Entries by Scott Miller

Is Prostate Cancer Screening Right For Me?

In many situations, screening to detect a disease before symptoms manifest can help find the disease early when it is more easily treated. But for some types of diseases, the risks of screening must be compared to the benefits. One such screening is prostate cancer screening. Becoming knowledgeable on the types, risks and benefits of […]

Losing Bladder Control? You Don’t Have to Depend on Depends!

More than 15 million men and women in the United States suffer from urinary incontinence, according to the Urology Care Foundation. Women are twice as likely as men to experience urinary incontinence. Because urinary incontinence, sometimes referred to as an overactive bladder, can be treated successfully, many of these people suffer from the disease needlessly. […]

UTI Fact or Fiction

When it comes to urinary tract infections (UTIs), sorting out the facts from the fiction is critical in not only getting help now, but also in avoiding future infections. You Can Get UTIs from Sex Fact: According to the CDC, while anyone can have a UTI, sexually active women are the highest risk group. It […]

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, ProstAware announce partnership

April 14, 2015 (Atlanta) — The Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition (GPCC), which was founded by survivors to promote education and early detection of the second-most fatal form of cancer among men, has announced a partnership with ProstAware, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the disease in metro Atlanta.   The partnership brings together two […]

Kidney Obstruction: Causes and Treatment Options

Kidneys play a vital role in overall health and well being. The roles of the kidneys are diverse, including the job of removing waste from the body by converting it into urine and balancing the ratios of salt and other substances in the blood. When kidneys become obstructed, they are no longer able to function […]

Benign Kidney Diseases

Not all kidney diseases are cancerous. However, even benign kidney disease can cause significant problems, including damage to the other functioning kidney. Here is a look at how your doctor can deal with serious, though not malignant, kidney problems. Deciding What Is Wrong Thanks to advanced medical imaging technology, your doctor can get an accurate […]

Laparobotic Surgery and Gynecological Disorders

A woman’s anatomy is complex, especially in the pelvic region. This is the area that is especially susceptible to problems relating to the urinary tract and childbirth. Laparobotic surgery is particularly beneficial for these types of gynecological issues because it is much less invasive than other surgical methods. A Woman’s Anatomy The pelvic region of […]

6 Ways To Make 2015 Health Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

The start of every new year feels like a fresh beginning, so it’s no surprise that it’s also the most popular time of year for setting health and fitness goals. In fact, a survey conducted by the University of Scranton found that losing weight, quitting smoking, and staying fit and healthy were among the top […]

4 Things to Expect at your First Urologist Appointment

Any “first” can bring feelings of uncertainty and trepidation, and a first visit to the urologist is no different. Whether your primary care physician has referred you, or you’ve decided to make an appointment on your own, knowing what to expect during your first urologist visit can go a long way in easing the fear […]

Dr. Miller’s Surgery Recovery Tips

From prostate cancer surgery to vasectomies to adrenal mass removals, I’ve performed more surgeries than I can count. And after hundreds of hours spent in the operation room, I can read off post-surgery recovery tips like they’re imprinted on the back of my hand. But no matter how many warnings surgeons give and informational pamphlets […]

7 Things you Didn’t Know About Movember

As its presence in pop culture has grown over the years, most of us have at least heard of Movember—but how much do you really know about the foundation committed to “changing the face of men’s health”? We all know that the organization encourages men to grow facial hair during the month of November (hence […]

Dr. Miller Featured in Physician’s Money Digest

Dr. Scott Miller, a board-certified urologist, and laparobotic surgery specialist was recently featured in Physician’s Money Digest. Physician’s Money Digest is a trusted online financial resource for physicians that covers topics in personal finance, investing, retirement, planning, practice management, and lifestyle. The article details Dr. Miller’s impressive career of hands-on firsts and his passion for […]

2014 Moustache Dash

I am proud to announce my participation and sponsorship in the second annual Moustache Dash, which will be held on November 16 at Buckhead Square in Atlanta. November, otherwise known as “Movember,” is Men’s Health Awareness month. Every year on November 1, men across the globe begin growing moustaches to spread awareness. The Moustache Dash […]

4 Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery isn’t as sci-fi as it sounds. In reality, robotic surgery is simply a type of minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure, but with an added layer of technology.   During robotic surgery, as with other laparoscopic procedures, the surgeon makes a button-size incision in the abdominal cavity for the insertion of a telescope. After expanding […]

