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Spotting the Warning Signs of BPH Aug 2nd, 2019

When it comes to your health, the term “benign” is usually met with relief since no cancer is present. But that doesn’t mean the issue can’t create complications, which is certainly true of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  At our practice, board-certified urologist Dr. Robert Cornell specializes in BPH, helping our...

Myths and Facts About Erectile Dysfunction Jul 18th, 2019

Let’s get one truth about erectile dysfunction (ED) out in the open right from the start — it’s a lot more common than you might think. In fact, more than half the male population in the United States is affected by ED at some point in their lives. And the...

Why Kidney Stone Cases Rise During the Summer Jun 20th, 2019

Each year in the United States, three million people seek relief for painful kidney stones with their doctors or urologists, and a surprising number of these visits take place during the summer months. The reason for the uptick in kidney stone treatments during the summer is akin to hibernation —...

How Successful Are Vasectomy Reversals? May 15th, 2019

They say that few decisions in life are irreversible, which can certainly be said of a surgical procedure like a vasectomy. Life takes twists and turns, and if you find yourself in the position of rethinking your decision to put an end to your ability to father a child, we’ve...

5 Signs You May Be Suffering from Low Testosterone Apr 16th, 2019

A man’s world is influenced, to a surprising degree, by testosterone, the hormone responsible for your more “male” characteristics. The broad net that this hormone casts on your physical and mental health often becomes glaringly obvious when your testosterone levels are low. At our Houston urology practice, under the experienced...

3 Interesting Facts About Penile Implants Mar 7th, 2019

If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction and you’ve tried every treatment avenue, including pills and pumps, to no avail, a penile implant is a great solution. At our practice, Dr. Robert Cornell is one of the premier prosthetic urologists in the Houston area, helping men enjoy active and satisfying sexual...

How to Know if a Vasectomy Is Right For You Feb 8th, 2019

In the world of birth control, the options have largely rested on the shoulders of women, which makes sense given that they do the heavy lifting when it comes to bringing a child into the world. That said, men are taking matters into their own hands through vasectomies, with over...

5 Symptoms of Prostate Cancer to Look Out for Jan 9th, 2019

The statistics surrounding prostate cancer can be frightening — one in nine men in the United States will be affected by the disease — making it the second-most commonly diagnosed cancer in men behind skin cancer. But now consider this statistic: There are almost three million survivors of prostate cancer...

Ventral Phalloplasty: Your Guide to Genital Contouring Dec 6th, 2018

While ventral phalloplasty may sound like a major undertaking, in reality it’s a fairly simple procedure that delivers big results. The goal behind a ventral phalloplasty is to remove excess tissue that may be covering up the true size of your penis. But surgery is still surgery, no matter how...

Improve Your Sex Life with a Penile Implant Oct 16th, 2018

If your sex life has been derailed because of persistent and treatment-resistant erectile dysfunction, there’s a way to restore your virility that goes far beyond a little blue pill. Penile implants have garnered a 90% satisfaction rate for good reason — they really work.As a nationally-recognized prosthetic urologist, Dr. Robert...

The Best Options for Treating Kidney Stones Sep 13th, 2018

When it comes to kidney stones, there are several different treatment options, which can make choosing the right one for your unique situation somewhat confusing.To help shed some light on the best way to rid yourself of this painful condition, Robert J. Cornell, MD, PA, has pulled together the following...

Five Things You Can Do to Prevent Kidney Stones Mar 30th, 2018

If you’re one of the 10% of adults in the United States who has passed a kidney stone, chances are you count it as one of the most painful experiences you’ve ever endured. As their name implies, kidney stones form in your kidneys. They start to develop when certain compounds...

6 Signs You Might Have Low Testosterone Dec 6th, 2017

If you’re feeling weak, depressed, or less frisky sexual than usual, you may have low testosterone levels. Testosterone is often considered the “male sex hormone,” but it plays a role in far more than sex and reproduction. Symptoms of low levels can be difficult to pinpoint, especially when they occur...

10 Surprising Facts About Erectile Dysfunction You May Not Know Nov 16th, 2018

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of those problems that men are hesitant to talk about, which also means there’s a fair amount of misunderstanding about the condition. In an effort to shed some light on the problem, our experts here at Robert J. Cornell, MD, PA, thought we’d pull together...

What Causes Urinary Incontinence in Women? Aug 7th, 2018

What Causes Urinary Incontinence in Women?When it comes to urinary incontinence in women, statistics suggest that it’s very common, with approximately 17% of women over the age of 18 suffering from an overactive bladder. And the numbers only grow worse with age, with one out of every three women over...

Robert J. Cornell, MD, PA Jul 13th, 2018

Birth control has long been assumed to be the domain of women, but men hold the key to one of the most powerful and successful options available: a vasectomy. Outside of abstinence, a vasectomy offers the most complete protection against unwanted pregnancy.Here at our practice, Dr. Robert J. Cornell routinely...

How Does an Enlarged Prostate Affect Your Life? Jun 19th, 2018

If you’re a man, you’ve probably heard a few things about prostate health. But unless you’ve had any unusual symptoms, you may not have thought much about it. You might not even know exactly what the prostate is or what it does.No problem -- here’s what you need to know:...

Should You Consider Genital Contouring? May 29th, 2018

It’s a very sensitive topic for most men, but when you have a penis that appears smaller than average, it can greatly affect your self-confidence and sense of well-being. It may even prevent you from pursuing potentially meaningful relationships.Many men don’t realize, however, that the issue may not be related...

5 Myths About Erectile Dysfunction Feb 23rd, 2018

Erectile dysfunction can be an embarrassing problem, both when it happens to you and when you seek treatment. That embarrassment may cause some men to live with the problem quietly, without investigating why it happens. Worse still, they turn to the internet, where truth and myth mix indistinguishably. The web...

3 Psychological Causes of Erectile Dysfunction Aug 23rd, 2017

It’s the dreaded subject that no man wants to talk about or admit he struggles with. Erectile Dysfunction can result from any number of well-known physical issues. However, erectile dysfunction can be the result of psychological issues as well.1. Depression or AnxietyHave you noticed that you’re feeling a little down...

FOUR FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER Mar 31st, 2017

If you are over the age of 40 you need to continue reading this, so don’t click your back button. Let’s have a real talk about Prostate Cancer; what you need to know about it and what you can do to reduce your risk of developing it. Prostate cancer is...

FACT SHEET: Prostate Cancer In The African American Community Feb 23rd, 2017

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst men in the US. While this terrible disease is not exclusive to any one race; it is, however, more prevalent in black men and so is the death rate from it. One in four men black men will get prostate cancer...

5 Myths About Kidney Stones Jan 30th, 2017

If you’ve ever gotten a kidney stone you know that it’s not like a nagging cough, it is quite painful and in extreme cases can even require surgery to correct. The rumors that people spread about what a kidney stone experience is like can be quite frightening but the fact...

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