Our highly-skilled team of board certified Urologist specialize in a wide-range of male-specific health concerns. Maplewood Wellness Center offers consultations and treatment for conditions including erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, premature ejaculation, prostate health and cancer screenings, as well as procedures including vasectomy care.
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that is utilized as an effective form of long-term contraception. Our urologists are committed to providing patients who may be considering a vasectomy, or a vasectomy reversal, with the information, resources and support needed to make this very personal decision. You will meet with a board-certified urologist who specializes in men’s health who will help you review all available treatment options and help you to make an informed decision whether a vasectomy, or vasectomy reversal, is right for you.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when a man is unable to get or keep an erection firm enough to engage in sexual intercourse. If you experience difficulty achieving an erection occassionally, get an erection but are unable to maintain it during sex or are unable to get an erection at all, you may have ED.
ED is the most common sexual problem in men, affecting approximately 30 percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70, and is most common in men over the age of 50. In addition to the sexual side effects, chronic episodes of ED may indicate other underlying health problems including:
- Heart-related conditions like high blood pressure, clogged arteries, heart and/or blood vessel disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Certain treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
- Injury to the penis, spinal cord, prostate, bladder, or pelvis
- Peyronie’s disease
Testosterone is an important male sex hormone and low levels can impact your sex drive, physical features and mood. Testosterone levels decrease naturally as you age, typically declining about 1 percent each year after the age of 30. Symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Diminished interest in sex
- Erectile dysfunction
- Reduced lean body mass
- Depressed mood
- Lack of energy
Treatment options may include injections and/or topical patches or gels. Your urologist will monitor your testosterone levels and help you select the treatment plan that is right for you.