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Dr. Jose Silva
Dr. Jose Silva is a board certified urologist practicing in Central Florida.
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About Dr. Jose Silva
Dr. Jose E. Silva is a board-certified urologist that graduated from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. He received his medical degree from Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamon, PR. He completed his training in surgery and urology at the School of Medicine of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Silva also holds a master's degree in Public Health from the University of Puerto Rico School of Public Health. Dr. Silva has focused his training in the evaluation and surgery of enlarged prostate (BPH) and kidney stones with minimally invasive therapies such as Green Light Laser, stone laser, and lithotripsy. He is a delegate of the American Board of Urology and a member of the North American Society of Sexual Medicine. Dr. Silva is fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Jose Silva is currently practicing in Central Florida. He performs surgeries of the genitourinary tract in both male and female. He performs surgery for BPH, stone disease, incontinence, erectile disfunction, and more. With BackTable, Dr. Silva is the co-host of our brand new urology series, sharing the mic with academia and private practice urologists.
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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Jose Silva
In this cross-specialty episode of BackTable OBGYN, Dr. Amy Park chats with Dr. Jose Silva, a board certified urologist and co-host of BackTable Urology, about the workup, counseling, and management of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
In this episode, Dr. Jose Silva interviews private practice urologist Dr. Jordan Luskin, a community urologist practicing in West Palm Beach, about special considerations for rural / community medicine urologists.
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Silva interviews Dr. Katie Murray, a urologic oncologist from the University of Missouri, about management of high and low-grade upper tract urothelial cancer.
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Jose Silva interviews Dr. Amy Pearlman, director of the Men’s Health Program at the University of Iowa, about building a men’s health program, managing her digital footprint, and her role as a female physician in men’s health.
Dr. Jose Silva y Dr. Fernando Cabrera, urologista de Cleveland Clinic en Florida, hablan sobre el diagnóstico y tratamiento de cálculos renales y ureterales. Los doctores discuten cuáles pacientes necesitan la intervención, los métodos quirúrgicos para romper los cálculos, y consejos sobre cada tipo de terapia.
En el primer episodio en español de BackTable Urology, yo y Dr. Francisco Gelpi discutimos los tratamientos mínimamente invasivos para HPB, específicamente Urolift, Rezum, y GreenLight. Escucha el episodio completo para aprender más sobre la transición de Dr. Gelpi desde práctica oncológica académica a práctica privada enfocada en HPB, evaluación inicial de los HPB pacientes, factores importantes en la toma de decisión de un tratamiento de HPB, y beneficios y complicaciones de cada tratamiento.
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.
We speak with Dr. Zamip Patel about the different causes and treatments of male infertility. Listen to hear more about genetic vs. environmental causes of infertility, hormone tests, hormone replacement therapy, and varicoselectomies.
Dr. Daniel Hoffman, a urogynecologist specializing in voiding dysfunction, discuss the use of Botox, sacral neuromodulation, and bulking agents in treating overactive bladders. Listen to hear more about patient selection criteria for each treatment, botox and neuromodulation procedure techniques, and treatment side effects and complications.
Urologist Dr. Francisco Gelpi discusses surgical treatments for BPH with a special focus on the minimally-invasive GreenLight Laser prostatectomy. Listen to hear more about Dr. Gelpi’s transition from an oncology-focused practice to a BPH-focused practice, initial BPH patient workup , using prostate anatomy to choose a BPH surgical treatment, GreenLight Laser postoperative care, and the importance of BPH patient involvement and expectations.
We talk with Dr. Yahir Santiago-Lastra, director of the Women's Pelvic Medicine Center at UC San Diego Health about the management of cystitis and pelvic pain syndromes. She shares her insights on genitourinary syndrome of menopause, pain evaulation and treatment, and procedural options including botox and sacral neuromodulation.
