Because urological issues can be hard to discuss, we want you to know that your privacy will always be respected. And, you will always receive high-quality, personal care from us.
Dr. Paul Tonkin’s practice encompasses a full spectrum of medical and surgical care, treating:
- Kidney stones
- Problems with urination and incontinence (male and female)
- Low testosterone and sexual dysfunction
- Enlarged prostate and urinary retention
- Bladder and prostate cancer
Now Offering iTind
Dr. Paul Tonkin is the first Urologist in Wisconsin and Minnesota to use the iTind procedure to treat the symptoms of enlarged prostate. The iTind procedure is a new alternative to prescription medication or invasive surgery. This procedure involves inserting a temporary prostate stent. The stent is then removed under light sedation approximately 4-5 days after it is placed. It will help treat men who are suffering from common symptoms of an enlarged prostate and want a solution that has been shown to have no major side effects and to not compromise sexual function.
Why Choose iTind?
- Rapid symptom relief in the majority of patients
- Preserves sexual function
- Straightforward, outpatient procedure
- Temporary implant removed after 5 to 7 days
- Minimal downtime
- No need for a catheter
- Durable results as demonstrated in clinical studies out to 3 years
Seeing Patients in Ashland
You Should Know….
- The most common symptom of a kidney stone is pain.
- Untreated stones that block the kidney can result in permanent kidney damage.
- Kidney stones combined with a urinary infection have the potential to be fatal.
- The most common cause of kidney stones is dehydration.
- Once you’ve had one kidney stone, your risk of developing another stone increases. There is a 50% increase in the incidence of kidney stones in the 5 years following your first stone.
- To prevent kidney stones, it is important to drink enough water to keep the urine clear, not yellow. It is also a good idea to reduce salt intake and maintain a normal body weight.
- An enlarged prostate is a benign condition and is very common in older men. It often becomes symptomatic and reduces quality of life.
- There are numerous effective treatments ranging from medications to minor outpatient procedures.
- If left untreated, an enlarged and obstructing prostate can lead to recurrent bladder infections, bladder stones, permanent urinary retention requiring a catheter, and even kidney failure.
- Passing blood in the urine is NEVER normal.
- 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.
- Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States.
- If detected early, most prostate cancers are not fatal.
- Genetic testing is now available to help monitor prostate cancer patients more safely without subjecting patients to definitive treatment such as surgery or radiation.
- Urinary incontinence affects about 25% of Americans, but it is rarely talked about.
- 80% of people affected by urinary incontinence can be cured.
- Common treatments include medication, injection treatments to the bladder, and outpatient procedures such as a urethral sling or artificial urinary sphincter.
- Low testosterone can be associated with fatigue, low energy, lack of motivation, loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, irritability and depression.
- Numerous successful treatment options exist including medications, injection therapy, vacuum-device, and penile prosthesis.