Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Dr. Donald Sonn: Finding the Right Doctor for you

Selecting the perfect physician for you and your family is an important decision. Dr. Donald Sonn, a Urologist who has practiced medicine for over 25 years in Springfield, Massachusetts, knows the importance of acquiring a patient's trust and maintaining a reputation for those who are seeking care throughout the community. Although choosing a doctor can be a difficult decision, seeking the help of others throughout the community and finding specialists with the help of a primary care physician or your insurance provider are several excellent ways to ensure you are on the right path in your search.
Speaking with others throughout the community might seem outdated, but can often be the most reliable source of truth regarding healthcare out there. Learning about physicians who your trusted friends and family members have sought care from can give you insight into who may meet the needs of you and your family. After all, these people know you best and can help with personal decisions in this arena.

If you already have a general practitioner, chances are he or she can make some excellent recommendations regarding your specific healthcare needs. Listening to your doctor when seeking the help of a specialist, even when a referral is not required, can lead to a seamless transition between general health care and specialized care.

Dr. Donald Sonn is a specialist who is well-known throughout the community for his work at the local hospital as well as his practice. Finding a doctor who has roots in your community is a great place to first seek care for your loved ones.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Dr. Donald Sonn: Greenlight Laser Therapy – What to Expect

Greenlight laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for those who are suffering from symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Dr. Donald Sonn, Urologist, and specialist in greenlight laser therapy and says, "men can now have a safe and effective surgical treatment for their enlarged prostate, with a much shorter recovery period than the standard operation.” This treatment is an excellent option for those looking to return to their normal lifestyle sooner and provides rapid relief of the many symptoms associated with BPH. Some of the many benefits of this treatment include less bleeding, shortened recovery periods, and little to no hospital stay for patients.

During the treatment, the physician will use a laser to heat and vaporize the excess prostate tissue which allows urine to pass through more easily and create a larger urine channel. This process often results in the restoration of a natural flow of urine for most patients. The added benefit of treatment performed on an outpatient basis allows for most patients to go home within a matter of a few hours’ post-op, although everyone reacts differently and may require more or less time before being released.

Dr. Donald Sonn was among the first in his region to offer the treatment through Cooley Dickinson Hospital and has since performed the surgery countless times. Having the ability to provide an option for treatment that provides rapid relief of highly uncomfortable symptoms is important for Sonn and the many doctors who work to educate themselves in the newest treatment options to provide their patients.