• Online Appointments
    Make an Appointment Online

    Arkansas Urology makes it easy to book an appointment online. 
    Find your location, physician and pick the time that is best for you
    all at your convenience!

  • Northwest
    New Location

    We have new locations in Bentonville and Fayetteville to serve you.
    We welcome Dr. Adam Childs to Arkansas Urology.    

  • Men's Health Center 1
    Men’s Health Center

    Now open at 801 S Bowman Rd. in Little Rock 
    Contact us: 501-246-3423

     

     

  • Telehealth
    Learn About Telehealth

    Find out how Arkansas Urology is participating in telehealth and how it helps our patients. 

Locations and Hours

  • BENTON (M 7:30am-3:30pm (Men's Health), W 8-10:30am, Th 8am-3:30pm)
    501-776-3288
  • BENTONVILLE (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    479-268-6800
  • CLINTON (M 7:30am-12pm)
    800-255-1762
  • CONWAY (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    501-327-5850
  • EL DORADO (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    870-862-5439
  • Fayetteville (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    479-268-6800
  • Harrison (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    870-741-2317
  • HEBER SPRINGS (W 7:30am-2:00pm)
    800-255-1762
  • LITTLE ROCK (M-F, 8am-5pm; Shipping & Receiving M-F, 7am-3pm)
    501-219-8900
  • MEN'S HEALTH - BOWMAN RD. (T and Th 8am-6pm, W and F 7am-5pm)
    501-246-3423
  • MONTICELLO (1st, 3rd and 5th W, 9am-2:30pm)
    870-460-3547
  • N. LITTLE ROCK (M-TH, 8am-4:30pm F 7:30am-3:30pm (Men's Health))
    501-945-2121
  • PINE BLUFF (M-F, 7:30am-3:30pm)
    870-890-4848
  • RUSSELLVILLE (M and T 8am-3pm, Every other Friday 8am-1pm)
    479-968-2600
  • STUTTGART (M, 8:30am-3:30pm)
    870-890-4848
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Urological Issues

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February 2020

Vasectomy: The Best Choice for You Both

By: Arkansas Urology

 

When it comes to birth control, you have a variety of options. Vasectomy is one of the most effective forms of birth control though, and it also comes with a very low risk of side effects. In fact, a vasectomy is over 99% effective!

The procedure is simple and only takes around 30 minutes to complete. Many men worry about the pain that may be involved with a vasectomy, but the pain is minimal and the procedure only requires one to two small incisions in the scrotum. On the other hand, tubal ligation requires general anesthesia and is much more invasive. Vasectomy is simply a safer procedure that comes with fewer complications.

A vasectomy has rare complications. After about a week you can have sex, but keep in mind it takes eight to 10 weeks and 12 to 20 ejaculations after your procedure to become sterile. Be safe and continue using birth control until you have taken a semen test.

Another thing to consider is the price. A vasectomy is cheaper than tubal ligation because it can be performed under local anesthesia in an office rather than under general anesthesia in a hospital or surgical center. A vasectomy also has the added advantage of post procedure testing to insure success, which tubal ligations do not. Also, other forms of birth control such as IUDs and pills are ongoing expenses that’ll affect you for years to come.

A vasectomy can also be the perfect excuse for you to take a few days off work and relax on the couch. Many men time the procedure before the college basketball tournament or other prime television watching times. Maybe something you want to consider as you think about the next steps!

The important thing to remember is that the procedure is quick and effective with little pain.

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Are you considering a vasectomy and have questions? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals to discuss your options, or book an appointment online in minutes.


 

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February 2020

Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

By: Arkansas Urology

 

Erectile dysfunction is more common than you may think, and it affects more than half of men over the age of 40. There are a variety of things that can cause erectile dysfunction, with the most common cause being vascular disease. Vascular diseases affect the blood vessels and include hypertension and hardening of the arteries. ED can often be an early warning sign of heart disease, so seeing a doctor for the problem is very important.

Other common physical causes include diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, tobacco use and high cholesterol. Neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease can also increase your risk of developing ED. Certain medications can affect blood flow and cause impotence as well. These medications include central nervous system depressants, chemotherapy medications, SSRIs and diuretics. You should always consult your doctor about any side effects you may be experiencing, and never stop taking your medication without speaking to your doctor first.

It’s important to note that erectile dysfunction doesn’t always have a physical cause — there are psychological causes for the condition as well. While commonly overlooked, stress, anxiety and depression can also trigger ED. The good news? You have treatment options.
 
