HEALTH BLOGS

iTind Minimally Invasive Treatment for Enlarged Prostate – BPH

Dr. Gary Bellman, MD, founder and Medical Director of the SoCal Urology Institute, is now offering his patients the iTind™ procedure to treat the symptoms of Enlarged Prostate, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Male Infertility

MALE INFERTILITY ANALYSIS AND TREATMENT

Infertility is defined as a couple's inability to become pregnant after one year of unprotected intercourse. Male infertility is diagnosed when, after testing of both partners, reproductive problems have been found in the male partner. In most cases

Men’s Health Conditions & Treatment

DR. GARY BELLMAN MD SPECIALIZES IN MEN’S HEALTH CONDITIONS AND TREATMENT

Dr. Gary Bellman, MD, helps men navigate the confusing world of Men’s Health, including: Erectile Dysfunction (ShockWave) Treatment, Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism) Treatment, Male Infertility Analysis & Treatment, Ejaculation Problems (Premature,

No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy Near Southern California

Vasectomy: No-Needle, No Scalpel Method For Less Pain & Discomfort

Having performed thousands of vasectomies, Board Certified Urologist Dr. Gary Bellman is a trusted, experienced urology specialist, who provides his nationally-recognized No-Needle

Invasive Treatment for Prostate Cancer & Enlarged Prostate

NEW MINIMALLY INVASIVE TREATMENT OPTION FOR PROSTATE CANCER & ENLARGED PROSTATE

Board-Certified Urologist and Founder of the Southern California Urology Institute, Dr. Gary Bellman, MD offers a new treatment option to patients with Prostate Cancer and Enlarged Prostate Conditions.

QUICKER RECOVERY TIMES WITH NO-NEEDLE NO-SCALPEL VASECTOMY

Matthew Stafford has been the talk of the town, since helping the L.A. Rams to bring home the title of Super Bowl Champions in early 2022. More recently, he’s also been in the spotlight, after his wife,

Urolift System

UroLift System: Minimally Invasive Procedure to Treat an Enlarged Prostate

The UroLift® System is an advanced, revolutionary treatment for men suffering from an enlarged prostate, also known as BPH. The UroLift System requires no cutting, heating, or removal of prostate tissue.

Rezum Therapy

Rezūm Therapy: A Minimally Invasive Treatment for BPH

Millions of men suffering from the disruptive symptoms of an enlarged prostate, including frequent nighttime urination, weak urine stream, and an inability to empty the bladder may be candidates for Rezum Therapy.

LeBron James Understands the Importance of Sleep: Common Treatments for Prostate Problems

In a recent article, LeBron James stated that getting lots of sleep is the key to his seemingly endless energy on the court, even as he approaches 40.  As any physician can confirm, LeBron is exactly right.

SoftWave: Non-invasive Treatmen - Shockwave Therapy

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY: NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED)

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY: NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED) Erectile dysfunction can occur for many reasons. And for many men, it is a highly invasive issue. The first step is to discuss the uncomfortable. ED is never an easy issue to dis

NO-NEEDLE, NO-SCALPEL VASECTOMY WEST HILLS

With convenient offices in the West Hills Hospital Medical Center campus, Dr. Gary Bellman has performed thousands of his successful and pain-free no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy procedures.

Rezum Therapy – Studies Show Lasting Relief from Enlarged Prostate Symptoms

Unlike oral medications to treat enlarged prostate, Rezum Therapy treats the cause, rather than the symptoms. During this in-office procedure, a local anesthesia will be given. Then, sterile water vapor (steam) is injected into the prostate.

Is UroLift Effective for BPH Enlarged Prostate Treatment?

For men dealing with symptoms of an enlarged prostate, who don't respond to oral medication, or suffer side effects from daily medication to treat BPH, the UroLift System is an option worth considering.

ShockWave Therapy Non-Invasive Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction-ED

Erectile dysfunction can occur for many reasons. And for many men, it is a highly invasive issue. The first step is to discuss the uncomfortable.

