Blog Archive

Unraveling the Connection: Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Cancer Treatment Mar 4th, 2024

Dr. Paul Chung has extensive experience in helping men who have stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after prostate cancer therapy. Here’s what you need to know.  Understanding the Link The prostate gland is intimately connected to the urinary system, positioned at the base of the bladder, where the urethra (the tube...

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer Treatment Feb 9th, 2024

Dr. Paul Chung has extensive experience in helping men who have erectile dysfunction (ED) after prostate cancer therapy. Here’s what you need to know.  Prostate cancer is a significant health concern that affects millions of men worldwide. Due to the advancements in medical science, survival rates have improved significantly. However, life after...

Redefining Erectile Dysfunction Treatment: AMS 700 Inflatable Penile Prosthesis with TENACIO™ Pump Dec 24th, 2023

Dr. Paul Chung will be one of the first and only one of 10 urologists in the nation to participate in the initial limited market release of the TENACIO™ Pump which received FDA approval November 2023. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that can significantly impact a man's quality of...

Am I a Good Candidate for a Penile Implant? Nov 2nd, 2023

The medical word for a penile implant is a penile prosthesis. Merriam Webster defines prosthesis as “an artificial device to replace or augment a missing or impaired part of the body.” If you’re unable to get or maintain an erection, a penile implant could be the right solution for you. ...

6 Potential Causes of Urethral Strictures Oct 5th, 2023

A urethral stricture is scar tissue inside your urethra, the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the tip of your penis so it can exit your body. Strictures can occur anywhere along the urethra.  In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Paul Chung treats urethral stricture disease and offers approaches that allow you to fully...

What to Expect After Buried Penis Surgery Sep 1st, 2023

Buried penis isn’t a common condition, but if you’re dealing with it, you know that it can disrupt your life in numerous ways. The causes of buried penis vary, and it’s important for your treatment plan to be tailored to your specific situation for it to be most effective.  Dr....

Why You Should Consider Urethroplasty for Urethral Stricture Disease Aug 2nd, 2023

Urethral strictures are relatively common, and result in around 5000 hospitalizations per year, plus many more outpatient office visits and treatments. Some men who have urethral stricture disease undergo repeated treatments and may feel as if they will always struggle with difficult urinary tract problems. Dr. Paul Chung is a...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Symptoms Jul 10th, 2023

At one time, many experts thought that most cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) were related to psychological factors. Now, researchers have discovered that ED can be a signal that you may have some serious physical issues. And, though ED isn’t always caused by psychological factors, it often has both a...

How Successful Is Penile Plication for Peyronie’s Disease? Jun 1st, 2023

Although around one in one hundred men over the age of 18 in the United States has been diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease, experts think that the number of men with the condition may be much higher, and could be as many as one in ten. Peyronie’s disease causes a painful bend in...

Treatment Options for Urethral Stricture Disease May 11th, 2023

Your urethra is a tube-like vessel that carries urine from your bladder to outside your body. Injury to the tissue lining your urethra can result in a stricture. Urethral strictures are fairly common in men, and can occur in women as well, but much more rarely. Dr. Paul Chung is an expert...

5 Common Treatment Options for Male Stress Incontinence Apr 6th, 2023

Men are less likely to experience urinary incontinence compared to women and also less likely to seek treatment. In fact, only one in five men with symptoms talks to their doctor about it, even though it’s a very treatable problem.  Dr. Paul Chung and his staff have a great deal...

Buried Penis: A Hidden Problem in Obese Men Mar 9th, 2023

Buried penis, when your penis is normal in size and function but is hidden by swollen skin or folds of fat, can be uncomfortable, lead to complications, and cause psychological harm. Dr. Paul Chung and his talented team can help. He has written extensively about the condition and understands the...

When Should You Consider Surgical Treatments for Peyronie’s Disease? Feb 15th, 2023

Peyronie’s disease is far more common than most people realize, affecting as many as one in 11 men. Doctors don’t know exactly what causes it, although minor trauma and genetics may play a significant role.  Dr. Paul Chung, with two offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offers several treatments for Peyronie’s disease....

Myths and Facts About Penile Implants Jan 6th, 2023

If you need a penile implant because other treatments haven’t worked well to cure your erectile dysfunction, you had an implant in the past that didn’t work properly, or for some other reason, you may be hesitant because you’ve heard some common myths.  Dr. Paul Chung is a highly trained...

