• Gerald Breeden, PA-C, Explains the Link Between Osteoporosis and Prostate Cancer

    Urologists know that men with prostate cancer are also at a higher risk of osteoporosis. In part, the association is due to age. The risk of both of these conditions increases for men aged 65 years and older. However, there’s another connection, which you can hear about when you watch this video.

    It features Gerald Breeden, PA-C, a certified Physician Assistant at Urology Associates, P.C. He explains that the risk of osteoporosis increases in men with low sex hormones. Hormone deprivation therapy is one of the ways our urologists can treat prostate cancer.

    The Men’s Health Clinic, at Urology Associates, P.C., offers a full spectrum of specialized medical services, including care for men with osteoporosis and prostate cancer . If you’re looking for a prostate cancer specialist in Nashville, call us today at (615) 250-9200.

  • Prostate Cancer 101

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common types. Fortunately, most men diagnosed with it have slow-growing tumors. There are several cancer treatments available. Your urologist will develop a personalized treatment plan, depending on the exact type of prostate cancer, and the man’s age and general health.

    You can hear more about cancer treatment when you watch this interview with Dr. Charles Eckstein. He’s a urologist at Urology Associates, P.C. In this video, Dr. Eckstein covers the diagnostics, staging, and treatment planning processes. Some of these treatments include internal and external radiation therapy, and open or minimally invasive surgery.

    Urology Associates, P.C. is committed to providing an exceptional level of care for men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Tennessee. You can call (855) 901-1338 to request a consult.

  • A Look at the Use of HIFU for Prostate Cancer Treatment

    High-intensity focal ultrasound (HIFU) is an emerging treatment for prostate cancer. As the name suggests, it involves directing high-frequency sound waves at the tumor. The sound waves generate heat, which destroys the cancer cells. You can learn more about HIFU by watching this featured interview with a urologist at Urology Associates, P.C.

    Dr. Robert Barnett explains the basics of how HIFU works to treat prostate cancer. Clinical research demonstrates the safety and effectiveness of this treatment and it is currently available at the Urology Surgery Center. Only a select group of urologists perform this procedure, and includes Dr. J. Matthew Hassan , and Dr. Charles Eckstein .

    The compassionate doctors and support staff at Urology Associates, P.C. go the extra mile to connect our patients in Nashville with prostate cancer treatments that are right for them. Contact us at (855) 901-1338 with your questions about our urology services.

  • The Link Between PSA Levels and Prostate Cancer

    In men, the prostate gland produces a protein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA). A PSA test measures the level of this protein in a man’s bloodstream. This is clinically significant because prostate cancer can be associated with elevated PSA levels. However, it’s important to note that many men with prostate cancer do not have elevated PSA levels and many men with high PSA levels do not have prostate cancer. A urology specialist will evaluate each patient on a case-by-case basis.

    You can learn more about PSA levels and prostate cancer by watching this video. This urology specialist explains the other exams that a man might have when prostate cancer is suspected, such as a digital rectal exam and a prostate biopsy.

    If you have been referred to a prostate cancer specialist and you live in Nashville, you can call Urology Associates, P.C. at (855) 901-1338. Our urology team can answer any questions you may have about your elevated PSA levels .

  • What Men Should Know About Prostate Cancer

    There is significant disagreement about which men should be screened for prostate cancer and when these screenings should begin. Screening all men leads to over-diagnosis and over-treatment of prostate cancer, but preventative screenings can be helpful for some men. Your urologist will help you decide what is right for you.

    Watch this video to understand how your urologist may decide if prostate cancer screening is right for you. By considering your risk factors, your urologist will determine if you should be screened and when screenings should begin.

    At Urology Associates, P.C. , we offer comprehensive care for everything from prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction to kidney stones in Tennessee. To make an appointment with a specialist, call (855) 901-1338.

  • A Closer Look at Cryoablation Therapy

    Cryoablation therapy, also known as cryosurgery, is a minimally invasive treatment that may be recommended for patients with prostate cancer. Additionally, some patients with kidney cancer may be good candidates for this type of cancer treatment. When you watch this video, you’ll hear Dr. Robert Barnett explain how cryoablation is used for cancer treatment.

    Dr. Barnett of Urology Associates, P.C. explains how cryoprobes, which are special needles, are inserted directly into the cancerous tissue. Sometimes, this is accomplished with CT guidance. Then, the cancerous tissue is frozen in a controlled manner. This procedure may sometimes be performed with only a local anesthetic.

    You can schedule a consultation with a urologist at Urology Associates, P.C. by calling (888) 329-7700. In addition to cancer treatment in Nashville, we provide a full range of healthcare services for individuals with incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and related conditions.

  • Early Detection Techniques for Prostate Cancer

    While a prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, you will want to remember that prostate cancer is highly treatable—especially with early detection. In this video, Dr. M. Leon Seard II discusses early prostate cancer detection and the men who should consider these screenings.

    African American men are at the highest risk for more aggressive, deadly prostate cancers, so they should not hesitate to ask their doctors about screening. Prostate cancer screening consists of two initial tests: Digital rectal exam and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. If these tests produce abnormal results, a prostate biopsy will be used to create an accurate diagnosis.

    If you have never had a prostate cancer screening, or you want to explore your risk for prostate cancer in more detail, call Urology Associates P.C. at (888) 329-7700 to schedule a consultation within our Nashville practice.

  • The Nashville Surgical Society Presents Raoul Concepcion, MD