Adventist Health Bakersfield | You + Us | Winter 2020

4 Living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. YOU + US : Together i nsp i red ® Most men put off doctor visits as long as possible, especially for “below the belt” issues involving the prostate, urinary tract or reproductive system. But seeing a urologist regularly can help improve your everyday life, say doctors at the Adventist Health Physician Network Medical Office – Urology in Bakersfield. Inspiring Health Made for more precision Robotic surgery helps men move on faster “Urology is a vital component of men’s healthcare, especially after age 40,” says Albert McBride, MD. “We can help you manage your prostate and sexual health so you enjoy a better quality of life overall.” With their specialized knowledge of men’s health issues, urologists can recommend lifestyle changes, let you know when to treat a problem or help you keep a watchful eye on something. “Most men will have a urological problem at some point in their life, especially as they begin to get older,” says urologist Thomas Calvert, MD. “As your partners in good health, we’re here to help.” How technology can help If you’re having surgery for a urological problem, the last thing on your mind might be the tools that will be used. But they can make a big difference in how urologists approach your care. For instance, in the past, surgeons had to make large incisions so that they could see and work on the area of concern. This is called open surgery, and it’s still used in many situations today. But now there’s another, less invasive option. Many urological procedures Albert McBride, MD