MONALISA TOUCH® (MLT*) Vaginal Laser Therapy is an in-office procedure designed to address woman suffering from burning on urination, urgency-frequency, pain with sexual intercourse. Light energy is used to revitalize the vaginal tissue to increase vascularization, stimulate collagen proliferation, and enhance the elastic property of the tissue in the vagina. It is an excellent option for post-menopausal women who cannot use estrogen supplement. The initial session requires 3 treatments that are 6 weeks apart and then subsequently one session per year. Each treatment can be performed in under 5 minutes with the aide of topical anesthesia.
* MLT services are offered on-site through Arizona Laser Institute of Female Urological Health LLC.
PENILE DOPPLER INJECTION: When you see an advertisement in the sports page that claims they can correct your erectile dysfunction, they are usually talking about the injection therapy for erectile dysfunction. At ASU, we perform a penile Doppler study to measure penile blood flow and also teach you the technique of penile injection for erectile dysfunction. We will customize an appropriate dose and mixture of medication to help improve your sexual performance.
ULTRASOUND-GUIDED PROSTATE BIOPSY An ultrasound guided prostate biopsy is usually performed in-office. The procedure takes about 10 minutes or less. A special ultrasound probe is inserted into the rectum followed by instillation of local anesthetic to reduce discomfort during the procedure.
After the anesthetic is delivered, the ultrasound probe is used to measure the size of your prostate as well as inspect the prostate for any abnormalities. At Arizona State Urology, we utilize the latest BK Ultrasound® system, which is considered one of the best ultrasound maker in the industry.
After inspecting your prostate, we then introduce a special biopsy needle through the guide that is attached to the prostate ultrasound probe. In most cases, we will then take a minimal of 12 core biopsies of the prostate (six from each side) as well as any additional sample if indicated.
REZUME® prostate therapy is designed to offer an in office treatment option for some individuals suffering from the symptoms of benign prostate enlargement (BPH). Patients receive a combination of injectable local anesthesia as well as topical anesthesia prior to the start of treatment. REZUME creates a cavitation defect in the prostate by super-heating a small amount of water that is injected into the prostate tissue. The heat is generated by radio frequency. Each treatment takes around five minutes to perform.
Testopel® Testosterone Pellets is an option for individuals who prefer a long-term implant for their hormonal replacement therapy. The procedure takes less than 5 minutes and is performed with localized anesthesia. These pellets will release testosterone for up to 4 months.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section]
VASECTOMY is one of the most popular methods of sterilization and it can be performed in our office in about 15 minutes.
With over 20 years of experience, we have perfected the No-Needle, No-Scalpel, Single-Site vasectomy at Arizona State Urology.
The No-Needle approach is achieved by using a special injector that delivers local anesthetic (lidocaine) under high pressure in a narrow stream directly into the skin. This step avoids the need for any needles during the entire procedure. Special No-Scalpel instruments are used to access the vas deferens thereby reducing the size of the wound.
In most cases, we can access both vas deferens via a single opening in the scrotum using our Single-Site technique. Healing time is shortened as a result of this approach.
XIAFLEX®-PEYRONIE’S DISEASE: Peyronie’s disease is a common cause of erectile dysfunction. At Arizona State Urology, we perform Xiaflex® injection to correct this condition. It is the only minimally invasive option available at this time.
Xiaflex® is an enzyme that has been used to treat individuals severe contracture of their joints known as Dupuytren’s contracture for many years before it was recently approved by the FDA for use in men with Peyronie’s disease.
The enzyme dissolves the plaque (scar tissue) that causes the penile deformity.
Men who qualify for Xiaflex® should expect the following steps:
1. Penile Doppler injection with vasodilator to highlight the location of the plaque (Marking)
2. Xiaflex® injection is performed 1-2 days after the marking. There is 2 injections per cycle and they are usually 1-3 days apart.
3. 3 days after the last injection, you will return to the office for us to perform penile mottling to stretch the scar tissue.
4. This cycle can be repeated up to 4 times.