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Advice From Top Urologist

ENLARGED PROSTATE (BPH) ADVICE FROM TOP UROLOGIST As a nationally recognized Board-Certified Urologist, Dr. Gary Bellman has helped countless men achieve relief from enlarged prostate (also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH), over his 30

Socal Urology Institute Receives Rezum Center Of Excellence Award

SOCAL UROLOGY INSTITUTE RECEIVES REZUM CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AWARD Experience matters. If you suffer from BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) or enlarged prostate, you want a doctor who can expertly guide you, advise you, and one who excels at a va

Dr. Gary Bellman Receives Urolift Center Of Excellence Designation

DR. GARY BELLMAN RECEIVES UROLIFT CENTER OF EXCELLENCE DESIGNATION Designation Recognizes Dr. Bellman’s Commitment to Exemplary Care, Extensive UroLift® System Experience PLEASANTON, Calif. (PRWEB) July 28, 2020 NeoTract, a wholly owned subsidiar

The Time For A Vasectomy Is Now

THE TIME FOR A VASECTOMY IS NOW No one wants to be stuck at home, but one of the positives is that we can focus on our health and take care of the medical procedures we might have been putting off. Southern California’s top urologist Dr. Gary Bell

Nitrous Oxide Available At Socal Urology Institute

To improve patient comfort, and reduce anxiety associated with urological procedures, Dr. Gary Bellman now offers Nitrous Oxide at the Southern California Urology Institute.   WHAT IS NITROUS OXIDE? You’ve most likely heard of Nitrous Oxid

Best Surgical Treatment Options For Enlarged Prostate

Can An Enlarged Prostate Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

CAN AN ENLARGED PROSTATE CAUSE ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION? Older men tend to have larger prostates than younger men because the prostate continues to grow as a man ages. Enlargement of the prostate that is not the result of cancer is called benign prostat

Can Dietary Changes Help To Prevent Kidney Stones?

CAN DIETARY CHANGES HELP TO PREVENT KIDNEY STONES? The first step in preventing kidney stones is to understand what is causing the stones to form. This information helps Dr. Bellman recommend specific diet changes to prevent future kidney stones.

Greenlight Laser Therapy

Greenlight Laser Therapy For BPH Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

GREENLIGHT LASER THERAPY FOR BPH BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY GreenLightTM Laser Therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment for enlarged prostate (BPH). Using laser energy to vaporize and remove excess prostate tissue relieves pressure

Best Surgical Treatment Options For Enlarged Prostate

What Are The Best Surgical Treatment Options For An Enlarged Prostate?

WHAT ARE THE BEST SURGICAL TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AN ENLARGED PROSTATE? Medication can help many men with an enlarged prostate, but for some, they might not always be enough to ease symptoms such as weak urine flow and dribbling. When you’re one

Can Ed (Erectile Dysfunction) Drugs Help With BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)?

CAN ED (ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION) DRUGS HELP WITH BPH (BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA)? Supplements & Medications for Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Do They Work? A BIT ABOUT BPH The prostate is typically the size of a walnut, in young, healthy men. This allo

March Madness: In It To Win It? Protect Your #1 Seed

MARCH MADNESS: IN IT TO WIN IT? PROTECT YOUR #1 SEED No-needle, no-scalpel vasectomieshave been gaining in popularity for the last decade as the birth control of choice for thousands of men in Southern California. But during College Basketball Playof

Will A Vasectomy Cause ‘Blue Balls’?

WILL A VASECTOMY CAUSE ‘BLUE BALLS’? Many men worry about where the sperm will go once the tubes are cut. The tubes being the vas deferens.  The concern is that the testicles will continue to produce sperm and the sperm won’t be able t

Urolift Vs. Greenlight Therapy

Urolift Vs. Greenlight Therapy For BPH: What’S Right For You?

