Why You Should Make an Appointment with a Fellowship Trained Urologist
Men's Health is a field of medicine that emphasizes conditions specific to men. This can include prostate and urinary issues, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, penile curvature (Peyronie’s disease), infertility, and hormone and lifestyle issues. Dr. James Hotaling and Dr. Alexander Pastuszak are fellowship trained urologists specializing in men’s health at University of Utah Health. So, what does that exactly mean? After medical school and residencies, they went on to receive additional training, a Fellowship, in men’s health and infertility.
Dr. Hotaling completed his undergraduate work at Dartmouth. He then went to Duke for medical school and completed a 6-year residency at the University of Washington, where he trained with one of the top penile reconstructive surgeons in the world, Dr. Hunter Wessels. There, he had extensive training in erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and male infertility. Dr. Hotaling elected to pursue an additional year of training at the University of Illinois at Chicago focusing on male infertility and men’s health. He had extensive training in micro-surgery, including Testicular Sperm Extractions (TESE), Micro-dissection Testicular Sperm Extraction (microTESE), and vasectomy reversal. He is also one of the only men’s health and infertility experts in the United States to have undergone additional training to become a Fellow of European College of Sexual Medicine (FECSM).
Dr. Pastuszak earned his undergraduate degree at Yale University, New Haven, CT, and completed his MD and PhD at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed both his urology residency and a fellowship in male reproductive medicine and surgery with Drs. Larry I. Lipshultz and Dolores J. Lamb at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pastuszak specializes in the treatment of male infertility and sexual dysfunction. His clinical and basic science research focuses on men’s health, with his laboratory currently investigating the genetic factors that cause male infertility and Peyronie’s disease.
Dr. Hotaling and Dr. Pastuszak are passionate about this field of medicine and urge you to see a men’s health specialist for both preventative and diagnostic care. Male infertility has been linked to some chronic diseases and low testosterone. Erectile dysfunction is linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression. Preventative care also includes regular prostate checks, especially if you have a family member who has had prostate cancer. Dr. Alexander Pastuszak notes “It is important to see someone that understands these conditions in order to lay the foundation for lifelong good health. While men’s health specialists not only offer tailor made male-specific care, they can also help find other healthcare that you may need.”
At Utah Men’s Health we pride ourselves on conducting cutting-edge research and innovation in men’s health. If you would like an evaluation please contact Utah Men’s Health today!