Men’s Health / Urology
How’s a guy supposed to stay healthy? Regular check-ups!
You take care of so many things. Make sure your health is one of them. Regular screenings can catch problems early, while they are easier to treat. That keeps you stronger in the long run. So, man up and make an appointment today!
We diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions using state-of-the-art equipment and medical procedures. We make it easy for you to receive regular medical care like your annual wellness exam, and a variety of men’s screening tests including prostate cancer screening (PSA), testicular examination or testosterone level testing . Men are at greater risk than women from the top ten causes of death. Therefore, it is important that you receive testing for conditions like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke. Even if you’re feeling great and don’t think you have a reason to see a doctor, preventive care is extremely important. As you and our doctors get to know one another, you can work as a team to make sure that you are in, and that you remain in, the very best of health.
We help with health and conditions of the urinary tract in men and women and of the reproductive organs in men. This conditions can include prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, kidney stones, impotence/erectile dysfunction, incontinence and urinary infections. A proper diagnosis is the crucial first step in determining a course of treatment.
Urology is the medical and surgical specialty that deals with problems of the male and female urinary tract (kidneys, ureter, bladder, and urethra) and the male reproductive system. The following are some of the more common conditions that urologists treat:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)/ enlarged prostate
- Bladder control problems/ incontinence
- Kidney stones and blockage
- Erectile dysfunction/ impotence
- Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Treatment of new, recurrent and advanced prostate cancer
The average age of diagnosis of prostate cancer is 69 according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, but a diagnosis can occur at any age. Dr. Greenberg is able to diagnose prostate cancer and offer many treatment options for both newly-diagnosed and recurrent prostate cancers. We utilize and strictly adhere to NCCN guidelines when recommending treatment options for all stages of prostate cancer.
Advanced imaging and diagnostic techniques
We have at our disposal options that go beyond the standard PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test and digital rectal exam to help diagnose prostate cancer. Some imaging techniques include PET/CT, ultrasound and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
Focal therapy to treat small tumors
For small slow growing and low-grade tumors on the prostate, a physician and patient may choose to take a “wait and see” approach, often referred to as Active Surveillance.An area of Dr. Greenberg’s research is focal therapy. This approach destroys the tissue involved while sparing normal tissue. Focal therapy as the name implies, focuses on one area, and the rest of the gland is left intact. Currently this approach is not a community standard and is not accepted as a proven therapy.
Male Sexual Health
Dr. Jerry Greenberg can diagnose and treat a variety of issues related to men’s sexual health, including impotence (erectile dysfunction). He also performs simple in-office procedures like vasectomies for birth control.
We can perform this simple outpatient procedure in our office. Local anesthesia is used to reduce pain, and the entire procedure takes about 20 or 30 minutes. Afterwards, there may be some pain in the area as the anesthetic wears off, but ice and painkillers can help.
A vasectomy is considered a permanent birth control method. Vasectomy reversals can be done but they are not always effective. Think carefully before deciding to undergo a vasectomy. If you want to go ahead and schedule one, call us at (855) 292-9849.
Impotence and erectile dysfunction
Many men experience temporary bouts of erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point (after a night of heavy drinking, for example), and that doesn’t require a doctor’s intervention. However, it is a good idea to talk to a doctor if impotence persists.
Impotence is linked to overall health. In addition to being a problem itself, it may indicate a more serious underlying health problem. ED may be caused by physical issues or psychological issues.
Testosterone replacement for erectile dysfunction
In some cases, ED is a result of low testosterone levels. It’s normal for testosterone levels to fall as men age, and other factors, like stress levels, illness or injury, alcoholism and obesity, can exacerbate the problem.
We can find out if testosterone levels are low with a simple blood test. If we determine that this is the cause of ED, we can start a treatment of testosterone replacement. Testosterone can be administered in a variety of forms, including oral medication, topical gel and patch for the skin.
This kind of therapy is not appropriate for everyone and should not be used in men with normal levels of testosterone.