UROLIFT VS. GREENLIGHT THERAPY FOR BPH: WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU? Urolift Vs. Greenlight Therapy For BPH: Surgical Options for Enlarged Prostate – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Los Angeles & SFV Urologist Dr. Gary Bellman has treated

Vasectomy Age Requirements

VASECTOMY AGE REQUIREMENTS “Am I too young to have a vasectomy?” The laws governing minimum vasectomy age will vary depending country and jurisdiction. In the United States, any man who is over the age of 18 and mentally sound can have a vasectom

Encino Urologist Dr. Gary Bellman

ENCINO UROLOGIST DR. GARY BELLMAN The Southern California Urology Institute, under the direction of Encino Urologist Dr. Gary Bellman, M.D., F.R.C.S. offers the No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy, Prostate and Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Treatment, Kidney S

The Truth About Super Beta Prostate And Other Supplements: What You Need To Know

THE TRUTH ABOUT SUPER BETA PROSTATE AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW If you’ve listened to sports talk radio lately, you’ve more than likely heard about Super Beta Prostate. A lot of people sell it, and many people seem to be

Thousand Oaks Urology Care

THOUSAND OAKS UROLOGY CARE Going to the doctor can often times be met with hesitation, and even the mere thought of a doctor’s visit can be enough to avoid making an appointment. Here at the Southern California Urology Institute, Dr. Gary Bellma

Kidney Stone

Are Kidney Stone Occurences On The Rise?

ARE KIDNEY STONE OCCURENCES ON THE RISE? Kidney stones (calculi) are hardened mineral deposits that form in the kidney.  They originate as microscopic particles or crystals and develop into stones over time.  The medical term for this condition is

Why Are Women More Prone To Uti’S?

WHY ARE WOMEN MORE PRONE TO UTI’S? Urinary tract infections (UTIs) afflict predominantly women, accounting for a large number of medical appointments every year.  UTIs are uncomfortable and can cause frequent and burning urination, urinary u

Vasectomy

Recovery After A Vasectomy: What To Expect Before & After A No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy

RECOVERY AFTER A VASECTOMY: WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE & AFTER A NO-NEEDLE, NO-SCALPEL VASECTOMY Vasectomy is a simple operation designed to make a man sterile, or unable to father a child.  It is used as a means of contraception in many parts of th

San Fernando Valley

San Fernando Valley SFV No Needle Vasectomy Specialist

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY SFV NO NEEDLE VASECTOMY SPECIALIST San Fernando Valley Vasectomy Specialist: Over a half-million American men undergo a vasectomy each year– a safe, simple, and highly effective means of contraception.  About 50 million m

What Are The Causes Of Hematuria (Blood In The Urine) ?

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF HEMATURIA (BLOOD IN THE URINE) ? Hematuria is the medical term for the presence of blood in the urine.  Hematuria may be visible to the eye (gross hematuria) or seen only under the microscope (microscopic hematuria).  Either

Tarzana Urologist

Tarzana Urologist Dr Gary Bellman

TARZANA UROLOGIST DR GARY BELLMAN Founder of the Southern California Urology Institute, Tarzana Urologist Dr. Gary Bellman serves patients throughout Southern California, including San Fernando Valley SFV, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, and beyond

Vasectomy

Vasectomy Thousand Oaks

VASECTOMY THOUSAND OAKS Dr. Gary Bellman performs the No Needle, No Scalpel Vasectomy for men in the Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks areas. This procedure allows for minimal discomfort and a much quicker recovery period for men that are lookin

Should I Stop My Calcium Supplement If I Have Kidney Stones?

SHOULD I STOP MY CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT IF I HAVE KIDNEY STONES? Kidney stones affect approximately 12% of the American population, and calcium oxalate stones account for almost 90% of kidney stone incidences.  Oxalates are organic chemicals found

No-Scalpel Vasectomy Thousand Oaks

NO-SCALPEL VASECTOMY THOUSAND OAKS Good news! The Vasectomy techniques performed by Dr. Gary Bellman are much less invasive and have faster recovery times. Dr. Bellman is an expert in the No Needle, No Scalpel Vasectomy method. In the past doctors w

No Needle Vasectomy Specialist Encino

NO NEEDLE VASECTOMY SPECIALIST ENCINO Choosing the right doctor for your vasectomy is important. Board-Certified Encino Urologist Dr. Gary Bellman is a nationally-recognized expert in his No Needle, No Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure. He has performed

Prostate Cancer: Can A Simple Blood Draw Affect My Prognosis?

