An Overview of Urological Conditions and Dr. Mark Allen’s Urology Specialties

In addition to the below list of urology specialties, Dr. Mark Allen, urologist serving the communities of Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas, diagnoses and treats all general urological conditions and concerns.

Enlarged Prostate

Enlarged prostate, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is not a simple case of too many prostate cells. Prostate growth involves hormones, occurs in different types of tissue, such as muscular and glandular, and affects men differently. Treatment varies in each case based upon these differences.  There is no cure for BPH and once prostate growth starts, it typically continues, unless medical therapy is started. (read more)

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, sometimes referred to as “impotence”, is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse and reproduction are also sometimes called “impotence”, so the term “erectile dysfunction” is used to clarify the issue. (read more)

Female Incontinence

Millions of people experience involuntary loss of urine or a sudden urge to urinate before losing a large amount of urine. Urinary incontinence and bladder control are issues that more than 13 million people in the United States share. Although both men and women can share these often embarrassing situations, incontinence and bladder control are twice as likely to occur in women, especially moms and older women. Pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, and the structure of the female urinary tract all account for this difference between the sexes. (read more)

GreenLight Laser Therapy

GreenLight™ Laser Therapy is a treatment for an enlarged prostate that combines the effectiveness of the traditional surgical procedure known as “Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate” (TURP) with fewer side effects. Over 375,000 patients have been treated using this new technology. Most patients return home a few short hours after the procedure and can return to normal, non-strenuous activities within days. The GreenLight laser system delivers the ultimate benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) solution — free from urinary symptoms with less of the side effects from other treatment options. (read more)

Kidney Stones

If you have had a kidney stone in the past, you already know how painful it can be. Most kidney stones pass out of the body without help from a doctor, other times a kidney stone may require the assistance from an urologist if it won’t pass. (read more)

Male Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine. This can happen for different reason and at different times of your life. There are three main types of male incontinence. Stress incontinence occurs when you suddenly stress your bladder by sneezing, coughing, laughing, lifting heavy objects or performing other tasks that put pressure on your bladder. Urge incontinence is often a sudden urge to urinate. Sometimes this urge is so strong you cannot control your bladder until you reach a bathroom. This sudden urge is brought on by the abrupt contraction of your bladder when it shouldn’t. This can even happen if you only have a small amount of urine in your bladder, but other times when your bladder is full you might leak urine when you are not intending to do so. Overflow incontinence happens when the bladder does not empty properly and leakage can occur. When the bladder fails to empty it is often due to a blockage or weak bladder muscles contractions. (read more)

No Scalpel Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that has been successfully and effectively used as permanent male fertility control. In this procedure, the tube (vas deferens) leading from each testicle is cut and sealed off. By simply cutting the vas deferens, sperm can no longer reach the prostate where it would normally mix with semen and potentially cause a pregnancy in his female partner.  (read more)

Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

If you have been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse, the muscles of the pelvic floor might have been damaged or become weak. The pelvic floor consists of the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that support and control the rectum, uterus, vagina, and bladder. These weakened or damaged muscles are often the result of childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease, or surgery and result in the inability to support the weight of some or all of the pelvic and abdominal organs. Due to the lack of support, the organs may drop (prolapse) below their normal positions and cause symptoms such as discomfort, pain, pressure and urinary incontinence. (read more)

Prostate Cancer

If prostate cancer is caught at its earliest stages, most men will not experience any symptoms.  However, some men will experience symptoms that might indicate the presence of prostate cancer. These symptoms can also indicate the presence of many other diseases or disorders, such as enlarged prostate (BPH) or prostatitis.  Therefore, men who experience any of these symptoms will undergo a thorough work-up to determine the underlying cause of the symptoms.  (read more)


Prostatitis (”PRAH-stuh-TYE-tis”) is an inflammation or infection of the prostate. It affects more than half of all men at some time in their lives. Prostatitis is one of the more common urologic diagnoses, accounting for up to 25% of all urological office visits by young and middle aged men. Men over the age of 50 should be screened each year for risk of prostate problems. If a family history of prostate cancer is present, younger men should also see their urologist for screening.  (read more)


Men suffering from an enlarged prostate now have a new BPH treatment option, the UroLift System. The UroLift System is an FDA approved, minimally invasive device designed to lift and hold the tissue of an enlarged prostate so it no longer blocks the urethra and causes urination issues.

If you would like additional information on common urological conditions, or to discuss Dr. Mark Allen’s urology specialties, please contact his Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas office today.


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