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ESWL: Kidney Stone Removal Without Surgery Is Possible!

By: REGINALD G. BAUTISTA, M.D. UrologistDirector, Manila Lithotripters Inc. Stone Treatment Center Capitol Medical Center Non-surgical Kidney stone removal is presently the treatment of choice for most kidney stones and the rest of the urinary tract. Extra-corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy or ESWL is a non-invasive (literally means out-of-the body) procedure that is performed by a […]

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Varicocoelectomy: Successful treatment for Male Infertility!

Fellow, Philippine Urological Association There is hope for infertile couples to increase their chances of attaining pregnancy.  Varicooele which occurs in 15% of all males is a treatable condition in contrast to other causes of Infertility. The male factor and probable cause of the couples’ infertility comprises approximately 25%.  Reversing or treating the varicocoele gives […]

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Male Genital Warts treatment

A Guide to Male Genital Warts and its TreatmentRecently, there has been increased awareness of a previously “hidden” problem which has brought out publicly and now discussed more openly. Both men and women are now more conscious of genital warts or papilloma which may afflict them co-equally. It is considered to be one of the […]

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ESWL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is ESWL? Extra-corporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy or ESWL is a non-invasive (non-surgical) procedure that is performed by a urologist. It is generally performed as an outpatient procedure although a few patients require hospitalization due to patient’s preference or certain medical conditions. Kidney stones are pulverized into smaller fragments enabling the patient to freely pass them […]

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Male Sexually Transmitted Diseases treatment

What are common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Males?STDs or STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) are infections that can be transferred from one person to another through any type of sexual contact.   These involve the transmission of a disease-causing microorganism from another person to another during sexual activity. It is important to realize that sexual contact […]

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Brachytherapy

PROSTATE BRACHYTHERAPY PERMANENT RADIOACTIVE SEED IMPLANT: A Non-Surgical alternativeCurrently, there are several treatment modalities performed by the Urologist which are available for early stage prostate cancer. One of the least invasive or non-surgical is Permanent Radioactive Seed Implantation or brachytherapy. This is a minimally invasive procedure that obviates the need for a prolonged and extensive […]

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Uroflowmetry

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Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy (TUMT)

TUMT is one of a number of effective and safe procedures used in the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). TUMT provides an effective treatment for high surgical  risk patients with  LUTS. A safe  alternative treatment to prolonged  oral medications  like Alpha blockers and invasive procedures like transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)Procedure TUMT is an outpatient, […]

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Prostate Cancer Treatment

There are various treatments for prostate cancer. The treatment that’s best for each man depends on several factors. These include how fast your cancer is growing, how much it has spread, your age and life expectancy, as well as the benefits and the potential side effects of the treatment. The most common treatments for prostate […]

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Prostate Ultrasound Biopsy

Prostate Ultrasound with Biopsy for abnormal Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) and abnormal Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test.