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About drelist

Dr. Elist (James J. Elist, M.D.,F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.), has been in private practice in Beverly Hills, California since 1982 specializing in Urology. Dr Elist ‘s major interests (sub specialties) include impotency, male sexual dysfunction, infertility and Male Enhancement Procedures(Penile Enlargement and Testicular Enlargement).



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Vaginal Bleeding

Published: December 2, 2015

Vaginal Bleeding Vaginal bleeding during menstruation is physiological and marks the shedding/ sloughing of uterine blood vessels (and endometrial layers) as a result of changes in the rhythm of major female hormones. Since menstrual bleeding is physiological; therefore no intervention is generally needed if flow is normal. However, there are a few situations when vaginal … Continue reading Vaginal Bleeding

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Common Testicular Disorders

Published: December 1, 2015

Common Testicular Disorders Urologic surgeons are trained in the evaluation and management of disorders of the genitourinary tract, including the variety of disorders that affect the testicles in men. Some of the common testicular disorders treated by urologists include testicular torsion, epididymitis, varicocele, hydrocele, testicular cancer, scrotal swelling and darkened semen. What is Testicular Torsion? … Continue reading Common Testicular Disorders

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5 Vitamins for Male Sexual Health

Published: November 30, 2015

5 Vitamins for Male Sexual Health To all the men out there, sexual health is not just limited to massive libido, macho-sperms and fervent erection. The concept of sexual health is much deeper and comprehensive than just quality sex. For example, optimal sexual health involves adequate physical stamina, vigor and sexual appetite in addition to … Continue reading 5 Vitamins for Male Sexual Health

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Is a Vasectomy Reversible?

Published: November 25, 2015

Is a Vasectomy Reversible? A vasectomy is intended to be a permanent procedure, but microsurgical techniques have been developed that have allowed restoration of fertility through reversal of a vasectomy. If you are considering this option, you should know that the success rate is variable. It depends upon several factors, including the skill and expertise … Continue reading Is a Vasectomy Reversible?

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Vasectomy vs. Tubal Ligation

Published: November 24, 2015

Vasectomy vs. Tubal Ligation Across the globe, sterilization is considered as the most reliable method to achieve permanent contraception or birth control. However, despite widespread popularity and potential benefits, many couples remain clueless regarding the most suitable procedure to achieve sterilization. Broadly speaking, permanent contraception or sterilization can be achieved via either of these methods: … Continue reading Vasectomy vs. Tubal Ligation

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What is a Vasectomy Procedure?

Published: November 23, 2015

What is a Vasectomy Procedure? A vasectomy procedure is a surgical procedure performed by a urologist, a surgeon with special training in conditions that affect the genitourinary tract. During a vasectomy, the surgeon blocks the tube that carries sperm from the testicles to the urethra. This tube is known as the vas deferens. The vasectomy … Continue reading What is a Vasectomy Procedure?

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The Effectiveness of Vasectomy

Published: November 20, 2015

The Effectiveness of Vasectomy One of the major advantages to vasectomy as a form of birth control is the effectiveness of the procedure.  It is nearly 100% effective if performed by an experienced urologist. In fact, only 15 to 20  of every 10,000 couples will conceive in the first year after vasectomy, compared to 1,400 … Continue reading The Effectiveness of Vasectomy

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Vasectomy: Is It Right For You?

Published: November 19, 2015

Vasectomy: Is It Right For You? There are several factors you should consider carefully before you have a vasectomy procedure. Although vasectomy procedures can be reversed with microsurgical techniques with some success, vasectomy is considered a permanent method of birth control. If you are certain you don’t want to have children, then it is the … Continue reading Vasectomy: Is It Right For You?

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Vasectomy Advantages and Disadvantages

Published: November 18, 2015

Vasectomy Advantages and Disadvantages If you are considering a vasectomy, you should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of this form of birth control.   The primary feature of a vasectomy is its permanence. It was designed to prevent further conception for life. For some men, this is an advantage. It’s relatively inexpensive compared … Continue reading Vasectomy Advantages and Disadvantages

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Safety Issues with Using Testosterone

Published: November 17, 2015

Safety Issues with Using Testosterone FDA (Food and Drug Administration of USA) has approved testosterone replacement therapy to address hormonal deficits in diagnosed individuals, but after the latest spike in the number of reported cases of adverse effects, experts are reviewing the pros and cons of testosterone therapy in high-risk candidates. Safety issues with testosterone … Continue reading Safety Issues with Using Testosterone

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