PROSTATE CANCER: CAN A SIMPLE BLOOD DRAW AFFECT MY PROGNOSIS? What is PSA? Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by both cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign) prostate tissue.  PSA helps liquefy the semen and enters the b

Vasectomy in West Hills

No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy West Hills

NO-NEEDLE, NO-SCALPEL VASECTOMY WEST HILLS With convenient offices in the West Hills Hospital Medical Center campus, Dr. Gary Bellman has performed thousands of his successful and pain-free no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy procedures. This is a minim

Vasectomy Tarzana

VASECTOMY TARZANA Dr. Gary Bellman is an expert in the no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy procedure and serves the city of Tarzana, as well as the entire San Fernando Valley, Ventura County and Los Angeles areas. The no-needle vasectomy method is carrie

No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Method- West Hills

NO-NEEDLE, NO-SCALPEL VASECTOMY METHOD- WEST HILLS Dr. Gary Bellman is a Board Certified Urologist with over 20 years of experience and is a leading specialist in the No Needle, No Scalpel Vasectomy procedure and has performed vasectomies on

Bladder Cancer Risk Factors

BLADDER CANCER RISK FACTORS According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with bladder cancer each year.  Bladder cancer is nearly three times more common in men than in women and is most common in peopl

Kidney Stone Treatment Options

KIDNEY STONE TREATMENT OPTIONS Here at Southern California Urology Institute, Dr. Gary C. Bellman selects surgeries for kidney stones that allow the vast majority of patients to go home the day of surgery or, in the case of the percutaneous p

Prolactin: What It Is And It’S Connection To Male Sexual Function

PROLACTIN: WHAT IT IS AND IT’S CONNECTION TO MALE SEXUAL FUNCTION Hyperprolactinemia is the name for higher-than-normal blood levels of the hormone prolactin. This hormone is made by the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the bra

Your Pee: Color, Odor And What It May Say About Your Health

YOUR PEE: COLOR, ODOR AND WHAT IT MAY SAY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH Centuries ago, doctors tasted their patients’ urine to diagnose diabetes. If it was sweet, it meant the body wasn’t properly clearing away glucose.  Fortunately, we have more advanced a

Mri/Us Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy: Improves Cancer Detection?

MRI/US FUSION GUIDED PROSTATE BIOPSY: IMPROVES CANCER DETECTION? A couple early warning signs of possible prostate cancer are a high level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the bloodstream and an abnormal digital rectal exam (DRE). When either

Prostate Biopsy: How Is It Done And What’S Involved?

PROSTATE BIOPSY: HOW IS IT DONE AND WHAT’S INVOLVED? A prostate biopsy is a procedure to remove samples of suspicious tissue from the prostate.  The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland in men that produces fluid that nourishes and tr

How To Detect And Treat An Infection Of The Prostate

HOW TO DETECT AND TREAT AN INFECTION OF THE PROSTATE Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, a common condition in adult males.  Often caused by infection, prostatitis may develop rapidly (acute) or slowly (chronic). The prostate

Urologist- San Fernando Valley

UROLOGIST- SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Expert Board-Certified Urologist Dr. Gary Bellman offers his services throughout the San Fernando Valley.  Located in West Hills Hospital Medical area, his office is adjacent to the cities of Calabasas, Woodland Hills,

West Hills Urologist

WEST HILLS UROLOGIST West Hills Urologist Dr. Gary Bellman is a medical doctor specializing in treatment of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Dr. Bellman is Board-Certified and is recognized as an expert in his f

Can A High Sodium Diet Contribute To Forming Kidney Stones?

CAN A HIGH SODIUM DIET CONTRIBUTE TO FORMING KIDNEY STONES? There are multiple causes of kidney stones, some of which are inherited and others of which can be controlled.  One main controllable cause of kidney stones is a high-salt diet. When your

Vasectomy: How It Compares To Other Contraceptive Methods

Vasectomy is a simple operation designed to make a man sterile, or unable to biologically father a child.  Vasectomy involves blocking the tubes through which sperm pass into the semen.

