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So, You Have Some Blood in your Urine? Possible Causes, What Happens Next, and Treatment Options

By Dr. Bryce Wyatt, M.D. Seeing blood in your urine can be an extremely dramatic and frightening experience that, unfortunately, many people will experience in their lifetime. Blood in the urine, or “hematuria”, is one of the most common reasons someone will seek the care of a urologist.  While it can be scary and seem […]

How to Help Children with Urinary Incontinence at School

By Dr. Wolfgang Cerwinka, M.D. More than 90% of children will be toilet trained at the age of 5 years. At that age, the most common type of incontinence is bed wetting or enuresis. Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine and may be caused by a variety of reasons. Bed wetting may be […]

Infertility in Males — It’s Not Just the Woman

By Dr. Lawrence Goldstone, M.D., F.A.C.S. Infertility is defined as a couples inability to conceive after one year of appropriately timed and unprotected intercourse. It can affect 15% of couples. Typically thought to be a woman’s problem, infertility in males is actually the primary factor in 20-30% of cases, and is a contributor as a combined […]

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

By Dr. Jerry Yuan, M.D. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the procedure of choice when dealing with large bulky renal stones, especially those of dense consistency. Standard treatments for routine kidney stones, such as shock wave lithotripsy or endoscopic removal via mini-endoscope through the ureter, are effective in dealing with most stones. However, when confronted with large […]

Georgia Urology Adopts Groundbreaking Enlarged Prostate Surgery

Georgia Urology’s Dr. Brent Sharpe counts himself fortunate to not only witness revolutionary breakthroughs in his field, but to be a purveyor himself. When treating patients for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), otherwise known as prostate enlargement, Dr. Sharpe can now offer the option of the groundbreaking enlarged prostate surgery Aquablation TURP, a game-changing urological procedure. […]

Varicoceles in Children and Adolescents: When and How to Treat?

By Andrew J. Kirsch, MD, FAAP, FACS Physicians and parents alike are challenged by the management of varicoceles in children.  This blog is meant to frame the controversy and educate our patients and families on the current state of the art.  As will soon become obvious, shared decision-making is particularly important when considering the many […]

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 […]