Vasectomy Doctor in Coral Springs, Florida

Vasectomy Doctor in Coral Springs, Florida

At Z Urology we offer state of the art urological care including vasectomy from our team of amazing South Florida doctors.

Our distinguished history: Z Urology was Founded back in 2005 by Dr. Michael P. Zahalsky. Since then Z Urology has grown exponentially with the addition of Dr. Mini Varghese, MD, Dr. Christopher Hollowell, MD, FACS, MD and Dr. Michael Tyler, MD. Along with a team of dynamic Physician Assistant’s and hard-working medical staff. Z Urology has become the premier urological office in Coral Springs, Florida. At Z Urology we are proud to offer vasectomy to all of our South Florida patients who are in search of a permanent male birth control option.

According to the American Medical Association: “Vasectomy is the most common non-diagnostic operation performed by urologists in the United States (US). Estimates of the number of vasectomies performed annually in the US vary depending on survey type. Data from the National Study of Family Growth in which only married couples were polled indicate a range from 175,000 to 354,000.4 In a physician survey, an estimated 526,501 vasectomies were performed in the US in 2002.5 This number seems to have been approximately stable for the previous decade. More than 75% of vasectomies in the US are done by urologists.”

At Z Urology we take pride in all of our state of the art offices where you will go for your initial vasectomy consult. Once there our team will take great care of you and answer all of your questions. You will get all the pertinent information you need to decide if a vasectomy is the right choice for you and your family. If so, we will schedule your procedure at a surgical center near you and set your vasectomy date on the calendar. After your procedure and a short recover, you will be back to life as usual. Except, minus the stress of a potential pregnancy! So you can relax and have your mind at ease my friend.

Are you looking for a vasectomy doctor near you in Coral Springs, Florida?

Z Urology proudly provides full state of the art urological care not just vasectomy to patients located in Coral Springs and all over South Florida. Check out our office locations below and contact us here to book your vasectomy consult or appointment.

Z Urology Locations

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): 101

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): 101

Patients come to Z Urology for many different reasons. One reason they come is to deal with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), BPH s the most common prostate problem in men. It is called benign because it is noncancerous. Almost all men will develop some enlargement of the prostate as they age, but there are a number of treatments available. Here are some important facts to know when dealing with BPH.

How Common is Benign Prostate Enlargement (Hyperplasia)

Benign enlargement of the prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the most common prostate problem in men. Almost all men will develop some enlargement of the prostate as they age.

What Group is Most Affected by an Enlarged Prostate

Overall, the number of men with BPH increases with age. By age 60, 50% of men will have some signs of BPH. By age 85, 90% of men will have signs of the condition. About half of these men will develop symptoms that need treatment.

 

Does Having BPH Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer

Based on research, having BPH does not seem to increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. However, BPH and prostate cancer have similar symptoms, and a man who has BPH may have undetected cancer at the same time.

To help detect prostate cancer in its early stages, the American Urological Association and the American Cancer Society recommend getting screened every year from 50 to 70. They also recommend that men who are at high risk, like African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer, begin screening at 40. Screening tests for prostate cancer include a blood test for a substance called prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and the digital rectal exam (DRE).

 

What are the Symptoms of BPH

Since the prostate gland surrounds the urethra, it is easy to understand that enlargement of the prostate can lead to blockage of the urethra. As a result, you may develop:

  • Frequent urination
  • Slowness or dribbling of your urinary stream
  • Hesitancy or difficulty starting to urinate
  • Feeling of urgency to urinate
  • Need to get up at night to urinate

 

If Symptoms Progress

The enlargement of the prostate can lead to blockage of the urethra which can lead to the following:

  • Bladder infection
  • Bladder stones
  • Blood in your urine
  • Damage to your kidneys from back pressure caused by retaining large amounts of extra urine in the bladder
  • Sudden blockage of the urinary tube, making urination impossible

 

How is BPH Diagnosed

To start, a doctor will look at your medical history and give a complete physical. The doctor will perform a digital rectal examination to feel the prostate. Because the prostate gland is in front of the rectum, it is relatively easy for the doctor to feel much of the gland. This enables the doctor to estimate the size of the prostate and to detect any hard areas that could be cancer.