Leading Vasectomy Expert: Los Angeles

LEADING VASECTOMY EXPERT: LOS ANGELES Here at Southern California Urology Institute, Dr. Gary C. Bellman performs vasectomies as a simple way of contraception.  It remains one of the most effective forms of birth control, and in recent years, has

Common Signs & Symptoms Of Kidney Stones

COMMON SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY STONES If you have a kidney stone, you’ll likely know it soon enough.  There are several warning signs that can alert you to the formation of a stone; Once a stone moves around within your kidney or passes in

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatments

BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA TREATMENTS As the prostate grows, it begins squeezing the urethra causing uncomfortable and inconvenient urination problems- Frequent urination, especially at night, a hesitant and intermittent flow, sense of urgency, an

Suffering From BPH? The Urolift® System May Be The Procedure For You

SUFFERING FROM BPH? THE UROLIFT® SYSTEM MAY BE THE PROCEDURE FOR YOU Suffering From BPH? The UroLift System May Be The Procedure For You The UroLift® System is the newest minimally invasive approach to treating BPH for patients looking for an a

Circumcision Vs. Frenuloplasty: What Is The Difference?

CIRCUMCISION VS. FRENULOPLASTY: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? The Difference A circumcision is an operation that removes the foreskin. The foreskin is the sleeve of tissue that covers the head of the penis. The usual reason for doing this is for scarring o

Urology Specialist In Los Angeles

Leading Urology Specialist In Los Angeles

LEADING UROLOGY SPECIALIST IN LOS ANGELES Dr. Gary Bellman, an Urology Specialist in Los Angeles What Are Urologic Diseases? The term “urologic diseases” describes a wide variety of conditions, all related to the processing and carrying of urine

Bladder Health: Tips To Help You Avoid Possible Irritants

BLADDER HEALTH: TIPS TO HELP YOU AVOID POSSIBLE IRRITANTS Making some simple lifestyle changes‚ such as swapping potentially troublesome foods for more healthful items, can help you alleviate overactive bladder symptoms.  While certain foods and

What Causes A Varicocele? How It’S Diagnosed & Treatment Options

WHAT CAUSES A VARICOCELE? HOW IT’S DIAGNOSED & TREATMENT OPTIONS A varicocele refers to one or more enlarged veins in the scrotum, the loose pouch of skin that contains the testicles. Similar to a varicose vein in the leg, varicoceles are

Vasectomy Santa Clarita

VASECTOMY SANTA CLARITA Dr. Bellman performs a no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy and services men from throughout the Santa Clarita area. This minimally invasive procedure can usually be easily performed in the office in 15-20 minutes. The entire pro

Circumcision: Does It Affect Men’S Sexual Health?

CIRCUMCISION: DOES IT AFFECT MEN’S SEXUAL HEALTH? Male circumcision can be an important religious right, a life-saving preventative health service to others, and a controversial practice to some in today’s multi-cultural world. Circumcision i

Urolift: Minimally Invasive Treatment For BPH

UROLIFT: MINIMALLY INVASIVE TREATMENT FOR BPH In September 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved marketing for the first permanent implant to increase urine flow in men over the age of 50 with BPH.  In this minimally invasive

Urinary Incontinence: Learning About The Different Types

URINARY INCONTINENCE: LEARNING ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES Urinary incontinence, the most common pelvic floor disorder, is the involuntary loss of urine.  Its severity varies from person to person.  Some may ‘leak’ a few drops of urine when they

Effectiveness Of The No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Method

EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NO-NEEDLE, NO-SCALPEL VASECTOMY METHOD Here at Southern California Urology Institute, Dr. Gary C. Bellman performs vasectomies as a simple way of contraception.  It remains one of the most effective forms of birth control, an

Can A Vasectomy Be Reversed?

