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.
Incontinence Becoming More Widespread Among Adults
Earlier this year we told you about urinary incontinence, also known as bladder control problems. There are two common types of urinary incontinence; stress and urge, with various causes. Read more about urinary incontinence here.
In a report released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), incontinence is presenting a financial problem to the individual and society, according to Yelena Gorina, MS, MPH.
The report indicates that incontinence is associated with multiple factors including diabetes, stroke, cognitive impairment and mobility impairment. Additionally, incontinence is an expensive burden to the individual as the cost of bladder incontinence among adults in 2000 was estimated at $19.5 billion, with $14.2 billion incurred by community residents and $5.3 billion by institutional residents (18). Most of those costs are related to incontinence management resources such as absorbent pads, protection, and laundry.
In addition to the financial obligations, bladder and bowel incontinence problems affecting older persons also hinder emotional feelings of embarrassment and quality of life for the individual.
Patients experiencing problems with urinary or bladder incontinence should visit a urologist. Treatment options often vary by case, but, Urologist like Dr. Frederick J. Snoy can provide recommendations, insight, and advice for improving quality of life for the patient.