What is circumcision? Circumcision is a procedure where the foreskin is removed from the penis. Circumcision has been performed for thousands of years and is still commonly performed in the U.S. today for social, religious, cultural and medical reasons. (1) Commonly, circumcision is performed when boys are newborns and takes less than 10 minutes. (1) […]
The numbers tell us that half of all people who have had a kidney stone will develop another one. One of the safest and easiest at home methods to reduce your risk of forming kidney stones is to drink extra water. Extra fluid intake dilutes the minerals in urine that can cause stones to develop. […]
What are they? Bladder stones are small, hard, masses of minerals that form in the bladder. What’s the cause? Bladder stones usually develop when a patient’s urine is very concentrated. Concentrated urine can happen due to dehydration or if an individual is unable to empty their bladder completely. (1) This gives the minerals found in […]
Research suggests that many of the supplements marketed to us aren’t actually delivering (pssst guys… that includes testosterone supplements!) Give the article a read to learn more.
With temperatures on the rise, maybe you’ve got your upcoming vacation or time off work on the mind. And while we love summer just like the rest of the world, we also know that with long hot days comes an increase in kidney stones. And it’s not just us at Virginia Urology, urologists around the […]
Urology Care Foundation just published this cook book on living healthy. Check out some of these great recipes.
HealthDay (5/4, Mozes) reported researchers found “little evidence to support claims” that testosterone supplements “will boost testosterone levels, sex drive, strength and overall energy.” The researchers examined 50 testosterone supplements and found that only 12% “contained any ingredient shown to provide some testosterone-related benefit in human trials,” while 48% “contained ingredients that studies found could […]
What is it? Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), is more commonly known as an enlarged prostate. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that’s located below the bladder in men. Its primary function is to create the fluid for semen. Normally the prostate doubles in size during puberty, and then slowly grows after men reach age 25. […]
Hematuria is the presence of blood in urine. But hematuria is not always visible to the naked eye. In some cases, it can only be found by a doctor examining a urine sample under a microscope. Two Types of Hematuria. Gross hematuria. This is when you can actually see blood in your urine. Microscopic hematuria. This is when a […]
Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is a condition often marked by bladder pain, discomfort, or pressure that lasts for 6 weeks or more but has no clear cause. (1) Sometimes, IC is also referred to as Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS). Symptoms of IC IC is a complicated condition because it presents with a variety of symptoms. The […]
We’ve all had nights where we drink too much water before bed. And on those nights, our bladder wakes us up to use the restroom. But if you are waking up two or more times on a regular basis, you may have nocturia – which is the term for excessive night time urination. (1) If […]
The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It’s a small gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. And its job is to create the fluid for semen. Prostatitis is when the prostate becomes infected or inflamed, which can happen for a variety of reasons. (1) Inflammation of the prostate […]
Around 13% of couples have difficulty conceiving. And in approximately 1/3 of those cases, male infertility is the issue. (1) If everything is working properly, during sexual intercourse the male’s body mixes healthy sperm with fluid from the prostate and seminal vesicles to produce semen. The semen is ejaculated into a female’s vagina where it […]
What is it? Erectile Dysfunction, commonly referred to as ED, occurs when a man is unable to achieve or sustain an erection that is firm enough for sex. Who does it impact? Most men have occasional issues with erections, but some men struggle to maintain erections on a more regular basis. In fact, ED affects […]
The prostate is a walnut sized part of the male reproductive system. It is responsible for producing fluid to make semen. (1) Unfortunately, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the United States. 1 in 6 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. We recommend that men […]
Testosterone is the male sex hormone, and is the hormone at play when males go through puberty. Low testosterone levels occur for a variety of reasons and may indicate an underlying health issue. What is it? Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TD) or Low Testosterone (Low-T) is defined by the American Urology Association as less than 300 […]
When considering surgical options for any urological condition, a top question many patients have is: “How long will it take to recover?” In addition, you may be thinking… What will my pain levels be? How long will I be out of work? Will I have a scar? If treatment for your particular urological condition requires […]
Peyronie’s Disease is diagnosed in about 6% of men between age 40 and 70. While more uncommon in younger men, men in their 30s have also been found to have the condition. (1) Causes: Peyronie’s Disease occurs when flat scar tissue forms under the skin of the penis, and causes curvature or indentions during an […]
What is it? Urethral diverticulum (UD), is an uncommon condition, that occurs when a pouch, sac, or pocket forms next to or along the urethra. Because of the location, the pouch frequently fills with urine and can cause recurrent infections and other unwanted urological symptoms. Who does it effect? UD is much more common in […]
Our offices and surgery center will be opening at their regular times on Tuesday December 11.
