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How to Prevent ED During Prostate Cancer Treatment

If you are undergoing prostate cancer treatment, concern about erectile dysfunction (ED) is normal and expected. Prostate cancer itself will not lead to impotence; however, prostate cancer affects more than 180,000 men each year, and some survivors will develop ED as a result of their treatment. Fortunately, there are tactics to help avoid ED during […]

How Soda and Sweet Tea Impacts Your Urological Health

Have you ever wondered if your diet has an impact on your urinary health? This simple answer is yes; more specifically, what you drink affects your bladder. Find out more about how soda and sweet tea can lead to bladder problems below. How Sweet Tea and Soda Affect the Bladder Sweet tea and soda have […]

Can a Bike Seat Lead to Urological Problems?

A bike seat alone cannot lead to urological problems; however, it is possible for frequent bikers to have complications due to bike riding. Read how to reduce your risk for urological problems while riding a bike below. Aggravating Existing Problems For men who have prostate cancer, an enlarged prostate, or any other urological issues, biking […]

Dr. Scott Miller Named Top Doctor By Atlanta Magazine

Dr. Scott Miller, M.D. appears on Atlanta magazine’s 2017 list of Top Doctors, which arrives annually in its July issue. This is Dr. Miller’s ninth year in a row on the prestigious list. In addition, Dr. Miller, who serves as medical director of Northside Hospital’s Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Program, also owns the distinction […]

Keeping Dad Healthy is the Running Theme for Two Atlanta Area Events in June

As Americans prepare to honor patriarchs this Father’s Day, Dr. Scott D. Miller suggests something more than greeting cards and neck ties. Keeping dad healthy is the gift that keeps on giving, and Dr. Miller supports a pair of upcoming events focusing on men’s health issues. The 8th Annual Men’s Health & Wellness run4DAD Benefiting ProstAware […]

Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Recommends Prostate Screening Upgrade

Dr. Scott Miller, Co-Chair of Prostate Cancer Subcommittee, urges change to help save lives and benefit Georgia’s high-risk population May 17, 2017 (Atlanta) — As a groundbreaking surgeon on the frontline of prostate cancer treatment, Dr. Scott D. Miller knows the importance of prostate cancer screenings. Early detection of the disease, he says, can make […]

The Health Value of Music

Most people enjoy listening to music, but did you know that it can improve your health? In fact, there is an entire specialty devoted to music therapy. These therapists use music as a tool to promote wellness, alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve cognitive function. Here are some ways to promote your health with music: […]

The End

How often do you think about the end? You should. Every day. No, I am not talking about the end of life. I am referring to goals. We have all heard that life is a journey, not a destination. I propose that life is an endless series of journeys and destinations. In order to navigate […]

The Amplify Decatur Music Festival

If you know me, you know that I believe in working to develop a strong and healthy community. That’s why I support dozens of charitable causes and events throughout the year. One of my favorites is coming up this weekend: The Amplify Decatur Music Festival, presented by Lenz and produced in partnership with Eddie’s Attic. I […]

The Importance of Wearing an Athletic Cup

An athletic cup provides support for men participating in sports or strenuous activities. Some men choose not to wear one during strenuous physical activity because athletic cups can be uncomfortable at times and can pinch the organs they are intended to protect. Despite the intermittent discomfort, athletic cups are important pieces of protective gear, especially […]

The History of LapaRobotic Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery might sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but robotics and medicine have intersected for decades. Pioneers in the field like Dr. Scott Miller have developed and perfected the union between medical robotics and laparoscopy. Unlike traditional urological surgeries that require large incisions and increased risk of complications, LapaRobotic procedures involve […]

New Year’s Resolution Giveaway Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who submit a post on Scott Miller, MD’s official Facebook page, and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to […]

I Can See!

One of the biggest advantages of robotic surgery is enhanced vision due to the magnification, lighting, and lack of bleeding. Firefly fluorescence imaging takes this a step further by giving the surgeon “night-vision” abilities. Typically, a special “dye” is injected into a patient’s veins. Moments later, certain anatomic structures will light up bright green when […]

Are You A Spork?

Some of you may be asking, “What is a spork?” You have probably seen a plastic spoon with small tines cut into the tip so that it can act as both a spoon and a fork. It is not great at being a spoon, and it certainly is a terrible fork. Sometimes when we try […]

Foods and Drinks That Can Cause Kidney Stones

Having kidney stones is a painful condition that is potentially dangerous. Though there is no concrete way to prevent kidney stone formation, you can reduce your risk of developing a stone by making dietary changes. Kidney stones can form when either phosphorous or oxalate combines with calcium. They can also form from uric acid. To prevent stones, […]

Speed In The Operating Room

Being a fast surgeon can have different meanings. Some would consider speed to be impressive. Others might be concerned by haste. I would consider such able surgeons as efficient. Although surgeons and patients prefer less time under anesthesia, I always tell my patients that we will take the time to do things just right. When […]

Do What Works

From time to time, I have the opportunity to host a medical talk radio show (The Weekly Check Up). Recently, my guest was a rheumatologist. One of the callers asked about the effectiveness of glucosamine and chondroitin for joint pain. Our expert told the listeners that there is no clinical data that supports the efficacy […]

Bruce Almighty

You may recall the Jim Carrey movie, Bruce Almighty, in which Bruce is a down-on-his-luck TV reporter who is given almighty powers for a week. But I want to tell you about another Bruce who happens to be an endearing patient of mine. Like Carrey’s character, he is both funny and amazing. Unlike the fictional […]

What Causes Male Infertility?

