The medical specialty of urology covers diseases and conditions of the male and female urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, and the male reproductive organs. Urologists use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat these issues.
Urology Services at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial offers a comprehensive range of care options for men and women — with real solutions and sensitive and compassionate care for issues that are often delicate or difficult to discuss.
When to visit a urologist
Urological issues affect men and women of all ages and are often related to other factors impacting health. Early intervention by a urologist is vital to receiving the proper diagnosis and treatment – whether non-surgical approaches such as medicine or exercise, or surgical approaches that can oftentimes be minimally invasive.
A focus on men’s health
Urinary incontinence is one of the most common concerns for men who are seeking the care of a urologist, but other concerns include:
- Men's urinary tract conditions
- Kidney stones
- Men's reproductive health
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Urinary incontinence in men
- Urinary tract health
- Male hypogonadism (low testosterone or sperm count)
- Male urethral reconstruction
- Peyronie's disease (curvature of the penis)
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) (Learn more about Erectile Dysfunction here)
- Genitourinary malignancies in men, including prostate cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer and bladder cancer
Erectile Dysfunction? Help is available
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection. It is a very common condition — affecting as many as 30 million men in the United States — yet many men are hesitant to discuss it with their healthcare provider. However, there are several effective treatments for ED, and your urologist can help.
Many factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction, such as uncontrolled blood pressure, diabetes, vascular disease, coronary artery or heart disease, and pelvic surgery and/or radiation (usually as a treatment for prostate or colon cancer). Your urologist will help you discover the reason for your ED and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for your lifestyle.
Penile implant: Another option of effective treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED)
One of the best treatment options for ED is a penile implant — a device that is permanently placed within the scrotum and penis and is available at a moment’s notice to enable a man to get and keep an erection. Urologist Ayad Khourdaji, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained expert in penile implant, as well as other options to treat ED. Medicare and most private insurance plans cover penile implants as well!
Meet Dr. Khourdaji
Ayad Khourdaji, MD, specializes in diseases and conditions of the male urinary tract and reproductive tract. As a board-certified urologist with a fellowship in infertility/andrology*, he is skilled in diagnosing and treating urological issues using the latest technologies, including minimally invasive surgical options.
*Andrology is the treatment of any condition specific to men.
We are here to help
Urological issues can affect men and women of any age, and many times can be the result of other factors impacting health. Early intervention by a urologist is vital to receiving the proper diagnosis and treatment – whether non-surgical approaches such as medicine or exercise, or surgical approaches that can oftentimes be minimally invasive.