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.
For long-term prostate cancer survivors, sexual dysfunction following radiation therapy (RT) can be classified into 3 symptom domains: erectile dysfunction, orgasmic dysfunction, and pain, and chances for intact sexual functionality may be increased if dose to the total penile structure can be restricted for these domains in the planning of RT. These findings were published online in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Maria Thor, PhD, from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and colleagues examined sexual dysfunction in 2 treated prostate cancer cohorts and in 1 non-pelvic-irradiated cohort. The men were prescribed primary/salvage external-beam RT. Absorbed RT doses (Dmean and Dmax) of the corpora cavernosa, penile bulb, and total penile structure were correlated with 13 patient-reported symptoms on sexual dysfunction.
The researchers found that across all cohorts, 3 distinct symptom domains were identified: erectile dysfunction (2 to 5 symptoms), orgasmic dysfunction (2 to 4 symptoms), and pain (2 to 3 symptoms). Corpora cavernosa + penile bulb Dmax was the strongest predictor for erectile dysfunction symptoms; prediction of orgasmic dysfunction was equally good for corpora cavernosa and penile bulb Dmean; and corpora cavernosa + penile bulb Dmean was the strongest predictor for pain symptoms.
“Chances for intact sexual functionality may be increased if dose to the total penile structure can be restricted for these domains in the planning of RT,” the authors write.
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.