Dr. Margaret Pearle, the Vice Chair of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, joins us to discuss percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). Dr. Pearle shares advice on pre-operative urine culture analysis, CT scans, percutaneous access, and placing a ureteral stent vs. a nephrostomy tube
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
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Jose E Silva interview Brad Hornberger, PA-C in the UTSW Urology department, about bringing advanced practice providers (APPs) into your practice, and how to do it successfully. Brad goes into detail about his journey as a urological PA, advice for on-boarding new APP’s, and training PAs to do in-patient consults and assist in the OR.
Dr. Jose Silva talks with Urologist Dr. Yahir Santiago from UC San Diego Medical Center about the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in women.
Anish Parikh interviews Urologist Dr. Jose (Oche) Silva about his experiences building a practice from scratch after training, and then a Category V hurricane forced him to start over again.
Articles Featuring Dr. Jose Silva
Patients with testicular pain often refrain from discussing their symptoms with providers due to the stigma surrounding the topic. Learn more about how providers and patients alike can combat the stigma by acknowledging patient obstacles, improving the testicular pain evaluation, and advocating for men’s health initiatives.
Effective testicular pain treatment may involve anti-inflammatory medications, nerve blocks, neurolysis, or alternative approaches like physical therapy, yoga, and even acupuncture. Urologists Dr. Brahmbhatt and Dr. Silva discuss the various treatment methods for testicular pain, including surgical, medical, and musculoskeletal approaches.
Electrical stimulation of the sacral nerve can help ease symptoms of overactive bladder. This article covers evaluation of a patient for electric neurostimulation, considerations for device selection, and possible complications.
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 Peyronie's disease surgery tips for penile implants.
It is important to know penile implant infection signs because it is a treatable complication after surgery. Urologist Dr. Jonathan Clavell shares his advice when looking for penile implant infection signs and his advice for penile implant infection treatment on the BackTable Urology Podcast.
Botox for overactive bladder is a relatively safe and effective treatment procedure. This article discusses the ideal patient for overactive bladder Botox therapy, side effects, and describes the bladder botox procedure for administration and sedation.
Blue light cystoscopy is useful in managing bladder cancer, both for complete tumor resection in the OR and as routine surveillance office cystoscopy to monitor bladder cancer recurrence.
GreenLight laser therapy is a minimally-invasive treatment for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). In this procedure, a laser fiber is inserted through a transurethral cystoscope and is used to enucleate excessive prostate tissue.
Rezum Water Vapor Therapy is a surgical BPH treatment that uses water vapor to ablate excess prostate tissue, which is naturally resorbed by the body.
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause can have manifestations that are refractory to estrogen and pelvic floor therapy treatment, such as incontinence and cystitis. This article discusses various procedural and surgical options for these patients.
Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause is a new term that describes various menopausal syndromes including dryness, irritation, and recurrent UTIs. This article covers clinical and holistic treatments for genitourinary syndrome of menopause.
PCNL is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to remove large or complex kidney stones. Urologist Dr. Margaret Pearle explains when nephrostomy tube placement is appropriate and how they can stabilize post-operative bleeding.
Sling surgery is the most common type of surgery to treat female incontinence. This article explains the differences between different types of sling surgery including TOTs, TVTs, and mini-slings. Sling surgery recovery guidelines are also discussed.
Non-surgical options for female incontinence treatment are important for patients who don’t want to have surgery. They include anticholinergics, pessaries, bulking agents, and pelvic floor physical therapy.
PCNL surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to open kidney stone surgery to remove kidney stones. Urologist Dr. Margaret Pearle shares her PCNL procedure steps and techniques and discusses the complications of PCNL surgery.
Diligent penis implant surgery post-operative care is essential because infection, capsule formation, and pain after penile implant surgery 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.
Testicular cancer markers are the first step in working up a testicular mass, but are not elevated in all testis cancers. MicroRNA biomarkers are elevated in roughly 90% of testis cancers.
The testes are responsible for sperm production, so many patients have concerns about testicular cancer and fertility preservation after radical orchiectomy.
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