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Kingwood doctor partners with Lone Star College for health seminar

February 24, 2017 GMT

Dr. Cordell Nwokeji has partnered with Lone Star College-Academy for Lifelong Learning to conduct a health seminar about the latest advanced treatment options for conditions that affect many men and their partners: prostate cancer, benign prostate hyperplasia (also known as enlarged prostate) and erectile dysfunction.

The most serious urological issue Houston Premier Urology and Nwokeji (pronounced “wo-kedge”) treat is prostate cancer, the second-leading killer of men.

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer over their lifetime. About 230,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, and over 26,000 men will die from prostate cancer this year. Hyperplasia, a natural, non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, impacts more than half of all men over the age of 60. Erectile dysfunction, the inability to maintain an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse, affects more than 30 million men in the U.S. today.

Nwokeji will address these and other issues and the current treatments available to millions of men (and women) in the United States. He serves on the board of Kingwood Medical Center and specializes in general urology with an emphasis in minimally invasive prostate cancer therapy such as high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and cryoblation therapy.

Nwokeji was the first physician in Texas to be credentialed in the HIFU procedure, having trained in 2007. He was also one of three urologists who gave a testimonial to the FDA panel about his experience with Sonablate HIFU prior to approval. Outside of prostate cancer, Nwokeji also manages kidney stones, prostate disease, female and male voiding dysfunction, oncology and vasectomies.

He received his bachelor’s degree at Colgate University. He earned his medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine in 2000. He did his general surgery residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey and Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He completed his urology residency at Southern Illinois University in Springfield in 2005.

Nwokeji resides in the community with his wife, Aimee, an urgent care family physician, and three children.

Nwokeji will present his talk, “It Matters Below the Belt” at Lone Star College – Academy for Lifelong Learning, on March 2, from 3:30–4:30p.m.

For more information, call 281-312-1750.