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Dr. Robert Donato

Urology
Memphis, TN
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Memphis, TN

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
After: After a uti, avoid irritants like caffeine, carbonation, acidic foods, alcohol and spicy foods.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Limited Protein: The urine should not contain much if any protein. The kidney's job is to filter out those toxins that need excretion while keeping the important prot... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Timing is everything: Uti dipstick tests are helpful but have serious limitations. Reading the stick at the correct time helps to improve the accuracy of the test, as you h... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Dead or Discolored?: If in fact you have dead skin, then given the location you should have it removed via circumcision and looked at by a pathologist. Bxo (look up) can ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
PE is "Natural": Premature ejaculation (pe) may effect more men than even erectile dysfunction. The normal time from penetration to ejaculation is around 2 minutes. ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Post Void Dribbling: Post void dribbling(pvd) results from incomplete contraction of the muscles around the urethra(urine channel). This results in urine that, with movem... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
ED Causes & Options: Erectile dysfunction(ed) effects men at varying times, degrees and ages. About 30% of men aged 30 will experience ed. Many diseases can result in e... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
A: A gift of sunlight helps bones, mood, dementia too may prevent cancers.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
It's not...: ...What you may worry the most about. While many well check-ups for men over 40 involve a history and the dreaded rectal exam, problem focused visits ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
No Adverse Effects: Using lubricants for skin softening or stimulation, such as coconut oil, should not cause any problems to the member itself. Remember, however, to al... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
RICE: Rice can help it all; rest, ice, compress, elevate; easy does it after.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
After Prostatectomy: During surgery to remove the prostate, the bladder neck and urethra above the sphincter are sewn together. Reduction in penile length post-op comes pa... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
No Matter How You...: Post void dribbling(pvd) results from incomplete contraction of the muscles around the urethra(urine channel). This results in urine that, with movem... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
ED Causes: Erectile dysfunction(ed) effects men at varying times, degrees and ages.Many diseases can result in ed(diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Check a Preg Test: Depending on the woman's cycle, not every sexual episode will result in pregnancy. However, rather than speculate it makes more sense to just do an o... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Ignore: Pain in side, severe— antibiotics will clear more water and rest.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Ignore: Good healthy arteries create more flow in than out; you must maintain this.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Unknown Cause: When calcification of the scrotal wall occurs, there is still uncertainty as to the cause. Some believe it is from the breakdown of the muscle in the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Condom vs no Condom: A condom is the most reliable way to prevent most stds. Contact of genital skin to genital skin is the most common pathway for stds to be transmitted... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
You have ED: 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
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Blood in Semen: Blood in the semen(hematospermia) most likely occurs from prostate swelling, not cancer. With the force of ejaculation, small blood vessels can ruptur... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Testicle Pain: Testicle discomfort usually comes from inflammation, not infection. Antibiotics are useful, but alone don't always help. I suspect you have prostatiti... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Pyelonephritis: An infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis) results in severe back pain, high fever and nausea/vomiting. Unlike an infection only involving the bladd... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Hormones = Awesome: Once you've passed through puberty, your genital tract is primed to be stimulated by testosterone, the male hormone. The seminal vesicles, once sensi... 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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