Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute

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Kidney Cancer

Free Kidney Cancer Webinar July 28

Kidney or renal cancer, although one of the rarer forms of the disease, is newly diagnosed in about 200,000 people each year. More common for men over the age of 60, kidney cancer comes in various types, some life-threatening if left untreated. On Tuesday, July 28, from 6:30 to 8...

Contactless Appointment

The New Waiting Room for a Doctor’s Visit: Your Car

It’s all about making it safe, easy and stress-free for people to see their healthcare providers in this COVID-governed world, and the folks at Hartford HealthCare’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute have a method to do both. At Tallwood’s Waterford location, Michael Spinnato of Mystic recently pulled into the parking...

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Free Erectile Dysfunction Webinar June 1

Erectile dysfunction affects more than three million American men each year, impacting their intimacy, relationships and self-esteem. Despite the commonness of the problem, many men suffer in silence. Through the power of technology, Hartford HealthCare will broach the subject in an informational webinar that men and their partners can attend...

Urinary Incontinence

Quality-of-Life Options After Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Dr. Ryan P. Dorin Urologic Oncology Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in American men today. It is estimated that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, prostate cancer is also characterized by a long period...


Urinary Incontinence? Here’s How Physical Therapy Can Help

Urinary incontinence affects 25 million people in the United States, including 1 out of 3 women. Urinary incontinence is described as the involuntary loss of urine and can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. There are three types of urinary incontinence: Stress Incontinence: Leakage with coughing, sneezing and physical...

New Urology Practice in Thomaston

New Urology Practice Opens in Thomaston

Dr. Stephen C. Yu, a urologist with Hartford HealthCare’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, is now accepting patients at a new Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Specialty Care practice at 76 Watertown Road in Thomaston. Dr. Yu’s interests and expertise include Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Botox, Erectile Dysfunction, Incontinence, Interstim Continence Control System,...


Tallwood Men’s Health: Surgical and Medical Weight Loss for Men

Did you know that, in 1985, no state had an adult (male and female) obesity rate higher than 15 percent? Now, every state is at 20 percent or more. Even though Connecticut has the nation’s 10th-lowest obesity rate, about 27 percent of men in the state are obese. This trend...