Upon the first visit with Dr. Bernstein, each new patient will be asked about his or her medical history and a detailed physical examination will be performed. To prepare for this visit, we ask that you obtain any relevant records/test results from your primary doctor or other specialist. Please bring all of your medication bottles with you to your visit. Including any over-the-counter medications you may be taking. For some patients, Dr. Bernstein may need further diagnostic tests to assist him making the best possible recommendation for treatment. Not all urologic disorders or symptoms are immediately diagnosed. At times, Dr. Bernstein may find it necessary to follow your condition over time; or refer you to another specialist he trusts can better treat your condition.
If Surgery is Required
Dr. Bernstein has performed many thousands of urologic procedures. These range from in-office vasectomies and prostate biopsies to such complex surgeries as radical prostatectomy. Gentle hands, proven surgical skills and keen intra-operative judgment enable him to give patients the reassurance they want from a surgeon. Safety is always the first consideration with every surgical patient, and begins before the operation. Patients of a particular age or with significant pre-existing health problems may be required to obtain preoperative “medical clearance” from their Family Doctor, Internist or Cardiologist. Dr. Bernstein will plan surgery in the least invasive way to help minimize post-operative recovery time and discomfort. He will listen to your surgical treatment preferences, while guiding you toward the best possible decision to meet your individual situation. His surgical practice has bridged older, established techniques with newer methods of treatment. Newer, however, is not necessarily better. The doctor will always share his truthful opinion with you regarding the latest urologic procedures and treatments taking into consideration your individual condition, comparative studies and procedure cost.
Visit the links below to find information on your urologic condition:
Adult Urologic Conditions: http://www.urologyhealth.org/adult/
Pediatric Urologic Conditions: http://www.urologyhealth.org/pediatric/
Urológicos Información de Condición en Español: http://www.urologyhealth.org/espanol/