Baton Rouge Urology Group FAQs
At Baton Rouge Urology Group, we strive to meet our patients’ every need. Please peruse our frequently asked questions. We love informing our patients and educating them on the urological field. If your question still needs to be answered, or you’d like details regarding a urology-related topic, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.
What Is Urology? How Does It Work?
Urology is a medical branch concerned with physiology, condition, and disorders of the urinary tract. It studies, diagnoses, and treats diseases and dysfunction within the genitals and unitary tract system. Urologists also specialize in helping males recover from problems relating to the reproductive system. Men, women, children, adults, and seniors can receive urological services, procedures, and treatments.
What Do Your Urologists Center Do?
Our urology physicians and providers specialize in various methods, techniques, and practices. They are educated and certified doctors who’ve completed at least 10 years or more of medical education and training. Baton Rouge Urology Group comprises experts skilled in urological surgery, analysis, testing, and beyond.
Is My Urination Routine Healthy?
Urination frequency and severity vary between patients. On average, people urinate up to eight times daily. The number of times you urinate can depend on your overall health, drinking, and eating habits. Don’t worry if you need to use the restroom at night. It could mean that you consume excessive amounts of water or other beverages before sleep. However, if you’re concerned, you can always make an appointment with us to evaluate your urinary tract. We encourage you to schedule a visit with Baton Rouge Urology Group if you suffer from chronic or severe pain and discomfort before, during, or after urinating.
How Do I Maintain Optimal Urological Health?
Overall health has an immense impact on urological health. Make sure to exercise regularly, eat well, and abstain from smoking and drinking alcohol or caffeine heavily. Drinking enough water is essential to your urological health. Please consume your recommended amount of water daily. Certain foods and substances known as diuretics absorb and eliminate water from the body. Our specialists recommend avoiding diuretics and other harmful food and drink to preserve your urological health.
Is Urology Different for Men and Women?
Both men and women can suffer from urological issues, but the cause and reasons for suffering often differ. Women’s urinary tracts are often affected by physiological changes from pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Lifestyle habits and overall health conditions significantly impact the bladder, prostate, and urinary tract, regardless of sex or gender.
Do You Treat Men and Women?
Yes. We treat men and women of all ages.
What Common Conditions Do You Treat?
We treat all urological conditions, some of the most common being impotence, erectile dysfunction, incontinence, kidney stones, and prostate diseases.
How Do You Treat Impotence?
We can treat impotence with Viagra®, Cialis®, and Levitra®. However, men with cardiovascular disease and those taking nitroglycerine agents are not good candidates for these prescriptions.
Do You Provide Non-Surgical Impotence Treatments?
Yes. We treat patients with vacuum constriction devices to push blood into the penis, so it stays erect. This method is non-surgical.
What Happens if Non-Surgical Treatments Fail?
We can perform penile implant surgery. Most of these implant procedures are outpatient and fulfilled with little recovery or downtime.
Are There Non-Surgical Therapies for Impotence?
Caverject® is a non-surgical therapy that many men prefer. It comprises injecting a medication into the penis that stimulates an erection.
What Do You Need to Know Before My Vasectomy?
Contact us to schedule a consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and inform you about the vasectomy process in complete detail.
Do You Perform Non-Scalpel Vasectomies?
Yes. Men are choosing non-scalpel vasectomies over traditional vasectomies increasingly. We can provide you with more information and detail about non-scalpel procedures during your consultation.
What Are Some Modern Incontinence Treatments for Women?
Tension-free vaginal tape is a current and popular incontinence treatment for women. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more about our treatment options.
What Are Some Modern Treatments for Kidney Stones?
Our urologists use a non-invasive procedure called lithotripsy to treat kidney stones. We conduct this treatment with the latest technology and equipment.
When Should I Get Prostate Screening?
According to the American Cancer Society, men aged 50 and older should get their prostate screened annually. Men with a family history of prostate cancer should start getting screened between 40 and 45 years old.
Do You Accept Medicare?
How Do You Bill for Treatments?
We’ll send you a bill after we’ve completed your service and your insurance has been paid. Please get in touch with your insurance provider to ensure that bills and payments are fulfilled smoothly.
What Do You Need During My Appointment?
We want you to be open and honest about your health and concerns when you meet with us, even if you feel challenged by it. Knowing your health conditions, how you are feeling, and your medical history is essential to us. Bring medical and family history documentation, such as past x-rays, records, and tests for us to review. Think about questions before you arrive, so we can answer them.
How Do I Schedule an Appointment?
All you need to do is contact us. We prioritize urgent care appointments. We schedule non-emergency and routine exams within one or two weeks. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can prepare for you. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.
Do You Provide Follow-Up Appointments?
If we encourage you to schedule a follow-up appointment is us or a specialist, please do so. You can direct our questions to our office. Please call us immediately if your condition worsens or you’re reacting negatively to medications.
How is My Insurance Filed?
Our team can help you file your claim. However, it’s your responsibility to get bills paid on time and understand your types of coverage. Please inform us immediately after making changes to your insurance coverage or benefits.
I am Dissatisfied. Who Do I Contact?
Your satisfaction is among our top priorities. If you were dissatisfied with a service, please contact us. It’s crucial that we understand your concerns and what we can do to ensure you’re happy.
Are You Accredited?
Yes. Being accredited means we meet the highest quality and safety standards. We undergo intensive reviews to maintain our accreditation.
When Are You Open?
We are open 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
What Happens If I Need Hospitalized?
Please go to your nearest care center to receive hospitalization and treatment.
What Insurance Do You Accept?
We accept many insurance carriers. Please contact our office to learn more.
What Should I Do in an Emergency?
Please contact or go to your nearest emergency center. We can work directly with the emergency center and consult with them.
How Should I Get My Prescriptions Refiled?
Please contact us when your prescriptions is five days from running out so you don’t miss any doses. You can also contact us when you have concerns or uncertainty about your medication.
Baton Rouge Urology Group
6516 E Myrtle Ave, Baker, LA 70714, USA
7777 Hennessy Blvd #2004, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
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5000 O’Donovan Blvd, Walker, LA 70785, USA