Welcome to Urology Group of New Mexico - Vasectomy and Urology Experts
The Urology Group of New Mexico is dedicated to serving the urological needs of adults and children in the Albuquerque, NM, area. Our urologist, Dr. Frederick Snoy, is committed to providing quality urological care in a patient-friendly setting. Dr. Snoy has performed over 2,000 vasectomies making UGNM a premier vasectomy clinic. We offer vasectomy services using the modern “no scalpel” technique.
Experience has taught our practice to treat each patient as a partner in his or her medical care. Because some urological conditions are accompanied by discomfort or embarrassment, we emphasize sensitivity and discretion with all patients concerns.
Dr. Snoy is pleased to offer a variety of payment options including cash, credit card, cashier’s check and several flexible financing choices (including interest free) through CareCredit. Click the Care Credit logo to learn more or to apply.
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Urology Group of New Mexico is located at 4161 Montgomery Blvd, NE. (505) 872-4091
We hold evidence obtained through randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to be the highest level upon which current medical care should be changed and future care should be based. Unfortunately, the performance of interventional RCTs in surgery comparing modality A versus B is often hampered by poor accrual. It is estimated that one fifth of surgical randomized treatment trials are prematurely terminated.1 A number of barriers to completion of surgical randomized treatment trials have been identified, including inadequate infrastructure, time, and funding.
Increasing emphasis has recently been placed on excess variation in care as a potential source of medical errors. Not surprisingly, policy makers, regulatory agencies, and payers have sought to standardize care delivery processes as a way to potentially impact healthcare outcomes and quality. As an example, the National Quality Forum endorsed 69 surgical quality metrics for 2015; 24 of these involved care processes.2 In response, clinical investigators have begun to address provider- and health care system-risk within the context of randomized treatment trials. These processes-of-care trials more explicitly seek to control and mitigate provider- and healthcare system-risk as a way to standardize surgical care and potentially optimize surgical quality.
Why are processes-of-care trials (POCTs) meaningful? First, they present an opportunity for physicians within a system to rally around a common problem with no obvious solution and try to study it systematically. For example, post-operative ileus is a very common cause of prolonged hospitalization. While it is simple to explain, it remains difficult to improve. Second, POCTs emphasize the use of level 1 evidence and move us away from practice by anecdote. Third, and most importantly, POCTs reshape the culture of acceptance of “meaningless” or “minor” post-operative complications such as catheter associated urinary tract infections, superficial skin infections, and post-op retention. These “initiating” complications often prolong hospitalization and permit “spiraling” complications to set in.
We all espouse scientific rigor in the pursuit of the highest quality of care. Abundant business models focusing on Six Sigma, the Toyota Production System, and best practices have been shown to optimize outcomes, enhance productivity, and even improve revenue. We are uniquely situated in medicine to systematically study processes and then adapt the findings to improve care.
Source: Renal & Urology News
Urologists like Dr. Fredrick J. Snoy can provide treatment recommendations if you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone. Please contact our office for an appointment if you would like to discuss with Dr. Snoy, (505) 872-4091.