New insights into erectile dysfunction

This article was originally posted on harvardprostateknowledge.org

When erectile function becomes impaired following radical prostatectomy, the problem has traditionally been attributed to nerve damage. The nerves that trigger erections may become damaged during surgery (even during so-called nerve-sparing surgery), leading to a problem known as neuropraxia — a temporary loss of function that theoretically should recover in time. The problem is that it can take as long as two years for the nerves to recover sufficiently to enable a man to have a spontaneous erection, and by then other damage may have occurred.

Recent research suggests that when the penis is…Read More

VASECTOMY PATIENT JOURNAL PART 5 — “IT WAS A GREAT DECISION. I WISH I HAD DONE IT SOONER.”

In a five-part blog series, USLV vasectomy patient Scott B. gives you an honest, patient’s perspective on both his vasectomy and his interactions with USLV — which we found to be both insightful and entertaining. We hope you do, too. Here is the fifth and final part of his journal series where he summarizes his entire vasectomy experience.

“Well, for starters, you might think — like I did — that you absolutely have to be put under for this procedure,” explains Scott. “But you don’t — Dr. Lieberman was right. I was awake for the whole thing and never felt anything but a pinprick…Read More

VASECTOMY PATIENT JOURNAL PART 4 — “I HAD WAY OVERESTIMATED THE AMOUNT OF PAIN INVOLVED IN THE ACTUAL PROCEDURE … ALL I EVER FELT WAS A TINY PINPRICK.”

In a five-part blog series, USLV vasectomy patient Scott B. gives you an honest, patient’s perspective on both his vasectomy and his interactions with USLV — which we found to be both insightful and entertaining. We hope you do, too. Here is part four of his journal series.

“In this post I’m going to talk candidly about the surgery itself — I want to tell guys out there about what exactly happens during and after the vasectomy surgery,” explains Scott. “Guy to guy. Nothing sugar-coated. USLV told me I could tell it like it is. So here it goes.”

“To prepare –…Read More

VASECTOMY PATIENT JOURNAL PART 3 — “I LOOKED DOWN AND HE WAS RIGHT. THERE WAS A BAND-AID DOWN THERE. A KID’S BAND-AID …. AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF THAT’S DR. LIEBERMAN AND HIS SENSE OF HUMOR.”

In a five-part blog series, USLV vasectomy patient Scott B. gives you an honest, patient’s perspective on both his vasectomy and his interactions with USLV — which we found to be both insightful and entertaining. We hope you do, too. Here is part three of his journal series.

A vasectomy can be an awkward issue for a man to face. Finding the right doctor — as recent USLV vasectomy patient Scott B. from Bath, Pa., explains — can ease that awkwardness and make you feel more confident about having the procedure done.

“Well, I chose Urology Specialists of the Lehigh Valley because it’s a…Read More

VASECTOMY PATIENT JOURNAL PART 2 — “I HAD ALWAYS JUST ASSUMED IT WOULD NOT BE COVERED BY MY INSURANCE.”

In a five-part blog series, USLV vasectomy patient Scott B. gives you an honest, patient’s perspective on both his vasectomy and his interactions with USLV — which we found to be both insightful and entertaining. We hope you do, too. Here is part two of his journal series.

Many people delay or don’t further pursue medical procedures simply because they believe they will not be able to afford them. The truth is — with all the changes as a result of healthcare reform and/or the switching of insurance carriers from year to year — you may be surprised to learn that a procedure…Read More

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