Treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

My name is Amar J. Raval and I’m with Advanced Urology Institute.

So one of the few things I specialize in my particular practice would be BPH or enlarged prostate. Whether it’s minimally invasive surgery like Urolift where you can kind of push the tissue away to open and to allow them to pee or whether its called Holmium or diode laser enucleation of the prostate and that’s where you carve out the prostate with the laser with one (1) incision in order to alleviate their outlet so that they can pee easier. I think that is very unique and it requires a unique skill set but it also has minimal bleeding and patients are generally satisfied when their catheter comes out quite quickly in the outpatient setting. That’s a unique skill that I offer to my patients. 


Treating Low Testosterone with Dr. Yaser Bassel

My Name is Yaser Bassel, I’m a Board-Certified Urologist with Advanced Urology Institute

Low testosterone at this point has come to the forefront a lot of times because of the advertising done by manufacturers of Testosterone. But for men the main reason for replacing testosterone is not necessarily to correct the number on a lab test but to correct symptoms. Mainly of low libido or mainly of fatigue, sometimes loss of lean body mass. All of those things can be corrected by fixing someone’s Testosterone, replacing their testosterone. And we can do that with topical agents that are applied to the skin, injections that are injected intramuscularly or sometimes pellets that can be implanted every 4-6 months. I will say for a lot of men, it can be life changing. You can change not only how they feel about themselves and their energy level and their libido but also their relationship with their partner, their wives and even the rest of their family for that matter.

Dr. Rolando Rivera of Advanced Urology Institute Re-designated as a UroLift Center of Excellence

Dr. Rolando Rivera of Advanced Urology Institute Re-designated as a UroLift Center of Excellence

About Dr. Rolando Rivera

Rolando Rivera, MD, FACS is an established Urologist in Naples, Florida, who features over two decades of experience in his field. Dr. Rivera’s acclaimed career in medicine began in 1996, when he graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan. Upon earning his Medical Degree, he completed an internship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, before undertaking his residency at the University of Florida Shands Medical Center in Gainesville. Pursuing advanced medical training, Dr. Rivera then completed a fellowship in Female Urology, Pelvic Surgery and Urodynamics at the University of Miami.

About Advanced Urology Institute

As one of the largest full-service urology groups Florida, our 37 locations offer comprehensive urology services, from evaluation and pre-surgical preparation, to surgery and rehabilitation. We have evaluated numerous patients and performed thousands of urologic surgical and cancer procedures in the last decade with excellent outcomes. We are dedicated to combining clinical excellence, advanced technology, and patient- and family-centered care.

For more information contact AUI at: 855-977-4888

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Jay for being selected as Top Doctor in 2021 for Naples Illustrated Magazine

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Jay for being selected as Top Doctor in 2021 for Naples Illustrated Magazine

About Dr. Jonathan Jay

Dr. Jay received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from Michigan State University, graduating with Honors. He went on to complete his medical education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital before entering and completing his fellowship training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston. He received numerous honors and awards throughout his training, including Outstanding Resident Training Award and Lansing School District Distinguished Alumni Award.

He has made national presentations on various urological topics and has published multiple scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters. He is involved in clinical research, including clinical trials for the minimally invasive correction of bladder control problems.

About Advanced Urology Institute

As one of the largest full-service urology groups Florida, our 37 locations offer comprehensive urology services, from evaluation and pre-surgical preparation, to surgery and rehabilitation. We have evaluated numerous patients and performed thousands of urologic surgical and cancer procedures in the last decade with excellent outcomes. We are dedicated to combining clinical excellence, advanced technology, and patient- and family-centered care.

For more information contact AUI at: 855-977-4888

Congratulations to Dr. David Wilkinson for being selected as Top Doctor in 2021 for Naples Illustrated Magazine

Congratulations to Dr. David Wilkinson for being selected as Top Doctor in 2021 for Naples Illustrated Magazine

About Dr. David Wilkinson

Dr. Wilkinson’s areas of special interest include laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive treatment of prostatic diseases. He joins our group with significant training and experience in da Vinci® robotic prostatectomy as well as other applications of the da Vinci® surgical system.

About Advanced Urology Institute

As one of the largest full-service urology groups Florida, our 37 locations offer comprehensive urology services, from evaluation and pre-surgical preparation, to surgery and rehabilitation. We have evaluated numerous patients and performed thousands of urologic surgical and cancer procedures in the last decade with excellent outcomes. We are dedicated to combining clinical excellence, advanced technology, and patient- and family-centered care.

For more information contact AUI at: 855-977-4888

Janelle Bunce, PA-C of Advanced Urology Institute Re-designated as a UroLift Center of Excellence

Congratulations to Janelle Bunce, PA-C on having been re-designated as a UroLift Center of Excellence in May 2021.

