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Dr. Armen Kassabian

Urology
Burbank, CA
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

Burbank, CA

Address

2701 W Alameda Ave, Ste 506, Burbank, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

About

Bio

To provide the the finest, highest quality, and state of the art urologic care for my patients in a supportive and friendly environment with respect and compassion towards all patients. The practice encompasses all areas of adult general urology with particular emphasis on male sexual dysfunction.

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

Languages spoken

Armenian, English

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Personal: The decision lies with the couple. Fertility status is part of an individual and couple's personal health information. It is no one's business but t... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Peyronie's: The penis bending up may be a manifestation of peyronie's disease, which is an abnormal curvature of the erect penis. Morning erections can be a resu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Yes advanced: A prostate tumor would not initially cause any pain, but could cause pain if it metastasizes or advances locally into the surrounding tissues.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: The Lidocaine will cause the penis to experience an anesthetic effect and with a decreased sensitivity, the ejaculatory period can be increased. It i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
No: Any unprotected sex for any duration can lead to stds, including oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse. The pre-cum fluid can also result in a pregnancy... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Non-latex condoms: There are condoms that are not made of latex, particuarly polyurethane and lambskin.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: The Benzocaine will cause the penis to experience an anesthetic effect and with a decreased sensitivity, the ejaculatory period can be increased. It ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Arterial Stenosis : The angiogram can show many different causes of hypertension due to kidney problems, known as renovascular hypertension. The underlying issue would b... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: Marijuana use, depending on amount and duration, can affect all the semen parameters, including motility.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Mitochondria: The mitochondria are the energy producing portions of the cell, and it is ATP on a biochemical level.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Several weeks: The size of the varicocele (enlargement of the veins) will decrease in several weeks. Embolization can be used if surgical approaches are contra-indi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Hygeine is a concern: Hygiene is a concern, as the primary underlying reason is a fungal infection due to urine underneath the foreskin, which can be related to hygiene, in... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: There is a syndrome which can be diagnosed by cavernosography which can show a leak from the penile veins, particularly at the base, which can be a ca... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Low libido & energy: Hypogonadism or male menopause can lead to decreased libido, low overall energy levels and fatigue, mood disorders including depression, and cognitive... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Likely STD : High fever, nausea, and unprotected recent sex are likely caused by an std. With the history of a fair amount of blood, i would advise you to seek a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Bleeding, Infection: The main risks are bleeding which can cause a hematoma, or internal clot, as well as infection of the wound or the hematoma. Longer term, the main ri... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Pyelonephritis : The symptoms are a bit concerning for a urinary tract infection, possibly involving the kidney (pyelonephritis). I would recommend a visit to a physi... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Cyst or other: Hello mikek, a small bb size knot is generally a benign cystic lesion as a result of trauma, blockage of ducts, or inflammation. Rarely, it can be a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Unknown: I am not aware of any home testing for sperm motility. If there is inability to conceive in a couple after 12 months of continuous attempts, both par... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: There is a Lidocaine jelly which can be used intraurethrally prior to insertion of a Foley catheter or cystoscopic procedure done under local anesthes... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: Marijuana use, depending on amount and duration, can affect all the semen parameters, including motility.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Possibly: A small hard lump in any area can be due to benign (not life threatening) and malignant (cancer, and life threatening) causes. I would recommend havi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Varies: In a young female, burning in urination is commonly caused by a urinary tract infection. Constipation is generally related to lack of hydration and a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Fungus: I would definitely have a physician examine the region, but one of the common sources can be a fungal infection or 'jock itch' which can be relieved w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Several weeks: The size of the varicocele (enlargement of the veins) will decrease in several weeks. Embolization can be used if surgical approaches are contra-indi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Several: The Lidocaine will cause the penis to experience an anesthetic effect and with a decreased sensitivity, the ejaculatory period can be increased. It i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Varies: The glans will be hypersensitive compared to the glans in the uncircumcised penis but the sensitivity will go down with time but will be more sensitiv... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Relationship therapy: Marriage and family therapists (mfts) are relationship specialists who treat persons involved in interpersonal relationships. They are trained to asse... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Constipation: Ultram and its class may cause constipation which can possibly lead to black tar like stools (blood in stool) with abdominal pain. A colonoscopy and... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Anticholinergic: Tolterodine is an anticholinergic which relaxes the smooth muscle of the bladder, resulting in the therapeutic effects along with other muscles, causi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Everyone: Kegel exercises serve to strengthen the pelvic musculature and are beneficial for both urinary and sexual function and there is no harmful effects fro... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Varies: Acute epididymitis rarely causes male infertility. Chronic and unremitting epididymitis can be a rare cause of oligospermia, particularly if it is bi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Mumps Orchitis: Mumps is a virus that can cause permanent male factor infertility.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
CT Scan: The flank pain could be from bacterial reinfection or persistence. A urinalysis, urine culture, and ct scan will help reveal the cause of the persist... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
No: Kegel exercises serve to strengthen the pelvic musculature and are beneficial for both urinary and sexual function and there is no harmful effects fro... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Several weeks: The size of the varicocele (enlargement of the veins) will decrease in several weeks. Embolization can be used if surgical approaches are contra-indi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Yes and No: There are condoms that are not made of latex, particuarly polyurethane and lambskin. If you have a latex allergy, you will react to all other latex.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: There are nonlatex synthetic condoms made of polyurethane and also lambskin. If you have a latex allergy, do not use latex condoms.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Anticholinergic: Tolterodine is an anticholinergic which relaxes the smooth muscle of the bladder, resulting in the therapeutic effects along with other muscles, causi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: The anesthetic likely used a type of opiate or benzodiazepine or a combination of the two, and would probably show up in the urine drug screen sample ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Several: The main side effects are dry mouth and constipation, and for men specifically, urinary retention.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Sphincter or Bladder: The sleep medication or muscle relaxation can cause a relaxation in the sphincter, which is very short in women. When the sphincter relaxes too much,... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Urology consult: I would advise having a urologist or dermatologist taking a look at the penis, as there are many causes of a scaly and dry penis.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Diarrhea, Nausea: Diarrhea; nausea. Severe: severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mou... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Higher = aggressive: For grading, the pathologist looks at the tissues under the microscope and assigns two numbers based on their criteria for the differentiation or 'agg... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 22 years experience
Yes and No: A testicular biopsy, done in conjunction with ivf / icsi, can be done to look for sperm in different poles of the testicle or different sides. It is ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kassabian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kassabian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

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