Florida Urology Physicians Offers Quality Urological Care in Punta Gorda, Florida
Trying to find a urologist in Punta Gorda, Florida that can meet any and all of your urological needs doesn’t have to be a hassle. At Florida Urology Physicians, our Punta Gorda urologist and our state-of-the-art facility offer a wide variety of services and procedures using the best technology and the friendliest care. If you live in Punta Gorda, urology issues of any kind can be discussed and solved with our dedicated team, from prostate cancer screenings and treatments to infertility to bladder infections to vasectomies, just to name a few. If you are in need of a urologist, Punta Gorda, FL is a great place to be because of the excellent urologist and high quality facility of Florida Urology Physicians.
Florida Urology Physicians - Spotlight on Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal
Deciding to get a vasectomy is one of the biggest decisions in a man’s life. A vasectomy is a safe and easy outpatient procedure that acts as a permanent birth control for men. As such, you should only get a vasectomy if you and your partner are certain that you don’t want any more children in the future. A vasectomy is a nearly painless procedure. With the traditional vasectomy, a local anesthetic is applied to the area and one or two very small incisions are made in the scrotum. Through these incisions, the vas deferens, which transports sperm into the ejaculatory ducts, is cut and a portion is removed from both sides. Absorbable sutures are used for this type of vasectomy. In the no scalpel technique, a single puncture is made into the scrotum and a clamping device brings the vas deferens out of the skin for the vas deferens to be cut. This technique usually requires no stitches. Vasectomies aren’t the only form of permanent birth control. A woman can also undergo a tubal ligation, in which her fallopian tubes are clamped and blocked or severed and sealed. This method, however, requires a more invasive surgery that requires full anesthesia and deep incisions into the abdomen. If the tubal ligation fails, the woman is at risk for a tubal pregnancy, which have significant potential complications including death. Vasectomies are more than 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancies. Although vasectomies are a permanent form of birth control, they can be reversed by reconnecting the vas deferens with microsurgical instrumentation and suture material that is very fine. A vasectomy reversal usually takes several hours and requires full sedation. If you’ve already made the decision or would like to learn more about getting a vasectomy, Punta Gorda urologists with Florida Urology Physicians can help. Click on our “Specialties” page to learn more about vasectomies and our other services.
Steven Harrison, MD FACS - Your Punta Gorda Urologist
Meet Dr. Steven Harrison, our Punta Gorda urology expert. Dr. Harrison is the son of a prominent local surgeon and graduated cum laude from Duke University. He then obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Florida and completed his surgery and urology training at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Harrison specializes in minimally invasive treatments for kidney cancer, prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, vasectomy, and urologic laser surgery. Head over to “Our Physicians” to learn more about our dedicated team. Our Services
Florida Urology Physicians is proud to offer a wide range of procedures and services that ensure the total urinary health of all their patients. Some of our services include:
- Prostate cancer screening and treatment
- Kidney stone removal
- Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal
- Bladder and kidney cancer care
- Bladder infection
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Low testosterone
Get in touch with our Punta Gorda, Florida urologist and get the help you need for your urological issues today. Florida Urology Physicians offers the most compassionate and advanced care to handle any of your needs. Visit “Patient Resources” to learn about making an appointment. Our Punta Gorda office is located at 100 Madrid Blvd., Suite 512 and can be reached at (941) 833-0700.