Advanced Urology Decatur
2711 Irvin Way
Decatur, GA 30030
If you live in Decatur, and you have urological health concerns, it’s likely you’ve searched for “urologist near me” or “Decatur urology” online. Fortunately, Advanced Urology is here for you. Both men and women have urological health needs, and we are here to make your needs our number one priority.
We take pride in giving our patients a positive experience from the moment they step into our office. Advanced Urology is going to be your best option for a urologist in Decatur, GA. We offer many convenient features for our patients including short wait times, relaxing waiting rooms and same-day appointments.
We provide treatment for the residents of Decatur for many urological conditions.
Bladder and Urinary Tract Issues
In Decatur, we are happy to treat both men and women with the following bladder and urinary tract issues:
- Overactive bladder – Overactive bladder often causes urge incontinence as it produced sudden and uncontrollable urges to urinate. It is often caused by diabetes, neurological disorders, medications, abnormalities in the bladder, infections, an enlarged prostate or excess consumption of caffeine or alcohol.
- Painful bladder syndrome or PBS – Many people think of PBS and interstitial cystitis as the same thing although PBS is a broader term. Both conditions are characterized by mild to severe discomfort within the bladder, and both conditions can be extremely difficult to deal with.
- Incontinence – The most common types of incontinence are stress, urge, overflow and fecal. Incontinence is often a symptom of a larger condition.
- Urinary tract infection or UTI – UTIs are very common in adults of all ages and can typically be treated with antibiotics.
- Urethral stricture – This happens when the urethra is too narrow to allow for smooth passage of urine.
- Kidney stones – Kidney stones are hard crystalline salts that form in the urinary tract or kidneys. Some are very small and may not be noticeable. Others can cause a great deal of pain.
Male Reproductive and Fertility Issues
Sexuality and fertility can often be health issues for both men and women. We offer treatment for the following male reproductive and fertility issues:
- Erectile dysfunction or ED – ED is a common condition that many men are faced with. Fortunately, it’s a fairly simple condition to treat.
- Low testosterone – Low testosterone is also called hypogonadism, and it can be a very difficult condition to deal with as it can cause decreased energy and libido.
- Male infertility – There are many things that can cause male infertility, and it affects around 7.5 percent of couples.
Like any form of cancer, the quicker it’s caught, the better. If you suspect you may have any of the following urological cancers, it’s crucial that you see a Decatur urologist right away:
- Prostate cancer – Prostate cancer has the third highest number of deaths that are related to cancer, and 11.2 percent of men are likely to be diagnosed with it. Men who are older, have a certain gene mutation, are African American or who eat a lot of red meat are at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer.
- Testicular cancer – Testicular cancer is a type of cancer that is highly treatable. One in 250 men will contract testicular cancer at some point in their lives, but the mortality rate is only one in 5,000. Men suffering from infertility are also at a higher risk of developing testicular cancer.
- Bladder cancer – Bladder cancer affects both men and women, although it is more frequent among men. Patients can decrease their risk of bladder cancer by quitting tobacco and eating a lot of vegetables and fruits that are rich in antioxidants.
- Kidney cancer – Kidney cancer is also called renal cancer, and it is one of the ten most common cancers in the U.S. The preferred treatment for kidney cancer is surgery, usually through a radial nephrectomy or a partial nephrectomy.
Other Urological Conditions
We also treat a number of other urological conditions for residents in Decatur including:
- Prostate conditions – While prostate cancer is a common concern among men, other conditions involving the prostate are also a concern. These include prostatitis or an inflamed prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia, which is an enlarged prostate. Many of the symptoms are the same for both conditions so it’s important for men who are having difficulty urinating or an excessive need to urinate to have their prostate checked.
- Pelvic organ prolapse – Pelvic organ prolapse can be a source of pain for women who have given birth. It can cause pressure to a woman’s vagina or lower abdomen, which can be extremely uncomfortable.
If you are in need of urological care in Decatur, we would highly encourage you to contact us today so that you can make an appointment. We understand what you are going through, and it’s important for us to put your needs first. Allow us to put your mind at ease.