More than 40,000 of the nearly 80,500 new cases of bladder cancer estimated to be diagnosed in 2019 will be found in smokers.
Last week I had the professional privilege of spending several days with Dr. Steven K. Wilson, a world renowned leading innovator in prosthetic urology of Valley Urologic Medical Group in California.
Dr. Wilson was passing through Ohio after working with residents from Northwestern University & the University of Chicago,Â lecturing to the staff physicians and residents and performing surgery at Northwestern and the Jesse Brown VA Hospitals.
On his visit to Cincinnati he accompanied me in the OR for two surgeries to implant penile prostheses.
Dr. Wilson has completed more than 11,000 such implants and has performed prosthetic surgery in nearly 50 countries in his 40 years of practice. If there is a “rock star” in the field of prosthetic urology, Dr. Wilson would take center stage.
Prosthetic urology is not new; however, since most of the advancements are not typical dinner table conversation, many patients are not aware of options they may have.
For example, some men who experience chronic erectile dysfunction may benefit from a penile implant. There are two typical types of implants, either malleable or inflatable.
There are many treatments for men with ED or other sexual performance issues. Finding the right one means first discussing the topic with your urologist.
If going to the bathroom is spooking you, there may be reasons beyond a potential illness.
The number of men expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year could nearly populate the entire city of Fort Lauderdale. That image doesn’t exactly conjure a day at the beach. But it does have a silver lining, which is this: All men do have the ability to limit their risks and identify symptoms…