Sunday, 16 September 2012

3D Imaging for Peyronie's Disease

As reported in Urotoday, for the first time ever 3D imaging has been used to document improvement in patients with penile deformity. As such imaging techniques become more widespread, it should provide us with a more detailed look at how the condition can alter over time and what changes take place as a result of the treatment regimen the patient is taking.

Some peyronie's disease studies have revealed that, from a visual perspective, patients sometimes underestimate and are therefore dissatisfied with improvements that have taken place. With 3D images at hand, it will offer a precise and objective view of the situation rather than a more subjective one. Where the condition no longer impedes sexual functioning, this may lead men to concentrate at what improvement has taken place, rather than what hasn't.

3D imaging should also be useful in obtaining more precise results in future peyronie's disease studies, since measuring improvement and changes by hand or by 2D imaging may not always reveal the full picture.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Tim Whittlestone

In 2010 I posted about Bristol Urology and how they appear to be one of the better choices of urologist clinic to visit. There are so many stories of men with peyronie's disease being knocked for six by urologists low on peyronie's facts, dishing out "wait and see" responses instead of proven treatments. Positive experiences are worth their weight in gold, so I'm pleased to be able present such an experience to you:

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I just wanted to drop you a quick line with a follow up on my progress, having seen Tim Whittlestone privately at Bristol Urology, which was one of the names you suggested and I thought he was excellent. He examined me thoroughly while asking pertinent questions in a polite but professional manner that felt proactive and put me at ease. We have organised a follow up appointment.

I have been prescribed a combination of Pentox and Cialis. In the short term he says Cialis will make erections more painful as it stretches the plaques but he thinks this is a safe combination that is delivering good results, though the time scale of improvement will vary from case to case.

Thank you very much for suggesting Tim Whittlestone as a choice. Parking was easy and it was a straight trip down the motorway so I would say Bristol Urology is a good choice even if you have to go privately. They got me in there with a short wait compared to 6 weeks with the NHS.

Thanks

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If you have any positive stories of urologist visits please do make contact and share your experiences.