First Visit to the Urologist? Here’s What to Expect

A urologist treats conditions related to the male reproductive organs and male and female urinary tracts. Seeing one doesn’t have to be intimidating or embarrassing. As with any medical visit, be prepared. This is the best way to make sure you get the most out of your time. When your Urologist has complete information, he

6 Ways to Treat Prostate Cancer

If you or someone you care about has been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, then your mind is probably racing with questions. Understanding the disease and the different treatment options will help you arm yourself with knowledge and make educated decisions about how to move forward. Here is some basic information about the six ways

Who’s At Risk For Prostate Cancer?

Statistics from the American Cancer Society say that 1 out of every 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Though we still don’t know the exact cause of prostate cancer, there are risk factors that you should be aware of in order to know if you are in a higher risk

Common Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Prostate Cancer is the second-leading cause of death by cancer in men in the United States. Statistics estimated that there were over 238,590 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013. Though the number of diagnosed cases remains high, the survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate cancer is also on the rise. This can be

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Prostate cancer is one of the common cancers affecting people. Just like other cancers, it can be treated successfully although treatment needs to be started early enough. There are several treatment options that can be employed to treat the disease. Below is a clear guideline of some of them. Radiation Therapy The use of radiation

What Causes Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer that occurs in men. It is not known exactly what causes the disease but there are a number of risk factors that may mean you are more likely to develop this disease. If you have any of the risk factors below and start to develop symptoms of

What Does A Urologist Do?

Does a word ending with “...ologist” cause a bit of confusion for you? In our world of specializations, we are so fortunate to have doctors who are experts in treating our different body parts and organ systems. But what exactly does a urologist do? A urologist is a doctor who specializes in treating conditions affecting

What is BPH and How to Treat It

Whenever you mention conditions affecting the prostate, what comes to mind is prostate cancer. Unfortunately, this is not the only common prostate disease. BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia, results from growth of the prostate gland. This growth usually results in urine retention or makes you urinate frequently. It is believed that about half of all

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Urology Implications

By: Zane Basrawala, MD, FACS Urology Specialists of the Carolinas There has been a recent surge in awareness regarding testosterone deficiency.  In fact, it seems difficult to go for a couple of days without exposure to a commercial or newspaper ad containing information about  low testosterone (“Low T”) and its associated symptoms.  As a result, in

University City Magazine – “7 to know”

  Though the practice has eight offices in the Charlotte area, they are firmly rooted in UCity where they have access to the DaVinci Robot, a surgical instrument so expensive and specialized that there are only three in the entire city. However, not only do they have access to it, they use their robot “more