• Get the Answers to Your Questions About Vasectomy Reversal

    It’s not uncommon for men who have undergone a vasectomy in the past to decide that they would like to reverse the procedure. In many cases, with the help of a trained urologist, reversals can be successful. If you are considering having a vasectomy reversal, here are the answers to some questions that are likely to be on your mind.

    What is the first step in getting a vasectomy reversal?

    The first step is to schedule an appointment with a urologist. During this consultation appointment, your physician will ask extensive questions about your medical history, including your fertility history. If you are having the reversal because you want to start a family in the short term, your urologist will also ask questions about your partner’s fertility history. This information allows your urologist to determine the best way to support your goals to achieve pregnancy. Many men find it helpful to bring their partners with them to the initial consultation.

    What happens during the procedure?

    The exact process your urologist chooses for your vasectomy reversal depends on many different factors, including how long it has been since your vasectomy and how that initial procedure was performed. Your urologist will explain the care plan he or she creates for you in detail so that you know exactly what to expect.

    Will my vasectomy reversal work?

    The biggest factor in determining how successful your vasectomy reversal will be is the length of time since your vasectomy. It is impossible to know for sure which reversal procedures will be successful, but your urologist can help you understand your chances of success and what your options are should the procedure fail.

    Because many insurance companies do not cover vasectomy reversals, Urology Associates, P.C., offers helpful financing plans for patients. To make an appointment for your urology consultation in Tennessee call (855) 901-1338.

  • The Unique Approach to Women’s Care at WISH

    The Women’s Institute for Sexual Health, WISH, a division of Urology Associates, P.C., is committed to dispelling myths about women and sexual health and helping women of all ages reclaim their sexual well-being. Our unique approach makes a dramatic difference in your health and leaves you feeling empowered to be an active participant in your care.

    At WISH, we help women deal with issues associated with sexual function and pelvic conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of providers works in close conjunction with other women’s health partners throughout the community including gynecologists, psychologists, and physical therapists. We are committed to education, holistic care, and progressive treatments that allow women to embrace their sexual health and feel their best.

    Lowered libido, diminished sexual functioning, and incontinence are not normal parts of life for women. Reclaim your health by making an appointment at WISH , a division of Urology Associates, P.C., in Nashville or Franklin, TN. Schedule your consultation today by calling (615)250-9265.

  • Your Treatment Options for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    Pelvic organ prolapse can be a painful problem that can lead to incontinence and sexual dysfunction for the women who suffer from it. When pelvic organ prolapse occurs, structures within the pelvic region, including the uterus and rectum, can bulge and put pressure on the vaginal wall. Fortunately, if a prolapse does occur, help is available. Schedule an appointment with your urologist to find which treatment could be right for you.

    Lifestyle Habits

    For pelvic organ prolapse that is not causing severe symptoms, the only treatment that may be necessary is making lifestyle changes. Increasing the fiber in your diet to at least 20 grams per day to reduce the risk of constipation can help, as can maintaining a healthy weight. Do Kegel exercises daily, which strengthen the pelvic muscles. Don’t do any activities that involve heavy lifting, which can put undue pressure on the pelvic muscles.


    When lifestyle changes are not enough to control pelvic organ prolapse, then it may be necessary to use a pessary. A pessary is a plastic ring that is inserted into the vagina to hold prolapsed organs in place. It looks similar to the thick, outer edge of a diaphragm and is removable. Your urologist can talk to you about maintaining your pessary at home by removing it a few times a week to clean. If it is difficult to remove, then you may need periodic visits to your urologist so that it can be removed and cleaned in the office.


    For severe cases, surgery may be necessary. The type of surgery your urologist recommends will depend on the type of pelvic organ prolapse you have. For instance, if you have severe uterine prolapse, a hysterectomy may be the best treatment. Repair of the vaginal wall, vaginal closure, and removal of other pelvic organs are all possible.

    Your urologist at Urology Associates, P.C., can help you overcome the pain and uncomfortable symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse with an array of cutting-edge treatment options. Talk to a urology specialist in Nashville today by calling (855) 901-1338.

  • Get the Facts About Erectile Dysfunction

    If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) then you should know that you’re not alone and that help is available. By visiting a urologist, you can find a solution to ED that works for you.

    Watch this video to learn more about erectile dysfunction. Note that ED is treatable and that it is not the same thing as impotence. Impotence is not a condition but rather an inability to act in any number of situations. ED is a specific medical condition that can be treated by a urologist.

    Why suffer in silence with erectile dysfunction when help is available throughout Middle Tennessee at Urology Associates, P.C. Make an appointment with one of our skilled and compassionate providers by calling (855) 901-1338.