Vantage Medical Associates, P.C.
A Multi-specialty Medical Group located in Far Rockaway, NY
If you’re having trouble urinating or you’re unable to hold your urine until you can get to a bathroom, you need urological care. At Vantage Medical Associates, P.C. in Far Rockaway, New York, the team diagnoses and treats problems in the urinary tract and male reproductive system using the latest advances in urology. To schedule an appointment, call Vantage Medical Associates PC today or book online.
What is urology?
Urology focuses on the health and function of the urinary system and the male reproductive system.
Your urinary system includes several organs that filter waste from your blood and excrete that waste out of your body. After your kidneys filter out the waste, called urine, it travels through the ureters and into the bladder for temporary storage. It exits the bladder through the urethra.
Urologists treat both the male and female urinary systems but only diagnose and treat the male reproductive system. The female reproductive system has its own medical specialty, called gynecology.
What are some common urological conditions?
Vantage Medical Associates PC evaluates your urinary or reproductive system in great detail to make sure they have an accurate diagnosis before recommending and starting treatment. They ask for information about your symptoms and concerns and run tests to see how well your organs function.
The urology providers at Vantage Medical Associates PC can diagnose and treat:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Low testosterone
- Kidney stones
- Hematuria (blood in urine)
- Stress incontinence, Click here to learn more about treatment options for women
- Overactive bladder, Click here to learn more about treatment options for women and men
- Dropped bladder
- Elevated prostate-specific androgen (PSA)
- Male infertility
Your risk of developing these conditions increases as you get older. But they can appear at any age. Keeping up with regular physical exams and screening tests, like prostate exams, can catch urinary and male reproductive problems as early as possible when they’re most treatable.
Which urology services are available?
Urology services include diagnostic tests for urinary conditions and treatments that improve your urological and reproductive health. The team at Vantage Medical Associates PC offers the following services:
Urology diagnostic testing
Diagnostic tests give your providers the information they need on your urinary function to make an informed diagnosis. Urodynamics tests, for example, show how well your bladder and sphincters within the system hold and release urine. Other tests include prostate biopsy, cystoscopy, and fertility tests.
Urology treatments improve the function of the organs and structures along your urinary tract. Options like UroLift® and Rezum™ water vapor therapy can move enlarged prostate tissue out of the way of your urethra. Axonics® is a treatment option for overactive bladder for both men and women and Bulkamid® is a treatment for stress urinary incontinence for women.
Male reproductive treatments
Male reproductive issues like erectile dysfunction have a few different options for treatment. External shockwave treatment works well for erectile dysfunction, and quick, in-office procedures like vasectomy can help with family planning.
To explore the many treatments and services within urology, call Vantage Medical Associates PC today or request an appointment online.
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