About Janelle Bunce, PA-C

Janelle Bunce PA-C is a nationally certified Physician Assistant who earned her Masters of Medical Science and Physician Assistant studies degrees at Nova Southeastern a University in Davie, FL in 2004. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Urological Society and the American Urological Association. She has participated in multiple medical mission trips. Her specialties include adult and pediatric urology. She is currently a practicing physician assistant in Naples, FL.

About Advanced Urology Institute

As one of the largest full-service urology groups Florida, our 37 locations offer comprehensive urology services, from evaluation and pre-surgical preparation, to surgery and rehabilitation. We have evaluated numerous patients and performed thousands of urologic surgical and cancer procedures in the last decade with excellent outcomes. We are dedicated to combining clinical excellence, advanced technology, and patient- and family-centered care.

For more information contact AUI at: 855-977-4888

Dr. David Wilkinson of Advanced Urology Institute Re-designated as a UroLift Center of Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. David Wilkinson on having been re-designated as a UroLift Center of Excellence in May 2021.

About Dr. David Wilkinson

Dr. Wilkinson’s areas of special interest include laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive treatment of prostatic diseases. He joins our group with significant training and experience in da Vinci® robotic prostatectomy as well as other applications of the da Vinci® surgical system.

About Advanced Urology Institute

As one of the largest full-service urology groups Florida, our 37 locations offer comprehensive urology services, from evaluation and pre-surgical preparation, to surgery and rehabilitation. We have evaluated numerous patients and performed thousands of urologic surgical and cancer procedures in the last decade with excellent outcomes. We are dedicated to combining clinical excellence, advanced technology, and patient- and family-centered care.

For more information contact AUI at: 855-977-4888

Dr. Amar J. Raval of Advanced Urology Institute Recognized as an Axonics® Center of Excellence

Dr. Amar J. Raval is an expert at treating bladder and bowel dysfunction with innovative Axonics Therapy.

June 28, 2021

Advanced Urology Institute (AUI) has been designated an Axonics Center of Excellence by Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. The designation recognizes the AUI team and specifically Dr. Amar J. Raval for his expertise with Axonics Therapy and sincere commitment to changing the lives of patients suffering from bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Today, millions of Americans suffer from overactive bladder and fecal incontinence.1 Patients in the New Port Richey and Tampa, Florida areas with chronic and debilitating symptoms related to bladder and bowel dysfunction may seek treatment from the experts at AUI. Axonics Therapy gently stimulates the sacral nerve (sacral neuromodulation), restoring normal communication between the brain and the bladder. Axonics Therapy has been clinically proven to provide rapid and long-lasting relief of symptoms associated with bladder and bowel dysfunction.

In a clinical study, 129 patients with urgency incontinence were treated with Axonics Therapy. At 2-years, 93% of patients had successful therapy and 94% of patients were satisfied with their therapy.2

The Axonics Center of Excellence program recognizes highly trained and experienced physicians (typically urologists, urogynecologists, and colorectal surgeons) and clinical practices that are committed to patient education and providing exemplary care to achieve optimal clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

“AUI is proud to be recognized as a Center of Excellence. This designation is a testament to the dedication of our entire team, and in particular to Dr. Amar J. Raval,” said Erica Williams, Chief Administrative Officer. “We are committed to providing the best care to our patients and are extremely pleased to offer Axonics Therapy.”

About Advanced Urology Institute

As one of the largest full-service urology groups Florida, our 37 locations offer comprehensive urology services, from evaluation and pre-surgical preparation, to surgery and rehabilitation. We have evaluated numerous patients and performed thousands of urologic surgical and cancer procedures in the last decade with excellent outcomes. We are dedicated to combining clinical excellence, advanced technology, and patient- and family-centered care.

For more information contact AUI at: 855-977-4888

About Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. and Sacral Neuromodulation

Axonics, based in Irvine, Calif., has developed and is commercializing novel implantable SNM devices for patients with urinary and bowel dysfunction. These conditions are caused by a miscommunication between the bladder and the brain and significantly impacts quality of life. Overactive bladder affects an estimated 87 million adults in the U.S. and Europe. Another estimated 40 million adults are reported to suffer from fecal incontinence/accidental bowel leakage. Axonics SNM therapy, which has been clinically proven to reduce symptoms and restore pelvic floor function, is now being offered at hundreds of medical centers across the U.S. and in dozens of select hospitals in Western Europe. Reimbursement coverage is well established in the U.S. and is a covered service in most European countries. The Axonics System is the first long-lived rechargeable SNM system approved for sale in the world, and the first to gain full-body MRI conditional labeling. For more information, visit www.axonics.com.

 

References:

1. Irwin DE, Kopp ZS, Agatep B, Milsom I, Abrams P. Worldwide prevalence estimates of lower urinary tract symptoms, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence and bladder outlet obstruction. BJU Int. 2011;108(7):1132-1138.

2. Pezzella A, McCrery R, Lane F, et al. Two-year outcomes of the ARTISAN-SNM study for the treatment of urinary urgency incontinence using the Axonics rechargeable sacral neuromodulation system [in press]. Neurourol Urodyn. 2021.