You know that running strengthens your legs and lifting weights strengthens your arms… but what about the muscles that you don’t see? They may not have anything to do with looking “fit,” but, your pelvic floor muscles are hard at work every day. The pelvic floor muscles surround the urethra, and when working properly, they […]
A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection that impacts any part of the urinary system, including the bladder, kidneys, ureter, and urethra. Typically, symptoms of a UTI develop when bacteria travels up the urethra and into the bladder. 10 in 25 women and 3 in 25 men will develop a UTI at least once. […]
The bladder is a hollow, balloon shaped organ in your urinary system and is located in the lower pelvis. It stores urine before it is dispelled from the body. And like most organs, the bladder is susceptible to developing cancer. In the United States, bladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer. That means that […]
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. While it’s a pretty common symptom (you’re not alone!), urinary incontinence also isn’t considered a normal part of life. There are a variety of treatment options that can help you find relief from your symptoms. Urinary incontinence can be caused by underlying medical conditions, physical problems, or […]
We have moved our physician offices to the new facility located at 9101 Stony Point Drive at the corner of Stony Point Drive and Stony Point Parkway. It is important to note that the Virginia Urology Surgery Center has not yet moved. We are very excited to be in our new office and offer our patients the most […]
You may have heard someone reference the body’s “pelvic floor.” Don’t feel alone if you’re not quite sure what that means. This group of muscles remains a mystery to many people because they’re out of sight. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments in the pelvic region that support the bladder, rectum, […]
Please join The Prostate Cancer Educational Institute of Virginia for it’s annual educational seminar. The meeting is on September 5th at the Bon Secours Heart Institute located at 7001 Forest Avenue, Suite 100 (corner of Glenside and Forest Avenue) Richmond VA 23230. Doors open at 6 pm with program running from 6:30 to 8 pm. Topics […]
You may have heard the old adage, “always get a second opinion.” But, seeking out a second opinion can be intimidating. Where should you start? The physicians at Virginia Urology are highly specialized in all aspects of urology and urogynecology. Our practice has over 75 years of experience treating patients, improving outcomes and offering thorough […]
Virginia Urology is proud to support Reel Recovery! This program: Fly-Fishing Retreat for Male Veterans or Active Military living with Cancer is offered in partnership with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. October 22-24, 2018 Graves Mountain Lodge & Rose River Farm in Syria, VA REEL RECOVERY is a national non-profit organization that conducts fly-fishing […]
Sometimes a trip to the doctor can cause patients a bit of anxiety. That’s especially true when you’re visiting a doctor for the first time. If you’ve been referred to Virginia Urology, or are considering our practice for your healthcare needs, we’d like to put you at ease by walking you through the process, step […]
Did you know, approximately 10% of Americans suffer from kidney stones at some point? That’s right. 1 out of 10 people. Those odds are great if you’re playing the lottery, but not ideal when we’re talking about a painful medical condition. First, what are kidney stones? If you haven’t had one yourself, you likely know […]
So, you’re considering a vasectomy. While the idea of a vasectomy can make men squirm, the procedure is the surgical equivalent to “a walk in the park.” That’s why millions of men across America have used it as a safe and highly effective form of birth control. Who is it for? A vasectomy is a […]
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a urological condition marked by the sudden urge to urinate. In some cases, patients also experience increased frequency, leakage and/or nocturia (the need to urinate during sleeping hours). Approximately 15% of women suffer from OAB, and some experts estimate that the real number is even higher because many OAB cases go […]
Often people’s first line of defense when something is wrong with their health is to schedule an appointment with their primary care doctor. Primary care doctors are great resources for common ailments, and can handle many urological issues. But if your symptoms persist or continue to recur your doctor will suggest that you visit a […]
If you already have a gynecologist that you love, you may immediately dismiss the thought of seeing a urogynecologist. But, not so fast. Women who experience health issues related to the pelvic floor may reap incredible benefits from seeking out the expertise of a urogynecologist. What’s the difference? Gynecologists are doctors who specialize in female […]
If you’re a woman, it’s likely that your father, husband, or brother has a relationship with a urologist. But it’s also likely that you’ve never considered visiting a urologist yourself. Many women dismiss the thought of going to a urologist because they think it’s primarily for men. We’ve got some news for you… women benefit […]
Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) is a recognized and board certifiable subspecialty. This field was previously know as female urology or urogynecology. Board certification was introduced because this specialty has become so highly complex and it is important to ensure that physicians practicing this specialty receive the appropriate training. FPMRS physicians […]
Virginia Urology is pleased to announce that we are accepting patients that have United Health Care insurance . The only exception is that we do not participate with United Health Care Medicaid CCC Plus (Medicaid Primary Plan). We do participate with the United Healthcare Dual Eligible Plans (Medicare and Medicaid supplement).
