Urology Centers of Alabama

2018

The Erection Connection #21: Making a Surgical Video

In this episode of the Erection Connection, Dr. Brian Christine gives a look behind at the scenes at what it takes to make an informative and engaging surgical video. A quality production requires skilled camera work, great audio, and a clear sense of narration to provide the best educational resources for surgeons and patients alike.

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The Erection Connection #19: Getting the Right Cuff Size During Artificial Sphincter Surgery

In this week’s Erection Connection, Dr. Brian Christine talks about how to make sure the proper cuff size is applied during artificial sphincter surgery, and how important it is to restoring standard urinary function. Dr. Christine performs a thorough set of tests to ensure that the cuff is within a “goldilocks zone” where it is […]

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The Erection Connection #18: ED Treatment with Diabetes

In the most recent episode of the Erection Connection, Dr. Brian Christine discusses the impact a diabetes diagnosis has an erectile function, and how treatment for diabetes-related ED differs from those caused by other factors. Penile implant surgery is often more effective than pills or injection therapy for diabetes patients, but implants are still consistently […]

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BTC: Sexual Injuries and ED

gorillas, prunes, and pelvic fracture

In the 10/20 episode of Behind the Curve, Dr. Brian Christine (fresh off the plane from a surgical tour of China!) discusses the impact of pelvic fractures and trauma on erectile function and urinary incontinence, as well as answering questions about prunes, gorillas, and star fruit and how they relate to sexual performance. Listen to […]

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BTC: Alcohol, Drugs, and Sexual Performance

alcohol and sexual performance

In the 10/13 episode of Behind the Curve, Dr. Brian Christine discussed the impact of alcohol and drug use on sexual performance. Dr. Christine noted that while alcohol can have a negative impact on erectile ability, there are psychogenic aspects that accompany the lowered inhibition and altered decision-making which shouldn’t be ignored or discounted. Listen […]

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Dr. Christine and SMSNA Offer Masters In Prosthetic Urology Course

Dr. Christine will be an instructor in this year’s Masters in Prosthetic Urology course offered by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA). The course will be offered in conjunction with the SMSNA’s 19th Annual Fall Scientific Meeting, and will provide hands-on training and step-by-step instructions on surgical techniques for penile implants, male incontinence, […]

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The Erection Connection #17: Complex Artificial Urinary Sphincter Surgery

Dr. Brian Christine demonstrates a revision of an artificial urinary sphincter on a patient who was experiencing complications. While the sphincter is the gold standard for treating urinary incontinence following a radical prostatectomy or pelvic damage, complications can happen. Fortunately – it can be treated and give a patient a new lease on life!

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The Erection Connection #16: Outpatient Surgery

In the most recent episode of the Erection Connection, Dr. Brian Christine discusses the benefits of outpatient surgery for penile implants and incontinence treatment. By having a patient be able to go home the same day as their surgical procedure, they lessen the risk of infection, and are able to get a better level of […]

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