November is Bladder Health Awareness Month and we’d like to remind you that The Urology Group of Princeton now offers Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) as an adjunct to patients with overactive bladder (OAB) for whom behavioral therapy or pharmacology has not sufficiently addressed the associated symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency, and urge incontinence. Also known as Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation, PTNS is a minimally invasive supplementary treatment option for overactive bladder that has been found to be effective at reducing the number of times a person with OAB needs to urinate. Performed as an out-patient procedure, PTNS requires 30-minute treatments once-a-week for 12 weeks and may require ongoing treatments, every 3-weeks or so, to sustain the improvements. For many of our patients, improvements are noticeable by the 6th week. This low-risk, non-surgical treatment works by indirectly providing electrical stimulation to the nerves responsible for bladder and pelvic floor function. PTNS is a form of electro-acupuncture and the most common side-effects are temporary and minor. For a more detailed description of the procedure and possible side-effects, please refer to our earlier post entitled “Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation for Overactive Bladder”. For more information on Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation and to find out if it is right for you, please contact the Urology Group of Princeton, at 609.924.6487, to schedule a consultation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated postponing a lot of things: however, immunizations, including the flu vaccine, should not be one of them. As a vital part of your health care, it’s important to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2020 immunization schedules. We recommend getting the flu vaccine as soon as you can as it is quite possible to get the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously. If you haven’t had the flu vaccine and get symptoms, you may dismiss them as the flu when, in fact, you may have COVID-19. And having both the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously increases your risk of complications; especially if you have other health issues, such as lung problems, diabetes, or a compromised immune system. If you’re concerned about visiting a health care provider during the pandemic, keep in mind that most providers have put strict protocols in place to maintain patient and staff safety. If you’re not sure, call ahead and ask. From an altruistic perspective, vaccines aren’t only about giving you immunity and protecting you from an infection; they’re also about preventing you from spreading an infection. So, not only are you protecting yourself, you’re protecting your loved ones, your friends, and your community. As always, to discuss specific urological concerns or symptoms, please contact us, at 609.924.6487, or click here, to schedule an appointment.
September is Urology Awareness Month. Organized by The Urology Foundation, Urology Awareness month aims to raise awareness of urological diseases as well as raise money to fund vital research and training into these diseases. It is estimated that 1 in 2 of people will be affected by a urological condition in their lifetime. Urology health is vital to everyone’s quality of life; but diseases and cancers of the kidneys, bladder, prostate and the male reproductive system appear to be occurring more frequently, sometimes devastating the lives of those impacted. The Urology Group of Princeton offers a variety of state-of-the-art treatments for the following urological conditions: Kidney Stones Urological Cancers: Prostate Bladder Kidney Testicular Penile Voiding Dysfunction BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia) Urinary Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction Urinary Tract Infections Hematuria (blood in the urine) Interstitial Cystitis Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome / Prostatitis Benign Male Urologic Care Male Infertility/Fertility Erectile Dysfunction Low Testosterone & Testosterone Replacement Therapy Hydrocele/Spermatocele Circumcision Genital Warts/ Lesions Additional In-Office Services include: Ultrasound (kidney, bladder, prostate, testicular) Ultra-sensitive prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing Urine cultures (CLIA certified lab, w/PhD bacteriologist) Video cystoscopy (patient can observe on a TV screen) Urodynamics (full physiologic evaluation of voiding dysfunction) Biofeedback and electrical stimulation for incontinence Visit our Services page for more information on some of the available treatment options for each of the above urological conditions. For more urology information, or to discuss specific urological concerns or symptoms, please contact us, at 609.924.6487, or click here, to schedule an appointment.