Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem in men that is usually due to physical issues associated with an underlying medical illness. Physical factors are present in more than 80 % of patients. Dr. Freedman offers many options for treating ED.
The field of urology covers a number of problems in both men and women. Dr. Freedman treats all of these areas with a specific emphasis on sexual dysfunction, urologic oncology, pelvic floor reconstruction, stress incontinence, and stone disease.
BPH stands for benign prostatic hyperplasia and is the technical term for an enlarged prostate gland. This occurs normally in men over the age of 40. Common symptoms of BPH include: Urgency in urination, More frequent urination, Incomplete bladder emptying, Intermittency, Frequently waking up at night to urinate (Nocturia).
Urinary incontinence affects 13 million Americans, the majority of whom are women. Dr. Freedman's office offers many minimally invasive and in some cases non-surgical treatments options for patients who lose urine with coughing, sneezing, running, or laughing.
Dr. Freedman offers Medtronic Interstim therapy for patients who have disabling overactive bladder (frequency, urgency, and urinary incontinence) that does not respond to other therapies. Symptoms will usually improve by restoring the normal function of the bladder and pelvic floor by modulation of the sacral nerves through a minimally invasive procedure.
Urolithiasis is the process of forming small stones or calculi within the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Commonly referred to as kidney stones, symptoms of urolithiasis include flank pain and painful urination.
Prostate cancer is most common in men over 40. It is easily detectable and highly treatable in the early stages. Dr. Freedman has been successfully treating patients with prostate cancer for over 25 years.
Vasectomy is the process of dividing or blocking the tube that delivers the sperm from the testis to the prostate, called the vas, in order to prevent conception. It is the most common method of male contraception in this country. About 500,000 vasectomies are done each year.