Author: Advanced Urology of Southwest Louisiana

When To See A Urologist For Kidney Stone Treatment

Ask anyone who has ever passed a kidney stone if they would like to do it again. Chances are, your answer will be an immediate “no!”

It can be one of the most painful things, maybe next to childbirth, we can endure. They will tell you to run to a urologist if you have certain symptoms, and they will tell you once you have a kidney stone, you are likely to have more. Then they will explain the importance of and when to see a urologist for kidney stone treatment.

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Is Erectile Dysfunction A Warning Sign Of Prostate Cancer?

Is erectile dysfunction a warning sign of prostate cancer? It is unfortunate that although prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in men, there are few if any early symptoms. Regular screenings by your doctor are the best way to head off the development of prostate cancer, but there are a few warning signs every man should understand and be aware of.

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Reasons You May Be Getting Recurring UTIs

A UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary tract. Having one UTI is painful enough, but having them come back can be quite frustrating. If you get three or more of these infections within a year, this recurrence is known as chronic. However, the reasons you may be getting recurring UTIs might surprise you. Time to find out why and what to do about it.

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COVID-19 Notice

Dear valued patient,

During this challenging and uncertain time, Advanced Urology is open for medical and surgical care so we can continue to serve our patients and our community. The health and safety of our patients and employees is our top priority. We have enacted protocols to facilitate safe medical care based on CDC and WHO guidelines. In addition to installation of separation screens, we have limited seating in our waiting room. Additional precautions include screening and temperature checks prior to entry as well as rigorous sanitization of exam rooms and other frequently used surfaces after each patient. We are safe, open, and here for you!

Please Bring Your Own Mask

Patients coming for appointments are required to have a personal mask and wear it upon entry into our facility. Masks must be worn the entire time while in our facility. Memorial Medical Group has mandated this in all of its facilities.  This policy is strictly enforced.

Visitor Restrictions

No visitors are allowed unless the patient requires one visitor because patient is not capable of providing their own personal care or communication with the care team. We do allow family/visitors to join in on the visit via phone. Visitors must bring and wear a personal mask at all times.

If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19 such as loss of taste or smell, or have been exposed to some one with the virus, please contact us via phone prior to your appointment. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment for a more appropriate time. You may also contact our office at (337) 480-7499 for any concerns you might have. We are here to assist you.

These policies apply to both the Lake Charles and Sulphur locations. Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Your Advanced Urology Care Team

Advanced Urology Farjaad Siddiq, MD, FACS

 

 

7 Ways To Prevent Kidney Stones This Summer

If you have ever passed a kidney stone, you probably remember that excruciating pain, and you don’t ever want to go through it again. If you have never had a stone, trust us, it is a life experience you want to skip. In either case, pay attention to these 7 ways to prevent kidney stones this summer.

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When Do Men Need Low Testosterone Treatment?

You have probably seen any number of ads on the television and online about low T. They seem to indicate that this is a growing national problem and all men should begin taking medication to correct their testosterone deficiency and become more “manly men.” It might be time to slow down this growing snowball down the mountain, and look carefully to evaluate when do men need testosterone treatment?

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The Importance Of Prostate Cancer Screenings

When diagnosed early, most cancers can be treated successfully. Having the prostate screening test for cancer, or PSA test, is no different. Doctors continually emphasize the importance of prostate cancer screenings, and you can determine their importance especially when you are aware of your personal risk factors.

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Shedding Light On Male Infertility

The last thing most men desire is to be forced to open up about their infertility. However, shedding light on male infertility provides some control of their situation. Men can discover exactly what steps they can take to treat the problem and have the family they have always wanted. Here are a number of issues that can negatively or positively affect male fertility.

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