Andrology

Our Andrology Unit at the Centre for Urology of BLK Super Speciality Hospital manages patients with Andrological conditions focusing on male infertility and male sexual and reproductive health. Our mission is to improve the health of the people suffering from male sexual disorders and help them live a quality life. Our experienced Andrologists and Infertility Specialists follow a multidisciplinary approach to provide our patients with a complete range of services right from evaluation of their reproductive health consisting of various basic and advanced investigations as well as a consultation to the treatment.

The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which assure that our patient receives the highest quality of care and confidentiality. Every patient under our care is provided with evidence-based; easy to understand information on treatment approaches we follow to treat the male reproductive and sexual health. 
 

What is Andrology

Andrology is a branch of medicine that deals with the concern associated with male sexual disorders particularly male infertility and sexual dysfunction. The word Andrology is derived from the Greek word Andros means man. It is the male counterpart of gynaecology.

What are the conditions we treat under Andrology

The conditions we treat under our unit of andrology include:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Male Factor Infertility
  • Penile and Testicular Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Priapism
  • Scrotal, Epididymal and Testicular Disease

What are the different types of treatment procedures comes under Andrology

  • Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) Psychosexual Counselling:-Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence): The inability of a man to attain an erection during the sexual act refers to a disorder known as Erectile Dysfunction. However, this disorder can be psychological in origin and is termed as a psychosexual disorder. There are multiple factors contribute to such disorder including:
    • The general health of the patient 
    • Chronic illnesses
    • Psychiatric disorders 
    • Socio-cultural factors

We at BLK, cure such disorders by providing proper counselling sessions to male suffering from ED. Our sex therapists aim at helping the patient to get back to his normal sex life with proper counselling and treatment approaches.

  • Medicines for Male Sexual Disorders:-The first line of treatment that a doctor provides is oral medication. A patient is prescribed to take some oral medicine having sildenafil citrate as an active pharmaceutical ingredient. These medicines are usually taken an hour before sexual activity. However, for having desirable results a patient must be sexually stimulated.
  • Use of Intracavernosal Injections:
  • Intracavernosal injection therapy is considered one of the most efficacious treatment options with better tolerance and usually preferred over the transurethral application of medication. This therapy is given to the patient who fails to respond to oral medications and has no history of Peyronie’s disease. 
  • Vacuum Erection Devices:A vacuum constriction device (VCD) consists of an acrylic cylinder with an external pump and a band. Men with ED use to get an erection and maintain it for a desirable time. The VCD is attached externally at the end of the penis and the constriction ring or band is applied to the body by placing it on the cylinder at the other end. The device is used to create a vacuum to help the penis become erect and maintain the erection.
  • Penile Implants: Penile implants are the devices that are surgically placed inside the man’s penis, in order to help men with erectile dysfunction (ED) to get an erection. These implants are typically recommended only if the other treatments for ED fail.

Are you a candidate for Andrology

A person might need to visit the doctor for erectile dysfunction if he is experiencing 

  • Trouble getting an erection
  • Trouble keeping an erection
  • Reduced sexual desire
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Delayed ejaculation

A doctor will examine the patient’s concerns about erections or other sexual problems and propose the treatment plan accordingly.

Are there any complications involved

Some of the major risk factors associated with the treatment of sexual disorders include:

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Embarrassment or low self-esteem

Risk factors associated with oral medication:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Abnormal vision
  • Rash
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing
  • Upset stomach
  • Back pain
  • Muscle pain

Risk factors associated with implant and surgery:

  • Infection at the site of incision in case of surgery
  • Implant problems (need of surgery to repair or replace a broken implant)
  • Internal erosion or adhesion (if implant mistakenly sticks to the skin inside the penis)
  • Wearing of skin inside the penis

Find Complete Relief from BLK Experts

If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the BLK Hospital team to schedule an appointment at : +91-11-30403040

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