Urodynamic testing examines bladder and sphincter function. It involves putting a small tube in the bladder and asking the patient questions while slowly filling up the bladder and measuring pressure. X-rays are used to see the bladder (a cystogram). [Read more…]
What Is a Urologist
A urologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, medical treatment, and surgical procedures relating to the kidneys, bladder, adrenal glands, and genitourinary system. Among the specialized areas with which urologists deal are infertility, prostate, incontinence, impotence, kidney stones, cancer treatment, vasectomies, vasectomy reversals, trauma to the urinary system, and pediatric care. As with other medical specialties, urology requires study and training beyond the standard medical school and internship years. Indeed, because of so many remarkable advances in recent years in diagnosis, treatment, and surgical procedures, it is vital that today's urologist be committed to a process of continuing education.
What Is a Board-Certified Urologist?
Once a person has graduated from medical school, he or she is an MD, qualified to practice medicine. Only by completing many years of surgical training followed by strenuous written and oral examinations is a doctor considered a board-certified urologist. Drs. Annaloro, Morris, Posner, Vick, Wills & Hollier have been so qualified and have been accepted as members of the American Board of Urology.
Conditions and Procedures
Kidney stones are formed when excess material crystallizes in the kidney. They affect 10 percent of the population, men more than women. More than 50 percent of patients form another stone within 10 years. [Read more…]
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. More than 12 million Americans are estimated to have urinary incontinence. Incontinence affects all ages, including 15 percent to 30 percent of people over age 60 who live at home and half of those residing in nursing homes. Women are affected twice as often as men. Because of the social stigma, many do not even report the problem. [Read more…]
Hematuria is the abnormal presence of blood in the urine. There are two forms of hematuria. When the urine is visibly pink or red, it is “gross hematuria.” When no blood is visible in the urine, but seen under the microscope, it is microscopic hematuria. [Read more…]
Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. This disorder affects one in 10 men and more than 20 million men in the United States. Impotence is a very sensitive topic but, in most cases, can now be treated effectively. [Read more…]