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Erectile Dysfunction: Can Lifestyle Help? Jul 27th, 2020

Even though you know that it’s common for men to develop erectile dysfunction (ED) as they age, when it happens to you, it can feel like the end of the world. And, in a sense, it is. It’s the end of the world in which you could easily and effortlessly...

Dehydration and Kidney Stones: What's the Link? Jun 18th, 2020

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) you have about a 1 in 10 chance of developing at least one kidney stone — a crystal made of minerals and salts that forms in your kidney — during your life. Passing a kidney stone can be an excruciating experience. Some...

Urinary Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate (BPH) May 27th, 2020

As men get older, a walnut-sized gland that lies underneath the bladder, called the prostate, tends to enlarge. Your prostate produces semen, which mixes with sperm when you ejaculate. Your urethra — the tube you use to urinate — runs straight from your bladder through the center of your prostate....

Changing Your Diet to Prevent Kidney Stones Apr 24th, 2020

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that one in 10 people will develop at least one kidney stone in their lifetime. If you’ve already had a kidney stone, you know that these hard masses that form from crystals in your urine can be excruciatingly painful and may require surgery....

Tips for a Speedy Recovery after a Vasectomy Mar 3rd, 2020

You’ve decided you don’t want any children in your future, and the best way to guarantee that outcome is to get a vasectomy. A vasectomy is a simple, usually irreversible, procedure in which your doctor cuts away part of your two vas deferens tubes and seals the ends of each...

Should I Be Concerned about Elevated PSA? Feb 1st, 2020

According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer that affects men in the United States, and the second-leading cause of cancer death in that group. Researchers developed the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to help doctors detect prostate cancer as early as possible. Early detection...

Use Shock Waves to Break Up Your Kidney Stones Jan 1st, 2020

Kidney stones are often described as one of the most painful conditions in the human experience. As the crystals travel through your urinary tract, they irritate your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra at every inch of their journey. Kidney stones range in size, but larger stones cause more pain and...

How Robotic Surgery Is Revolutionizing Urinary Tract Reconstruction Dec 1st, 2019

Urinary tract reconstruction may be necessary for numerous reasons. Maybe you have a condition that caused damage to your urinary tract, or you might have scarring that has narrowed your urethra. Regardless of the reason, if you need this procedure, you’re likely feeling nervous.  Dr. Alex Lesani is a skilled...

Does Brown Urine Mean I Have Kidney Cancer? Nov 1st, 2019

Have you been experiencing discolored urine lately, particularly a brownish color? Are you concerned that this may be a sign of something serious, such as kidney cancer? While it may be alarming to see urine that is strikingly different from the usual yellow or clear-ish yellow color, brown urine isn’t...

When Is Urinary Tract Reconstruction Necessary? Oct 1st, 2019

Are you suffering from flank pain, difficulty urinating, or other signs of bladder dysfunction? Your urinary tract could be scarred or narrowed, requiring surgery to fix it. Today's surgical techniques allow for fast, accurate surgery done in record time for a swifter recovery. Dr. Alex Lesani, is an experienced surgeon...

What Can I Do About Erectile Dysfunction? Aug 31st, 2019

Erectile dysfunction is one of those medical problems that’s so wrapped up in our emotions and our self-esteem that it can be really difficult to discuss, let alone admit we have it. And as a result, lots of men with ED feel isolated and alone, almost as if they’re the...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer Aug 5th, 2019

About 175,000 men are expected to develop prostate cancer this year, according to estimates from the American Cancer Society, and about 32,000 men are expected to die of the disease. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer-related death in American men, following lung cancer. Spread out over a lifetime,...

What Does It Mean if My Prostate Is Enlarged? Jul 3rd, 2019

You may be nervous to learn that you have an enlarged prostate, but the truth is, you very likely don’t have anything to worry about. Nearly all men experience prostate enlargement as they age, and an enlarged prostate doesn’t mean you have prostate cancer or that you have a higher...

7 Factors to Consider Before Getting a Vasectomy May 9th, 2019

At the offices of Alex Lesani, MD, we know you’re going to have questions — and probably some trepidation — about whether a vasectomy is right for you. While the procedure itself is fairly common and not very complicated, you’ll want to keep several factors in mind. To help you...

What Are Kidney Stones and How Can They Be Treated? Apr 9th, 2019

The excruciating pain of a kidney stone is so intense that it leads to more than 1 million emergency room visits each year in the U.S. Some people even compare the pain of passing a kidney stone to the experience of childbirth. Although kidney stones often pass on their own,...

What is a PSA Test and Why Should I Have One Done? Mar 1st, 2019

Men who want to stay proactive about their health should consider having routine PSA tests as they get older. At his practice in Las Vega, Nevada, Dr. Alex Lesani offers this simple blood test right in his office to help identify the earliest signs of cancer or other conditions that...

3 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery Feb 1st, 2019

Before the 1990s, urologic surgery meant traditional incisions and longer recovery times. With the advent of laparoscopic urologic surgery came the foundation for groundbreaking technologies and techniques that have created a wide range of new possibilities when it comes to minimally invasive surgery. At his practice in Las Vegas, Nevada,...

In-Office, No-Scalpel Vasectomy: It's Easier Than You Think Jan 16th, 2019

About 500,000 vasectomies are performed each year in the U.S., helping men and couples take control of their health and their futures. And increasingly, more and more of these procedures are being performed using an innovative, state-of-the-art technique that doesn’t use a scalpel or large incisions. Called “no-scalpel” vasectomy, the...

Ureteroscopy: Non-invasive Treatment for Kidney Stones Dec 17th, 2018

Nearly nine percent of people in the U.S. have had at least one kidney stone, and if you’re among them, you know just how painful they can be. Depending on the size of your stone and where it’s located, it might pass on its own — maybe with the help...

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) to break up stones Nov 30th, 2018

Kidney stones typically cause a lot of pain, along with other symptoms like fever, vomiting, and problems urinating. While very small stones often pass on their own, flushed out when you urinate, stones that get “stuck” in your urinary tract need medical intervention in order to get rid of them. Without...

Learn About Our Non-Invasive Kidney Stones Solutions Oct 31st, 2018

The prevalence of kidney stones has doubled in the last 40 years, from just 3.8 percent to 8.8 percent. Now, 19 percent of men and 9 percent of women will have a kidney stone in their lifetimes. As the numbers of diagnoses increase, so do non-invasive treatments. Let’s take a look....

Erectile Dysfunction: Learn About Our Solutions Sep 4th, 2018

If you’re one of the 18 million American men struggling with erectile dysfunction, you may be seeking solutions to your particular case. Since ED is a symptom of other conditions rather than a standalone disorder, it has many potential causes, and unfortunately several of these tend to occur in clusters,...