Tag Archive for: Urological Conditions

Can A Child Get a UTI or 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 […]

How to Manage Testosterone Deficiency

By Dr. Harry Rutland, M.D., F.A.C.S. Discussion and treatment of testosterone deficiency have become more common in our daily practice. There is more public awareness of “low T” and testosterone levels are more checked now than ever before. However, there is a difference between low testosterone levels and what is considered testosterone deficiency. Low testosterone […]

Procedure Allows Couple to Conceive, Changes Family’s Life Forever

Amy Chang of Alpharetta, Ga. longed for motherhood. Not just one child, but “an entire basketball team,” she said with a laugh. When she and husband Peter agreed to marry more than a decade ago, Amy explained her desire for a brood. Her groom-to-be agreed. However, a serious obstacle blocked their road to biological parenting. […]

Peyronie’s Disease Front and Center

By Dr. Emerson Harrison, M.D., F.A.C.S. Peyronie’s disease was named after the famous French surgeon Francois Gigot de la Peyronie, surgeon to King Louis XV. In 1743, Dr. Peyronie described a condition characterized by scar tissue, or plaque, that forms inside the penis. This plaque caused curvature or bending of the erect penis. This disorder […]

Hypospadias Basics: What Every Parent Should Know

Dr. James Elmore, an expert Pediatric Urologist on the Georgia Urology team, sat down to answer parents’ most pressing questions about hypospadias. What is Hypospadias? Hypospadias is a common condition in boys where the meatus (pee opening) isn’t where it belongs near the tip of the glans (head) of the penis. Instead, the opening is […]

Urethral Stricture: What You Need to Know

By Kristi Hebert, M.D. The urethra is the tube that urine exits through when it leaves the bladder. A stricture occurs when a segment of that tube develops scar tissue and becomes narrow. This narrowing can affect how well the bladder functions to drain the urine. Symptoms: slow or weak urinary stream difficulty urinating/straining incomplete […]