CAN A VASECTOMY BE REVERSED? Over a half-million American men undergo a vasectomy each year– a safe, simple, and highly effective means of contraception.  About 50 million men in the US have undergone this procedure; roughly 5% of all marri

Bladder Cancer Surgery Options

BLADDER CANCER SURGERY OPTIONS Surgery is typically the first treatment option for early-stage bladder cancers because tumors have likely not spread to other areas of the body. We may perform surgery for bladder cancers that have recurred or metastas

Bladder Cancer- Aim For Early Detection

BLADDER CANCER- AIM FOR EARLY DETECTION The most common type of bladder cancer is called transitional cell carcinoma (TCC).  This type is also called urothelial carcinoma.  It affects only the cells that line the inside of the bladder.  This ty

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH In the U.S., 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, making it the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer. Despite these figures, the level of awareness, understanding

Male Infertility- Treatment And Management

MALE INFERTILITY- TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT Infertility is defined as a couple’s inability to become pregnant after one year of unprotected intercourse.  In any given year, about 15% of couples in North America and Europe who are trying to conc

Kidney Stone Treatment: Shock Wave Lithotripsy

KIDNEY STONE TREATMENT: SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY What is lithotripsy? Lithotripsy is a non-invasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to treat kidney stones that are too large to pass through the urinary tract.  Lithotripsy treats kidney

Female Urinary Incontinence: (Q)S & (A)S

FEMALE URINARY INCONTINENCE: (Q)S & (A)S Bladder leakage, also known as urinary incontinence, is the loss of bladder control for involuntary loss of urine. In fact, it’s very likely that you or someone you know–your mother, sister, or be

Circumcising Men Also To Benefit Women?

CIRCUMCISING MEN ALSO TO BENEFIT WOMEN? What is circumcision? Circumcision is the removal of a fold of skin (the “foreskin” or “prepuce”) that covers the head (glans) of the un-erect penis.  The operation takes about 10 minutes and is perfo

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Testing For Prostate Cancer

PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA) TESTING FOR PROSTATE CANCER About Prostate Cancer and PSA Testing Prostate cancer begins in the prostate.  The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located inside the body underneath the bladder.  Its main function i

Understanding Interstitial Cystitis (Ic) & Bladder Pain: Who Is Most At Risk?

UNDERSTANDING INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS (IC) & BLADDER PAIN: WHO IS MOST AT RISK? Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a term that has been used to refer to a clinical syndrome characterized by chronic urinary urgency (feeling the need to urinate immedia

Causes Of Menopausal Urinary Symptoms

CAUSES OF MENOPAUSAL URINARY SYMPTOMS After menopause, a woman’s chance of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) is much greater and one may even find themselves developing chronic UTIs.  Hormonal changes associated with menopause can c

Peyronie’S Disease Treatment

PEYRONIE’S DISEASE TREATMENT Men vary in shape and size, and having a curved erection is common and isn’t necessarily a cause for concern.  However, in some men, Peyronie’s disease causes a significant bend or pain.  This can prevent

No Needle Vasectomy Santa Clarita

NO NEEDLE VASECTOMY SANTA CLARITA Dr Bellman performs the no needle no scalpel Vasectomy procedure and is available to see patients from throughout the Santa Clarita area. Appointments with Dr. Bellman can be made quickly. His No Needle, No Scalpel V

Screening For Testicular Cancer

SCREENING FOR TESTICULAR CANCER Testicular cancer starts in the testicles.  It typically develops in one or both testicles in young men, although it can occur at any age.  It is a highly treatable and usually curable type of cancer. To understand

Urinary Tract Infections In Women

URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN WOMEN If you’ve ever experienced a urinary tract infection (UTI) you know immediately the burning pain, the constant and intense urge (but inability) to urinate, and the uncomfortable ache in your lower abdomen.  These

What Are The Causes Of Blood In The Semen?

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF BLOOD IN THE SEMEN? Blood in the semen, also called hematospermia, usually does not last long, and it’s not uncommon for men to experience blood in their semen during their lifetime. Patients with hematospermia are usual

‘Blue Light’ Therapy To Treat Erectile Dysfunction?

