For Urology Patients
Men and their wives need to stand
up when they wish for an all male medical team for an intimate
male procedure or surgery. Men should request that only their
male urologist be present for a Digital Rectal exam or any intimate
male procedures or examinations such as prostate biopsies in
offices. Tell them that you don't want any nurses or assistants
in the room. It might be a good idea for you to request that
your doctor put up a sign on the door that says "Don't
Disturb!" because sometimes nurses and assistants walk
in rooms while intimate examinations are taking place.
If you need to have surgery such
as vasectomy, prostatectomy, or hernia surgery that would expose
your male organs, we encourage you to talk to the doctor who
is doing your surgery and the hospital about how you would like
to have an all male medical team in the operating room. This
would include the surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, and scrub.
If you cannot get that assurance, you should look at getting
another doctor or having the procedure done at another hospital
that can accommodate your wishes for an all male team.
Prostate biopsies can be very
painful and can cause a lot of bleeding. Be sure that you request
blanket or garments to cover yourself to protect your modesty.
You will probably need a lot of Kleenex after the biopsy so
be sure you ask your doctor to provide you with them on the
examining table. You should ask your doctor to give you time
to clean up after the biopsy privately.
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for Modest Male Patients!