Tag: BPH

  • Saw palmetto vitamin

    Our large practice urology group has partnered with theralogix, a vitamin company to offer patients products that have been shown in study to help with various conditions. Prostate SR is a pharmaceutical-grade saw palmetto extract and phytosterol blend (beta-sitosterol), designed to promote normal urinary tract function in men. You can find more information and ordered […]

  • Dutasteride Slows Prostate Cancer Progression – Renal and Urology News

    ORLANDO—Dutasteride, a drug widely prescribed for treating benign prostatic enlargement, lowers the risk of prostate cancer PCa progression in men undergoing active surveillance for the disease, researchers concluded. via Dutasteride Slows Prostate Cancer Progression – Renal and Urology News. Dutasteride has been used for BPH and is thought to help reduce the risk of developing […]

  • Testosterone and prostate size

    Testosterone makes prostates grow larger and makes prostate cancer grow more quickly. I came across a study that looks at prostate size and testosterone levels: clipped from www.urotoday.com Relationship between Serum Testosterone and Measures of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Aging Men – Abstract In our study, the serum testosterone levels in aging men did not […]

  • Robotic surgery summary- October/November 2007

    In October and November I performed 46 robotic surgeries, including 35 dvPs, 4 partial nephrectomies, 2 nephrectomies, 2 radical cystectomies including a bladder replacement in a woman, 1 simple prostatectomy, a stone procedure to remove a large left kidney stone, and a removal of a piece of ureter and re-implant for ureteral cancer. The most […]

  • Robotic surgery summary- July/August 2007

    For the summer months I had the pleasure of inviting my new associate, Dr. Brent Yanke, into our practice. We spent July together and he is now on his own performing most of his robotic surgery. He was well trained at Thomas Jefferson and had participated in over 100 robotic operations. In July and August […]

  • Robotic surgery summary- May/June 2007

    I have been neglectful during the summer with keeping up on my blog. I will hope to catch up and keep my monthly postings of how things are going in my practice. In May and June I performed 32 dvPs, a nephrectomy, a simple prostatectomy, and a partial nephrectomy. The nephrectomy was the live telecast […]

  • Laparoscopy for BPH therapy

    Lap technique may play a role in treating BPH – UrologyTimes Berlin—A laparoscopic preperitoneal approach cannot only serve as a teaching platform for laparoscopic skills for surgeons, but it also demonstrates reproducible outcomes in the treatment of BPH, according to Belgian researchers who presented their results at the European Association of Urology annual congress here. […]

  • Robotic Prostate Surgery- 1st quarter update

    The 1st quarter of 2007 was my busiest for da Vinci Prostatectomies (dvP) for prostate cancer (52 operations), as well as my busiest total robotic surgery 3 month period (60 operations). My dvP volume increased 63% from the previous year and 24% from the previous quarter, which was then a record. My total robotic surgery […]

  • Robotic stories for BPH- Robotic Simple Prostatectomy

    I am starting a new blog series where patients can discuss their stories. Please understand that anyone can view this and as always patient outcomes can be different. The thoughts shared on this web site are not in any way meant to represent the surgeons, but are a way for people to share their experiences […]