Who does erectile dysfunction affect?

July 21, 2014

While erectile dysfunction can affect 50% of men over the age of 40, men of any age or background can experience difficulty with erections. Most common risk factors include: Age over 50 Obesity Sleep apnea Diabetes High blood pressure High cholesterol Smoking Cardiovascular disease Low testosterone Anxiety Please call to schedule an appointment for preventative/follow-up care: 512-694-8888

How Does Prostate Cancer Spread

July 19, 2014

Prostate cancer spreads (metastasizes) when the cancer cells have migrated away from the prostate. It can spread through the lymph nodes and/or bloodstream. Metastasis of prostate cancer typically occurs in the bone, brain, lungs, and liver. When does it spread to the bones? Prostate cancer will spread to the bones only when it is not controlled. At this point the cancer is considered aggressive and metastatic. What are the treatment… Read more

Does a vasectomy lower testosterone?

July 17, 2014

A vasectomy will not lower testosterone. The only function of a vasectomy is to disrupt sperm production. The testicles produce both sperm and testosterone. While the sperm travels through the vas deferens, the testosterone is actually absorbed into the bloodstream. Please call to schedule an appointment for preventative/follow-up care: 512-694-8888

What do testosterone supplements do?

July 15, 2014

There are two types of testosterone supplements: 1). exogenous testosterone, which includes topical creams/gels, injections, pellets, etc. 2). FSH and LH agonists that promote your body’s own production of testosterone. Both types of medications raise testosterone in your blood, which provides you with more energy, increased libido. Please call to schedule an appointment for preventative/follow-up care: 512-694-8888

Leading the Way in Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery

July 7, 2014

Doctors have made leaps and bounds lately in their understanding and treatment of prostate cancer, and this month Austin-based urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw was among the first doctors in the world to take another leap when he performed a robotic, laparoscopic prostatectomy on a patient using the state of the art DaVinci XI machine. Robotic surgery has gone from a rare procedure only 10 years ago to an increasingly sophisticated… Read more