Chronic Prostatitis Treatment in NYC
Treatment for chronic prostatitis can be frustrating for patients and physicians as well. At New York Urology Specialists are experienced urologists have extensive experience caring for men with chronic prostatitis and pelvic pain.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger has published peer-reviewed articles on the treatment of prostatitis and difficult to treat rare prostate infections. He has treated many men with chronic prostatitis.
Correct Diagnosis is the Key To Successful Treatment
The first step is to establish a correct diagnosis. We fully evaluate each patient to elucidate the cause of their symptoms. If an alternative diagnosis is found, that problem is addressed first. Example of alternative diagnoses includes urethral strictures, urinary tract infections, BPH and enlarged prostate, muscular-skeletal causes and a number of other diagnoses.
We utilize a rational step-wise approach to prostatitis treatment.
A thorough diagnostic evaluation is a crucial step in treatment selection. Confirmation of the diagnosis of chronic prostatitis involves a thorough evaluation to exclude other explanations and causes for symptoms of chronic prostatitis. These can be urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted diseases, prostate infection, prostate enlargement, nerve entrapment or musculoskeletal causes.
Once a diagnosis is made, the symptoms are classified into categories based on severity and a step-wise approach to treatment is initiated. The initial treatment selected is based on the most likely etiology and symptom patterns. Typically a few treatments will be tried over a period of time until appropriate response to treatment is achieved. This requires some patience.
Once a diagnosis of chronic prostatitis is made a sequential approach is taken to address the symptoms of chronic prostatitis. While chronic prostatitis and pelvic pain may not be curable in all men, the symptoms can certainly be controlled in many men with chronic prostatitis and pelvic pain.
The initial treatment selection is based on the most likely cause and symptom pattern. Typically a few treatments will be tried over a period of time until the desired response to treatment is achieved.
To discuss how we can help you with your symptoms, please contact us for an appointment.