Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
Dr. Mark Allen, M.D., a Dallas, TX urologist located in the Plano area recently made the D Magazine Best Doctors list for 2012. The D Magazine “Best Doctors in Dallas”, list is a renowned selection of physicians and pediatricians in the greater Dallas area who are chosen based on a peer-review voting process. Dr. Allen was chosen because of his innovative treatment approach for specific urological disorders and conditions, including advanced surgical technique in the area of erectile dysfunction treatment using progressive penile implant and penile prosthetic devices.
Erectile dysfunction, also referred to as impotence, is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse. It is a problem that affects one in ten men after the age of 40 and can be a direct cause of emotional stress, anxiety and depression. While most men can lead normal lives with some form of erectile dysfunction, some men experience chronic cases where surgical intervention may be needed in order to resume a functioning sex life.
According to Dr. Allen, “It is important for men to reach out to their physicians to discuss their ED symptoms. Many times there is an underlying medical problem such as diabetes, heart disease and certain prostate conditions that can be directly linked to ED. While stress, anxiety and psychological or mental health issues can worsen the symptoms, in most cases, the problem is caused by something physical. There is a clear link between erectile dysfunction and these medical conditions.”
While many men turn to prescribed oral medications to help manage their ED, others will not be successful under this treatment protocol. If oral medications fail to work, new surgical techniques involving a penis pump, or vacuum device, are available to help create an erection enlarging the penis manually through a hand-powered or battery-powered pump.
Recent studies show that the newest erectile dysfunction treatment methods being offered by urologists offers a 90% effective rate for men suffering from chronic impotence.
Dr. Allen, suggests that he is seeing an increase in ED patients interested in these surgical advances. He offers different options for his patients, each with their own unique need to fit their lifestyle. “To most people, a penile implant is not visibly noticeable from the outside of the body. That is a big plus because it looks natural. For men who have had inactive, unsatisfying sex lives, the penile implant devise offers a permanent, long-term solution. More than 85% of my patients who have had the penile implant procedure have experienced great success and a return of normalcy to their sex lives,” says Dr. Allen.
The D Magazine top doctors list is designed each year with the patient in mind. Specialties in which the patient has little or no say are often not included (including pathology and anesthesiology). The voting panel and D Magazine staff members review the results carefully and choose each finalist based on the number of votes that are received for each specialty.
To learn more, see: Erectile dysfunction treatment.
Dr. Mark Allen, MD, is a board certified urologist skillfully trained to treat all disorders and conditions of the male and female urinary tracts as well as the male reproductive system. Treating all general urological ailments in both adult and pediatric patients, he also specializes in cancers of the bladder, kidneys and prostate, and uses a wide range of advanced techniques to perform complex urogynecologic reconstruction procedures, as well as cares for and manages male patients for impotence. Dr. Allen is especially skilled in the area of general urological surgery and is one of the few doctors in the North Texas area who offers robotic surgery as a treatment option for prostate cancer.