Pelvic Pain Treatments in Atlanta, GA

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About Pelvic Pain

Men living with pelvic pain often describe the pain as a continuous, fiery sensation that is piercing and debilitating. This is why our experienced board-certified urologist, Dr. Tariq Hakky, provides cord blocks, microsurgical denervation procedures, and more at his private practice at Atlanta Cosmetic Urology. Dr. Hakky is fellowship trained in advanced microsurgery, and he wants to help bring back a quality of life for the patients he treats for chronic pelvic pain. 

After ruling out a possible sexually transmitted disease or a bladder/urinary tract infection as the cause of the pain, Dr. Hakky may recommend interventions, such as cord blocks, denervation procedures, or testicular denervation. A pain this intense makes simple things like wearing clothing, sitting for any length of time, urinating, having a bowel movement, or sexual intercourse, practically intolerable. Our urology team at Atlanta Cosmetic Urology led by Dr. Hakky want you to know that finding you a solution quickly for your pelvic pain would be our number one priority. Schedule an appointment in our Atlanta, GA office to learn more about our methods of chronic pelvic pain management.

Best Candidates

Patients of Dr. Hakky who have pelvic pain may come into our practice with more symptoms than just pain. Because pain is a general symptom, pelvic pain could be associated with one of the following:

  • Enlarged prostate (benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH)
  • Prostatitis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases or infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bladder infections

If you do not know the source of your pelvic pain, Dr. Hakky will assess your symptoms, order the necessary testing, and perform a physical examination (including rectal exam to check the prostate). Then when he has a closer look at your overall health, he can make treatment recommendations based on your needs alone.

Treatment Techniques

The treatment options vary for pain in the bladder, prostate, scrotum, urinary tract, and/or a combination of areas. Dr. Hakky has both surgical and nonsurgical treatment techniques he can provide (starting with the least invasive).

Surgical Options

When the pain is beyond the help of medications and nonsurgical interventions, Dr. Hakky may perform a spermatic cord block to see if you would be an appropriate candidate for microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord. This can be completed in a few minutes in our office — it involves an injection of an anesthetic into the nerves of the spermatic cord to see how your body responds to the treatment. The pain relief is only temporary. However, if it works well, you may consider having a surgical procedure called microsurgical spermatic cord denervation (MSCD) for a long-term solution. The MSCD would take place in an outpatient setting with a general anesthetic. He will make a small incision in your groin to access the spermatic cord to divide or deaden the nerves causing you pain. 

Nonsurgical Options

Depending on the cause of your pain, Dr. Hakky does have nonsurgical therapies for your pelvic discomfort. If you have a bacterial infection, such as prostatitis, he may give you a round of antibiotics to clear up the infection. If you have inflammation in the pelvic area, he might suggest an anti-inflammatory medication. However, many of our patients report negative side effects with these medications that only offer short-term relief. For muscle spasms and uncomfortable nerve pain, Dr. Hakky may prescribe muscle relaxers or prescription-strength pain pills to lessen the ache and pressure.

What to expect

Dr. Hakky will monitor your health closely when you are in treatment for pelvic pain. Once he has performed surgery or prescribed medication for your pain, he will want to follow-up with you in two weeks. If you have any questions about your treatment, please do not hesitate to ask.

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Recovery Time  
2 Days
Average Procedure Time  
15 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up  
2 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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If you would like to take control of your chronic pelvic pain, Atlanta Cosmetic Urology has several options. Dr. Hakky is accepting new patients with or without a referral. Ask about our pelvic pain management techniques with cord blocks and denervation. Call and set up an appointment in our Atlanta, GA office with one of our friendly and knowledgeable patient coordinators.

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