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8 Simple Habits That Promote Good Bladder Health

November is Bladder Health Awareness Month, so we’re going to spend a little time discussing some best practices when it comes to this important organ. Yes, it includes drinking plenty of fluids, but there’s much more.
Nov 1st, 2023
Bladder Stones: 4 Early Warning Signs

Bladder Stones: 4 Early Warning Signs

Stones can develop in several areas of your urinary tract, including your bladder. Here, look at some early warning signs that bladder stones may be present and what your next steps should be.
Jun 30th, 2023
When Pelvic Floor Reconstruction May Be a Good Idea

When Pelvic Floor Reconstruction May Be a Good Idea

You’ve developed pelvic organ prolapse, and conservative measures just aren’t getting things back into position. If you’re determined to hold onto your organs, your next step might be pelvic floor reconstruction.
Jun 1st, 2023
Myths and Facts About Erectile Dysfunction

Myths and Facts About Erectile Dysfunction

Your sex life has taken a hit due to erectile dysfunction, and you want to learn more about this very common problem. Here, we discuss some of the myths and facts surrounding this aspect of men’s sexual health.
May 1st, 2023
When Is Urethral Reconstruction a Good Idea?

When Is Urethral Reconstruction a Good Idea?

There are blockages in your urethra that are affecting your ability to urinate properly, and they can lead to larger problems down the road. We can clear the way forward through urethral reconstruction.
Apr 1st, 2023
4 Benefits of Robotic Prostate Surgery

4 Benefits of Robotic Prostate Surgery

While prostate surgery isn't necessarily the recommendation you want to hear, innovative robotic techniques offer some incredible improvements. From advanced accuracy to reduced recovery, here’s a look.
Feb 1st, 2023
5 Reasons to Consider a Vasectomy

5 Reasons to Consider a Vasectomy

Each year in the United States, about half a million men get a vasectomy to prevent pregnancy. If you’re contemplating taking this step, here’s a look at why it’s such a popular birth control choice.
Jan 1st, 2023
When to Be Concerned About Heart Palpitations

When to Be Concerned About Heart Palpitations

Have you noticed a fluttering in your chest? Irregular heartbeats are common, but they don’t automatically mean something is wrong with your heart. Learn when you need to get your heart palpitations checked out.
Dec 1st, 2022
I Have Elevated PSA Levels: Does That Mean I Have Cancer?

I Have Elevated PSA Levels: Does That Mean I Have Cancer?

Outside of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, so you want to do what you can to stay in the know. A key step toward that is PSA testing, which provides valuable, but not definitive, information.
Oct 1st, 2022
Treating Your Peyronie's Disease with Male Prosthetics

Treating Your Peyronie's Disease with Male Prosthetics

Peyronie’s disease isn’t all that common, but for men who develop the condition, sexual intercourse can prove challenging. Thankfully, there are solutions that can restore your sex life, including penile implants.
Sep 1st, 2022
Issues With Bladder Health? We can Help

Issues With Bladder Health? We can Help

The inability to control your bladder can pose serious quality-of-life issues and render your world very small. If you want to face each day with confidence, we provide several treatment options for urinary incontinence.
Aug 1st, 2022
What Causes Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

What Causes Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

The global prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse in women is between 35% and 50%, but, unfortunately, many aren’t getting the treatment they need. Here’s what you need to know and how we can help.
Jul 1st, 2022
The Many Drivers of Erection Issues

The Many Drivers of Erection Issues

Whether you’re dealing with erectile dysfunction issues or you just want to know what can influence your ability to achieve and maintain an erection, this month’s blog post is a must-read.
Jun 1st, 2022
10 Symptoms of BPH

10 Symptoms of BPH

Approximately 90% of men over the age of 80 in the United States have benign prostate hyperplasia. As the word “benign” signifies, the condition isn’t cancerous, but it can lead to considerable quality-of-life issues.
May 1st, 2022
Consider These Advantages of Robotic Surgery

Consider These Advantages of Robotic Surgery

When you think of robotic surgery, you may envision a futuristic setting that’s devoid of human surgeons. The reality is that this approach to surgery is the perfect blend of human experience and robotic precision.
Apr 1st, 2022
Am I At Risk for BPH?

Am I At Risk for BPH?

If you’re a male and over the age of 40, the short answer to whether you’re at risk for benign prostate hyperplasia is: yes. The longer answer can be found in this month’s blog post.
Feb 1st, 2022
5 Types of Incontinence

5 Types of Incontinence

When you have urinary incontinence, identifying which type it is can help you overcome the problem more quickly. Here’s a look at the five most common types of urinary incontinence and how we can help.
Jan 1st, 2022
6 Causes of Bloody Urine

6 Causes of Bloody Urine

It can be awfully disconcerting to find blood in your urine, but before you jump to conclusions, take a look at some of the reasons why it may be there, which range from perfectly harmless to worrisome.
Oct 5th, 2021
Understanding the Different Types of Kidney Stones

Understanding the Different Types of Kidney Stones

If you have a kidney stone, knowing which type of stone it is may not feel important — you just want it gone. Still, understanding the different types of stones may help you avoid the problem down the road.
Sep 5th, 2021
5 Signs of Male Hypogonadism

