mark Haber, Charles Kaplan, Andrew Kirsch, A. Keith Levinson, Jeffrey Proctor, Joel Rosenfeld, Hal Scherz, Brent Sharpe, Fred Shessel, Edwin Smith, Shaya Taghechian, and Barry Zisholtz. These doctors represent nearly 50 percent of Georgia Urology’s practice. 

Atlanta magazine uses a database of top doctors compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an established healthcare research company based in New York, to assist in its annual effort. This year, the publication honors 860 physicians. Doctors are nominated for consideration through both a nationwide survey and a peer nomination process open to licensed physicians in Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, and Rockdale counties. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers then select the Top Doctors through a rigorous screening process that includes an evaluation of educational and professional experience. 

According to Dr. Hal Scherz, managing partner of Georgia Urology, having a highly skilled and reputable staff affirms the practice’s longstanding mission.

“Curating and retaining a dream team of physicians to provide the best level of care to our patients continues to be a goal for Georgia Urology,” said Dr. Scherz, who was honored along with the rest of the doctors at the recent 2019 Atlanta magazine Top Doctors Reception at Atlanta History Center. “Receiving this type of honor is not only humbling, but confirms we’re reaching that objective.” 

Dr. James Elmore Featured on The Weekly Check-Up

Georgia Urology’s Dr. James Elmore appeared on The Weekly Check-Up on News/Talk WSB Radio on Sunday, June, 23rd. 

During his segment, Dr. Elmore spoke on his areas of urologic expertise including pediatric laparoscopy, robotic surgery, childhood renal stones, hypospadias, testicular torsion, vesicoureteral reflux, and other pediatric urology conditions.

Dr. Elmore also took questions from callers about pediatric hernias, testicular pain, and the significance of prioritizing treatment if your child has testicular torsion. He also touched on the severity of the results when it is not treated in a timely manner. 

Additionally, Dr. Elmore discussed chronic bedwetting. Georgia Urology has a support staff of physicians and nurse practitioners who exclusively manage the issue. He explains that children are typically potty trained by age three or four. Pediatric urology assistance may be necessary if your child is consistently wetting the bed by kindergarten. He also assures parents that bedwetting is an easy fix as long as the parent and child are willing to invest time and commitment to treatment.

If you missed the show, click here to listen to the whole segment.

Georgia Urology’s Dr. Froylan Gonzalez Appeared on The Weekly Check-Up

Dr. Froylan Gonzalez appeared on The Weekly Check-Up

Georgia Urology’s Dr. Froylan Gonzalez appeared on The Weekly Check-Up on News/Talk WSB Radio on Sunday, May, 12th.

Throughout his segment, Dr. Gonzalez spoke on his expertise in a wide range of men’s health conditions that include erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Gonzalez also took questions from callers about prostatic fluid issues, radiation cystitis, and enlarged prostates.

Additionally, Dr. Gonzalez explained the link between bladder cancer and smoking/vaping tobacco products from the harmful chemicals that accumulate in the urine.

Dr. Gonzalez states, “There is a huge connection between smoking and bladder cancer. All of those chemicals get into the bloodstream, the kidneys then filter out those chemicals that are carcinogens, and they get concentrated in the urine and sit in the bladder for hours on end. We don’t drink enough fluid or use the restroom often enough and the chemicals in the urine cause disease of the bladder.”

If you missed the show, listen here.

Georgia Urology Involved in 5th Annual Police Health and Wellness Fair

On April 24th at the Atlanta Police Headquarters downtown, the expert staff of Georgia Urology joined the 5th Annual Police Health & Wellness Fair. An array of health and wellness booths provided a variety of information and health screenings free of charge to City of Atlanta police officers, firefighters, and safety professionals. This included PSA screenings courtesy of Georgia Urology.

“The health fair events are very important,” Deputy Chief at the Atlanta Police Department, Todd Coyt, said. “A couple of years ago, since I had recently gone to the doctor, I was going to skip the health fair. But I decided to go and got my PSA checked again. They noticed a slight elevation in my PSA. My doctor said it was probably nothing to be concerned about, but they would check it out. Lo and behold, I had the early stages of prostate cancer. And because I had come to the health fair, they were able to catch it in the very early stages. That helped me get treatment and have surgery. Now I’m cancer free.”

Rudy Morgan, acting executive director of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, also said, “We at Georgia Prostate Cancer have decided that we’re going to take a corporate approach to prostate cancer screening by taking the screening to the workplace. And what a better opportunity to work with the civil servants in our community, our police, fire, and safety individuals. We hope to provide these free prostate cancer screenings to eliminate the deaths due to prostate cancer, and educate, make people aware, and hopefully prevent the effects of the late stage of prostate cancer.”