urology

Learn how UCLA Health is breaking down barriers with its LGBTQ initiative

By uclahealth • June 19, 2020

“In Los Angeles, with traffic, 20 miles can be an hour and a half of driving, so we want to facilitate patients to have UCLA quality care close to home,” explains Dr. Erin Mellano, a urogynecologist at

By uclahealth • November 19, 2019

“This is not about us trying to get people to come into the hospital because we want their money. It’s about showing that we actually care,” says Yadira Zuniga, a PRIDE volunteer who works in the patient communication center for

By uclahealth • July 9, 2019
The crowd at Dodger Stadium on a recent night received a reminder (and a reassurance) of something many prefer not to think about: prostate cancer. UCLA [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • September 21, 2018
Infertility is often characterized as a woman’s issue, but male infertility accounts for an estimated 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. And when it comes to a man’s fertility, a number of common factors can be at play, says UCLA urologist
By Ryan Hatoum • June 14, 2018
It’s been 20 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Nicknamed the "little blue pill," Viagra has become one of the most recognized drugs on the market. But Viagra's impacts go far [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • March 27, 2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men are less likely than women to see a doctor on a regular basis. But neglecting one’s health and missing important screenings can result in bigger health problems. So how can women help make sure their [...]
By uclahealth • December 26, 2017
The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a helpful measure in screening men for prostate cancer, a disease risk that increases considerably after age 50. At the same time, the test has limitations about which patients should be aware. The PSA test [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • October 18, 2017
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in July suggests that as many as 15 percent of patients who undergo treatment for prostate cancer later regret the treatment they choose. Dr. Christopher Saigal, [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 18, 2017
Men are 80 percent less likely than women to see a healthcare professional regularly, according to federal statistics. They are also more likely to die from eight of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S., and more than twice as likely to say they’ve never had [...]
By Simi Singer • June 15, 2017