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“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 [...]

By uclahealth • November 19, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • August 19, 2019

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 [...]

By Ask the Doctors • July 2, 2018

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • June 14, 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 Dr. Jesse Mills. [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • June 14, 2018

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, [...]

By Ask the Doctors • April 17, 2018

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 [...]

By P • April 13, 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

Approximately 6 years ago a local doctor cut into a bladder augmentation that had been done by Dr Raz. This left me on dialysis and in septic shock. I was air lifted to UCLA where Dr Raz saved my life. If not for him I probably wouldn't be here today [...]

By LVMom • February 26, 2018

30 years ago this month, I had a testicular cancer and it took a part of me and almost my life with a recurrence to my lymph nodes and spine a year later. I had chemo and radiation following. I spent several years dealing with my self-worth and self-value and [...]

By Andrew • February 22, 2018