After your diagnosis, your doctor can discuss the treatment options best for your unique situation and the cause of your ED. These include prescription medications, lifestyle changes, testosterone therapies and in rare cases, surgery. The most important thing to remember is you shouldn’t be embarrassed to seek treatment! Many men are in your position, your sex life isn’t over and your doctor will help you every step of the way.
 
At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals, or book an appointment online in minutes.

 

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January 2020

Men's 10-Point Screening Checklist

By: Arkansas Urology

 

Routine urological checkups are incredibly important for men, especially once you hit 50 years of age. At Arkansas Urology, we recommend a 10-point checkup to get you on the right track to better health in 2020! Your checkup should cover:

1. PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) - This test measures the level of a protein produced by the prostate that circulates in the blood. Elevated PSA levels can be seen with prostate inflammation, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or cancer.

2. Total Testosterone - This test will measure the level of testosterone in your blood. A low level may cause men to experience fatigue, weight gain, hair loss and sexual problems.

3. Urinalysis - A urinalysis is a test of your urine and can detect a wide variety of disorders such as diabetes and urinary tract infections.

4. CBC (Complete Blood Count) - A complete blood count test is used to evaluate overall health and detect a variety of disorders. It measures your white and red blood cell counts, hemoglobin and more.

5. Hemoglobin A1c (blood sugar) - This test evaluates the average amount of glucose in your blood over the last few months and reports your average level of blood sugar. The test is used to diagnose diabetes and is used regularly to see if a diabetic person’s levels are staying within range.

6. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) - The TSH test will show whether or not your thyroid gland is working properly and can indicate either an overactive or underactive thyroid.

7. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel - The CMP is a series of blood tests that assess how your body is using energy (your metabolism). It can show you whether or not certain medications are harming your kidneys or liver, as well.

8. Sexual Health Inventory - This scale is used for screening and diagnosis of erectile dysfunction.

9. IPSS (International Prostate Symptom Score) - This screening tool is used to screen for and diagnose benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

10. Berlin Score - This questionnaire helps doctors identify patients’ potential sleep problems, such as sleep apnea, which has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and strokes.

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Don’t hesitate to prioritize your health in 2020, no matter how long it’s been since your last checkup. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals to discuss treatment options, or book an appointment online in minutes.

 

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January 2020

Arkansas Urology’s New Year’s Resolutions to YOU

By: Arkansas Urology

On behalf of all doctors and staff, thanks for making this such an exciting time of growth for Arkansas Urology! 2019 was absolutely phenomenal, and we couldn’t have done it without you. As we embark on adding our 14th location in Arkansas in the new year, we would like to convey our sincere appreciation to each and every one of you. We want to assure our new and existing patients that we are working hard to be the gold standard in patient care.

 

As the premier urology group in Arkansas, our new year’s resolution to YOU will be that Arkansas Urology will strive to be more efficient, effective and accessible for the people who matter to us the most. We apologize that we’ve experienced a few growing pains lately due to our high patient volume and fast pace growth. As part of the AU Gold Standards, we will always strive to walk in the patients’ shoes , wow our patients, and most importantly, be relentless about making improvements.

As the patient, YOU are always our number one priority. In the new year, we look forward to working hard to earn your honor, respect and satisfaction for all of your urological healthcare needs. In 2020, we are also expanding our men’s health services. Learn more about that here.

With our growing practice, it’s more important that you know all the ways you can get in touch with us -

1.) Online: Whether you’re in the comfort of your home or on your lunch break, you can schedule your next appointment online with the click of a button! Whether you’re experiencing new symptoms, having trouble with overactive bladder, need a prostate exam or think you may be suffering from kidney stones, simply visit our website and book your appointment in minutes. You can learn more about all the conditions we see and the treatments we offer on our website to answer questions even before your appointment. To get started, find your location and view appointment availability near you.

2.) Patient Portal: If you haven’t checked out Arkansas Urology’s Patient Portal, now is the perfect time to do so! You can also review and update your information, view and pay your bills online, communicate with your physician directly and more in a confidential setting. You can also see your latest test results at your convenience at any time.

3.) By Phone: As always, you can give us a call with any concerns, appointments needs or special requests. As our call volume is often high, we appreciate your patience as we take care of all of our patients.

In closing, we thank YOU for choosing Arkansas Urology. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2020!

 

 

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Kickoff to Men's Health

Arkansas Urology and the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month each September by offering men a free prostate screening in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

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