Dr. Robert Donato

Urology
Memphis, TN
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Memphis, TN

Address

995 South Yates Road, Suite 1, Memphis, TN
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

9015277124

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Humana

Wellpoint

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kentucky

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Medicare

About

Bio

I have trained and maintained a practice in Memphis, TN for more than 20 years. I have extensive experience in Robotic Assisted surgery. I also provide all major services in Urology, such as male infertility and hypogonadism (low T), urinary stones, incontinence and oncology treatments.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Urology

Licenses

United States: Mississippi, Tennessee

Doctor Q&A

277 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Low Iron and Peeing: No, there are no known links between low Iron and urinary symptoms. Diabetes can increase urination by having increased sugar in the urine. There ar... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
STD's: The best answer to your concern is to proceed with STD testing. Low T and low evaluations on a CBC are not directly related to HIV infection at an e... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Prostatitis likely: Your symptom fits the profile of prostatitis. If the prostate swells, it triggers pain. Such pain can involve the tip of the penis, groins, testicles... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Two Main Effects: Radiation treatments help to kill prostate cancer through two pathways: immediate dna damage and longer-term blood vessel blockage. Cancer cells repro... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
BM pushes Prostate: Often, but not always, a white or clear discharge with a firm bm can be a sign of prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate). If you are not having b... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Three General Rules: Stones form for two reasons: too much of something in the urine that promotes stone formation, or not enough of something that prevents them. 1. Hydra... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Radioactive "dye": A bone scan is usually used to assess the whole skeleton for cancer spread, to look at specific bone sites for fracture or for bone infections. The p... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Nerve Pain Controler: Many patients with ic respond to medications that can interrupt nerve signals from the bladder, resulting in some relief. Tricyclic antidepressants (... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
No Definitive Answer: While diet may play a role in the development of prostate cancer (cap), there haven't been any studies that support a particular "post-diagnosis" diet... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Relative to Men, Yes: Urinary leakage in women results from weakened pelvic muscles, poor urethra closure or overactive bladder. The first two are stress type leakage (str... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Three Main Kinds: The size of the stone, whether it is symptomatic, infected or located in the ureter help determine if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
True True Unrelated: Kidney stones are not causative of enlarged spleen. It would be best if you had blood work to look for the common causes for such a problem, especial... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Could be a stone: From your description, your pain may be from a stone passing down from your kidney toward your bladder. As it does so, your pain will tend to migrate... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Simple Prostatectomy: Given your psa, a biopsy should be considered, though not imperative. Your only choices are to continue with a catheter indefinitely to see if medica... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Normal Appearance: Normal seminal fluid appears whitish to pearly opalescent. The amount that is produced with ejaculation may vary from day to day, though its consiste... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Ureteral Colic: If you only had a retrograde without a stent, your pain can be related to some swelling where the ureter enters the bladder. This can cause delayed p... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Progressive Disease: True erectile dysfunction (ed) caused by disease (not psychological) reflects damage over time. Several illnesses (diabetes, high cholesterol, high b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
PDE5 Inhibitors: The only oral medications to improve erectile function are known as pde5 inhibitors. They improve penile blood flow in response to stimulation by ampl... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Herpes Transmission: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) has two types: type i generally infects the mouth and produces "fever blisters". Type ii more commonly is genital. Howeve... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
IUI and Semen Need: Since semen has to be washed prior to insertion for iui, there will be a lower sperm count as the washing selects out the best "swimmers". Since moti... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Analysis, Not Odds: A semen analysis evaluates several important aspects of ejaculate. The most important are volume of ejaculate, concentration of sperm, % moving, % mov... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Chronic Management?: Hypokalemic nephropathy (hn) arises from chronic low potassium. This can be caused by certain medications (e.g. Diuretics, laxitives) or diseases (e.... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Quality First: A semen analysis evaluates several important aspects of the sperm seen in the ejaculation. The most important are volume of ejaculate, concentration ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
At Your Birth?: Passing of diseases from mother to baby are possible. It is called vertical transmission. Certain illnesses can be passed this way, including stds l... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Sounds Normal: An erect penis early in life can be quite rigid and difficult to "press down". I know that in iran there is a practice called "taghaandan" (or taqaan... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
