Diseases and Conditions
The nationally-recognized, board certified doctors with our Department of Urology diagnose and treat patients with the full spectrum of Urological disorders—from kidney stones and voiding problems to issues with sexual function, infertility and complex conditions—like cancer.
Our team approach to diagnosis and treatment are designed to ensure that you receive care that is comprehensive, seamless, coordinated and focused on your individual needs. Collaboration between Montefiore physicians and specialists is at the heart of our all that we do.
Difficulty with Urination
Both men and women experience difficulty urinating at different times in their lives. Women experience this problem when they become sexually active, during or after childbirth and as they age. Men also experience difficulty urinating, particularly as they age. Some of the difficulties patients experience are the result of trouble with the bladder, an organ that stores urine before a person urinates. In older men, enlargement of the prostate can cause blockage which results in decreased urine flow and the feeling of note being able to empty the bladder.
Both men and women can experience leakage of urine and this is called urinary incontinence. For women, this problem often occurs after childbirth and may be correctable by medication or specialized surgical procedures. Men often experience leakage if that bladder does not empty well. This is often though not always the result of an enlarged prostate gland.
Problems with Sexual Function and Fertility
Male Sexual Problems
Problems getting or maintaining an erection are common as men age. Although the reasons vary somewhat from individual, it is not unusual for men with Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart Disease to suffer from erectile problems. While exercise and diet can improve overall health, there are specific medical and surgical treatments available for men who have difficulty with sexual performance.
Female Sexual Problems
Women also suffer from problems of sexual dysfunction including loss of interest in sex and pain during intercourse. These problems are also treatable. Many of the treatments available for female sexual problems are medical and do not require surgical procedures.
Problems Having Children
Approximately 40% of couples facing problems with getting pregnant will face the fact that infertility is also a male problem. Hormonal as well as other conditions can contribute to male infertility, and many causes of male infertility can be successfully treated either by medicine, surgery or a combination of therapies.