Erectile DysfunctionThere are many causes of erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is a symptom of other health issues, such as circulatory system problems resulting from too much stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, substance abuse, and other self-care issues. Atlantic Urology begins all erectile dysfunction assessments with a survey of patient symptoms, behaviors and relevant lifestyle factors. Treatment for erectile dysfunction begins with a recommendation of healthy living choices for optimal neural clarity. Not all causes of erectile dysfunction are physiological. Sometimes psychological or emotional factors are the primary determinant. Solving an erectile issue begins with taking proper care of the brain. Additional treatments may include common erectile support medication for achieving erections or even getting a penile implant for erectile dysfunction.
Fertility TreatmentsOver 1 in 10 adult men suffer from infertility. Many men assume there is no help for their infertility but this isn’t true. Assessment for male infertility begins with a patient-reported survey detailing all relevant information. Infertility is most frequently caused by hormonal issues like low testosterone.
Low TestosteroneLow testosterone is a male hormonal issue that can lead to infertility and other physical and emotional problems for adult men. The American Urology Association recognized the symptoms of low testosterone like low sex drive, fatigue, reduced muscle mass, infertility, irritability, and erectile dysfunction. Please note that opioid use can be a contributing factor to low testosterone.
Prostate IssuesProstate cancer is one of the most lethal forms of cancer in adult men. Prostate cancer develops on this walnut-sized gland in the male pelvis. Symptoms of prostate cancer include bloody urine, dull pain in the lower pelvic area and painful ejaculation. All men should receive early screening to flag warning signs doctors believe indicate an increased risk. Atlantic Urology staff members are highly qualified to specialize in the treatment, diagnosis, and assessment of prostate cancer. Some treatments include:
- SpaceOAR® Hydrogel — It is common for patients to suffer several side effects when undergoing radiation treatment, but SpaceOAR® Hydrogel can ease some side effects by limiting exposure to radiation. It is inserted between the prostate and the rectum and can reduce the number of required sessions of treatment.
- Fusion Prostate Biopsy — The fusion prostate biopsy system is a method of cancer screening that uses MR prostate images with live ultrasound-guided biopsy needles to get a complete picture of the prostate. This allows doctors to target suspicious masses, leading to an improved rate of identifying aggressive prostate cancers.
- UroLift® System Treatment — With the UroLift® System Treatment, urologists insert a device into the urethra. The device holds the prostate away from the urethra, thus relieving BPH symptoms.
- Rezum — Rezum for enlarged prostate is a minimally invasive transurethral therapy that uses water vapor to aid in BPH symptom relief. Water vapor is injected into the prostate to reduce the extra tissue that is causing any problems.
- Laser Therapy — With GreenLight™ Laser Therapy, Urologists use a laser to vaporize excess prostate tissue, providing patients with immediate symptom relief. This is a quick outpatient procedure that is considered one of the most effective BPH treatments.
- Urocuff — Urocuff is a form of minimally invasive diagnostic testing for male urinary disorders. A urologist uses a pneumatic cuff to measure urine production, urine flow rate, and bladder pressure.
Bladder ProblemsThe medical community views incontinence as having two categories: fecal and urinary. Their causes overlap and sometimes contribute to one another. Atlantic Urology in Mullins, SC provides a comprehensive assessment of all possible contributing factors for a patient’s incontinent symptoms as the first step in their development of a multi-faceted treatment plan to achieve focused results in this highly sensitive medical issue. Such treatments include:
- InterStim — InterStim involves surgically implanting a device near the sacral nerve which will release small electrical impulses to help control the urinary muscles. These signals help both women and men experience reduced urinary leakage.
- Urgent® PC Therapy — Urgent® PC Therapy entails sending electrical impulses through a small needle that is inserted into the ankle to change the signals that cause overactive bladder. Electrical impulses are delivered to the pelvic nerves to help control bladder function.
- Bladder Problem Diagnostics — Urodynamics are used to diagnose bladder problems by inserting a small catheter into the rectum or urethra to perform diagnostic tests such as a cystogram, uroflowmetry, and EMG.