• Urology Associates Offers Newest FDA-Cleared Breakthrough in Women’s Health Treatments

    Urology Associates’ WISH (Women’s Institute for Sexual Health) is pleased to introduce a leading edge treatment to their practice to improve vaginal health issues often caused by menopause and drug-induced suppression of ovarian function as a result of chemotherapy treatments from cancer. MonaLisa Touch, an in-office procedure that is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia, recently received FDA clearance.

    “This breakthrough procedure improves symptoms including dryness, pain, itching, painful urination and painful intercourse as early as the first treatment,” said Marcy Abel, M.D., FPMRS, who serves as the medical director for (WISH).

    Brooke Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF, and Vikki Pedigo, MSN, WHNP-BC offer the latest technology available to diagnose and treat alterations in normal sexual function in the WISH program that was developed over ten years ago. “MonaLisa Touch is a real breakthrough for feminine health,” stated Faught. “It offers a, quick and painless remedy for a medical condition with a large unmet need for an effective treatment option. Traditional treatments do not always prove effective, so I am grateful I am able to offer my patients an alternative.”

    Faught and Pedigo are among the first in the middle Tennessee area to offer the special fractional CO2 laser specifically designed to help postmenopausal women as well as breast cancer survivors.

    For more information on MonaLisa Touch, please visit our website or call us at (615) 250-9265.

  • Surgical Options for Erectile Dysfunction

    If you’re living with erectile dysfunction in Nashville, don’t suffer in silence. Treatment options are available from your urologist, including surgery. Watch this video to learn more about reclaiming your sexual health.

    When you have erectile dysfunction, or ED, your urologist will start with a complete medical workup to discover if there are any health issues contributing to your symptoms. If so, treating these problems may resolve your ED. If the cause can’t be pinpointed, your urologist may recommend a number of different medications to treat ED. If these conservative treatments don’t work, penile implant surgery can cure your ED.

    If you’re suffering from ED, make an appointment with a specialist at Urology Associates P.C. today. To schedule a consultation, please call (888) 329-7700.

  • Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

    While doctors are unable to diagnose testicular cancer based exclusively on symptoms, there are some signs that can indicate the possible presence of cancer and prompt you to speak with your doctor. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you should not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Urology Associates P.C. to discuss your testicular health. There has been an increase in the rate of testicular cancer diagnosis, but this type of cancer is highly treatable. In fact, more than 95% of cases will result in successful treatment when symptoms are brought to the attention of a doctor early on.

    Growth on the testicles

    The primary symptom of testicular cancer is a lump on or in the testicle. Testicular lumps are typically painless and can be felt with the hands. Swelling or enlargement of one testicle is another possible symptom, and this may take place without the presence of a lump.

    Aching or heaviness in the lower belly

    Most often, testicular cancer does not cause pain, but some men will experience a heaviness or aching in the lower belly or scrotum. It’s important to address any abnormal pain with your doctor, since pain in this area could be a sign of other serious medical conditions if cancer is not present.

    Breast growth or tenderness

    There are rare cases in which certain types of testicular cancer will cause fluctuation in hormones, which may lead to the development of male breasts or soreness in the breast tissue. A reduced sex drive can also result from these hormonal fluctuations.

    Low back pain

    If testicular cancer spreads to the lymph nodes, there may be pain in the lower back or belly. However, many men will experience no symptoms when testicular cancer spreads, which is why it is essential to seek medical care for symptoms that take place in the testicles.

    To schedule a consultation where you can discuss your symptoms, call Urology Associates P.C. at (888) 329-7700. Our Nashville practice offers state-of-the-art care onsite from a team of 34 urologists providing compassionate care to men and women.

  • The Father & Son Wellness Fair – June 20, 2015

    Dr. Jayram and Rick Trotter, Men’s Health manager, will be attending The Father and Son Wellness Fair will be Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henderson A. Johnson Gymnasium at Fisk University.

    Activities include:

    • Health information presentations and exhibits
    • Health screenings
    • Affordable healthcare information
    • Voter registration

    This event is sponsored by Dr. William Head and The Boyz Incorporated and co-sponsored by Metropolitan Interdenominational Church. For more information, contact theboyzatyourservice@yahoo.com.

  • Brooke Faught & Vikki Pedigo Testify at FDA Advisory Panel

    Brooke Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF, and Vikki Pedigo, MSN, WHNP-BC, of the Women’s Institute for Sexual Health testified in front of the FDA Advisory Panel in Washington, D.C. on June 4th to speak about why they believe women deserve access to an FDA-approved medication for sexual dysfunction.

    “In 1998, Viagra was not only approved, but fast tracked through the process in 6 months despite potential life threatening side effects. Since that date, 26 medications have been approved that can enhance men’s sexual functioning (many of them also fast tracked) but EVERY SINGLE medication proposed for women has been denied. WOMEN HAVE 0 MEDICATIONS to treat comparable conditions. This is not about a specific pill but gender equality and unbiased consideration for women’s medical treatment,” writes Faught.

    To watch the full testimony, check out this video .

  • What Is Prostatitis?

    Prostatitis is a general term that describes the inflammation of the prostate gland. As a result of inflammation, men may experience painful urination and ejaculation, and/or increased urgency and frequency of urination. Without treatment these symptoms may become chronic and recurring, so it is important to speak with a doctor when symptoms are present.

    In some cases, prostatitis may be the result of a bacterial infection, though there may be other causes such as parasites, chemical irritation, or nerve damage in the lower urinary tract. An estimated 50% of men will experience prostatitis in their lifetimes, and this condition is a leading cause of visits to the urologist among young and middle-aged men.

    Under the care of Urology Associates P.C., you can find treatment for your prostate-related symptoms along with treatment for a number of other conditions affecting the genitourinary system. You can schedule a consultation with any member of our team of 34 Nashville urologists listed on our website or at (888) 329-7700.

  • A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Dysfunction

    Did you know that sexual dysfunction affects more women than men in the United States? About 43% of women are affected by sexual dysfunction, yet most of the research in this area is dedicated to men’s sexual health. At Urology Associates P.C. we understand that sexual dysfunction is common in women which is why we work closely with patients to offer solutions for more fulfilling, satisfying intimacy at home. Below you can get a closer look at sexual dysfunction in women to learn about the solutions available for this problem.

    Possible Causes

    Sexual dysfunction in women may be related to a low sex drive or the inability to become aroused. For other women, the issue may be associated with an inability to orgasm during sex or pain during sexual activity. The underlying causes of these physical boundaries may be hormonal imbalances, the use of certain medications, anxiety, or past sexual traumas. Therefore, it is necessary to have a detailed discussion with your doctor about your sexual history to formulate a treatment plan that will be most beneficial for you.


    A diagnosis of sexual dysfunction may include a physical exam to identify any conditions that may be responsible for pain or discomfort during sexual activity. Your doctor will ask detailed questions about your sexual history to gain a better understanding of the possible physiological problems leading to a loss of sexual ability or interest.

    Treatment Options

    Since female sexual dysfunction is a complex problem, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. If any physical causes of sexual dysfunction are identified during your exam, your doctor may focus primarily on treating these issues. Your doctor can also offer educational resources about human anatomy, and changes in sexual function related to the aging process. Beyond these measures you may use special exercises, or arousal techniques to become more engaged with sexual activity and intimacy with your partner.

    Urology Associates P.C. strives to create a comfortable care environment where you will be able to speak openly about sexual dysfunction and the treatment options available to you. You can schedule a consultation with a member of our expansive Nashville team by calling (888) 329-7700.