Low Testosterone Affects Millions of Men, But Few Seek Help

Low Testosterone Affects Millions of Men, But Few Seek Help

Men's Health Specialists in Denver, Colorado Helping Patients Speak Up about Low Sex Drive, Loss in Muscle Mass and Sleep Disturbances Due to Low Testosterone

January 2011: Board-certified urologists at Advanced Urology are helping improve the quality of life for male patients suffering from low testosterone. The symptoms of low testosterone, also called androgen deficiency or male hypogonadism, can seriously affect a man's daily life and possibly signal other serious health issues. In all cases, talking to a healthcare professional is crucial, but very few men seek help for this relatively easy to diagnose and treat condition.

Dr. Sarram Named Rocky Mountain Urological Society President

Dr. Sarram Named Rocky Mountain Urological Society President

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Dr. Ali Sarram, Advanced UrologyDENVER, COAli Sarram, M.D., a board-certified urologist at Advanced Urology of Lone Tree/Parker and Aurora, was recently named president of the Rocky Mountain Urological Society (RMUS). RMUS, Colorado’s official urologic society, is a professional organization that strives to unite urologists and other medical professionals in the Rocky Mountain region through research and continuing education in urology. The organization combines state-of-the-art scientific education with professional networking, offering members leading-edge information that enhances their practices, expands personal knowledge and improves patient care.

In-Office Treatment for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence

In-Office Treatment for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence

Macroplastique Urethral Bulking Injection Corrects this Often Embarrassing & Limiting Condition

Woman After MacroplastiqueMore than 13 million women suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the most common form of urinary incontinence in womeni. SUI, commonly caused by childbirth, can often lead to embarrassment, the restriction of physical activity, and even depressionii.

Advanced Urology, Denver, Colorado, is now offering women a new, less invasive option for the treatment of SUI. Macroplastique Urethral Bulking Injection provides a minimally invasive treatment option for women who are looking to correct this often upsetting condition without surgery or who have not had success with other treatments such as urethral slings.

PSA Remains Life-Saving Prostate Cancer Detection Tool

PSA Remains Life-Saving Prostate Cancer Detection Tool

Study and Urology Experts Confirm Test's Value

Man having blood drawn for PSA test

June 2012, Denver, CO: While the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended that healthy men should not receive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood testing for the detection of prostate cancer, all Advanced Urology board-certified urologic surgeons believe in the value of PSA testing. Results from the largest study on PSA testing, published in March 2012, support the PSA's effectiveness in detecting cancer early and aiding in better survival for patients.

Robotic Nephrectomy More Effective with Firefly Imaging Technology

Robotic Nephrectomy More Effective with Firefly Imaging Technology

May 30, 2012: Advanced Urology surgeons in Denver, Colorado are treating kidney cancer with less invasive procedures, and finding greater results, in part due to the addition of Firefly™ fluorescence during da Vinci® robotic surgery.

"Firefly fluorescence is an additional imaging system we now are using during robotic partial nephrectomy," explains urologist and robotic surgeon Ali Sarram, M.D. "The system gives us a more detailed picture of kidney blood flow as well as clear distinction between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue. This additional information helps us spare more healthy kidney tissue, remove larger tumors with less invasion, and ensure proper kidney function."

Video: Dr. Sarram Discusses Robotic Urologic Surgery

May 2012: Ali Sarram, MD, urologist with Advanced Urology in Lone Tree/Parker and Aurora, was interviewed on Denver's 9News Colorado & Company morning talk show. Dr. Sarram discusses the importance of utilizing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests for prostate cancer screening and advanced robotic technologies now available for urologic surgeries (prostate, bladder and kidney) at Sky Ridge Medical Center.

Dr. Ledgerwood Receives Frist Humanitarian Award

Dr. Ledgerwood Receives Frist Humanitarian Award

Advanced Urology’s Geoff Ledgerwood , M.D., Receives Frist Humanitarian Award

Dr. Geoff Ledgerwood, Urologist, DenverDr. Geoff Ledgerwood, Advanced Urology, has been named a physician recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Award at The Medical Center of Aurora. He was recognized for his goodwill trip to Haiti in July 2011 to offer surgical services and education, aiding earthquake victims and underprivileged citizens.

"It is such an honor to be recognized among such a wonderful group of individuals," Dr. Ledgerwood explains. "I look forward to continuing to provide assistance to citizens of Haiti; their need is so great."

March Vasectomies Popular among Basketball Fans

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Each year, Denver's Advanced Urology sees an increase in men scheduling vasectomies in March; the one thing most of these men have in common? They are college basketball fans. "Vasectomy techniques have become streamlined and now men can undergo a simple 10-15 minute procedure and are 'rewarded' with a recommended 24-48 hour rest period," Advanced Urology’s Damian Sorce, M.D. explains. The procedure gives basketball fans the perfect excuse to sit on the couch and enjoy great TV. What better time to do that than during the March college basketball tournament games?

Vasectomy is Simple, Safe and Low-Pain

While some myths continue to deter men from undergoing a vasectomy for permanent sterilization, Advanced Urology offers two procedures that make getting a vasectomy simple, safe and low-pain: no-needle, no-scalpel and Pro-Vas Occlusion Clip. "Many men believe a vasectomy will be painful, cause them to miss work or cause sexual dysfunction," explains Advanced Urology's Michael Glass, M.D. "The truth is, there is only minor discomfort for about 30 seconds while the anesthetic is applied; we recommend a simple 24-48 hour rest period; and most men experience no change in sexual performance or desire."