- A Multidisciplinary Approach to Men's Health Issues
The specialists at Loyola Medicine's Men's Health Center take a team-based, multidisciplinary approach to treating men's health issues. Urologists, oncologists, somnologists, and other Loyola specialists work together to create a customized treatment plan for each patient.
- One Location for All Men’s Healthcare Needs
Loyola’s Men’s Health Center specialists both guide and support patients while providing nationally ranked care for men’s-based health conditions.
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Men's Health Center
The multidisciplinary team at Loyola Medicine’s Men's Health Center provide expert patient care for the entire spectrum of men’s healthcare needs. From help with urinary problems and sexual dysfunction to preventive cardiovascular care, our team of men’s health specialists works together to improve patients’ long-term health.
Under the direction of department chair Christopher Gonzalez, MD, the center is led by Kevin McVary, MD, FACS, a nationally recognized urologist and leading expert in men's health. The team also includes a number of board-certified urology specialists, including Ahmer Farooq, DO.
Loyola provides a wide range of services, including treatment of disorders such as sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, urethral strictures, urination problems, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, enlarged prostate and low testosterone levels.
While treating these conditions, the center also assesses men's other health needs, such as cholesterol and diabetes screening. Such assessments can detect underlying conditions such as cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, cancer and diabetes. When indicated, the center will refer patients for further specialty care.
Using a holistic, preventive approach to men’s health, the center delivers gender-specific quality care to men in a supportive environment, backed by the research and teaching of an academic medical center.
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The Men's Health Center offers daytime and evening hours, and Saturday mornings. The center is located at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. See some of the frequently asked questions that men may have about their health.
What Conditions Do Men's Health Specialists Treat?
The specialists in our Men’s Health Center are experts at diagnosing and treating patients with the following conditions:
- Bladder Cancer
- BPH/Enlarged Prostate
- Ejaculatory disorders
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Kidney Cancer
- Kidney Stones
- Low Testosterone
- Male Urinary Incontinence
- Peyronie's Disease
- Premature ejaculation
- Prostate Cancer
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Urethral Strictures
- Voiding Dysfunction
Test and Treatments at Loyola's Men's Health Center
Depending on the symptoms a patient is experiencing or the suspected cause, tests offered at Loyola's Men’s Health Center include:
- Physical exam and medical history review
- Imaging tests such as ultrasounds, MRI and CT scan
- Laboratory blood tests
- Urinalysis and other urine tests
- Genetic testing
The specialists at Loyola’s Men’s Health Center provide many different treatment options for urinary and sexual dysfunction, as well as options for improving overall health.
We are committed to developing the plan that is right for you, delivering expert treatment and comprehensive follow-up care. Treatment options include:
- Advanced non-invasive imaging
- Advanced preventive surgical procedures
- Education regarding lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, diet and exercise modification, quitting tobacco use and managing/quitting alcohol intake
- Hormonal therapy
- Minimally invasive robotic surgery
- Surgical interventions that prevent disease-related complications
- Physical therapy
Our Men's Health Center team also provides evaluation and care for a high volume of patients requesting second opinions for their unique conditions. Loyola men’s health experts take the time to help you understand your diagnosis, offer you the most progressive treatment options available and work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and goals.
What is Men's Health?
What is Men's Health?
At Loyola Medicine, our multidisciplinary team of men’s health specialists works together to improve male patients’ overall long-term health. Paying attention to your health and being proactive about regular checkups is important to everyone. However, compared to women, men are more likely to put off going to the doctor for medical care.
The men's health experts at Loyola treat the entire scope of men’s health, from the issue that brings you to the doctor to early diagnosis and preventive care of common men’s health issues such as heart disease, colon cancer and high cholesterol.
Men’s health covers the entire spectrum of health issues that affect both sexes, as well as those that are experienced only by men, such as sexual dysfunction and prostate cancer. Loyola provides a wide range of services, including treatment of urological disorders such as kidney stones, urination problems and low testosterone levels.
While treating these problems, we address other health needs, such as cholesterol screening, sleep disorders, diabetes screening and colon cancer screening. Such assessments can detect underlying conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, sleep apnea and diabetes. When indicated, our doctors will refer you for further specialty care.
See some of the frequently asked questions that men may have about men's health.