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New Center to Provide the Best Care

November 19, 2019

New Center to Provide the Best Care

By uclahealth uclahealth

“This new center is unique in that we have made it multi-disciplinary,“ explains Dr. Victor Nitti, urologist and co-director of the Center for Women’s Pelvic Health at UCLA. “We have expert female pelvic medical specialists, or urogynecologists, who come from both urology and gynecology. We have assembled what I believe is an outstanding group of […]

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Tags: Dr. Victor Nitti, featured, female pelvic medical, gynecology, pelvic floor disorders, urogynecologists


November 19, 2019

One Center, Close to Home

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 UCLA Health Torrance and the Center for Women’s Pelvic Health at UCLA. “I see patients for gynecologic and […]

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Tags: bladder issues, Dr. Erin Mellano, female pelvic medicine, gynecology, prolapse, UCLA Health Torrance, urogynecologist, urology


'There Are Answers'

November 19, 2019

‘There Are Answers’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Somewhere in the neighborhood of a quarter of our surgical patients are patients who have come from throughout the country to UCLA Health to see us,” explains Dr. Chad Baxter, assistant clinical professor of urology and expert at the Center for Women’s Pelvic Health at UCLA. “A large portion of women suffer from urinary tract […]

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Tags: Dr. Chad Baxter, Pelvic Medicine, prolapse, urinary tract infections


Integrated Gynecology & Urology at UCLA

November 19, 2019

Integrated Gynecology & Urology at UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I would really like for people to know that a lot of pelvic floor conditions are treatable and that this is the place where they can receive that care,” urges Dr. Christopher Tarnay, co-director of the Center for Women’s Pelvic Health at UCLA. “There’s been a tremendous transition at UCLA to move toward an integrated […]

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Tarnay, obstetrician-gynecologist, pelvic floor conditions, urogynecology


Full Attention From Medical Assistant

August 19, 2019

Full Attention From Medical Assistant

By uclahealth uclahealth

“When a patient walks in we give them all our attention,” says Linda Basulto, a medical assistant in the urology office at the UCLA Health Burbank Primary and Specialty Care clinic. “I love working with patients and I love helping people. In this office, I’ve started to get to know some of the patients who […]

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Tags: featured, medical assistant, UCLA Health Burbank


Ask the Doctors - What can be done for bladder pain syndrome?

July 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What can be done for bladder pain syndrome?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: What can be done about interstitial cystitis syndrome, or bladder pain syndrome? I’m told there’s no cause or cure, and that some doctors don’t even believe it exists. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition of the bladder that’s five times more common in women than men. Patients with interstitial cystitis have pain, pressure […]

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Tags: amitriptyline, Ask the Doctors, bladder, bladder pain, frequent urination, interstitial cystitis, pentosan polysulfate sodium


Urology is Fab-U-lous

June 14, 2018

Urology is Fab-U-lous

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are here celebrating pride and diversity because UCLA Health is inclusive and is totally fabulous,” says Dr. Mark Litwin, professor and chair of UCLA Urology. Laura Baybridge, executive chief administrative officer for the UCLA Department of Urology and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, says, “UCLA Urology is now able to offer gender-affirmation surgeries to […]

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Tags: diversity, Dr. Mark Litwin, featured, gender-affirmation surgeries, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health Program, UCLA Urology


What couples need to know about male fertility problems

June 14, 2018

What couples need to know about male fertility problems

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

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 Dr. Jesse Mills. Here’s what dads-to-be – and their partners – […]

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Tags: diet, Dr. Jesse Mills, exercise, Father's Day, fertility, lifestyle changes, male infertility, men's health, nutrition, obesity, pregnancy, sleep


Ask the Doctors - Do I really need a PSA test?

April 17, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I really need a PSA test?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 45-year-old man. Do I really need a PSA test every year? The short answer: Only in certain situations.  Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of  cancer death among men, and in an effort to spot it early, doctors have long used the PSA test to measure prostate specific antigen, or PSA, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, men's health, prostate cancer risks, prostate exam, prostate gland, prostate MRI, PSA level, psa test


April 13, 2018

Metastatic kidney cancer to the neck

By P P

On March of 2017 I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive kidney cancer (collecting duct carcinoma) that had metastasized to my neck through my lymphatic system. I was diagnosed at UCLA after leaving city of Hope, where I was originally misdiagnosed in June 2016 (was told it was a kidney cyst). I started an […]

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Tags: CT scan, double chemo therapies, Dr. Alexandra Drakaki, Dr. Amar Kishan, Dr. Karim Chamie, Dr. Maie St. John, enlarged lymph node, immunotherapy treatment, kidney cancer, kidney cyst, kidney surgery, lymphatic system