If You'd Like, Yes: Sperm entry into the vagina, regardless of the vehicle, can result in pregnancy. Any sperm in the vagina, if fresh, can result in pregnancy. If you... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Anti-Androgens: Anti-androgens are most commonly used in men with Prostate Cancer (CAP) that is no longer responding to testosterone reduction. In these cases, block... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Well, Sorta Cloudy: Normally urine is clear to clear yellow. As dehydration occurs, this can result in a darker yellow or amber color. Some medications can discolor the... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Blood in Urine: Any amount of visible blood from the urinary system mandates evaluation. Visible blood is uncommon in young men. While most causes are benign, many ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Microalbumin High: Blood in the urine most commonly arises in the setting of bleeding within the urinary system. However, sometimes blood can be in the urine because th... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Prostatitis likely: Your symptoms fit the profile of prostatitis. When the prostate swells, which being seated for long time can cause, it triggers irritation to bladder... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Low Testosterone: Testosterone (t) provides men with several benefits for well-being. Low t results in many issues, mainly decreased sex drive, problems with moodiness... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
ED Treatments in DM: Patients with diabetes (dm) and erectile dysfunction (ed) are more difficult to treat. Because of the effects on blood vessels and nerves, diabetics ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Normal Prolactin?: Elevated prolactin inhibits t production. It also negatively impacts fertility and erections. The pituitary needs imaging. The prolactin value you l... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Confidentiality: There is no reason to expect anything except complete confidentiality regarding your visit and your results from an std clinic. Be aware, however, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Cloudy Urine: Most often cloudy urine accompanies infection. If you are having irritation to your bladder with more frequent and urgent trips to the bathroom, cons... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
May Be Prostatitis: When the prostate is susceptible, ejaculation can result in irritation to the bladder. Urgency/frequency of urination and a variable stream can result... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Not Uncommon: I'll assume that you are male from your question, but it doesn't change the answer. This is an established event, though not much is known as to th... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
PE is Very Common: Premature ejaculation (pe) may effect more men than even erectile dysfunction. The normal time from penetration to ejaculation is around 2 minutes. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Non-Genital STDs: Your main risks for std transmission without intercourse or performing/receiving oral/anal sex is from kissing. Herpes type i, mononucleosis or cytom... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Herpes Transmission: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) has two types: type i generally infects the mouth and produces "fever blisters". Type ii more commonly is genital. Howeve... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Depends on Size: The size of the stone determines if treatment is needed, as well as what approach. Stones in the kidney >2.5 cm usually need surgery through a key... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Prostate Source: Testicle discomfort usually comes from inflammation, not infection. Antibiotics are useful, but alone don't always help. I suspect you have prostatit... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Touchy Subject (pun): Given the moral objections by some, it is best to address the health benefits. Sexual activity requires, but also aids in providing, good cardiovascu... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Early Detumescence: This is the classic presentation of erectile dysfunction. What you describe, early loss of erection with difficulty or inability to penetrate and mai... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Three General Rules: Stones form for two reasons: too much of something in the urine that promotes stone formation, or not enough of something that prevents them. 1. Hydra... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
Ammoniacal Urine: There are some bacteria that can infect the urine that create a higher ph level. This occurs when urea is turned into ammonia by an enzyme called ure... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
More Importantly...: While there are many groups that consider such activity to be forbidden or regarded as "degenerate", most surveys suggest that the practice is quite c... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
No Contraindication: The elements of co-codamol (paracetamol and codeine) do not have any known interaction. You should be fine to take them together. If you develop any... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 27 years experience
No Change....needed?: In fbhh, the problem lies in the parathyroid perception of ca concentration. The ca sensing receptor (casr) doesn't sense the ca level correctly, r... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Aug 30, 2013
Highly knowledgeable. Well respected.
Aug 4, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly.
HealthTap member
Jan 17, 2018
I have problem in my sperm. Round cells 1-2 /hpf Inflammatory cells WBC(numerous) Total abnormal sperma 30.0% With no forward progression 25.0% Non motile 40.0% Excellent forward 05.0% Good 35.0%
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Thanks Robert. I have tried antibiotics and saw palmetto back two years ago without results. But really haven't tried Alpha Blockers. Will definetely add it to my bucket list for the next consultation...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! thank you. i am awaiting an appointment for abdominal scan and a camera down my urethra will these help to diagnose prostatitis?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u but the ice was in a bag wrappe in towel everything hurts it even water I keep it wrapped in gauze so nothing rubs against it

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

University of TN Health Science Center

Residency

University of TN Health Science Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Memphis, TN - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Memphis, TN - Winter
2013
Top Urologist , First Place, Tennessee - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons - Member
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