Dr. Lemer

About Dr. Lemer

Dr. Matthew L. Lemer is an urologist in New York, New York and is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital. He received his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.



Urologists specialize in the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive organs. Urologic organs include the kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder, ureters, urethra, testes, epididymis, prostate. Patients may have bladder or prostate cancer, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and other genitourinary disorders. Urologists may have additional subdisplinary training as well.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment that involves the supplementation of hormones to counteract or replace diminished or absent endogenous hormones. Most commonly associated with menopause in women, HRT can help alleviate many of the symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness. These symptoms result from the declining levels of estrogen and progesterone as women transition through menopause. By replacing these hormones, either with synthetic or bioidentical compounds, HRT can provide significant relief and improve the quality of life for many women. However, the decision to use HRT should always be individualized, taking into account the risks, benefits, and individual preferences.

While HRT is most often discussed in the context of menopause, it is also utilized in other scenarios. For instance, transgender individuals might undergo hormone replacement therapy as part of their transition process to align their physical characteristics with their gender identity. HRT is also sometimes used in cases of premature ovarian failure or certain conditions where there is a deficiency of hormones, like hypogonadism. However, HRT is not without risks. Studies have shown that certain forms of HRT can increase the risk of breast cancer, stroke, heart disease, and blood clots, especially when used for extended periods. Therefore, it’s essential for patients and doctors to engage in a thorough discussion about the potential risks and benefits before starting treatment.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) refers to the supplementation of the male hormone testosterone in individuals whose bodies do not produce enough of it. Testosterone levels in men typically decline with age, often leading to symptoms like reduced libido, fatigue, depression, loss of muscle mass, increased body fat, reduced bone density, and cognitive changes. TRT can help alleviate these symptoms by restoring testosterone levels to a more youthful range, thereby improving the overall quality of life, mood, and physical function for many men. Beyond age-related decline, certain medical conditions such as hypogonadism, wherein the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone due to problems with the testicles or the pituitary gland, can also be a reason for TRT.

While TRT can offer numerous benefits, it also comes with potential risks and side effects. Possible side effects include acne, oily skin, increased red blood cell count, sleep apnea, and a decreased size of testicles. There’s also concern about the potential link between TRT and cardiovascular events, though the evidence remains mixed. Prostate health is another crucial consideration when contemplating TRT, as the therapy may stimulate the growth of prostate cells. Regular monitoring is therefore essential when undergoing TRT to ensure prostate safety and overall health. Moreover, men with prostate cancer or those at a high risk of developing it are often advised against the use of TRT. As with any medical intervention, a comprehensive discussion between the patient and healthcare provider weighing the risks against the benefits is pivotal before embarking on testosterone replacement therapy.

Weightloss Treatments

Medspas, blending the soothing ambiance of a traditional spa with medical technology, offer a variety of treatments that aim to assist individuals in their weight loss journey, amalgamating relaxation with efficacy. One such prominent treatment is CoolSculpting, a non-invasive fat reduction technique that utilizes controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat cells. The process, known as cryolipolysis, freezes fat cells without affecting the surrounding tissues, subsequently allowing the body to naturally eliminate the dead cells over a period of weeks or months. CoolSculpting is often heralded for its ability to target specific problem areas, like the abdomen, thighs, or under the chin, providing a sculpted silhouette without the need for surgery.

Another notable weight loss treatment offered by medspas is the administration of lipotropic injections, which are intended to facilitate the breakdown and elimination of fat from the body. These injections often contain a blend of vitamins and amino acids designed to boost metabolism and support the liver in fat processing. Additionally, medspas may provide laser lipolysis, a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser energy to target and break down fat in specific areas of the body. From body contouring treatments such as SculpSure to ultrasonic cavitation, which utilizes ultrasound waves to break down fat cells, medspas cater to a range of aesthetic desires with a bevy of innovative, non-invasive weight loss solutions. Always, it is essential that these treatments are viewed as complementary to a healthy lifestyle, incorporating balanced nutrition and regular exercise, to ensure sustainable results and overall wellness.

Penile Injections

Medspa services have ventured into a domain where men’s wellness and aesthetic needs are addressed with equal rigor and finesse, one of which includes penile injections. These injections, often termed as “P-Shots”, involve using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance male genitalia’s function and appearance. This non-surgical procedure strives to enhance not only sexual performance and experience but also seeks to boost self-esteem in men who might be grappling with issues related to size, shape, and erectile function. PRP, extracted from the patient’s own blood, is injected into specific areas of the penis, aiming to promote cellular regeneration and improvement in blood flow. The rationale behind using PRP hinges on its rich content of growth factors, which ostensibly foster tissue repair and regeneration.

Within the arena of medspa services, penile injections are celebrated for their minimally invasive nature and relatively quick procedure time, often taking no longer than 30 to 60 minutes. Men who opt for this service can generally anticipate minimal downtime, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules. Moreover, the use of one’s own PRP minimizes the risk of allergic reactions or adverse side effects, thus offering a safe, natural, and personalized approach to penile enhancement. However, it is imperative to engage in a comprehensive consultation with healthcare professionals at the medspa to gauge the efficacy and appropriateness of the procedure based on individual needs and medical history. The pursuit of any aesthetic or functional enhancement should always be embedded in informed decision-making and professional guidance.

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