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Putting Patients First Welcome to Fifth Avenue Urology, the practice of Dr. Yaniv M. Larish. We are located in Manhattan, in New York City’s beautiful Upper East Side. We offer the most advanced state of the art diagnosis and treatment for all problems of the male and female urological and reproductive systems. Dr. Larish served… Continue Reading

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An Overview of Cystitis

Cystitis refers to a condition where the bladder starts to inflame, which can result in a burning sensation and pain. Inflammation is when specific body parts start to swell and is often followed by a burning sensation. Cystitis is often the result of an infection in the urinary tract, which results from bacteria building up… Continue Reading

Types and Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence, better known as Urinary Incontinence, is a condition where you have trouble controlling your urine flow. People with incontinence often cannot tell when they need to urinate, which often leads to unwanted leaks. Many people struggle with incontinence, and most have trouble talking about it. Due to the stigma associated with urination, people can… Continue Reading

Vasectomies and Vasectomy Reversals

How do vasectomies and vasectomy reversals work? A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that prevents males from getting their partner pregnant. After this surgery, the sperms won’t mix with the semen. This indicates that the body will produce sperms, but it won’t leave the male body. By eliminating sperms from semen, men can prevent pregnancy.… Continue Reading

Overactive Bladder & Urge Incontinence

Overactive bladder is a common condition that affects millions of people every year in the US and causes changes in their lifestyle. The changes in their lives can be devastating, depending on the severity of the condition. An overactive bladder or OAB causes the patient to feel sudden and frequent urges to urinate. The urge… Continue Reading

Common Male Urological Problems

What are the most common male urological problems? As men age, they develop various urological problems that disrupt with quality of life. People especially around the age of 40 develop these conditions. However, this doesn’t mean that young people can’t have these problems. Many people complain that they suffer from building a relationship because of… Continue Reading

UPJ Obstruction (Adult Ureteropelvic Junction)

Ureteropelvic junction or UPJ obstruction refers to blockage inside the kidneys. Blockage occurs specifically at the upper end of the ureters, where the renal pelvis is located. It’s the tube that drains urine out of the kidney and moves it towards the bladder. The renal pelvis looks like a funnel. However, its main function is… Continue Reading

Male Factor Infertility

What is male factor infertility and what can be done to reverse this condition? Infertility is a condition that affects both men and women in the United States and other parts of the world. It’s a reproductive organ disease that reduces a patient’s ability to have children with their partner. Male infertility refers to the… Continue Reading

Urge Incontinence

What is urge incontinence? If you’re aware of what it means to have an overactive bladder and a frequent urge to urinate, then you probably know about urge incontinence. There are many types of incontinence that affect both men and women. Incontinence affects women the most due to weak pelvic and vaginal muscles. This can… Continue Reading

The Prostate Gland & Urinary Problems

What is the relationship between the prostate gland & urinary problems? The prostate gland is a walnut sized male organ. It is found at the base of the bladder and produces fluid to protect sperm. The gland sends fluid into the urethra, through seminal vesicles and the ejaculatory duct. The urethra is a thin tube… Continue Reading

The Current State of Erectile Dysfunction & Treatment

What is the current state of erectile dysfunction and treatment? More than 30 million men complain about the inability to keep and even get an erection. People who encounter such issues often have erectile dysfunction. ED is a common condition that men develop for many reasons. You don’t necessarily have erectile dysfunction if you develop… Continue Reading

Male Infertility Causes & Treatments

Male infertility is any condition when a person loses their ability to produce or ejaculate sperm. Infertility occurs in both males and females. About 13 out of 100 couples can’t have a baby. In most of these cases, infertility is the reason behind the issue. The common cause for male infertility is lack of sperm… Continue Reading

Overactive Bladder Urology

In simple words, OAB, short for “overactive bladder” in urology refers to experiencing the frequent urge to urinate. It can trigger urine loss (involuntary) and cause urinary incontinence in an individual. The condition affects millions of people around the world and in the US as well. However, most experts believe that women are more prone… Continue Reading

Kidney Stones & Removal

What are kidney stones and what is the process of removal? Doctors and scientists refer to kidney stones by multiple names. Some of the most commonly used phrases include renal calculi, urolithiasis, and nephrolithiasis. Kidney stones refer to mineral and salt deposits that solidify inside the kidneys and obstruct the urine flow leading to kidney… Continue Reading

Common Female Urological Problems

What are the most common female urological problems? The urinary system consists of the urethra, kidneys, bladders, and ureters. The system stores, produces, and eliminates urine from the body. Kidneys create urine and transfer it to bladders. Ureters are the tubes that carry urine to the bladders from the kidney. When the bladder fills with… Continue Reading

How Does the Vasectomy Procedure Work?

