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.
The Debate of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Tests
The prostate gland produces cells of a protein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA). It’s important for males to regulate the PSA levels because of various prostate conditions that create an elevation in levels. One condition encompasses prostatitis, inflammation of the prostate, which often results in painful inflammation. The National Cancer Institute is recommending men seek a PSA test in order to identify any benign conditions that may be interfering with the prostate function.
The controversy whether a PSA screening is recommended continues to be debated. For several years, it was recommended that men 50+ years should get a PSA screening. The main benefit of the test is to be able to detect prostate cancer early. On the downside, the test may give the wrong implications producing a false-positive or false-negative results. The research related to PSAs is ongoing. Click here for further reading.