The Weekly Check-Up Atlanta

Dr. Lambda Msezane of Georgia Urology

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This Sunday we’re joined by special guest Dr. Lambda Msezane of Georgia Urology. We will discuss how urologic conditions differ between men and women, and will be focusing specifically on women’s urologic conditions, and innovations in treatment and surgery.

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Myths about Men’s and Women’s Urologic Conditions

  1. Men are more susceptible to kidney disease.
    a. This belief related to high incidence of prostate disease.
    b. Stones in women
    c. UTI’s in women
    d. Smoking in women
  2. Kidney health has very small role in overall well-being.
    a. Discuss association of decreased kidney function and higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
    b. Discuss perceived/underestimated risk of cardiovascular disease in females.
    c. Discuss advanced techniques for preserving kidney function during surgery.
  3. Unlike men, women usually bring urologic symptoms to the attention of their physician.
    a. Incontinence
    b. Overactive bladder
    c. Blood in urine
    d. Pain with intercourse
    e. Discuss possible underlying diseases of the above.
  4. Incontinence is expected in females as they age.
    a. Can often affect younger women
    b. Treatable at any age
  5. Major surgery is always required to correct incontinence.
    a. Behavioral
    b. Rx
    c. Minimally invasive
  6. Slings made of synthetic mesh used to treat incontinence can cause major problems
    a. The bad slings were taken off the market after an FDA warning in 2008
  7. Artificial sweeteners cause bladder cancer
  8. Smoking has no effect on the urinary system
    a. Bladder and kidney cancer
    b. Kidney function
    c. Increase risk of incontinence in females
  9. Cranberry juice cures all urinary ailments.
    a. Don’t neglect medical attention for symptoms.
    b. Acid can aggravate bladder symptoms.
    c. Calories.
    d. Cranberry pills some minimal benefit in some.
  10. Dr. Lambda Msezaneo of Georgia Urology


    Dr Msezane earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

    She completed her Residency in Surgery and in Urology at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Msezane was awarded the American Urology Association’s Travel Urology Award and Novecea Gerald M. Murphy Scholar Award as well as the Schoenberg Research Scholar Award at the University of Chicago for her research on prostate, urothelial biology and bladder cancer.

    Dr. Msezane has staff privileges at DeKalb Medical Center, DeKalb Medical @ Hillendale, Decatur Hospital, Emory Midtown, and Northside Hospital.