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Prostate Cancer: Why Routine Rectal Exams are so Important Jul 7th, 2020

Prostate cancer affects 1 out of 9 men during their lifetimes, but recent studies show that early detection and advanced treatments promote a high survival rate. At Gulf Coast Urology, with offices in Nassau Bay and Houston, Texas, Dr. John Bertini, Dr. James Harris, and the rest of our professional...

Am I a Candidate For Penile Implants? Jun 12th, 2020

If you’re not able to perform sexually due to aging or an injury, you may be suffering both physically and mentally. Sex is a normal and happy expression of intimacy that brings both partners great pleasure. If you’re missing out on sex, you’re missing out on life. For more than...

What Can Cause Male Infertility? May 27th, 2020

In the case of most couples, when there’s trouble conceiving, it’s common to point the finger at female infertility. The reality of the matter is that male infertility is actually just as common, affecting 40 to 50% of infertility cases and 7% of all men.  At Gulf Coast Urology, our...

The Link Between Obesity and Bladder Prolapse Apr 23rd, 2020

Research estimates suggest about half of all women experience one or more forms of pelvic organ prolapse at some point in their lives. Prolapse refers to an organ slipping forward or down from its usual location. The doctors of Gulf Coast Urology specialize in treating bladder prolapse, a condition that...

Is Urinary Incontinence Normal? Mar 10th, 2020

There are many reasons why you might find yourself dealing with embarrassing urinary incontinence problems, especially as you get older. Up to one-third of Americans struggle with incontinence at some point in their lives. The expert and compassionate care team at Gulf Coast Urology, led by John Bertini, MD, FACS,...

What Can I Do About Erectile Dysfunction? Feb 14th, 2020

It’s easy to feel isolated and alone when you’re living with erectile dysfunction (ED). But, ED is a common problem affecting more than 50% of men in the United States, to varying degrees. And, experiencing issues with ED is also closely correlated with age. For example, 40% of men struggle...

How Does an Enlarged Prostate Affect Your Life? Jan 1st, 2020

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland just in front of the rectum. It surrounds the urethra and produces fluid that contains sperm during ejaculation. As men age, it's common for their prostate to become enlarged. This doesn’t mean you have cancer. An enlarged prostate doesn’t even raise your risk of...

5 Reasons to Consider a Vasectomy Dec 1st, 2019

Believe it or not, a vasectomy is one of the best surgical procedures you can choose when it comes to your sex life. This procedure seals both tubes in your scrotum so that your sperm and semen cannot mix together. As a result, you can never fertilize a female egg....