What is PSA Testing?

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What is PSA? Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein that is naturally produced by the prostate gland. The prostate gland slowly grows over a male’s lifetime. As the prostate gland grows, it may increase the production of PSA. What Is a Normal Level? Dr. Stisser explains, “there is still much that is unknown about PSA, […]

BPH and Prostate Health

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BPH and Your Urinary Health Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate gland. This condition is also known as prostatic hypertrophy. BPH occurs when the prostate gland, which sits at the exit of the bladder and surrounds part of the urethra, grows so large that it begins to put pressure on the […]

Urodynamic Testing

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What Is Urodynamic Testing? Urodynamic testing includes a series of diagnostic procedures that evaluate the lower urinary tract in terms of its health and function. Patients in the Staunton area can expect to undergo some form of urodynamic testing if they are experiencing frequent urinary tract infections, pain or burning with urination, hesitation with urination, […]

Robotic Prostate Surgery

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Prostate cancer is newly diagnosed in over 200,000 men across the U.S. every year. In 2013, the Center for Disease Control released new data showing 1 in 6 men over the age of 60 would be diagnosed with prostate cancer before his 70th birthday. Fortunately, advances in robotic medicine have greatly increased the remission rates […]