Sunday, June 17, 2018

Are You an IT guy? You May Be Suffering From “IT Prostatitis”

By Kambiz Tajkarimi, MD
Urology Surgical Consulting, PC
Are you among Greater Washington’s tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in information technology (IT), computer engineering and/or programming?  Are you nailed to your seat for hours typing away and staring at your computer screen?  You want to impress your boss how you get the stuff done without taking breaks?  Do you take bathroom breaks only before exploding?
The short advice is:  Don’t do it. You don’t want to get “IT prostatitis”. Get up and take breaks every hour.  Don’t sit for too long. Urinate at least every hour.  Drink 80-100 oz of water every day, especially in the mornings (you are dehydrated the most after eight hours of sleep).   
 So many men suffer from pelvic pain, pressure, burning with urination and other vague symptoms.  They all have IT prostatitis.  Some even have “IT prostatitis 2.0”, the real bad one. Our bodies are not built to withstand hours of sitting on our butts and holding our weight on our pelvic structures. 

The prostate gland, as you can see in this diagram, is exactly where you are sitting for hours. It is a chestnut shaped sexual organ that produces seminal fluid and is a passageway for urine from the bladder to the penis.  It is a very emotional organ.  It doesn’t like to be squashed by your body.  And it will fight back by getting inflamed, infected and painful, sometimes for months, and even years.
It has been called "the forgotten prostate disease", yet prostatitis leads to more than two million visits to doctors' offices in the United States each year.
Visits to doctors for symptoms of prostatitis are exploding in the world, and specially in the DC region.   It can lead to chronic pain and even infertility.
The best treatment for prostatitis is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.  Treatment options include oral or IV antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication, alpha-blockers, and/or anti-oxidants.  Sometimes prostate massage by a urologist, semen culture to identify resistant organisms, and even surgery is necessary to improve the symptoms.
Take my advice seriously:  get a standing desk, prostate cushion for your chair, drink lots of water, take frequent bathroom breaks and stop sitting on your butt all day. You will thank me later.  

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Myths About Penile Implants

Most men when they hear about penile implants, they are scared!
No way! It’s never for me!!!

Fearsome misconceptions are false and misguided.

In this segment I would like to discuss some of the common misconceptions about penile implants, so our readers become educated and make decisions without reflex fear and anxiety.
It’s never too old or too late to make love to your partner.

Common causes of ED are diabetes, hypertension, heart/vascular disease, smoking, alcohol or drug abuse, neurological conditions/back problems, and pelvic surgery or radiation (prostate, bladder, and colon).

You can definitely make love to your partner without an erection, but if erection is desired, there are many effective options available, and penile implant is definitely one of the most successful of all if chosen at the right window of time and performed by a surgeon dedicated to the art of prosthetic surgery.

A 3-piece inflatable penile prosthesis, or penile implant, is a hydraulic medical device which is surgically implanted within the corpora cavernosa of the penis during a surgical procedure. In the deactivated phase, your penis will look flaccid, just like a penis that is not erect. When the device is activated by you in about 15 seconds, the penis become fully firm and erect.


Best Time in Life to Get Penile Implant

When is the best time in your life to get a penile implant?

You should have an implant whenever you want a fix to your ED problem.
Men without natural erection and severe ED (No response to oral ED medications, Diabetes, vascular/heart disease, pelvic surgery/radiation, etc.) typically lose 1/3 to 1/2 inch of their penis length per year due to atrophy and tissue fibrosis. This loss is irreversible and permanent.  Men with severe ED should consider penile implant if they wish to maintain their penis size and to have spontaneous and on-demand sexual ability as soon as possible.

Minimally invasive penile implant surgery is not the treatment of last resort.

If you suffer from hip or knee osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, do you walk with a painful limp or use a cane for years before you finally decide to have knee or hip implant surgery?

New minimally invasive implant technique offered by Dr. Tajkarimi can permanently restore your erection in 30 minutes with quick recovery.

No more pills, needles, VED’s, or disappointments.
So you’re ready when the moment arrives…

It is important that you and your partner learn about penile implants and its tremendous impact on your self-esteem and confidence in the bedroom and beyond.

Visit for more information.
Penile Implant Institute of Greater Washington is a world-class & ultra-modern destination for minimally invasive penile implant surgery and other sexual medicine services in the Washington DC region. We are located in beautiful Lansdowne, Virginia.  Dr. Kambiz Tajkarimi is an internationally recognized urologist, inventor and robotic surgeon.  He offers the new outpatient minimally invasive penile implant surgery.  Covered by Medicare and most insurances.  Self-pay options and financing is available.  Dr. Tajkarimi also offers a full spectrum of services that include general urology, oncology, female urology and robotic surgery.  He also offers 7 minutes painless office vasectomy.