Dr. Perito and the team from Perito Urology traveled to Scottsdale, AZ to partake in the first live Urology Conference since 2019.
This year’s Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) Conference was a great opportunity to see old colleagues and the new talent of Urology residents that have joined the society and had their first opportunity to present their research.
This year Dr. Suarez-Sarmiento, Jr. gave three of his presentations in front of several of the top implanters in the field. His first presentation was Ethnic Disparities in Penile Prosthesis Surgery: An Analysis of Hispanic Patients. This abstract tackles the differences in impotence disease progression in Hispanic men, as well as treatment options and satisfaction rates following Implant surgery.
Hispanics represent the fastest growing minority population in the United States and understanding how this population of patients respond to current treatment modalities can help us better serve them as physicians. The second presentation, Expedited Algorithm for IPP following Radical Prostatectomy, is a presentation that was preempted by Dr. Perito’s own presentation, Updates on Penile Prosthesis Surgery Session: Prostatectomy to IPP Placement, A Novel Algorithm.
Drs. Suarez-Sarmiento and Perito really hit their point home that patients who undergo radical prostatectomy due to prostate cancer should be screened sooner for erectile dysfunction than the 2-year waiting period most urologists recommend. Our studies concluded that the longer patients wait to address their ED can have negative effects on penile length and patient psyche.
The final presentation given by Dr. Suarez-Sarmiento, Proper Circumferential Sizing of Penile Implants, was a study of over 1,300 patients, and described what measures can be taken to properly size a patient’s implant to minimize pain and improve satisfaction rates.
Scientific presentations allow for fellow physicians and those who work in the healthcare industry to further educate them of emerging trends and technologies that improve patient safety. Perito Urology would like to thank the SMSNA committee for putting on such a fun and informative event this year, Scottsdale was a hit!