Congratulations to the following Virginia Urology physicians being nominated in Richmond Magazine Top Docs Issue Urology- Dr. Ryan Barnes, Dr. David Glazier, Dr. Charlie Jung, Dr. David Miller and Dr. Bill Morgan Urogynecology- Dr. David Glazier and Dr. Meghana Gowda Radiation Oncology- Dr. Lang Liebman Pathology- Dr. Dharam Ramnani We are proud of the compassion and […]
We are open today to serve you!We do understand that you may need to reschedule your appointment because of the weather. Our phone lines will be busier than usual so please use our patient portal to send message to cancel and reschedule your appointment. https://www.medfusion.net/virginiaurology-18966/portal/… If you are comfortable driving and need to see us, […]
There has been recent news about a study that came out that said men taking ibuprofen have a greater chance of infertility. Dr. Joseph Ellen who specializes in male infertility, discusses the study reported in the news regarding ibuprofen and infertility in men. You should always discuss concerns with your doctor. Many studies sound good but lack data to […]
Richmond’s OurHealth magazine readers have spoken and they say that our doctors have the best bedside manner. Every year we are tops in this category and this year’s winners are no surprise: UROLOGY: First Place: Anthony (Tony) M. Sliwinski, MD Second Place: David B. Glazier, MD Third Place: Michael D. Byrne, MD Honorable Mention: Robert […]
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Monahan for becoming the newest President of the Richmond Academy of Medicine (RAM). RAM serves more than 2,400 area healthcare professionals who live in the Greater Richmond Metro area. It is dedicated to serving our members and the greater community through comprehensive programs that include legislative, regulatory, economic and social advocacy for […]
Dr. Gowda was interviewed on Channel 12 about urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse in women. Thanks Dr. Gowda for the good information.
Virginia Urology is pleased to present an educational opportunity for you to learn more about the Urolift procedure. This procedure is for men suffering with symptoms of enlarged prostate also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This procedure is covered by Medicare and some other insurance carriers. Dr. Kinloch Nelson will speak on Wednesday, December 6 at […]
Dr. Kramolowsky was recently featured on Neighborhood Health discussing important research that Virginia Urology is currently conducting to help patients in the future. In particular, he discussed a new treatment for enlarged prostate.
Virginia Urology is pleased to offer a new treatment option for enlarged prostate (BPH). Men can get relief without medication or major surgery. Please click here to learn more.
By Meghana Gowda, MD, FPMRS The involuntary leakage of urine affects over 50% of women and is not isolated to women who are post-menopausal. A recent survey study queried younger women between the ages of 18-50 years old and up to 50% of participants reported leakage. The three most common sub-types of female incontinence are: […]
Written by Meghana Gowda, MD, FPMRS Symptomatic urinary tract infections(UTI) are one of the more common ailments that can plague a woman throughout her lifespan. The incidence of a UTI is 11% per year with a 5% rate of recurrence or relapse. Recurrence is defined as 2 culture confirmed infections within 6 months or 3 […]
Written by Meghana Gowda, MD, FPMRS Case presentation: A 59 year old patient presents with vaginal pain, difficulty sitting for prolonged time intervals, and new onset vaginal bleeding. She denies any significant medical co-morbidities with the exception of pelvic organ prolapse and associated incontinence. Surgical history is significant for hysterectomy remotely and unspecified “bladder tacking” […]
Virginia Urology is recognized among the medical community as experts in the field. We are proud to present the 1st edition of Urological Update. This is intended to provide useful information for our colleagues as well as anyone interested in urologic health. Virginia Urology is here to help. Please contact us at 804-288-0339 if we […]
The American Urological Association held its inaugural Quality Improvement Summit in January 2014, and this conference focused on reducing infectious complications related to ultrasound guided prostate biopsy of the prostate. At this national summit, Dr. Michael Franks reviewed the Virginia Urology experience using a standardized biopsy and management protocol. http://www.auanet.org/resources/quality-improvement-summit.cfm In 2007, the Virginia Urology […]
By Matthew J. Bassignani, MD – Medical Director, Radiology Department Patients with stones and cancer are increasingly aware of excess radiation exposure associated with multiple CT scans. While medical radiation is typically safe for patients it is still important to be aware of the doses used. At Virginia Urology, we strive to ensure that the radiation […]
By Eugene Kramolowsky, MD Patients who are unable to pass their stone or have significant pain often elect to undergo a procedure to fragment or remove their stone. The least invasive commonly used procedure is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESL). This procedure fragments the stone without the need of instrumentation. Over 20,000 ESL procedures have been […]
By Eugene V. Kramolowsky II M.D. Almost one in ten Americans will experience urinary calculi in their lifetime. Often patients present with urinary colic pain and ureteral obstruction. In the acute setting, medical management includes controlling pain, nausea, and vomiting, and care is often done in the emergency room setting. The patients with ureteral stones 5-mm […]
Medscape (1/28, Mulcahy) reports that research published in Journal of Urology suggests that there may be “an association between the use of erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs after radical prostatectomy and biochemical recurrence.” The investigators “were surprised by the findings; they had hypothesized that the drugs would be protective because multiple lab studies and an observational […]
HealthDay reports that research published in BJU International suggests that smoking may be linked to worse outcomes in patients with prostate cancer. Investigators found “that the likelihood of surviving prostate cancer for a decade without experiencing any disease recurrence was about 66 percent among patients who had never smoked.” Comparatively, the percentage dropped to 52 […]
Medscape reports that research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that “a targeted fusion-guided approach to prostate biopsy improves detection rates of high-risk cancers while finding fewer low-risk cancers when compared with the standard approach of 12 core biopsy that is currently used in clinical practice.” This “new approach electronically superimposes […]