The prostate gland, located between the penis and bladder, secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. About the size of a walnut in a young man, the prostate slowly grows larger with age. If it grows too large-a common occurrence after age 50-it can cause problems. Urology specialists at BID–Needham treat a range of prostate-related problems, including
Urinary incontinence, the involuntary leakage of urine, is common and distressing and almost always results from a treatable underlying condition. Urologists at BID–Needham treat different types of incontinence, including stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and overflow incontinence.
Approximately 30 percent of American men suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction. BID–Needham urologists deal with a wide variety of male sexual health issues, including
The field of neuro-urology studies how the nervous system affects the urinary system. Neurologic diseases like Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and stroke can affect the urinary tract, resulting in problems such as incontinence and an inability to urinate. BID–Needham urologists perform a variety of tests and offer an array of treatments for these disorders.
Sacral neurostimulation, the alteration of nervous system activity with an implantable device, is a proven method for bladder control problems. BID–Needham urologist Dr. Anurag Das uses sacral neurostimulation to treat incontinence, urinary obstruction, and voiding problems.