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Urology and COVID-19: What You Should Know

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic still very much relevant, the team at Urology Specialist Group wants to remind everyone that it’s still important to be cautious about your health and usual routine.

The staff continues to follow the latest updates and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safety of our patients. Both the Hialeah and Miami Lakes, Florida, urology offices are being cleaned and sanitized to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread.

While the urology team encourages patients to stay at home when possible, they are also available for urgent care situations and continue to provide high-quality care if you are currently undergoing treatment for an existing condition.

To help you determine if a trip to the Urology Specialist Group office is warranted, the providers offer some insight into when a visit may be necessary.

Consider your symptoms

Whenever you have unexplained or sudden symptoms that may indicate an underlying urologic issue, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation as soon as you can.

Examples of these symptoms may include, but aren’t limited to:

You should also seek a diagnostic evaluation for erectile dysfunction, as it can be a warning sign of a more serious disease like prostate cancer.

The team at Urology Specialist Group can also address urgent issues that affect women’s health and men’s health, including sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings and symptoms of a hormone imbalance from menopause or low testosterone (low T).

Elective services

If you have underlying health issues or if your age puts you at increased risk for COVID-19 complications, you may wish to put off wellness exams and elective services for now.

The physicians at Urology Specialist Group offer several elective services that you can reschedule without interfering with your health. For instance, you may wish to delay vaginal rejuvenation treatments or a vasectomy if you’re considered high-risk for COVID-19.

If you’re having robotic surgery, your provider can determine if you should move forward with the procedure based on your coronavirus risk factors, the reason for surgery, and your existing health.

Follow-up care

Anyone who is undergoing treatments for urological cancers, like bladder cancer, should continue to follow the recommendations of the Urology Specialist Group providers. This includes taking medications as needed and scheduling in-office follow-up appointments.

If you’re comfortable visiting the office, you can still schedule routine wellness exams for men’s and women's health.

Get a professional opinion

Because there’s so much new information and misinformation circulating around about COVID-19, you can rely on the Urology Specialist Group team to help you make the best decision for your health. They can also provide guidance to ensure you stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time.

As the urology team continues to monitor the developments concerning COVID-19 and local regulations to mitigate the disease, they can provide you with the most up-to-date information. You can call the Urology Specialist Group office nearest you or request a consultation through the online booking feature today. 

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