Urology

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Monday through Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm

(315) 798-1580

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NEW HARTFORD LOCATION

1729 Burrstone Road,
New Hartford, NY 13413

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Urology is a surgical subspecialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.

Symptoms That May Indicate That You Need to See a Urologist

  • Discomfort urinating
  • Not being able to fully empty your bladder
  • Difficulty controlling urine also known as incontinence
  • Blood in the urine
  • Experiencing pain in your urinary tract
  • Sexual disfunction
  • Infertility or difficulty conceiving

What Happens During an Exam?

After the Urologist is informed of the symptoms the patient is experiencing, he will begin an exam to assess whether or not the patient has any discomfort or tenderness in the abdomen, testicles or prostate. The physician will examine the bladder to determine if it is fully emptied after urination. Failure of the bladder to fully empty can indicate swelling of the organs of the urinary tract such as kidneys, testicles or prostate. The urologist will also evaluate urinary control.

In some cases a urinalysis will be conducted to detect any inflammatory cells which can indicate an infection, blood in the urine caused by hematuria, or sugars and proteins that are associated with diabetes or kidney conditions.

The Urologist may recommend that the patient undergo a CAT Scan or an MRI in order to diagnose certain conditions such as kidney stones, abnormal anatomy and cancer.

How are Urological Disorders Treated?

There are a variety of urological problems that can affect patients. Treatment for these problems can range from medication to surgery. In some instances simply modifying a patient’s behavior can relieve symptoms. The urologist will help the patient understand the cause of the condition and recommend the appropriate treatment plan.

Surgeries Performed by the Urology Department

  • Vasectomy
  • Prostate Biopsies
  • Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgeries Including:
    • Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA)
    • Laser Photovaporization
  • Bladder Suspension for Stress Incontinence
  • Laser Treatment for Kidney Stones
  • Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Urological Cancer Surgeries
  • Infertility Surgeries
  • Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

Prostate Health

The prostate is an important part of the male reproductive system. This walnut-sized gland located at the base of the bladder plays and integral role in a man’s sexual functioning because it is responsible for secreting seminal fluid. There are 3 common diseases that can affect the prostate; Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Prostatitis, and prostate cancer.

Understanding Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among American men. The following risk factors may increase the likelihood of developing prostate cancer:

  • Age – A man’s risk for prostate cancer significantly increases after age 50.
  • Race – African-American men are more prone to developing prostate cancer.
  • Family History – Men who have a close relative (father, brother) who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer have an increased risk of developing the disease.

Prostate Health Tips

Get tested – Prostate cancer, like other diseases, can be treated most effectively when it is discovered early. Two test are generally used to screen for prostate cancer; a blood test that analyzes the amount of Prostate Specific Antigens that are in the blood and a Digital Rectal Exam which allows the physician to physically feel for abnormalities of the prostate. It is recommended that men be tested annually beginning at age 50. Men who are at high risk for the disease such as African-American men or men with a family history of prostate cancer are urged to begin being tested at age 45.

Eat a Healthy Diet – Some research has shown that men who eat a large amount of red meat or high fat dairy products have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Men are advised to eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Fish rich in fatty acids (salmon, herring & mackerel) may also lower a man’s risk for prostate cancer.

Slocum-Dickson’s Board Certified Urologist

Naeem Samad, MD

Naeem Samad, MD specializes in the procedure of Endourology. He is trained to treat diseases and conditions of the bladder and kidneys in both men and women, as well as, male sexual function and reproductive health. He completed a surgical Residency at Brooklyn Hospital in New York City, Mount Vernon Hospital, Mount Vernon, NY and New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. Dr. Samad completed an Internship at Jamaica Hospital, New York, NY and received his Medical Degree at Liaquat Medical College, Pakistan.

Urology Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

Timothy Kendrick, RPA-C

Timothy earned his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.  Timothy is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Procedures & Services

  • Vasectomy
  • Prostate Biopsies
  • Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA) for Prostate
  • Laser Photovaporization for Prostate
  • Bladder Suspension for Stress Incontinence
  • Laser Treatment for Kidney Stones
  • Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Urological Cancer Surgeries
  • Infertility Surgeries
  • Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

Diagnosis & treatment for issues related to:

  • Prostate
  • Prostatitis
  • BPH
  • Prostate Cancer
  • PSA
  • Prostate Disease
  • Male/Female Bladder conditions
  • UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Sexual Function
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Male Reproductive Health
  • Infertility
  • Contraception
  • Andropause
  • Testicular Cancer