Thanks for tuning in to the Armor Men’s Health Hour Podcast today, where we bring you the latest and greatest in urology care and the best urology humor out there.
In this segment Dr. Mistry and Donna Lee take a few questions submitted online by listeners of the program. We value your feedback and input, and truly enjoy answering your questions on the air. Feel free to email us at email@example.com to hear your question answered on an upcoming show!
In particular, Dr. Mistry answers the following questions:
--"I had my prostate removed 7 years ago at age 62 due to cancer. I have been unable to achieve an erection ever since. Would the new ultrasound treatments help someone like me? And if so, does Medicare pay for it?"
Dr. Mistry discusses how this case might typically be treated at Urology Specialists by answering, "What is the role that shockwave plays in erectile dysfunction?" and "What do you do with post prostatectomy impotence?"
If you remain unable to achieve an erection one year after a prostatectomy, your erections are unlikely to come back on their own. Fortunately, listeners will learn about NAU Urology's erectile rehabilitation program which combines the use of a vacuum erection device as well as a daily dose of Tadalafil and other supplements to maintain the health of your erections and penis. In addition, the use of inflatable penile prostheses are associated with a high degree of satisfaction and are covered by Medicare covered by most commercial insurances as well as the VA.
--"I'm 65 years old and have ED. I'm seeking outside help. VA is causing me a lot of frustration."
There are many options for patients with VA insurance, including testosterone therapy in the form of pills which cost approximately $30 per month. There is also what is known as intercavernosal therapy, which involves an injection of medicine into the penis that will allow the blood vessels that bring arterial blood into the penis to expand and give you a full rigid erection that can last for an hour. The shots cost about $8 per dose. Finally, the inflatable penile prosthesis is again a very successful and enjoyable option for those looking to extend their sex lives.
Thankfully, we have Dr. Christopher Yang, a partner at NAU Urology Specialists, who spent an entire year perfecting the penile prosthesis procedure.
Remember that it is always an option to seek out a second opinion when it comes to your health or a recent diagnosis. It is your right as a patient to not only be informed, but comfortable with your provider and treatment plan.
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Dr. Mistry is a board-certified urologist and has been treating patients in the Austin and Greater Williamson County area since he started his private practice in 2007.
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