We are excited to announce a new partnership with Urology America, based out of Austin, Texas. We looking forward to great things ahead for Urology Associates, Anova Cancer Care and our patients with the support of Urology America!
January 18, 2022 – Urology America (“UA”) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Urology Associates of Denver (“UA of Denver”). Urology Associates of Denver has served patients for more than 30 years and is one of Colorado’s leading urology practices with seven urologists and two radiation oncologists across five locations in the Denver area. The group offers comprehensive urology services, including male and female urology, urologic oncology, robotic and laparoscopic surgery, and male infertility across the greater Denver area.
“We’re extremely excited to be partnering with the phenomenal team at Urology Associates of Denver. The team has a well-earned reputation in the Denver community for their commitment to clinical excellence and patient care, a core set of values we seek in all our partner practices. We are excited to welcome the UA of Denver team into the Urology America family, as one of several new partnerships we expect to announce in the coming months.” said Rich Goode, Urology America CEO.
“It was important for us to find an organization that shares our passion for patient care and would also provide us with the comprehensive support we need to continue growing our practice while spending more time with patients and less time on administrative tasks. After speaking with many of the potential partners, we felt Urology America was the best partner to meet those needs.” said Dr. Jim Fagelson, President of UA of Denver. “We’re excited to collaborate with the other outstanding urologists of Urology America to continuously improve the lives of our patients.”
Urology America, based in Austin, Texas, is one of the leading urology-focused management service organizations. Urology America supports more than 55 providers in Texas and Colorado. UA provides comprehensive business support services, which allows partner practices to spend more time caring for patients and less time on the administrative burdens of operating a urology practice. Urology America partners with leading urology practices that seek a partner with the resources and expertise to invest in their practice to ensure they continue to provide best-in-class patient care and continuously expand their practice. If interested in learning more about a partnership with Urology America, please contact Rich Goode (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. James Fagelson designated as a Center of Excellence for GreenLight™ Laser Therapy, a Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or Enlarged Prostate
Center of Excellence Recognizes High Degree of Experience with New Technology
Dr. Fagelson has been designated as a Center of Excellence for GreenLight™ Laser Therapy treatment – a minimally invasive outpatient procedure for men looking to treat their benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), not just the symptoms. GreenLight Therapy can help provide immediate relief from enlarged prostate symptoms such as frequent urination—especially at night, weak urine flow, urgency and incomplete bladder emptying. In addition, GreenLight Laser Therapy requires no incisions and typically has no overall impact on sexual function. The Center of Excellence designation recognizes Dr. Fagelson’s high degree of experience with GreenLight Laser Therapy and commitment to delivering effective, long-lasting therapy to men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
BPH is a condition in which a man’s prostate enlarges and squeezes the urethra, causing frustrating symptoms such as frequent or urgent urination, a weak or interrupted urine stream, and the need to get up several times a night to urinate. It affects about 50% of men by age 60, and up to 90% of men by age 85.
“Being designated as a GreenLight Center of Excellence is a meaningful recognition for us, as we strive to provide the best possible treatment of urological conditions for patients in the Denver area,” said Dr. Fagelson. “For years, the primary options for treating BPH were through behavior modifications, medications or invasive surgery. However, medications may not work for everyone. With GreenLight Therapy, we’re able to provide relief of BPH for men who do not want to take medication or want to avoid more invasive surgery.”
GreenLight Laser Therapy uses laser energy to vaporize the enlarged tissue, creating an open channel for urine to pass through the urethra. In addition to typically experiencing immediate improvements in urine flow, many patients are pleased to know that GreenLight typically has no overall impact on sexual function. GreenLight Laser therapy is a long-term solution without the need for BPH medication.
GreenLight Therapy is currently being used in many leading urology practices throughout the United States. To date, more than 1 million patients around the world have been successfully treated with GreenLight Therapy.
Urologists and gynecologists, advises the importance of meeting with your primary care doctor if experiencing changes in bathroom habits. People often don’t pay attention to bathroom habits, but in some case experiencing changes in habits can indicate serious health concerns. Experiencing diarrhea, noticing new colors or smells, or frequent use of air freshener can be the first indication that there may be some issues with your body.
