About the Expert
An Arlington native, Dr. Derisavifard is a fellowship-trained urologist at USMD Center for Advanced Pelvic Medicine and Bladder Health. He earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern and completed urologic training at Northwell Health and the Cleveland Clinic. He’s a strong believer in evidence-based medicine and his goal is to educate patients to understand their condition and make informed decisions about their care.
As a urologist, what are some of the key conditions you treat?
I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic and genital conditions in men and women. However, my scope of practice is more focused compared to that of a general urologist. My expertise lies in helping men and women address urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and overactive and neurogenic bladder. Additionally in women, I manage pelvic organ prolapse, female urethral disease, pelvic floor disorders, and vaginal fistulas.
When should I see a urologist?
If you’re experiencing symptoms related to urinary systems and functions, it’s wise to establish care with a urologist. We care for men and women. Our skill set includes non-surgical and surgical treatments. Common reasons to seek urologic care include urinary tract infections or urinary cancers, kidney and bladder stones, blood in the urine, enlarged prostate, erectile dysfunction, infertility, vasectomy, and more. This is in addition to the conditions my partners and I treat at USMD Center for Advanced Pelvic Medicine and Bladder Health.
What can be expected during my first appointment?
Before your appointment, it’s a good idea to prepare a list of questions or concerns you have. This is the time to address them. We’ll also look at your medical history, including medications, assess the severity of your problems, and set goals for your treatment. In addition, I always perform a thorough physical exam if warranted.
Is surgery the only option for treating urology conditions?
Absolutely not! What historically may have required surgery may be observed or managed in an office setting today. The USMD urology team treats and manages urologic conditions using education and observation, medications, procedures—and surgery, when needed. When surgery is the best option, we perform mainly endoscopic, laparoscopic, or robotic procedures. Treatment will vary depending on your condition and its severity. It’s always best to partner with a qualified urologist to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.
What made you want to specialize in the field of urology?
I’m passionate about helping patients improve their quality of life. Generally speaking, urologic issues and conditions are thought to be embarrassing and difficult to discuss. My goal is to help patients understand they’re not alone. We have so many treatment options available to help. I’m privileged to be able to help patients overcome and manage these issues.
How can someone schedule an appointment with you?
I treat patients at USMD Center for Advanced Pelvic Medicine and Bladder Health, located at 811 West Interstate 20, Suite 114, Arlington, Texas 76017. To make an appointment with me or one of my partners call (817) 784-8268 or visit USMD.com.