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Prostate cancer, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and other sub-specialty urology treatments

The Urology Department at Wayne State University Physician Group  provides patients in the metropolitan Detroit area treatment for several sub-specialty urology conditions.

Urologic Oncology:

  • Adrenal tumors
  • Kidney cancer
  • Ureteral cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Urethral cancer
  • Testis cancer
  • Penile cancer
  • Clinical trials

Other Subspecialty Urology

  • Genitourinary tract trauma & reconstruction
  • Impotence & sexual dysfunction - male and female
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction resulting from a number of diseases including:
    • Diabetes
    • Parkinson's
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Following major Pelvic Surgery

Female Subspecialty Urology

  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urinary urgency and frequency
  • Urge incontinence
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Painful bladder syndromes
  • Sexual dysfunction

Male Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction

  • Voiding dysfunction and urinary incontinence'
  • Impotence & erectile dysfunction
  • Semen Analysis 

Conditions for Sexual Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction - commonly referred to as ED, is the inability to achieve and sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.  There are many different ways ED can be treated, including: oral medications, sex therapy, penile injections, and surgery

Delayed ejaculation - A delayed ability to ejaculate either during intercourse or with manual stimulation. This can be caused by various medications, hormonal imbalances, or other medical conditions. There are effective strategies to help manage delayed ejaculation.

Premature ejaculation -Ejaculation that occurs rapidly and sooner than desired, usually before or soon after penetration.  This can be a congenital or acquired condition caused by hormonal imbalances and various other medical conditions. This can be effectively treated with medication, topical agents, or penile stimulatory therapy.

Penile implants -An inflatable penile prosthesissurgically placed in the penis. It allows a man to have an erection whenever he chooses. This can be an effective treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction.

Peyronie's disease -A condition in which a plaque, or hard lump, forms in the corpora cavernosa of the penis. The hardened plaque reduces flexibility, causing pain and forcing the penis to bend or arc during erection. This can impact a man’s ability to engage in sexual activity. There are medical and surgical treatment options available for Peyronie’s disease.

Sexual function after prostate cancer and pelvic surgery. Penile rehabilitation after pelvic surgery or radiation is an important part of regaining spontaneous erectile function. In addition to this there are different treatment options for post-surgical or post-radiation patients which can help restore erectile function.

Testicular implants - a small implant with a size, shape, and consistency like a real testicle. It is usually made of a soft plastic (silicone) shell and filled with saline (salt water).

Testicular pain - pain in one or both of a man's testicles. Testicular pain may be due to injury, inflammation, twisting of the cord that supports the testicles, or cancer. Chronic testicular pain can be a debilitating condition which warrants evaluation by a urologist. Pain may respond to a spermatic cord block and surgical options for the treatment of chronic testicular pain may be available.

Low testosterone - The male hormone that is essential for sperm production and the development of male characteristics, including muscle mass and strength, fat distribution, bone mass, sex drive, and facial hair. Testosterone decreases as men age.  Approximately10% of men in their 40’s and 20% of men in their 60’s have low testosterone. Men who are symptomatic and have low testosterone levels may be candidates for hormone replacement therapy.

For more information about our Urology Center or to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified urologists, call 313-271-0430.