Urology Services at Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists
Urology is a broad medical term, referring to both the human reproductive system, as well as the urinary tract. Conditions can be found in either area of the body and impact the other.
At the Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists, urology services are provided to treat various sexual health issues, urology concerns, and fertility struggles. Dr. Martin Bastuba, the practice’s founder and Medical Director, has received specialized training in urology. He is one of only 2% of board-certified urologists in the country who provide care for both urology and male fertility.
Our Urology Services
When you lose control of your bladder, it’s a condition known as urinary incontinence. There are two types of incontinence:
- Stress incontinence: accidental leakage because of laughing, sneezing, or being surprised
- Urge incontinence: feeling an immediate need to go that cannot be ignored
Our practice provides incontinence treatment by using tibial nerve stimulation. With this procedure, a small needle is inserted into the ankle, stimulating the tibial nerve connected to the bladder. This relieves patients’ symptoms and provides them with an improved quality of life.
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is one of the most common sexual disorders that men face, especially as they get older. Medication is one treatment option for ED, but surgical options are also available. Your treatment plan will depend on your type of ED, as well as whether other treatment methods have previously proven unsuccessful.
In around 10% of men, plaque (fibrous scar tissue) or hard lumps can form within the soft tissue of the penis, leading to an abnormal curvature, pain, swelling, and/or ED. Known as Peyronie’s disease, these changes can feel rather dramatic from the patient’s perspective. Fortunately, treatment is straightforward; an injectable treatment is administered every six weeks to help break down and remove the plaque.
Male hormone replacement
Testosterone is a hormone that plays a substantial role in the body. When it fluctuates or decreases, there can be severe side effects, including a loss of libido, depression, infertility, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, and osteoporosis. Hormone replacement therapy for this hormone decrease must be administered carefully, most typically in gel form or injections.
Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal
If you’re thinking about getting a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal, it’s recommended that you consult with a urologist who specializes in this particular type of microsurgery. These urologists, including Dr. Bastuba, have some of the highest success rates for vasectomies and vasectomy reversals, performing hundreds of procedures each year. And in the rare event that complications occur, they are fully prepared to take steps to maintain a positive result.
If any of the above concerns are appropriate to your situation, please consider contacting our practice today. Your quality of life does not have to suffer due to a urological issue. There are many treatment options available that address a range of health concerns.