Caverject is an injection used for erectile dysfunction including weak erections or impotence. It is usually used if oral medications for erectile dysfunction have not worked or have caused side affects which means you are unable to comfortably or safely continue them.

Caverject contains alprostadil which is similar to the natural substance in your body called prostaglandin E1. It widens blood vessels so that blood can flow into your penis more easily. This makes it easier for you to have an erection.

If you urologist recommends this treatment and you would like to proceed, we will arrange for you to see our nurse specialist who will instruct you on the technique and make sure that you are comfortable with it before trying it for yourself at home.

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A sphincter is a circular muscle structure which controls the flow of bodily fluids such as urine. A normal sphincter prevents urine from leaking, however sometimes the sphincter fails and urine leaks out making you incontinent.

This can sometimes occur after surgical removal of the prostate for prostate cancer (such as a radical prostatectomy or robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy), or very rarely after surgery to improve the flow of urine (TURP).

It is quite common to become temporarily incontinent after undergoing prostate surgery. Occasionally this does not improve and treatment is required. Your urologist will advise you on the best type of treatment if you are having ongoing problems with leakage of urine after your prostate surgery.

An artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is a device for men who have urinary incontinence. It takes the place of the damaged sphincter to restore control of the flow of urine. It is a fluid-filled device that opens and closes the urethra to give you control of your bladder. The device is an implant (also known as a prosthesis), and is called an AMS800. It is designed and manufactured in the USA but has been implanted in men all over the world for over 30 years. Click here for more information on the device.

 

Click here to download our Artificial urinary sphincter booklet

Click here to download our Artificial urinary sphincter booklet

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A vasectomy is performed for contraceptive reasons and will render the patient sterile and incapable of having further children. The procedure takes 30 minutes and can be performed under local anaesthesia in the clinic rooms at Urology Associates or under general anaesthesia in a private hospital. It involves a small puncture in the scrotum and removal of a small segment of the vas tube (the tube that carries the sperm from the testicles) on each side. The procedure that we use in called a "no-scalpel" vasectomy or NSV. There will be some dissolving stitches (sutures) and you will be able to drive home after the procedure.

The procedure does not cause immediate sterility. Other forms of contraception must be used until you provide two consecutive sperm samples which are proven to be clear of sperm. After your procedure, you will be given two specimen containers and instructions on what to do with the samples and how to get the results.

Vasectomy is a simple procedure that should be considered to be irreversible. Whilst surgery for revision can be performed, its success is not guaranteed and is a more major procedure than vasectomy itself. If you are unsure if you have completed your family, continue to use alternative contraceptive measures until you are sure that you do not wish to have any further children.

Urology Associates is a Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for vasectomy. Phone us today to book your vasectomy on 03 355 5129 - no referral is required!

Please note that we do require a non-refundable deposit prior to the day of the procedure to cover costs in the event that you do not attend.

 

Vasectomy Patient Information

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Vasectomy patient information and consent form

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While vasectomies are considered a permanent form of birth control, some men opt to reverse them. This procedure is known as a vasovasostomy and uses microsurgical techniques to reconnect the vas deferens (tube that carries the sperm from the testicles). 

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