Men's Health Center
Conditions affecting your health can be frustrating and upsetting. The Men's Health Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Urology provides medical and surgical solutions for the challenging personal problems that face many men.
Our team cares for men's sexual health and voiding dysfunction conditions. We focus on treating erectile dysfunction (ED) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Men's sexual health
At least 30 million men in the U.S., generally aged 45-75, suffer from ED and often do not seek treatment. At your appointments, we encourage frank conversation to help you achieve better health.
ED is the consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. This includes problems with getting an erection, difficulty having an erection hard enough to penetrate, and/or losing an erection sooner than desired.
Most ED is caused by an identifiable issue, such as:
- Diabetes, heart disease or other disease
- Prostate removal
- Prostate cancer treatment, or other exposure to radiation
- Injuries to the spinal cord or pelvis
- Use of certain medications
- Substance abuse
Peyronie's disease is an abnormal curvature of the penis caused by scar tissue. This scar tissue can also cause pain, penile narrowing and length loss. Peyronie's disease can result in worse erectile function, and curvature may prevent penetration during intercourse. Peyronie's disease is treatable, and many options are available to help manage the disease.
If you suffer from ED, Peyronie's Disease or another sexual health issue, or think you may, make an appointment with Dr. Martin Gross today.
Voiding dysfunction conditions
Voiding dysfunction conditions affect more than 50% of men age 50, but may be unrecognized or untreated. BPH and other voiding dysfunction conditions can be treated for a better quality of life.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is enlargement of the prostate. BPH is one of the most common diseases of aging men.
Symptoms related to prostate enlargement include going to the bathroom more often during the day, or at night, and slow urinary stream. If left untreated, BPH can affect quality of life and lead to urinary retention, damage to the kidneys and serious urinary tract infections. Untreated BPH may also increase the risk of developing bladder dysfunction, heart disease and of hip fractures, compared to men of the same age without BPH.
Follow the links below to read about the BPH treatments we offer on our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthwise© encyclopedia, and on the Mayo Clinic website.
- Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
- Greenlight laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) (Mayo Clinic)
- Laser enucleation of the prostate (Mayo Clinic)
- Urethral lift (UroLift)
- Steam Therapy (Rezum; available as trial only)
- Simple prostatectomy
If you suffer from BPH or another voiding dysfunction condition, or think you may, make an appointment with Dr. Michael Grant today.
Contact Dr. Grant to make an appointment
Located in Lebanon, New London