Dr. Robert Nelson, MD (left) has over 40 years of experiences and is also Board Certified by the American Board of Urology. Dr. Nelson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Member of the American Urological Association. Jay R. Bishop, Jr., DO has over 26 years of experience in the practice of both Adult and Pediatric Urology. Dr. Bishop has been board certified and twice re-certified by the American Board of Urology. Phone Eastern Plains Urology at 622-7593 for more information or to make an appointment.
Although urologists are surgeons, surgery isn’t what they do most. In fact, surgery is a last resort, which is good news for the 2 million men, women and children who will seek medical treatment from urologists this year for many problems such as:
• bladder infections
• urinary problems
• kidney stones
• erectile dysfunction (ED)
• prostate cancer
Urologists may be doing fewer surgeries these days because people are seeking help for problems sooner, allowing physicians to catch conditions at earlier stages. In addition, many urologic disorders can be treated with a relatively simple office procedure. Some of these conditions include:
Surprisingly, many problems in younger males are often associated with childhood injuries or defects undiagnosed as yet. Half of males over age 60 have urinary tract disorders, many resulting from an enlarged prostate. Treatment for an enlarged prostate may be as simple as medical therapy or may require surgical intervention.
ED is a problem affecting millions of men. Studies show that ED can be a marker for other diseases, so men should be evaluated for heart disease before asking their family physicians for a drug to treat the disorder. ED may also be associated with conditions like prostate enlargement or diabetes.
More than 6 million people in this country, mostly women, have problems with urine leakage. According to experts, at least half of the estimated 13 million people with incontinence-the involuntary loss of urine-suffer in silence because they’re too embarrassed to get help. Many consider it a sign of aging they simply have to live with. Yet most of the time, incontinence can be greatly improved, if not cured, with proper treatment. Incontinence can range in severity from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting.
Types of bladder control problems include: Stress incontinence, leaking urine during coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects, exercising or other movements that put pressure on the bladder. Urge incontinence, losing urine or the inability to control your bladder almost as soon as you feel a strong need to go to the bathroom. You may also leak urine when you drink a small amount of liquid or when you hear or touch running water.
Overflow incontinence, leaking from a bladder that’s always full. You may spend a long time on the toilet and produce only a dribbling stream of urine or have the sensation of your bladder not being empty despite having urinated. Some people don’t leak, but retain too much urine, which may cause infections.
Meet our Physicians: Jay R. Bishop, Jr., DO has over 26 years of experience in the practice of both Adult and Pediatric Urology. Dr. Bishop has been board certified and twice re-certified by the American Board of Urology. Dr. Robert Nelson, MD has over 40 years of experiences and is also Board Certified by the American Board of Urology. Dr. Nelson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Member of the American urological Association.
Call to make an appointment at Eastern Plains Urology if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:
∆ blood in the urine
∆ pain or discomfort while urinating
∆ never feeling “empty”
∆ slow stream
∆ urine leakage or a loss of urinary control
∆ problems with sexual function
Call Eastern Plains Urology today at 622-7593!