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Dr. Jonathan Clavell
Dr. Jonathan Clavell is a high-volume prosthetic urology surgeon and assistant professor of urology at UT Health Science Center Houston.
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About Dr. Jonathan Clavell
Dr. Jonathan Clavell is a board-certified urologist practicing in downtown Houston. He is fellowship-trained in sexual medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Surgery for the University of Texas in Houston – Division of Urology. His areas of expertise include penile implant surgery, treatment of erectile and orgasmic dysfunctions, complex Peyronie’s disease, low testosterone, penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer surgery, and the treatment of urinary symptoms for prostate enlargement.
Dr. Clavell is originally from Puerto Rico, where he earned his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus and went on to pursue his General Surgery Internship in the Department of General Surgery at this same institution. He completed his Urology residency as well as his fellowship in Urologic Sexual Medicine at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
Dr. Clavell has made a commitment to pursue excellence in the field of Men’s Health and currently provides cutting edge and innovative treatments in Sexual Medicine and Male Genitourinary Dysfunction. As a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), and International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), Dr. Clavell works to continue his life-long learning and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and lectures both nationally and internationally on treatment for Peyronie’s disease, penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer and penile implant surgery. He is one of the highest volume surgeons in penile implant surgery in the United States and the world. Dr. Clavell has acquired skills and knowledge that have kept him at the top tier among his colleagues. He also serves as faculty for Coloplast and Boston Scientific, and teaches surgeons accross the United States on how to optimize outcomes in penile implant surgery and surgical reconstruction for Peyronie’s Disease.
He is currently part of the International Liaison Committee of the SMSNA and the United States representative in the Young Researchers and Clinicians ISSM Committee. Dr. Clavell is also part of the editorial board for the Asian Journal of Andrology and reviewer for world-renowned journals such as the Journal of Urology, Journal of Sexual Medicine and Sexual Medicine Reviews.
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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Jonathan Clavell
Dr. Jose Silva brings Dr. Jonathan Clavell back onto the show to discuss complex penile implant cases. They cover how to deal with mechanical complications of AMS700 and Coloplast Titan, penile implants in Peyronie's disease, penile implants in priapism, tips for successful revision surgery, and how to manage post-operative infections.
Dr. Jose Silva interviews Dr. Jonathan Clavell, a high-volume prosthetic urology surgeon and assistant professor of urology at UT Health Science Center Houston, about erectile dysfunction counseling and penile implants. Dr. Clavell goes into detail about his journey as a men’s health specialist, ED workup and medical counseling, advantages and limitations of different penile implants, implants for complex ED patients (diabetics, cancer patients, etc.), and post-operative care for penile implant patients
Articles Featuring Dr. Jonathan Clavell
Patients with chronic priapism require special considerations when undergoing penile implant surgery. Dr. Jonathan Clavell shares advice about assessing the extent of fibrosis present, special preoperative therapies, and additional surgical techniques in order to place a penile implant successfully.
Peyronie’s disease is caused by fibrous scar tissue in the penis that causes painful, curved erections. Dr. Jonathan Clavell shares his surgical tips for Peyronie’s disease surgery in patients needing consequent penile implant surgery.
A penile implant infection is a treatable complication of penile implant surgery. The penile implant can be removed or replaced after a washout procedure. Additionally, patients with infected implants should be started on culture-specific antibiotics.
Diligent post-operative care for penile implant surgery is essential because infection, capsule formation, and penile implant post-op pain are possible. A strict regimen of antibiotics, pain medications, and patient education can improve post-operative patient outcomes.
The Coloplast Titan is one of the most popular three-piece inflatable penile prostheses in the United States. During penile implant surgery, each piece can be adjusted to fit the patient. Learn about the Coloplast Titan and how it compares to the AMS 700.
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