Men’s Health Specialist

Midwest Urology Associates

Urologists located in Evergreen Park, IL

A healthy body is one of the greatest gifts to give both yourself and your family, and that’s why men’s health support is so important. The skilled team at Midwest Urology Associates in Evergreen Park, Illinois, offers everything you’re looking for in one convenient location. The team is proud of their center of excellence for robotic surgery and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and they welcome you to call the office or book an appointment online today.

Men’s Health Q & A

How often do I need men’s health check-ups?

A men’s health check-up at Midwest Urology Associates focuses on your general urological, sexual, and prostate health. Most men can benefit from regularly scheduled men’s health check-ups at Midwest Urology Associates, but the exact frequency depends on how old you are and your history of urological, sexual, and prostate health issues. 

How common is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a common men’s sexual health issue that currently affects as many as 30 million men. Many men assume that erectile dysfunction is one of the unfortunate effects of aging, but it doesn’t need to be. Midwest Urology Associates can restore your sexual function and satisfaction with simple in-office treatments like low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LiESWT) in most cases. 

What are the symptoms of prostate problems?

Prostate problems, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatitis (prostate gland inflammation), are among the most common men’s health issues today. Prostate problems can cause frustrating symptoms, including:

  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Increase in urinary urgency
  • Burning when you urinate
  • Dribbling or urine leakage
  • Stop-and-start urination
  • Weak urine stream
  • Lower back and/or genital pain

If you suspect prostate problems or any other men’s health issues, it’s important to schedule an appointment at Midwest Urology Associates as soon as possible. 

When do I need prostate cancer screening?

Prostate cancer is among the most common men’s cancers, which is why it’s so important to have prostate screenings as recommended by the Midwest Urology Associates team. The most common screening tests for prostate cancer are the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exam, both of which you can have on-site at Midwest Urology Associates.

If you’re not at risk for prostate cancer, you may not start screening until age 50-55, but depending on your individual situation, you might need to start earlier. 

African-American men and men who have an immediate family member who had a prostate cancer diagnosis prior to age 65 may need to start screening at age 45. Men with two or more immediate relatives who were diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65 may need to start screening at age 40. 

Prostate cancer screening is highly individual, and the decision about when to start screening and testing frequency is one that you’ll make together with your Midwest Urology Associates provider. Following their expert advice allows for the earliest diagnosis and the best treatment. 

What is high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)?

HIFU is a noninvasive treatment that uses focused ultrasound energy to gently heat and destroy excess prostate tissue. Tissue destruction occurs in bursts that last a few seconds,  each destroying tiny grain-of-rice-sized tissue segments. It doesn’t damage the rest of your prostate tissue.

If you need any type of prostate care, from in-office treatments to robotic surgery, the highly experienced team is here to help. Midwest Urology Associates offers the best in men’s health and wellness, so reach out for compassionate care now by phone or through online scheduling.