It is not uncommon for men to avoid discussing their health, even with their loved ones and medical providers. That is especially true when the health issues concern sensitive topics like sexual dysfunction or urinary incontinence.

The Tulane Urology Clinic is leading this conversation – and this medical field – by creating a comprehensive men’s health program to educate those in the New Orleans region about the health risks, issues and solutions unique to men.

“We’ve had dedicated centers for women’s health for decades, especially around topics like fertility services,” said Dr. Omer Raheem, a urologist with Tulane Health System. “To some extent, we’re playing catch-up as it relates to a comprehensive approach to men’s health issues. We hope to change that with this clinic.”

In Tulane Health System’s multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of male infertility and sexual dysfunction, physicians work closely with experts in female reproductive health to offer comprehensive care to infertile couples. The program also specializes in diagnosing and treating sexual dysfunction in cancer survivors, notably in men who have had surgery to remove prostate cancer.

Common men’s health conditions treated by the clinic include male infertility, sexual dysfunction and erectile dysfunction, enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections, low testosterone and hypogonadism, hormone imbalances and kidney stones.

“Often, we find that things like sexual dysfunction in men serve as a ‘check engine light’ that may point to other health concerns,” Dr. Raheem said. “So we also partner with specialty physicians throughout Tulane Health System to ensure sexual dysfunction symptoms aren’t related to more serious health concerns like heart disease or diabetes.”

The Tulane urology team offers a wide variety of the latest, most advanced treatment options available, including many minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment tools and procedures.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit Tulane Healthcare or call the Tulane Urology Clinic at (504) 988-5271. Men’s health services are also now provided at Tulane Multispecialty Clinic Metairie, and appointments can be made there by calling (504) 988-8050.