Urology Blog

Could a Vasectomy Affect Your Sex Life?

Undergoing a vasectomy is an enormously personal decision for every man who considers this permanent form of pregnancy prevention. The benefits of the procedure are clear. What isn’t clear to many potential patients is how having a vasectomy may affect their sex life. Will orgasm change after a vasectomy? Erection or ejaculation? We answer these […]

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Medical Options for Enlarged Prostate

The prostate is an important part of the male reproductive system. It is here that fluid is produced and supplied to nourish the sperm in the ejaculate. This small organ that sits just above the rectum and behind the bladder is normally about the size of a walnut. When a man reaches his mid-30s, hormonal […]

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Minor Annoyance or Major Warning Sign?

It is no secret that men are notorious for avoiding the doctor until they absolutely must receive medical care. The notion that subtle symptoms are merely a minor annoyance could be very, very wrong. It is our intent to help men in the Chattanooga area make sense of urologic symptoms; to understand their origin and, […]

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Managing Peyronie’s Disease Begins with a Conversation

Men have a historic reputation for being particularly mindful of a certain part of their body. The penis has been scrutinized by just about every man who has lived. Various characteristics, such as a slight lean or curve, can make a man self-conscious and even concerned that his anatomy is somehow abnormal. In most situations, […]

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Fellowship-Trained or Board-Certified: What is the Difference and Why Should You Care What Certification Your Urologist Has?

When choosing a healthcare provider, there are certain qualifications one looks for. In the general setting in which a doctor will be chosen to perform basic general checkups and relevant screenings, most patients look for a physician who is board-certified. Instinctively, many people will look for the same when they need a specialist. At UT […]

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Don’t Discount the Value of Vasectomy Reversal

Completing your family can be incredibly gratifying. Many people think long and hard about how many children they want to have and when they will stop having children. Often, this decision is made on the spot, with a sense of knowing that “this is it for us.” In most cases, once that door to having […]

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Robotics Are the Surgical Revolution We’ve Been Waiting For

Robotic surgery, a technique in which surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery using a robotic device, has become the new norm across many medical subspecialties. Systems such as the da Vinci robotic surgery platform are commonly perceived as an optimal course of treatment for patients compared to open surgical techniques and even minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. […]

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Are You Wondering about Penile Implants?

Penile implants have been used for more than 30 years. As common as it has been to treat longstanding erectile dysfunction with implanted devices, there isn’t much talk about this form of treatment. Until recently, there wasn’t’ much open communication about erectile dysfunction at all. You may have only heard about penile implants in your […]

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Turn to Your Doctor for Help with Erectile Dysfunction

Experts have estimated that approximately 30 million American men experience the symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED). This is no small matter. By affecting a man’s ability to obtain and maintain an erection, erectile dysfunction can substantially degrade a man’s sense of well-being. Many men who are living with ED struggle with feelings of embarrassment and […]

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Kidney Stones: Can Recurrence be Prevented?

Kidney stones are not something we expect to experience, and yet 12% of us will. Once this temporary health problem occurs once, there is a strong chance that we will see it again. In fact, research tells us that a person who has one bout of kidney stones has a 50% chance of having another […]

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