Expert Insights

Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment

May 17, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

We continue to see exciting developments in the treatment of prostate cancer. Although DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy and Radiation therapy continue to be mainstays of therapy, we continue to see improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate Cancer. Several recent articles came out just recently, see below for more information: The Wall Street Journal (5/17, Dooren, Loftus, […]

Renal Cell Carcinoma

May 14, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Patients have been undergoing surgery for kidney cancer, or renal cell cancer for a long time.  New to the fight has been the utilization of robotics, for what we call nephron-sparing surgery.  What is nephron-sparing surgery? Well, why remove the whole kidney, when only part of it has a malignancy in it?  I describe it […]

Proton therapy for Prostate Cancer?

May 14, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

There are many options for management of prostate cancer.  This includes, but is not limited to, observation or active surveillance, radiation therapy (includes brachytherapy, external beam therapy, IMRT), cryotherapy, HIFU, surgery (robotic DaVinci or open), and proton therapy.  I tell my patients when there are so many options, you know that there is no one […]

Urinary Tract Infections

May 9, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Read a great article about how there is increasing resistance to powerful antibiotics, mainly through over-use of medications for urinary tract infections.  At the Austin Urology Institute, we use a thorough, extensive process looking at the kidneys, ureters, and bladder for sources of UTIs, such as blocked kidneys (UPJ obstruction), kidney stones, or tumors.  After […]

Saturday Vasectomy Clinic

May 6, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

We are proud to announce that our Saturday Vasectomy Clinics have been met with great response, so we are now going to make them part of our regular schedule.  Busy dads with little time have found that being able to get this simple, fast procedure performed without taking time off from work has removed a […]

Peyronie’s Disease

May 4, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Saw a patient today with severe Peyronie’s Disease.  This is a disease involving curvature of the penis. Usually excessive forces on the penis during intercourse, at a particular moment, or over time, cause micro-fractures of the tunica, or fascia that surrounds the penis.  Instead of normal healing processes, the body “over-heals”, replacing normal tissue with […]

Vasectomy Austin

May 2, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

When it comes to family planning, often husbands and wives look at each other, and wonder, “who’s going to go first!?!?”  Although a significant number of women elect for tubal ligations for permanent sterilization, more and more men are stepping up to the plate to choose vasectomy.  There are numerous benefits of vasectomy.  1) This […]

Urology Austin

May 2, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Patients and others often wonder what a Urologist does.  Well, I call myself a “plumber for people”  That means that I handle all things that involve the urinary system, beginning from the kidneys, down the ureters (urine tubes) connecting down to the bladder.  We deal with all types of issues, including kidney stones, kidney cancers, […]

Treatment of Varicocele

April 30, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Saw a young man in clinic today with complaints of left testicular pain, that gets worse as the day goes. On examination, was found to have a large grade IV varicocele on the left.  In all men, the right testicular vein drains to the vena cava, but on the left, the venous drainage goes into […]

How to make the best decision for your Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

April 27, 2012  |  Uncategorized  

Nearly a quarter million people are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.  Austinites are no exception.  There has been a lot of debate about what the right treatment should be–if any.  I am of the belief, and there is increasing support for this–that there are at least two major types of Prostate Cancer; 1) an […]

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