For couples trying to have children, infertility can be an issue that causes a significant amount of anxiety. There are several reasons that men experience infertility, which can be related to sperm production. Sperm is produced in the testicles then stored in the epididymis above each testicle. If male hormones are working correctly, the sperm […]

The Risks of Living in the Kidney Stone Belt

The South is known for its great cooking and sweet tea, but did you know Southerners have a higher rate of developing kidney stones compared to the national average? Read why the South is particularly prone to kidney stones and learn some of the best ways to avoid them below. What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney […]

As Beneficiary of Brian Jordan Foundation’s Bottoms Up 5K, ProstAware, Dr. Scott Miller Conclude Busy Season of Prostate Cancer Awareness

Robotic prostate surgeon named to initiative of Department of Public Health charged with oversight for implementation of state’s cancer control activities October 21, 2016 (Atlanta) — ProstAware, the nonprofit group founded by robotic prostate surgeon Scott D. Miller, M.D. will conclude a busy and successful season of prostate cancer awareness as the beneficiary of former Atlanta […]

Night Vision In Surgery

Night vision technology is not just for the military. We also use it in robotic surgery in the battle against disease. Many robotic surgical systems are equipped with “firefly” technology. This typically involves an intravenous injection of an immunofluorescent dye. Moments later, your surgeon can switch their camera light from white to near-infrared (similar to […]

Good Viruses

No, I don’t mean what happens when your YouTube video goes viral. Viruses can play many important and beneficial roles in your health. A common example is the flu shot. Without getting into the heated debate of the risks of vaccinations, the flu shot is a clear example of how the benefits far outweigh the […]

Boo!

That little three letter word often used on Halloween. This year Halloween falls on a Monday, and I will be working in the operating room all day. That kind of scared is no fun for patients and their loved ones. So how do I alleviate some of that fear? I never tell a patient not […]

Dr. Scott Miller on “Sports and the City,” on 92.9 The Game

Dr. Scott Miller appeared on “Sports and the City,” the public affairs program of 92.9 The Game, Atlanta’s biggest sportstalk radio station, on Sept. 4 to promote ProstAware’s 2016 Blue Ties Luncheon. The 30-minute interview was one of numerous media appearances that Dr. Miller made to promote the event, whose keynote speakers this year were legendary […]

What is Urodynamic Testing?

Urodynamic tests are performed to evaluate the bladder and how the urethra processes urine. Patients who are unable to urinate consistently, who urinate too frequently, who have painful urination, or who have the urge to urinate but can’t do so are often good candidates for urodynamic testing. People who have urinary tract infections regularly may […]

4 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Premature Ejaculation

You will often hear the phrase “sooner is better than later” when it comes to many things in life, such as saving for retirement. When it comes to sexual intercourse, sooner may not always be better, but it is a reality many couples face. This “sooner” is referred to as premature ejaculation, which is when […]

The Importance of Prostate Cancer Month

As September comes to a close, we look back on Prostate Cancer Month and reflect on the importance of and need for raising awareness about the pervasive disease. Second to skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States, making Prostate Cancer Month one of the most important health awareness events […]

Preventing Blood Clots

As most people know, a blood clot can be one of our most deadly enemies, despite their small size. They can occur in either the arterial (high pressure) side or venous (low pressure) side of our vascular system. A “thrombus” occurs when there is a buildup of clot in a vessel, and an “embolus” occurs […]

Success Is A Series Of Failures

When I first learned how to drive, I felt very comfortable with what I learned from drivers’ education and from my parents. However, no matter how good our reflexes are when we are young, nothing replaces experience. One reason is the way “close calls” (or mistakes) are better imprinted in our brain. The key to […]

Dr. Scott Miller Named Prostate Cancer Subcommittee Co-Chair For Georgia Cancer Control Consortium

Robotic prostate surgeon named to initiative of Department of Public Health charged with oversight for implementation of state’s cancer control activities August 31, 2016 (Atlanta) — Scott D. Miller, M.D., a robotic prostate surgeon, was named co-chair of the Prostate Cancer Subcommittee for the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium (GC3), an initiative of the Georgia Department […]

Legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley, Heisman winner George Rogers, 11 Alive’s Jeff Hullinger headline ProstAware’s Blue Ties

Legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley will deliver the keynote address, Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers will make a special appearance and 11 Alive’s Jeff Hullinger will serve as emcee at ProstAware’s eighth annual Blue Ties luncheon on Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. ProstAware is a nonprofit devoted to […]

The Truth Behind Viagra Supplements

Viagra has been used for years as a way for men to increase their sex drive, however, more than a few studies have shown the negative side effects of the drug’s supplement counterparts. A prescription isn’t required for these supplements, which makes them much easier and often cheaper to obtain. However, they commonly lead to unwanted side […]

5 Questions Men Should Ask About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in males, is a serious concern. Starting at age 40 the rate of prostate cancer in men steadily increases. However, the dangers of prostate cancer frequently go unmentioned, and many men aged 40 or older do not receive proper encouragement to undergo prostate cancer screening. Here are […]

Win Tickets to ProstAware’s Eighth Annual Blue Ties Luncheon!

September 9, 2016, 11:30 a.m. At the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Tune in to The Weekly Check-Up Sunday, August 28 from 3-5 p.m. on AM 750 and 95.5 FM News/Talk WSB for a chance to win tickets to this year’s Blue Ties Luncheon, featuring appearances from Georgia football legends Vince and Barbara Dooley, and Heisman Trophy Winner, George Rogers! Dr. Miller […]

How To Beat Cancer

In my 20 years of practicing medicine, I have seen nothing short of revolutionary advances in cancer treatments. In the midst of the many new technologies and refined medications, one common denominator exists among the success stories. A recent patient of mine pointedly illustrated this key element. Like many cancer survivors, he had an inspiring […]