 

How is BPH Treated

Patients with mild symptoms may not require treatment other than continued observation to make sure the condition doesn’t get worse. This approach is sometimes called “watchful waiting”. There are a number of treatment options available if your symptoms are severe:

Medication

Surgery

Minimally invasive treatments

If you have any thoughts or fears that you may have BPH, just pick up the phone and call Z Urology, with offices in South Florida. Call today!

Z Urology provides state-of-the-art urologic care in the South Florida area with a focus on both male and female urology. Our practice specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

We at Z Urology specialize in bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, BPH, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.

What You Should Eat to Prevent Kidney Stones

What You Should Eat to Prevent Kidney Stones

Z Urology knows that anyone who has ever had a kidney stone can attest, passing a kidney stone is something you’re not likely to forget. It is painful and difficult to deal with. One’s diet is something people can watch to keep kidney stones at their minimum or have none at all. Although diet is not 100% effective in preventing stones, it can definitely reduce risk.

 

What Causes Kidney Stones

Kidney stones typically form when compounds that are normally found in urine form crystals and start to clump together. They may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a small pebble. Small stones may pass out of the body without you noticing. If larger stones start to migrate through the urinary tract, you will notice!

Although the pain of passing a kidney stone can be excruciating, they usually pass without causing any further damage. In rare cases, surgery or other treatment may be required. But in most cases, the only treatment is medication to alleviate the pain while they are on the move.

Who Gets Kidney Stones

About 1 in 10 will experience a kidney stone at some point during their lifetime, and men are about twice as likely as women. It actually is pretty rare but does occur. But it is very painful. Kidney stones generally occur after 30 years of age, although it’s possible for younger people to have one as well. Once you’ve had a kidney stone, you’re at a significantly higher risk for future stones.

The tendency to form kidney stones tends to be genetic and runs in families. So if your parents or siblings have had stones, you may be at increased risk. Whether or not you have a family history of stones, though, certain dietary habits can increase or reduce your risk.

How to Prevent Kidney Stones

  • Drink lots of water. The most important thing to do to prevent kidney stones is to drink plenty of water, which helps flush compounds out of the kidneys before they can start making trouble.
  • Reduce salt. Excessive sodium intake can also concentrate the urine, making stone formation more likely.
  • Eat vegetables. A diet high in fruits and vegetables, which raises the pH of the urine, can help prevent kidney stones.
  • Keep protein intake moderate. High protein diets, which lower the pH of your urine, can make kidney stones more likely. If you are nervous about kidney stones, you’ll probably want to stick to a moderate protein diet and get at least some of your protein from plants.
  • Get enough calcium. A low calcium diet can also be a risk factor. This fact surprises a lot of people because kidney stones often contain a lot of calcium, which seems to suggest that too much calcium would be to blame. But it’s actually the opposite. When your diet is higher in calcium, less of it is absorbed in the digestive tract and less ends up in the urine.

 

If you think that you have kidney stones, or are experiencing kidney stone pain, just pick up the phone and call Z Urology, with multiple offices in South Florida. Call today! Get help now to help eliminate the pain.

Z Urology provides state-of-the-art urologic care in the South Florida area with a focus on both male and female urology. Our practice specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

We at Z Urology specialize in bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, BPH, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.

Vasectomies: 101

Vasectomies: 101

A vasectomy that can be performed at Z Urology, is a procedure that causes a man to no longer be able to get a woman pregnant. It involves cutting or blocking two tubes, called the vas deferens. This assures that sperm can no longer get into the semen.

Path to Improved Health

Vasectomies actually may be the safest, most effective form of birth control. About 1 or 2 out of 1,000 couples get pregnant the first year after a vasectomy is performed.

A vasectomy is usually done in a doctor’s office or in an outpatient surgery center. The operation typically takes about 30 minutes. You will be awake during the procedure and your doctor will give you a local anesthetic in the surgical area. The doctor will then remove a small section of the vas deferens, and seal it with small clamps. They do this on both sides. The punctures are so small that it heals without stitches.

How Should One Prepare for the Operation

There is not much prep that is necessary. Make sure the genital area is clean. Your doctor may give you instructions on how to clean the area before you come in. Your doctor may suggest you bring someone to drive you home after surgery.

