Even for Men Over 50, Vasectomy Reversals Equally Successful

Even for Men Over 50, Vasectomy Reversals Equally Successful

Studies have now shown that vasectomy reversals (at Z Urology) are as viable in men over 50 as in those who are younger. About 20% of American men who have had a vasectomy want to father children in the future. About 6% will seek a vasectomy reversal, previous research shows.

However, it’s been unclear how a man’s age may affect his chances for a successful reversal. The jury was always out on this.

In studies, researchers analyzed the outcomes of vasectomy reversal in about 3,000 men older than 50 (average age: 54) and 350 younger men (average age: 39). All of their procedures were performed by one surgeon. After a vasectomy reversal, the partners of 33.4% of the younger men and 26.1% of the older men got pregnant.

The study found that the chances of pregnancy were better when the woman was under 35 and/or the man had had his vasectomy fewer than 10 years before. On a side note, the odds were lower if the man smoked.

Researchers noted that one other variable was that older men in the study were statistically less successful than younger men in getting their partners pregnant because older men tended to have older partners.

The research is especially timely because fertility doctors are seeing an increase in the number of men interested in vasectomy reversals as couples focus on family planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Couples wanting to get pregnant after a vasectomy have two choices: vasectomy reversal and sperm extraction with in vitro fertilization (IVF).

IVF has risks, such as psychological distress and multiple births, and typically costs more than a reversal, making reversal a better choice for many couples, Samplaski said.

These findings were recently published in the journal Urology.

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida that can perform vasectomies as well as reversals, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our 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!

The Urological Leader in South Florida is Z Urology

The Urological Leader in South Florida is Z Urology

Those in South Florida know that Z Urology is a leader and provider of urological examinations, treatments, and procedures. Z Urology has been providing South Florida with these services for nearly 20 years. Dr. Zahalsky started a company with a team of growing medical professionals that provided state of the art urologic care to both men and women. Urological health is important to not only treat rapidly, but understand how to maintain health. If you are looking for a team of medical professionals in Coral Springs or Fort Lauderdale in sunny South Florida that specializes in minimally invasive procedures, then contact Z Urology today.

Call Z Urology If You Suffer From…

Urologic care includes all things that have to do with your genitourinary tract. This includes your kidneys, your reproductive organs, bladder, urethra. Illnesses and ailments that qualify in these different areas are:

    • Erectile Dysfunction – Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.
    • Prostate Cancer – Cancer that affects the prostate.
    • Bladder Cancer – Cancer that affects the bladder.
    • Bladder/Kidney Stones ­- Kidney stones are solid pieces of material that form when substances normally found in the urine, such as mineral and acid salts, become concentrated and crystallize.
    • Urinary Dysfunction – Urinary dysfunction is a term that encompasses all errors with within the urinary tract. This includes urinary incontinence on low levels such as leakage, to high levels such as a complete loss of all bladder control.
    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate.
    • Infertility – Infertility is any condition that adversely affects the chances of initiating a pregnancy

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in any of the above medical needs and treatment, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our 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!

The Rezum® Procedure Performed at Z Urology

The Rezum® Procedure Performed at Z Urology

The new Rezum® Procedure performed right here at Z Urology, very well may be a miracle cure for BPH aka Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. It seems like it very much is, and the patients that have had the procedure here at Z Urology would attest to that.

What Does the Rezum® Procedure Do?

To know what the Rezum® procedure does, let’s first go over some prostate facts. The prostate is an organ in men that surrounds the urethra. And as it grows, it impinges or compresses the urethra and makes it difficult to urinate causing some significant, irritating symptoms. An enlarged prostate, also known as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), is a condition many men face as they get older. It affects half of men by age 60 and a whopping 70% of men over 60.

The problem is, is that BPH can sneak up on a lot of men, who eventually realize they are having to use the bathroom all the time, especially at night. Getting up once or twice now becomes three or four times. This obviously can become a problem.

Introducing the ‘miracle’ procedure, Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy.

Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy is a new revolutionary solution that actually treats enlarged prostates and not just the symptoms. The therapy works as steam is injected into the prostate where it destroys the excess prostate tissue. The body then reabsorbs the tissue to open the urinary tube allowing the urine to come out in a freer manner.

Studies show that Rezum® Therapy relieves BPH symptoms safely and effectively, eliminating the need for medications while also preserving sexual function. It helps most men see improvements within a few weeks and return to regular activities within a few days after treatment.

Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy is covered by most commercial and Medicare plans. Visit ZUrology.com to learn more about the procedure and how we can help you solve the BPH nightmare.

Please keep in mind that Z Urology not only specializes in the brand new cutting edge Rezum® procedure but also specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Procedures include bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.

If you are in need of a urologist that specializes in Rezum® in South Florida, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

FDA Approves the First Oral Hormone Therapy Treating Prostate Cancer

FDA Approves the First Oral Hormone Therapy Treating Prostate Cancer

In major news in the prostate cancer world, Z Urology is proud to help announce that Orgovyx is now approved to treat advanced prostate cancer and is the first oral androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) approved for this indication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.

Orgovyx is the only ADT medicine that is not an injection.

As opposed to currently approved hormone therapies that are injected or placed as implants under the skin, Orgovyx is administered orally and works by blocking the pituitary gland from producing luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone.

Researchers evaluated the safety and efficacy of Orgovyx in the phase 3 HERO study, a randomized, open-label trial in prostate cancer patients randomly assigned to either Orgovyx once a day or leuprolide injections every three months for 48 weeks.

Among the 622 patients who received Orgovyx, 96.7% achieved and maintained castrate levels of testosterone by day 29 through the end of treatment compared with 88.8% of men who received leuprolide acetate injections.

The most common side effects included hot flush, increased glucose and triglycerides, musculoskeletal pain, decreased hemoglobin, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, and increased liver enzyme levels.

The FDA notes that Orgovyx, like other androgen deprivation therapies, may affect the heart’s electrical properties or cause electrolyte abnormalities. Health care providers should consider periodically monitoring electrocardiograms and electrolytes.

Approval was granted to Myovant Sciences. The company said in a statement that it expects Orgovyx to be available in January 2021.

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and looking for treatment or want to make an appointment for prostate screening, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our 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!

Telemedicine  Urologist Available Now – Z Urology

Telemedicine Urologist Available Now – Z Urology

Z Urology is proud to offer telemedicine urology for anyone needing to see a urologist during the Coronavirus pandemic.

At Z Urology our telemedicine portal is state of the art and very easy for patients to use. Here is some simple step by step instructions that you can use to see one of our doctors online today via our telemedicine portal.

          1. First, log on to your computer or smartphone.

          2. Second, go to our website’s homepage www.ZUrology.com

          3. Third, click on the telemedicine tab on the top menu bar of the homepage.

         4. Fourth, pick the doctor you would like to see today,

         5. Fifth, press the button below that doctor’s picture in order to enter the doctor’s waiting room.

         6. Sixth, patiently wait for the doctor to see you.

If you need further and more detailed instructions on how to use our Z Urology telemedicine portal. Then please click here.

 

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If you have any more questions about our practice or our telemedicine portal then please contact our office by phone at (954) 714-8200 or email us at info@zurology.com.