LapaRobotic Surgery FAQs

If you’re visiting this site, you might be considering undergoing a urological procedure. And if you’re undergoing a urological procedure, you might be a candidate for LapaRobotic surgery—an extremely advanced and safe way to perform a surgical procedure. If you’ve never heard of LapaRobotics, you probably have a lot of questions. That’s why we’re here […]

Northside Continues Southeast Leadership in Exclusive Robotics Surgeries

[READ IT AT NORTHSIDE.COM] Revolutionary robotics procedures are announced; Northside Hospital continues its preeminent role as Georgia’s technological and surgical healthcare provider Northside Hospital Healthcare System continues to lead the Southeast in state-of-the-art surgical services with the introduction of three advanced robotic surgery technologies: The Magellan Robotic System, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System and […]

Dr. Scott Miller performs state’s first robotic kidney removal

Atlanta urologist, LapaRobotics specialist completes successful procedure with cutting edge da Vinci Xi surgical system   Dr. Scott Miller recently performed Georgia’s first robotic kidney removal using Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Xi surgical system. The da Vinci Xi system is an advanced robotic-assisted device that allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive operations with greater visibility, dexterity, […]

Dr. Miller on 92.9 The Game to Promote Blue Ties Luncheon

This past Sunday, September 6th, 2014, Dr. Miller spoke with Renee Washington on 92.9 The Game about the 6th Annual Blue Ties Luncheon to benefit ProstAware. ProstAware is a Georgia 501(c)3 organization solely dedicated to educating men at risk for prostate cancer. Listen to a clip of the interview below!

The Best Tips for Preventing Urinary Tract Infections

If you’ve ever experienced a urinary tract infection, you know just how painful it can be if left untreated. The most common symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) include an urgent need to urinate and pain while urinating. More severe symptoms include fever and lower back pain. The bacteria E. coli is typically the cause […]

Should You Get a PSA Test?

Prostate-specific antigen, commonly referred to as PSA, is a substance found in the prostate cells of all adult men. High PSA levels can signify a number of different conditions, from a urinary tract infection to prostatitis. Checking PSA levels via regular blood tests is also one way doctors can detect the development and progression of […]

ProstAware announces sixth annual Blue Ties luncheon to raise prostate cancer awareness

Now in its sixth year of raising prostate cancer awareness in the Greater Atlanta area through music, technology, and sports, ProstAware’s Blue Ties luncheon returns to the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, on Friday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Jerry Carnes of 11-Alive WXIA-TV will again emcee the annual event, which benefits ProstAware’s mission of […]

Dr. Scott Miller named Top Doctor by Atlanta magazine for sixth consecutive year

Dr. Scott Miller was named to Atlanta magazine’s 2014 list of Top Doctors. The annual listing is published in the magazine’s July issue. This is Dr. Miller’s sixth year in a row on the prestigious list. The Top Doctors listing is compiled annually by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. — an established healthcare research company based […]

Everything You Need to Know About Kegel Exercises

Believe it or not, Kegel excercises have been around long before reality TV and women’s magazines brought the practice to the forefront of pop culture. In fact, doctors have been recommending Kegel exercises to patients – both male and female – for years due to the health benefits they provide. As follows are the answers […]

Catheter Care: Preventing an Infection

If you suffer from incontinence, urinary retention, or if a surgical procedure on the bladder, prostate, or genitals is in your near future, you are a likely candidate for catheter use. A catheter is a tube—given or inserted by your health care provider—used to drain urine from the bladder. The two most common varieties are […]

10 Tips for Healthy Kidneys

Maintaining strong, healthy kidneys is not something many people think about, but it is the basis for the overall health and proper functioning of everyone’s urologic systems. What’s the secret? Keeping your kidneys healthy simply requires the same sensible approaches that keep the entire body healthy. Follow these 10 principles to boost your general health […]

How the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. ™ Technique Ensures Nerve Preservation During Prostate Removal

Removing a prostate is very delicate work. To ensure a patient’s return of erectile function following prostate removal, the surgeon must take care to preserve the delicate bundles of nerves, arteries and veins near the prostate. The surgeon must avoid cutting, burning, and tying off these structures, leaving them as undisturbed as possible. The challenging nature of […]

The Top 5 Myths about Prostate Cancer

As the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, prostate cancer gets a lot of attention in the news and online. So much information is thrown around that it can often be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Unfortunately, many untruths have become popularized in the discussion regarding prostate cancer. We’ve gathered […]

What Causes Urinary Incontinence in Women?

Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary release of urine, affects many women, especially in middle age. Incontinence usually doesn’t signify any major health issue, but the condition can lead to humiliation, anxiety, and interference in daily activities. If you are experiencing urinary incontinence, you might be wondering why. First it’s important to realize that there are […]

The Effects of Losing a Testicle

If you’ve been diagnosed with testicular cancer, you’re not alone. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 34. Nevertheless, going through testicular cancer and the treatment process can feel like a lonely journey and is often quite taxing, both physically and emotionally. To add insult to […]

5 Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones

If you’ve ever been plagued by a kidney stone, surely, you’ll never forget the excruciating pain that accompanies its passing. Kidney stones, which afflict millions of people each year, occur when minerals in the urine crystallize and form small pebbles that can cause severe pain as they pass through the urinary tract. If you’ve already […]

Why Choose LapaRobotic Surgery?

If you’re visiting this site, you might be considering undergoing a urological procedure. Surgery can be daunting and it’s natural to feel apprehensive, at first. There is little reason to worry, however, if you choose to undergo a LapaRobotic procedure with Dr. Miller. LapaRobotic Surgery™ is the melding of two separate but related surgical techniques […]

Dr. Scott Miller named “Best Urologist” by Best Self Magazine

 Atlanta Urologist, LapaRobotics Specialist honored in magazine’s “Best of 2013” list November 4, 2013 — Dr. Scott Miller was named “Best Urologist” for 2013 by Best Self magazine. The annual awards will be published in the magazine’s December issue. The “Best of 2013” competition allows different medical, wellness, and beauty professionals in the Atlanta area to […]

Dr. Scott Miller’s Op-ed on the Confusion About PSA Testing Published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Dr. Scott Miller’s op-ed on controversy and confusion surrounding PSA testing was published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on September 13, 2013. This year alone, Georgia will face 7,930 new diagnoses and 790 deaths from prostate cancer. The rate, which measures at 30 percent higher than that of the average state, could be attributed to Georgia’s […]

Dr. Miller Wins Award for Best Urology Paper at The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons’ Minimally Invasive Surgery Week Annual Meeting & Endo Expo

Dr. Scott Miller, a board-certified urologist and laparoscopic specialist, recently received the award for Best Urology Paper at a major annual gathering of laparoscopic surgeons. The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) presented Dr. Miller with the award August 28 during the Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2013 at their Annual Meeting & Endo Expo in Reston, […]

Dr. Miller Featured in Best Self Magazine September Issue Prostate Cancer Story

Dr. Scott Miller, a board-certified urologist and prostate cancer specialist, was featured in an article on prostate cancer in the September issue of Best Self magazine. In fact, a large photo of Dr. Miller greets readers when flipping to page 29. Read the story here. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Miller continued […]

Dr. Scott Miller Named Top Doctor by Atlanta Magazine

Atlanta Urologist, LapaRobotics Specialist Honored in Magazine’s July Issue June 25, 2013 (Atlanta) — Dr. Scott Miller was named to Atlanta magazine’s 2013 list of Top Doctors. The annual listing is published in the magazine’s July issue. This is Dr. Miller’s fifth year in a row on the prestigious list. The Top Doctors listing is […]

Dr. Scott Miller Named One of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer

February 20, 2013 (Atlanta)—Dr. Scott Miller is one of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer in the 2013 listing from Castle Connolly. Called America’s trusted source for identifying top doctors, Castle Connolly surveys thousands of physicians and other healthcare professionals annually and asks them to identify excellent doctors in every specialty in their region and throughout […]

Dr. Scott Miller Participates in Educational Panel on Cancer and Intimacy

February 13, 2013 (Atlanta) – Scott D. Miller, MD, will participate in an educational panel called, “Live, Laugh, Love: Oncology, Sex, and Intimacy,” on Wednesday, February 20, from 12 – 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at Northside Hospital’s The Cancer Support Community – Atlanta, located […]