What Can I Expect After the Operation

You may have some pain, swelling, and bruising in the area where the surgery was performed. The bruises should slowly lighten and be gone in about one-two weeks. You should feel totally back to normal within 1-2 weeks as well. The doctor will give instructions to follow after surgery. Instructions may include:

  • Wearing tight-fitting underwear or a jockstrap to support the scrotum
  • Using an ice pack to help with pain and swelling
  • Getting plenty of rest
  • Limiting yourself to light activity until you heal

When Can I Go Back to Work

If you have a desk job, you can expect to return to work after a couple of days. If you do physical labor, or walk or drive a lot, you will speak with the doctor about when you can go back to work.

Will the Vasectomy Work Right Away

No, not right away. You will need to ejaculate as many as 15 to 20 times or wait up to 3 months before the sperm will be cleared from both of the vas deferens. For that reason, if you are trying to avoid pregnancy, have your partner keep using birth control. The doctor will ask you to bring in samples of your ejaculation two or three months after the procedure. Only after having a sperm-free sample will you be considered unable to get a woman pregnant.

Can a Vasectomy Be Reversed

Yes, vasectomies can be undone or reversed. The surgery is a bit more difficult and is typically performed in a hospital.

What are the Risks of a Vasectomy

Problems that might occur after your vasectomy include bleeding, infection, and mild inflammatory reaction to sperm that may have gotten loose during the surgery (called sperm granuloma).

Another risk is that the ends of the vas deferens may find a way to create a new path to one another. This doesn’t occur very often. But if it does, you could be able to get a woman pregnant.

What Happens to the Sperm

Once sperm can’t get through the vas deferens, your testicles will make lesser sperm. Your body typically will absorb the sperm that are made.

Will a Vasectomy Affect My Sex Life

The great news is that after you have healed from the vasectomy, your sex life shouldn’t change at all. You’ll still ejaculate almost the same amount of semen as you did before, and you won’t notice any change in your sex drive.

When to See a Doctor

Call Dr. Z if you have any of the following:

  • You have a fever
  • You have swelling that won’t go down or keeps getting worse
  • You have trouble urinating
  • You can feel a lump forming in the scrotum

 

So there is no time like RIGHT NOW to schedule the vasectomy that you have been thinking about. Just pick up the phone and call Z Urology, with offices in South Florida. Call today!

Z Urology provides state-of-the-art urologic care in the South Florida area with a focus on both male and female urology. Our practice specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

We at Z Urology specialize in bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, BPH, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.

NCAA March Madness is Right Around the Corner

NCAA March Madness is Right Around the Corner

Z Urology is getting excited for the upcoming 82nd annual edition of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. It is scheduled to begin on March 17, 2020 and will conclude with the championship game on April 6, 2020 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The tournament is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, attracting interest from many countries. There are some real surprise schools at the top of the list right now that will qualify for the upcoming tournament. Schools like Baylor, San Diego State, & Dayton. Of course, you have the stalwart schools like Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, and Villanova as well.

“Sometimes when you shoot, you don’t want to score! Get your vasectomy today! And then you can just relax and watch March Madness Basketball!”

If you have been thinking about getting a vasectomy this is a perfect time! March Madness is about to begin, so schedule your vasectomy at Z Urology! After your vasectomy, you can just sit back, relax, recuperate and watch the games all day long!

Check back at www.zurology.com for the upcoming bracket that you can download right from our website!

For those that are on the fence and want a good reminder of what exactly a vasectomy is and what it entails, a vasectomy is a surgery done by a doctor to which the small tubes in the scrotum that carry sperm are cut or blocked off, so sperm can’t leave your body and cause pregnancy.

The procedure is very quick. You will be home the same day. The procedure is extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. Almost 100% effective.

Vasectomies are meant to be permanent, so typically they are difficult to reverse. The great news is that Dr. Z Urology CAN REVERSE your vasectomy if you feel that you have had a change of mind. Just contact the office nearest to you to set up a consultation to discuss the possibilities of your reversal.

So there is no time like March to schedule the vasectomy that you have been thinking about, Just pick up the phone and call Z Urology, with offices in South Florida. Call today!

Z Urology provides state-of-the-art urologic care in the South Florida area with a focus on both male and female urology. Our practice specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

We at Z Urology specialize in bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, BPH, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.