Viagra Isn’t Your Only Option for Erectile Dysfunction Dec 7th, 2022

Erectile dysfunction, the inability to get an erection or to keep one that is firm enough for sex for long enough to reach ejaculation, is a relatively common issue that becomes more common with age. Treatments are available, though most people are only familiar with one—medications such as Viagra.  Dr....

New Optilume Urethral Dilating Balloon for Urethral Strictures Nov 1st, 2022

Urethral stricture is a fairly common men’s health problem that has been documented since ancient times. Unfortunately, the treatments for it don’t always prevent recurrence, for what can become a debilitating condition.  Dr. Paul Chung, an expert in men’s health issues, has offered the two most common treatments for urethral stricture, urethral dilation...

Understanding the Two Phases of Peyronie’s Disease Oct 1st, 2022

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, as many as one in 11 men have Peyronie’s disease, making it a relatively common problem. Even so, many patients don’t understand what it is or what happens when you have it.  Dr. Paul Chung and his staff have the knowledge and skills to effectively treat Peyronie’s...

Consider These Two Surgical Solutions for Stress Urinary Incontinence Sep 1st, 2022

Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, can be a difficult issue. You may find yourself unwilling to participate in activities you normally enjoy or even to socialize with friends and family. Stress incontinence is when you lose urine when you cough, sneeze, lift something heavy, or otherwise put...

What’s Causing You to Have a Buried Penis? Aug 1st, 2022

Buried penis is a relatively rare medical condition, usually diagnosed at birth. However, it can be acquired as an adult. It can cause both physical and psychological complications, but it’s also very treatable.  Sometimes, discussing issues involving your sexual health can be very difficult. It’s important to seek the care...

Are You Suffering These Telltale Signs of Urethral Stricture Disease? Jul 1st, 2022

Urethral stricture disease is a narrowing of the urethra. It generally affects only men, and is a fairly common issue. Men older than 55 are most at risk, and risk rises with age.Dr. Paul Chung and his highly qualified staff are experienced in diagnosing and treating urethral stricture disease. We recognize that...

Serious Health Conditions That Are Linked to Erectile Dysfunction Jun 1st, 2022

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is quite common. Experts disagree on the exact prevalence of ED, but it’s likely somewhere between 30% and perhaps as much as 75%. The good news is that there are very effective treatments available, and if you discuss it with your doctor, you’re likely to get help.  Dr....

How Common Is Urinary Incontinence in Men? May 8th, 2022

Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, can be an embarrassing problem, and one that affects your emotional and psychological well-being in addition to your physical health. It’s not an inevitable part of aging, either. There are treatments that can help.  Dr. Paul Chung is an expert in treating men’s...

Who’s at Risk for Peyronie’s Disease? Apr 7th, 2022

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), about 1 in every 100 men in the United States has been diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease. However, researchers believe the number may be much higher, perhaps as high as 1 in 10.  Dr. Paul Chung is a highly qualified...

How Hormone Therapy Can Rev Up Your Sex Life Mar 14th, 2022

Experts estimate that about one in 50 men experience low testosterone. If you’ve ever heard of TD (Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome) or Low-T (Low Testosterone), you probably know some of the symptoms: low sex drive, fatigue, decreasing muscle mass, erectile dysfunction, and depression.  Dr. Paul Chung helps men in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New...

9 Surprising Facts About Erectile Dysfunction You Didn't Know Feb 22nd, 2022

No one expects they will develop erectile dysfunction, so most men are surprised when they have this problem. Dr. Paul Chung and the entire staff in our offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are here to help! Many of our patients have misconceptions regarding this condition. In...

How Long Does Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Surgery Last? Jan 16th, 2022

The survival rate for prostate cancer is steadily improving, with the current 10-year survival rate is 98%. This is in large part due to better early detection, but also may be due to better surgical intervention. However, about 6-8% of men who have prostate surgery experience urinary incontinence, or leakage,...

Painful Erections and Peyronie’s Disease: What You Need to Know Dec 13th, 2021

Peyronie’s disease is the most common cause of penile pain, with around 4 in 100 men between the ages of 40 and 70 experiencing it. Aside from the pain involved, Peyronie’s disease can cause considerable stress and depression.  Dr. Paul H. Chung is an expert in diagnosing and treating Peyronie’s...

