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.
"Dr. Hakky is hands down a doctor who cares about the well being of his patients. He goes the extra mile to show how much he cares. He is brilliant, humble and the BEST in his field of study."- M.M. / Google / Jan 27, 2020
"Almost 2 years ago Dr T. Performed a Eurolift leading up to through the procedure all follow ups have been perfect I followed him to his New and HIS PRACTICE. few weeks ago. Still great service by his staff and he is just ON HIS GAME So eurolift A SUCCESS"- B.L. / Healthgrades / Jan 22, 2020
"I've been Dr. Hakky's patient for a bit more than a year now for Low T. In that time, through multiple appointment's he's shown care, professionalism and knowledge above any medical professional I've worked with. He sat next to me with his ipad, wrote out my concerns, his thoughts, the plan moving forward and a directive to direct contact him with any concerns. He then sent that all directly to my email. I am EXTREMELY confident my health is in good hands, and I cannot give him, or his staff enough glowing praise."- Z.B. / Google / Jan 09, 2020
"I've been Dr. Hakky's patient for a bit more than a year now for Low T. In that time, through multiple appointment's he's shown care, professionalism and knowledge above any medical professional I've worked with. He sat next to me with his ipad, wrote out my concerns, his thoughts, the plan moving forward and a directive to direct contact him with any concerns. He then sent that all directly to my email. I am EXTREMELY confident my health is in good hands, and I cannot give him, or his staff enough glowing praise."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jan 09, 2020
"Dr. Hakky is such a great doctor. We first found him at a Urology practice in Snellville and were SOOOO happy to hear he was opening his own practice. My husband had an abnormal semen analysis and has Low T, so treatments were typically go to fertility specialist for IVF or IUI. Dr. Hakky introduced us to a newer way to treat both and we are now pregnant with our 2nd child and my husband feels great hormone wise. I am a nurse at a OBGYN practice and we now send all of our abnormal semen analysis patients to him. He has a great personality and knows his stuff. Highly recommend!!"- L.J. / Google / Dec 04, 2019
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)
- 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.
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).
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Call for an Appointment Today
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.