Abnormal urine color is a sign that cannot be ignored. The four most concerning colors are brown, red, pink and orange. Changes in the colors can be due to health problems, such as a liver condition, urinary infection, or kidney stones.
There are many medications and foods that could also cause these changes in color. But if you are experiencing an unhealthy looking color, make an appointment with your primary care doctor.
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Dr. Brad Bell, along with other urologists, explained to AskMen what men should know before getting a vasectomy. Vasectomies are a readily available and very effective form of male birth control. The big question is, can vasectomies be the next long-term form of contraception for millennial guys who are looking to prevent having a child?
Before getting the treatment, there are many important facts to know. One area Dr. Bell talks about in this article is how long after surgery it takes to no longer have sperm in the semen.
“Just because you’ve had a vasectomy doesn’t mean that it’s immediately effective. It is important to confirm sterility after the vasectomy with a semen analysis that shows the vasectomy was successful,” says Dr. Bell.
7 things to know
All 20 Colorado Community Media papers shared Urology Associates’ vasectomy giveaway to one man at the Lone Tree office. These articles were shared across the Denver metro area.
Men tell us that they time the procedure so they can recover on the couch and enjoy a few days of nonstop college basketball action, so we thought,why not help one man this season with a free procedure?”
They also report how the tournament can affect work
Dr. Mazur explains to the readers of Elite Daily how urinary tract infections (UTIs) in men and women can develop. He answers the question: are UTIs in men something to be concerned about transmitting or contracting from sexual contact?
“Most UTIs occur from pathogenic bacteria entering the urethra and making their way to the bladder,” says Dr. Daniel Mazur. “Men have a significantly longer urethra, which may make it harder for bacteria to enter the bladder.”
Dr. Mazur went onto explain that a man can develop a UTI from having sex, but are much less likely to do so than women.
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Prostate cancer is the third most common type of cancer, affecting over 3 million men in the United States – most of them seniors. Over 90 percent of all cases are diagnosed in men over the age of 55. If you’re an aging man, prostate cancer is something you should be on the lookout for.
Dr. Austin DeRosa spoke with Senior Advisor on what seniors, and all men, should know about prostate cancer and how to keep control in a situation that can make men feel powerless.
“Most forms of prostate cancer are treatable and curable. We have many different ways of preventing prostate cancer from affecting your overall survival, but this requires PSA screening and an active ongoing relationship with a urologist,” said Dr. DeRosa.
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Dr. James Fagelson and two other physicians shared with Healthgrades what doctors would like patients to know about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer doesn’t get the same publicity as some other more high-profile cancers, but it’s no less serious.
Dr. Fagelson explains the multiple ways to diagnose bladder cancer and treatment for high-grade bladder cancer.
“Because the presence of bladder cancer is a sign that cancers may be present in other areas of the body—and particularly in the urinary system—the physician may want to do imaging tests, such as CT scan, MRI, ultrasound and X-ray,” says James Fagelson MD.
9 things to know
In a recent Medical Fitness Network blog, Dr. James Fagelson discusses the findings from a recent Northwestern University study stating that metastatic (incurable) prostate cancer has increased by more than 90 percent in patients age 55-69 since 2004. This comes after a recommendation made in 2008 by the United States Preventive Services Task Force that advised doctors to cut back on PSA levels testing that evaluate levels of prostate-specific antigen that can indicate prostate cancer.
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Urology Associates patient Gary Perkins, featured in a Men’s Health story about how PSA testing saved actor Ben Stiller’s life, had a history of rising PSA levels. This led UA’s Dr. James Fagelson to encourage further testing for Gary. Though his PSA levels were never off the charts, the continuous increase over time raised concern. After a prostate biopsy confirmed cancer, he underwent UA’s targeted radiation therapy treatment and is now cancer-free.
As Perkins’ case shows, PSA tests may not be conclusive but they can be an essential element in an early diagnosis, which is what saved both Gary and Stiller. So doctors must monitor changing PSA levels and do further tests on men with higher levels to confirm a prostate cancer diagnosis.
Ready about Gary in the Men’s Health story
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