We’ve asked our expert urologist, Dr. Attila Barabas of Campbell County Medical Group
Urology, for advice on when to seek care. Here’s what he said:
While kidney stone pain often sends you to the emergency room and then to your urologist, it’s good to know there are ways to treat it and prevent it from happening again. “It’s possible that five patients will create a stone for five different reasons. I complete a metabolic evaluation testing for different salts in the urine and customize a preventive approach for my patients,” Dr. Barabas said.
You don’t have to live with incontinence. “A lot of patients tell me they assume urine leakage and incontinence is simply something that happens as we age. It’s very treatable, and treatment can greatly enhance your quality of life,” Dr. Barabas said.
Erectile dysfunction, decreased libido
As a man, you don’t have to live with these bothersome issues. Dr. Barabas says there are plenty of ways to restore function, sometimes with testosterone replacement.
Enlarged prostate and prostate cancer screening
“As a guy, if you are experiencing difficulty emptying your bladder and it’s causing you to get up at night or to have a weak stream, a urologist can help,” Dr. Barabas said. Consider a prostate cancer screening test (PSA), especially if you have a family history.
If you are done growing your family, Dr. Barabas performs a no-scalpel vasectomy for men with a quick recovery.
To learn more about these procedures, or to schedule an appointment for another related condition, call 307-688-3636 or visit www.cchwyo.org/urology for more information.