5 Signs of Male Hypogonadism

Testosterone influences the male body in some very significant ways, which can become very evident when hypogonadism is present. Here’s a look at five of the more common signs of testosterone deficiency.
Aug 1st, 2021

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a UTI

As with most infections, when left untreated, a urinary tract infection (UTI) can lead to much larger problems down the road, which is why this is one problem you shouldn’t ignore. And the solution is easy.
Jul 11th, 2021

6 Types of Urinary Incontinence

If you’re struggling with urinary incontinence, knowing which type can help you take back control of your life more quickly. Here, we review the six forms of urinary incontinence and a few of your treatment options.
Jun 8th, 2021

The Link Between Metabolic Disorders and Stones

Some of the more painful conditions that can develop in your urinary tract are stones in your kidneys, bladder, or urethra. There are many reasons these stones form, including metabolic disorders.
May 19th, 2021

Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

There’s a good reason — well, several — why more than half of men in the United States have some experience with erectile dysfunction. If you’re struggling with this problem, here’s what you should know.
Apr 13th, 2021

8 Symptoms of BPH

Explore some of the signs of an enlarged prostate, also called a benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), so you can better recognize the problem and get the treatment you need.
Mar 11th, 2021

When to Worry About Blood in Your Urine

Discovering blood where it doesn’t belong can be worrisome, especially when it appears in your urine. The reasons behind this development range from minor to fairly serious, and we explore some of the more common here.
Feb 11th, 2021

Knowing When to Treat Prostate Cancer

When you hear the word “cancer,” you’re understandably anxious and want to take charge of the situation. When it comes to prostate cancer, however, there are times for action and times when active surveillance is the best solution.
Nov 9th, 2020

Recovering from a Vasectomy

Half a million men undergo a vasectomy in the United States each year and, thanks to evolving surgical techniques, the recovery isn’t all that cumbersome. Here’s what you can expect after your vasectomy.
Oct 6th, 2020

Your Treatment Options for an Enlarged Prostate

If you’re among the millions of men who’ve been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), there’s no shortage of treatment options. We explore some of them here.
Sep 6th, 2020

How to Lower Your Risk for Recurrent UTIs

Urinary tract infections in both men and women aren’t uncommon — though women outpace men by about five to one. For both genders, the problem is one that’s best avoided, which you can accomplish with these tips.
Aug 19th, 2020

Is Leaking Urine When You Laugh Normal?

You hear a good joke and let out a laugh — what’s not so funny is the small amount of urine that also escapes. If you leak urine at certain times, the good news is that you're not alone and it’s perfectly normal. Here’s how we can help.
Jul 16th, 2020

Myths and Facts About Male Infertility

In one-third of couples in the United States who are unable to conceive, the problem lies with the man. Here, we take a look at some of the myths and facts surrounding male infertility to help you better understand your options.
Jun 25th, 2020

What is a Varicocelectomy?

One-third of infertility cases in the United States stem from male reproductive issues. One problem that may affect a man’s fertility is the presence of varicoceles, or bulging veins in the scrotum. Here’s how a varicocelectomy can remedy the problem.
May 6th, 2020

How We Treat Kidney Stones

Americans are no strangers to kidney stones, which affect up to 13% of men and 7% of women. If you find yourself struggling with painful kidney stones, the good news is that we have several treatments that will bring you relief.
Apr 15th, 2020

Behind the Little Blue Pill: Debunking Myths About Viagra

When it was introduced in 1998, Viagra® was the first real breakthrough when it came to erectile dysfunction. And it’s still helping millions of men around the world today. Here’s a quick review of this revolutionary little blue pill and what it can, and c
Mar 1st, 2020

When Should a Man See a Urologist?

It can be embarrassing trying to talk about intimate issues like erectile dysfunction or urinary incontinence. But these types of problems can indicate an underlying condition — and many are highly treatable. Keep reading to learn more.
Jan 14th, 2020
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5 Lifestyle Tips for Preventing Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can stop you in your tracks with debilitating pain. Learn how they develop, what symptoms to watch for, and diet and lifestyle modifications you can make today to prevent them from forming.
Dec 2nd, 2019

When Should Prostate Cancer Be Treated?

While a cancer diagnosis of any kind is frightening and confusing, a prostate cancer diagnosis comes with its own set of unique considerations. Here’s what you should know about whether to treat your cancer.
Sep 17th, 2019


The team at Arizona Urology must sadly say goodbye to Dr. Kirsten Janosek-Albright. She has been a valuable member of our team, and her professional insight and personal contributions will be sorely missed.
Sep 14th, 2017


Attention certified Medical Assistants! The Arizona Urology team needs your help. We are looking to add a new member to our Mesa team. This is a busy practice with constant growth, and we are seeking a qualified health professional who would like to share
Jan 20th, 2017


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kirsten Janosek-Albright is now seeing patients in our newest office, centrally located in Paradise Valley.
Sep 21st, 2016


At Arizona Urology, we take pride in our ongoing efforts to grow and to better serve Valley residents. We have the great pleasure of announcing our latest office in the Paradise Valley area of Phoenix at 3815 E Bell Rd, Suite 4500. This location is the fif
Jan 20th, 2016