Assaad M. Mounzer, MD, received his medical degree in 1977 from St. Joseph University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon. Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Mounzer attended the American University Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon for his internship and residency in surgery and urology. He continued his medical training in the United States, attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for his residency in urology; followed by a fellowship in urodynamics at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and fellowship in urology oncology at Roswell Park Institute in Buffalo, New York. His medical career has seen numerous achievement including being named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons; publication of his research and studies about urologic oncology in renowned peer-reviewed medical journals; membership in professional societies such as the American Urological Association, American Medical Association, Urological Society of Virginia, and American Association of Clinical Urologists. Perseverance, honesty, and compassion, he says, are instrumental to his success. Today, Mounzer practices urology and urologic oncology at the Uro-Care in Wytheville, Virginia; and at Wythe County Community Hospital, also in Virginia.
Education and Training
St. Joseph University School of Medicine
Saint Joseph`s University / Faculty of Medicine 1977
St. Joseph University
St. Martinus University Faculty of Medicine 1977
UrologyAmerican Board of UrologyABU
Dr. Assaad M. Mounzer M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Kegel 's exercises are to strengthen the muscles of your pelvic floor. This will help if you have problems with stress incontinence (leakage of urine when you cough, sneeze or jump ...) READ MORE
Kidney stones can cause renal damage if they block the urinary tract (like ureter or renal ducts) for a long time. That is why it is very important to have them treated and have the obstruction relieved by treating them or putting a stent to relieve the blockage until stones are treated and removed . The best way to prevent kidney stones recurrence is to increase your intake of water day and night to prevent dehydration. It is also important to have your doctor test your urine (24 h urine collection for oxalate, citrate, calcium and uric acid ) READ MORE
If Pilates strengthens your pelvic muscles , it may help with stress urinary incontinence , and prevent leakage of urine when you jump, cough, sneeze or laugh. READ MORE
If you go often during the day, it could be from drinking a lot of fluids , if it does not bother you you do not need a treatment. If it bothers you and you have a lot of urgency with it then you can take some medications which can relax the smooth muscle of the bladder and cut downnon the frequency . These medications may have side effects like dry mouth or dry eyes. If you have frequency at night you may have a prostate obstruction associated with your overactive bladder. You want to be sure that you empty your bladder well , so check with your Urologist s office, where they can measure your post void residual . READ MORE
You may have a urinary tract infection. It is important that you have your doctor do a urinalysis and if needed a urine culture and get treatment if needed. Drink a lot of water in the meantime and you can take some of the urinary antiseptics over the counter until you can see your doctor. If you have a fever go to your nearest emergency room. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (bph)
- Kidney Stones
- Urinary Incontinence
- Enlarged Prostate
- Birth Defects
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Stress Incontinence
- Urinary Tract Infection (uti)
- Univ Il Coll Of Med, Urology; Roswell Park Cancer Inst, Urology
- Roswell Park Cancer Institute
- Jackson Park Hospital Program
- American University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon, Urology, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Surgery and Urology
- American University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
- University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Urodynamics, and Roswell Park Institute, Buffalo, New York, Urology Oncology
Professional Society Memberships
- American Urological Association, American Medical Association, Urological Society of Virginia, American Association of Clinical Urologists
Articles and Publications
- Co-author,'Tumor grade and stage as prognostic variables in upper tract urothelial tumors.' Cancer, 1988
- Co-author, 'Polyglycolic acid mesh in repair of renal injury.' Urology, 1986
What do you attribute your success to?
- Perseverance, Honesty, Compassion
Hobbies / Sports
- Tennis, Golf
Favorite professional publications
- The Journal of Urology
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