A doctor may recommend the vasectomy procedure when you decide that you’re not looking to have children anymore. In this procedure, the urologist will block sperm cells from mixing with semen. Consequently, a vasectomy results in an ejaculation that is free of sperms to avoid pregnancy. You may also undergo treatment for various health diseases,… Continue Reading

Causes and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection

A urinary tract infection is an infection of the bladder, kidney, and urethra. You may develop this condition because of the bacteria in your urine. Usually, urine does not contain germs and bacteria, but they can enter the body from an external source. Your urinary system filters the waste products and excessive water from the… Continue Reading

Causes & Treatment for Incontinence

What are the causes and treatment for urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is a condition involving the loss of urine. This is a common condition, but many people experience humiliation while talking about it. Therefore, they do not consult a doctor if they notice any symptoms. Remember, treating urinary incompetence is not a big deal. You… Continue Reading

Causes & Treatments for Swollen Prostate

Swollen prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia is a common condition in men wherein the prostate glands enlarge, growing much bigger than their normal size. If you experience prostate swelling, your chances of developing urinary symptoms increase. Uncomfortable and painful symptoms, such as difficulty in passing urine from the bladder, can ensue. This can potentially lead… Continue Reading

What are the Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and what are the symptoms of BPH? The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland present in front of the rectum and under the bladder. It comprises the urethra, which is the tube that carries semen and urine into the penis. Prostate glands cause mild to severe complications when they grow in… Continue Reading

What is PSA and PSA Screening?

What is PSA screening? PSA is a protein that the prostate cells produce. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) keeps the semen in a liquid state, which is necessary for the nourishment and transportation of the sperm. PSA is easily measurable; in fact, a simple blood test can reveal the level and concentration of PSA in a male’s… Continue Reading

What are the Main Causes of Erectile Dysfunction?

What are the main causes of erectile dysfunction? ED refers to not being able to hold, maintain, or form a penile erection. Sometimes, a person may feel unable to maintain the erection firm enough to have sex. The condition erectile dysfunction (impotence) is a serious concern that can be devastating for a male’s personal life and… Continue Reading

What is a Reversible Vasectomy?

What is a reversible vasectomy? First, let’s start with what a vasectomy is.  A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure that involves a urologist making incisions and closing the vas deferens of a male to prevent the sperm from traveling to form a fertile ejaculate. Hence, the tube that connects the male reproductive glands, i.e.,… Continue Reading

All About Vasectomies

Do you know about vasectomies? Vasectomies are minor surgeries that block the sperm from mixing into the semen that the males ejaculate through the penis. Even after a vasectomy, semen is still present in the ejaculation but cannot get a woman pregnant because the sperms are not present. (Source) The testes will still make the… Continue Reading

All About the Prostate and Prostate Cancer

This article is about the prostate and prostate cancer. The prostate is a gland present in between the penis and the bladder. It has the urethra running through it and is directly in front of the rectum. It allows the urethra to contract or expand to let the urine pass through. It is normally walnut-shaped… Continue Reading

Urology: Vasectomy

Are vasectomy and urology related? Due to the great medical advancements, contraceptive measures are now widely accessible and easy for people. Most people like to opt for temporary measures such as condoms and birth control pills. Unlike most contraception, a vasectomy is a permanent surgical method that prevents pregnancy. Vasectomy In a vasectomy, a person… Continue Reading

What Training Do Urologists Receive?

What types of training do urologists receive? If you are not familiar with what a urologist does, read further. Urologists specialize in the field of urology, which is also called genitourinary surgery. It is the branch of medicine and revolves around diagnosis and treatment surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract… Continue Reading

What is Peyronie’s Disease?

What is Peyronie’s disease? When you develop fibrous scar tissue on the penis, you suffer from a condition that experts term Peyronie’s disease. This can result in painful and curved erections. This condition is noncancerous but can lead to erectile dysfunction. It’s important to remember that penises are of different sizes and shapes. Having curved… Continue Reading

Top Urologists: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

The prostate is a small gland of the male reproductive system. It’s around the urethra, which is the passageway for the flow of urine. It is responsible for much of the fluid in the semen. Moreover, the function of the prostate is to expel the fluid through the penis. It uses muscular force to create… Continue Reading

Urology: Bladder Cancer

The bladder is a hollow organ present in the lower pelvis of the body. The bladder can stretch to store urine and squeeze to allow excretion through the urethra. Kidneys produce urine, and it passes through two veins, ureters, into the bladder. Cancer in the bladder develops when cells start growing abnormally inside the bladder.… Continue Reading

6 Common Urological Problems Men Face

What are the common urological problems that men have? Urology is a medicinal and doctoral branch that accounts for urinary tract-related conditions and diseases men and women experience. The body’s urinary tract system works to regulate and manage the passage of urine. In males, the reproductive organs are also part of this. Urology pertains to… Continue Reading

Suffering from Erectile Dysfunction? Causes and Treatment

What are the causes and treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)? ED simply refers to the inability of getting or maintaining an erection. This happens to men as they age, but may sometimes happen to younger men. There are a variety of reasons for erectile dysfunction. Causes of Erectile Dysfunction Stress, anxiety, or fatigue often leads… Continue Reading

Urology: Prostate Cancer Treatment

The prostate gland is present in the pelvis area behind the bladder. It is responsible for producing seminal fluid, which nourishes and helps transport sperm. The urethra in the middle of the prostate gland, and it’s responsible for carrying sperm out of the penis during ejaculation. Prostate cancer can occur when cells grow abnormally inside… Continue Reading

Urethral Stricture Causes & Treatment

What is a urethral stricture? The urethra is a tube that transfers urine from the bladder to the penis. This hollow tube starts from the lower bladder opening, stretching throughout the length of the penis. In women, the length of the tube is around 2.5 to 4 cm in length. The opening of this tube… Continue Reading