‘BLUE LIGHT’ THERAPY TO TREAT ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION? Erectile dysfunction is a disorder that affects over 150 million males worldwide. Penile erection is a complicated process, involving multiple stages from sexual stimulation to a cascad

D-Mannose For Reoccuring Uti’S?

D-MANNOSE FOR REOCCURING UTI’S? Bladder infections are a common, frustrating condition mostly targeting women, and is  uncomfortable, and often times painful. Women are more prone to infection because of the proximity of the urethra (urine o

Leading Vasectomy Specialist

LEADING VASECTOMY SPECIALIST Dr. Gary Bellman is a Board Certified Urologist and is fully adept in his field.  With well over 20 years of experience, Dr. Bellman has gained the trust from both female and male patients- always providing the best

Risug; Is This Worth Waiting For Instead Of A Vasectomy?

RISUG; IS THIS WORTH WAITING FOR INSTEAD OF A VASECTOMY? RISUG is a procedure popularized in India which is supposed to be a reversible sterilization option for men. When it comes to reproduction, men have it fairly easy.  They enjoy all of the fun

Is A No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy Right For You?

IS A NO-NEEDLE, NO-SCALPEL VASECTOMY RIGHT FOR YOU? Many men may decide that they don’t want to have more children and consider a vasectomy. While thousands of men get vasectomies every year, many men are apprehensive. They worry about the pain and

Most Common Type Of Kidney Cancer: Renal Cell Carcinoma

MOST COMMON TYPE OF KIDNEY CANCER: RENAL CELL CARCINOMA Renal cell cancer (RCC) is cancer or a mass that grows in the meat of the kidney.  It is more common than cancer of the renal pelvis, the part of the kidney that collects the urine.  Affectin

Type 2 Diabetes And Erectile Dysfunction

TYPE 2 DIABETES AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION Although diabetes and ED (Erectile Dysfunction) are two separate conditions, they can go hand-in-hand.  Men with diabetes are 2-3 times more likely to develop erectile dysfunction.  In many cases, proble

New Guidelines For Women With Urinary Incontinence

NEW GUIDELINES FOR WOMEN WITH URINARY INCONTINENCE Women with urinary incontinence have trouble controlling their flow of urine.  This is more of an inconvenience because a simple laugh or a sneeze can cause a urine leakage incident which, of cour

Interstitial Cystitis: Learn About Treatment And Symptoms

INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS: LEARN ABOUT TREATMENT What is interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)? Interstitial cystitis is a chronic pain condition that affects the bladder.  Many experts now call it bladder pain syndrome (BPS).  Symptoms

Rise In Temperature, Rise In Kidney Stones?

RISE IN TEMPERATURE, RISE IN KIDNEY STONES? When one thinks of the warming climate, the phrases that pop into mind probably aren’t ‘nausea & queasiness,’ ‘sharp, stabbing pain,’ or ‘blood in your urine.’  Yet these awful sympto

Could Bacteria In Urine Contribute To Overactive Bladder?

COULD BACTERIA IN URINE CONTRIBUTE TO OVERACTIVE BLADDER? If you are one of those affected by the ‘gotta go’ feeling–  the sudden urge to urinate that you cannot control, it may be because of the bacteria in urine, a recent study showed. A

Can Pelvic Floor Exercises Help With (Pe) ?

CAN PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES HELP WITH (PE) ? Perceptions of premature ejaculation (PE) are often subjective; Some men believe they have premature ejaculation inappropriately, but the International Society of Sexual Medicine defines premature ejacu

Diagnosing and Treating Interstitial Cystitis

For more than a century, interstitial cystitis (IC) was thought to be a rare, bladder specific disease that affected only women.  Through slow, steady research and several false starts

New Prostate Cancer Risks Linked To Vitamin E And Selenium

NEW PROSTATE CANCER RISKS LINKED TO VITAMIN E AND SELENIUM Men taking Selenium or Vitamin E supplements may double their risk of prostate cancer, depending on the levels of selenium already in their bodies, a new study suggests– Research ga

Dash Diet May Lower Risk Of Recurrent Kidney Stones

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