New Procedure Helps Local Man Overcome Enlarged Prostate

‘I Feel Like I’m 20 Again’

An accomplished musician who runs his own entertainment company, Corey Blassingame is ordinarily calm. But when the 46-year-old Catasauqua man began to experience nearly uncontrollable urinary urges, he felt lost.

Blassingame first noticed changes in 2012 when he started waking up overnight to urinate. Eventually, the urge to go became more frequent and unpredictable, forcing him to severely limit his work and personal schedule.

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Lehigh Valley Heart Institute

At Lehigh Valley Heart Institute, you have a partner willing and capable of taking on the toughest heart care challenges. Our team of heart specialists works collaboratively to share expertise and develop the best care plan based on your unique medical condition and personal preferences. More people in the region trust the Heart Institute with their cardiac care than any of our competitors, according to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council.

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General Orthopedics

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) specializes in treating a variety of general orthopedic conditions. We help people of all ages overcome orthopedic issues and get moving again.

Your musculoskeletal system keeps you moving, but an injury to a bone or joint can sideline your lifestyle. At LVHN, we have more than 400 orthopedic experts that specialize in diagnosing and managing a variety of orthopedic conditions. Our priority is to help you recover safely and comfortably.

Our providers offer the full spectrum of orthopedic care for many general orthopedic conditions. We’re with you every step of the way, helping you to get moving again as quickly as possible.

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Joint Condition Treatment

Your joints keep you moving, but normal wear and tear or any type of injury can slow you down. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) specializes in treating a variety of joint conditions. We help manage pain, regain function and extend the life of your joints with surgical and nonsurgical treatments.

Joint pain can seriously impact your ability to enjoy life. You may also experience stiffness, swelling and limited movement as a result of arthritis, a joint condition or disorder. Our orthopedic specialists help your joints heal with a variety of treatment options, from range-of-motion exercises to total joint replacement. We help you get better faster so you can get back to life on your terms

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Hernia Surgery

Hernias may be an uncomfortable condition to talk about, but they’re incredibly common. Left untreated, a hernia may cause serious health complications down the road. At Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, we specialize in complex hernia surgeries and offer the latest treatment options.

A hernia happens when part of an organ extends too far into an area, such as in the belly. It can produce uncomfortable symptoms, such as pain, a lump in your belly or heartburn.

If you have a hernia, we can help. The Institute for Surgical Excellence has the region’s most convenient and comprehensive treatment program for people with common and rare types of hernias, such as hiatal hernia and inguinal hernia. Our surgeons have substantial experience treating complex hernias.

Our Hernia Center provides a precise diagnosis and the most advanced treatments available, including minimally invasive robotic surgery.

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Orthopedics

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) orthopedic specialists help you get back on your feet with a comprehensive range of orthopedic services. From surgery to sports medicine to rehabilitation, we help you maintain your lifestyle and achieve your goals.

From total joint replacement surgery to sports medicine, LVHN helps get you moving again. Our orthopedic specialists care for people of all ages, abilities and lifestyles, comprehensively managing your treatment. We also partner with area schools to help developing athletes stay healthy and achieve performance goals.

Bone, joint and sports injuries can sideline your activities, but we’re here to help. Our goal is to help you overcome pain and injury, getting you back to doing what you love. Our board-certified orthopedic specialists offer a wide range of treatments and services for conditions ranging from arthritis to orthopedic trauma. We’ll help you return to your lifestyle as quickly as possible.

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Psychiatry (Behavioral Health)

Your behavioral health is just as important to your overall well-being as your physical health. Mental conditions are real and can be life-threatening, but they’re also common and very treatable. For more than 50 years, Lehigh Valley Health Network has been caring for people who need behavioral health treatment, whether it’s for counseling during a stressful time in your life or for a lifelong condition that requires medication, and anything in between.

We are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable place where you or your loved one can overcome life’s challenges. All of our psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses and occupational therapists received special education to know how to address and treat your individual needs, regardless of age. As a result, you can feel confident you or your loved one will receive the best possible care.

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Sports Medicine

Partnering with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) helps you when an injury has sidelined you from your active lifestyle. Our specialists offer the care you need over your lifetime, from injury care and treatment to rehabilitation and recovery. We help athletes of all ages step up their game or return to play safely with sports performance training.

From sports enthusiasts to professional athletes, LVHN helps people achieve and maintain their best level of athletic performance. Because there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to sports medicine, our team tailors our sports medicine services to meet your unique needs – in the safest ways possible. And if you’re injured, we provide comprehensive care to help you get back in the game.

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Urology Services for Men’s Health

Get full-service urology care for a wide range of conditions affecting men, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones and erectile dysfunction. We offer the latest medical and surgical therapies, with an emphasis on prevention and minimally invasive care.

At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), you have access to high-quality urology care, without the hassle of a lot of travel.

Doctors across the state refer difficult cases to us for a reason: We offer unmatched urologic expertise and the latest treatment innovations.

These innovations include the new benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) treatment UroLift®. We were the first center in the Northeast to offer it during an office visit. Now, men can experience real symptom relief while resting in the comfort of their home, just hours after the procedure.

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