Z Urology Offers Telemedicine Option For You

Z Urology Offers Telemedicine Option For You

One silver lining that has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the emergence of telemedicine. It has revolutionized how patients and doctors interact. Telemedicine is defined as medical care provided remotely to a patient in a separate location using two-way voice and visual communication, typically by computer or cell phone.

Telemedicine is increasingly being used for disease monitoring and management of chronic medical and mental disorders. And for patients, telemedicine apps are a cheap, easy alternative to non-emergency consultations. We, at Z Urology, are also using telemedicine to its fullest, and patients are happy with the results

Telemedicine visits are available to all Z Urology patients, new and established. You must first call the office at 954-714-8200 to schedule an appointment, please do not click on the link and enter the waiting room unless you have a scheduled appointment.

If you are looking for a telemedicine call with Dr. Zahalsky, Dr. Tyler, Dr. Hollowell, or Dr. Varghese, call the number above.

To avoid unexpected charges, we recommend you call your health insurance provider (located on the back of your insurance card) prior to booking to ensure that Telemedicine Visits with your Urology provider is a covered service. Otherwise, you may receive a bill for the service cost.

Please download this document, view, sign, and send it to info@zurology.com prior to your visit.

If you need services from Z Urology, but telemedicine might be of some help or convenience then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Let Z Urology Handle Your Vasectomy Safely & Comfortably

Let Z Urology Handle Your Vasectomy Safely & Comfortably

Chances are if you are a man, the subject of a vasectomy has come up sometime in your adult life. This is true if you are older. You and your significant other may have discussed whether it would be a good idea to go under the knife. If the decision has been made that you are going to go ahead with the procedure, it would be best to use Z Urology in South Florida for the procedure.

What is a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is an option for men to undergo a permanent form of contraception. The procedure itself involves removing or blocking the vas deferens, which are the tubes that transport sperm from the testicles to the penis. In order for pregnancy to occur, a male’s sperm must reach the ovaries of a female through injection or intercourse. Many people look for ways to avoid pregnancy. These include condoms, female birth control and even Plan B as a last measure. If you are looking for a permanent and effective way to eliminate the concern of childbirth, then a Vasectomy may be your solution.

How Does the Procedure Work?

The Vasectomy procedure is mainly performed by a Urologist and is a minor procedure that have minimal invasiveness. Your conventional vasectomy is going to consist of the use of a scalpel. A surgeon will make two small slits within the scrotum. One on each side. These slits will allow the surgeon to enter your scrotum and remove the vas deferens in order to cancel out any form of sperm transportation to the penis. Once the vas deferens have been removed, these tubes are then sealed and the cuts are closed and stitched. There is also a form of vasectomy that doesn’t require a scalpel. This is called an incision vasectomy. The vas deferens will be clamped in place. Your doctor will then make a small hole in the skin of the scrotum in order to remove a piece of the vas deferens. Many people will choose this method as there is a lower risk of complications.

What is the Recovery Time?

The recovery process is actually much shorter than most would imagine. Doctors recommend that you take 2 – 3 days off from work following the surgery. However, since this is a surgery, there is a chance you will be feeling some mild pain or discomfort after the vasectomy. This is usually subsided by placing a bag of ice on your scrotum. Unfortunately, there may be some blood in the semen following the surgery. Also, you aren’t immediately drained of all the sperm within your body. Typically, the sperm count will be diminished after a maximum of three months. It is recommended that a man follows up on the surgery with a sperm count approximately 8 weeks afterward. If your semen tests come up with zero sperm counts after two attempts, then your ability to impregnate your partner is around the 1 percentile area.

If you are thinking of going ahead with a vasectomy, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

If You Need Urinary Reconstruction Z Urology Can Assist

If You Need Urinary Reconstruction Z Urology Can Assist

There are so many services that the amazing staff and doctors at Z Urology can accomplish for your urinary health. We are proud of this fact and glad that we have helped so many whehter they have kidney stones, are getting a vasectomy, or are dealing with erectile dysfunction. But there is another service that we get many patients for. And that issue is the one of urinary reconstruction. Let us take a look at how this procedure works.

 

What is Urinary Reconstruction?

Urinary reconstruction is a procedure that involves creating a new way for urine to pass through the body after a bladder removal surgery has been completed. Unfortunately, some people do end up contracting bladder cancer or other diseases of the bladder. Urinary reconstruction or urinary diversion is required for the body to filtrate out the urine waste even once the bladder has been removed. There are a few different types of urinary reconstruction including Continent Urinary Diversion and Non-Continent Urinary Diversion. Through these methods, the flow of urine is diverted to a replacement bladder or route for the urine to exit the body.

Continent Urinary Diversion

There are two main forms of continent urinary diversion. Both usually involve the surgeon creating a pouch for the urine inside of the body as a replacement bladder. This replacement bladder is formed out of excess intestine. You’ll either have a stoma replacement where you will use a catheter to remove the urine from the body. The second involves the use of a neobladder. A neobladder is made of the intestine and formed into a pouch within the body. This pouch will then be connected to the urethra and urine will filtrate through the body normally.

Non-Continent Urinary Diversion

A non-continent urinary diversion is going to make use of an ostomy bag. An ostomy bag is a pouch outside of the body that connects through a catheter through the new passage for waste through the stoma. This pouch is continually used to drain urine from the body. These bags are made to fit comfortably under the clothes. All strenuous activity is still approved even with the allocation of the bag on the body. If you have any questions or concerns about your urinary reconstruction, then contact your health care provider.

If you feel you are in need of anything regarding prostate cancer, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Take on Prostate Cancer With the Help of Z Urology

Take on Prostate Cancer With the Help of Z Urology

The offices of Z Urology are here to help you deal with many urological issues. One of the most common issues that male patients come into our offices for is for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. It occurs in the prostate. The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. However, once it begins to grow quickly and spreads outside the prostate, it can be dangerous.

In its early stages, prostate cancer can be treated at Z Urology of South Florida with very good chances for survival. Fortunately, approximately 85% of American men with prostate cancer are diagnosed in an early stage of the disease.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

In its early stages, prostate cancer may not cause symptoms. But more advanced prostate cancer typically have the following symptoms:

  • Urination issues
  • Decreased force in the stream of urine
  • Blood in the semen
  • Blood in the urine
  • Pain in the lower back, hips, or thighs
  • Discomfort in the pelvic area
  • Bone pain
  • Erectile dysfunction

Risk Factors

 While doctor’s are doing their best to know what causes prostate cancer, the following factors increase the risk of developing prostate cancer:

  • Old age
  • African-American, Caribbean, or African ancestry
  • Family history of prostate or breast cancer
  • Obesity
  • Diets rich in meat and dairy products

 

Call Z Urology If You Are Experiencing

  • Painful urination
  • Chronic pain in your lower back, pelvis, upper thighbones, or other bones
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Swelling in legs
  • Weakness in legs or difficulty walking

Diagnosis

Two initial tests that are commonly used to look for prostate cancer in the absence of symptoms are:

  • digital rectal exam (DRE) where the doctor feels the prostate through the rectum to find hard or lumpy areas known as nodules.
  • prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test in which a blood sample is drawn to detect if high than normal levels of PSA (a substance naturally produced by your prostate) is present.

 

If you feel you are in need of anything regarding prostate cancer, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!