When is a Penile Implant the Best Choice for Erectile Dysfunction? Nov 30th, 2021

Bedroom performance can be fickle. Now and then, you may have trouble getting or keeping an erection. But if the problem persists, don’t suffer in silence.  Paul H. Chung, MD, is renowned for his expertise in the field of reconstructive urology and men’s health, and he helps men feel and...

Educational Video: Causes and Treatments Options for Erectile Dysfunction Jan 13th, 2021

Dr. Paul H. Chung discusses causes and treatment options for Erectile Dysfunction in this educational video. He is Director of Reconstruction, Prosthetics, and Trauma at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed fellowship training in genitourinary reconstruction and is a specialist in the medical and surgical management of erectile...

Which Type of Penile Implant is Best for You? Dec 28th, 2020

Less patients prefer to receive a malleable or semi-rigid penile implant (AMS Tactra or Coloplast Genesis). However, this may be the best option for some patients who prefer a more straightforward device or have a history of complex abdominal surgery or kidney transplantation. The implant may be bent into the...

Dr. Chung Interviewed on Erectile Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence on FOX Sports Radio Sep 17th, 2020

Dr. Paul H. Chung, MD is a fellowship-trained reconstructive urologist with a specialty focus on prosthestics for erectile dysfunction and stress urinary incontinence. He is experienced with penile implants, urethral slings and artificial urinary sphincters for first-time surgical patients, patients who require a revision of an existing device and those who require replacement of a...

Does My Insurance Cover Penile Implants? Jun 24th, 2020

Are penile implants covered by insurance? Yes, penile implants are covered by Medicare and most private insurance plans. Dr. Chung’s office will work with your insurance company to conduct a thorough evaluation. Am I able to check coverage with my insurance company? Yes, you may also contact your insurance company...

Is Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy, GAINSwave, Effective for Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction? Apr 18th, 2020

What is erectile dysfunction (ED)? Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a pathologic condition when a man cannot attain or maintain a penile erection sufficiently firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It is a common concern among men and affects about 50% of men aged 50 and above.1 Not only does ED...

PRP, P-Shot, Priapus Shot: Is it an effective treatment for ED? Apr 18th, 2020

What is erectile dysfunction (ED)? Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition when a man cannot obtain or maintain an erection firm enough for sufficient sexual intercourse. It is a common concern among men and affects about 50% of men aged 50 and above.1 Not only does ED affect our quality...

Dr. Chung Speaks on Peyronie's disease at the 3rd Annual Jefferson Urology Symposium Feb 8th, 2020

Dr. Paul H. Chung, MD co-directed the 3rd Annual Jefferson Urology Symposium in Philadelphia, PA. The Men's Health Forum was aimed at regional urologists interested in expanding their knowledge of urological issues. Topics included low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, BPH, urinary incontinence, and Peyronie's disease. Dr. Chung spoke on his experience...

Dr. Chung Serves on Boston Scientific's Emerging Implanters Insight Panel Nov 9th, 2019

Dr. Paul H. Chung, MD is a fellowship-trained reconstructive urologist with a specialty focus on prosthestics for erectile dysfunction and stress urinary incontinence. He is experienced with penile implants, urethral slings and artificial urinary sphincters for first-time surgical patients, patients who require a revision of an existing device and those...

Dr. Chung Discusses Men's Sexual Health Issues at a Barbershop Talk Nov 2nd, 2019

Many people may find openly discussing one's sexual health issues to be challening and embarassing. Dr. Paul H. Chung, MD teamed up with JeffPEERS (People Empowered, Educated and Ready to Support) at Jefferson Hospital to provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to encourage men to take charge of their overall...

Dr. Chung Attends the 77th Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association Meeting Oct 28th, 2019

Dr. Paul H. Chung, MD was invited to moderate the reconstructive urology scientific session at the 77th Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting. As a moderator, Dr. Chung set the tone for the program and ensured discussion was appropriate and educational. He also presented his work on...

Dr. Chung Travels to Athens, Greece for the 39th Congress of the Société Internationale d'Urologie Oct 20th, 2019

Dr. Paul H. Chung, MD collaborates with urologists on an international level to learn the best and most up to date techniques for his patients. He was invited to speak at the the 39th Congress of the Société Internationale d'Urologie in Athens, Greece. He discussed new urethroplasty techniques for urethral stricture...