Houston Doctors Grow Moustaches for Movember to Raise Awareness & Funds for Men’s Health

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Movember is back to change the face of men’s health through the power of the moustache. Four urologists with Texas Regional Urology are growing moustaches throughout the month of November to raise funds and support Movember, a global men's health campaign.

Texas Regional Urology Physicians

Texas Regional Urology Physicians

Movember is back to change the face of men’s health through the power of the moustache

Four doctors from Texas Regional Urology -- Drs. Clyde Corey, Drew Dylewski, Matthew Hogan, and Penner Schraudenbach -- are joining thousands of men in Houston and around the globe to grow a moustache for Movember, the month-long campaign to raise awareness for men’s health. Participants, known as Mo Bros, register at http://www.movember.com, start the month clean-shaven, and then grow moustaches throughout the month in an effort to raise funds and spark conversations about men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Movember aims to forever change the face of men's health through the power of the moustache. Since 2003, more than 1.9 million participants have raised over $299 million for the cause, with official Movember campaigns taking place in 21 countries. In 2011, more than 145,000 Americans grew and supported the Mo, raising over $15 million for the cause. In the US, funds raised are directed to programs run by Movember and its men’s health partners, Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and LIVESTRONG.

“Men’s health is a huge part of our practice as urologists,” says Dr. Schraudenbach. “We look forward to the lighthearted, fun side of the effort, but we also see patients every week with prostate and testicular cancer, and that is deadly serious. If we can raise awareness with something as simple as a moustache, it’s a no-brainer.”

“We are really excited for our team to be a part of Movember this year,” says Dr. Dylewski. “Each moustache will create many conversations over the month, and each of those interactions is a chance to educate and highlight the importance of men taking care of their health.”

The doctors will sponsor a “Vote for the Best/Worst Moustache” poll on their web page at http://www.texasregionalurology.com/movember.html. The doctors with the best moustache (“Ultimate Mo”) and the worst (“Lame Mo”) will sponsor additional donations.

“Dr. Corey may have an edge, as he has years of experience with facial hair, and we are concerned that he may have access to grooming equipment or techniques that we are not yet aware of,” says Dr. Hogan. “But it’s all for a good cause, and at the end of the month, let the best Mo win!”

Drs. Corey, Hogan, Dylewski and Schraudenbach, along with Dr. Liliana Woo, are the founders of Texas Regional Urology, the leading group urology practice in northern metro Houston. The practice provides comprehensive, compassionate, and cutting-edge urologic care for both adult and pediatric patients with locations in Tomball, The Woodlands, and Kingwood. Texas Regional Urology offers a small-office, patient-centered approach to medical care.

All five doctors are general urologists, surgeons who manage common diseases such as kidney stones, enlarged prostate (BPH), incontinence, and prostate cancer. They perform surgical procedures such as lithotripsy for kidney stones, robotic prostatectomy, and sling procedures for urinary incontinence. Common minor procedures such as no-scalpel vasectomy and microwave treatment for enlarged prostate are comfortably performed in the office under local anesthesia. Each physician has special areas of interest, as well as the knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat the full range of urologic problems.

To contact Texas Regional Urology for more information, or to schedule an appointment, visit http://www.texasregionalurology.com

For more information about Movember, please visit http://www.movember.com

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