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Dr. Richard Link

Urology
Houston, TX
25 years experience male

Locations

Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Address

1709 Dryden, Suite 16.12, Houston, TX
Directions

Fax

7137985553

About

Bio

Using minimally invasive techniques and advanced technology, I focus on the treatment of patients with complex urologic problems of the kidney, ureter and prostate. Particular areas of focus include kidney tumors, kidney blockage, repair of ureteral injuries and kidney donor surgery.

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Urology

Doctor Q&A

23 Answers
34 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Not really: In general, you cannot transmit a standard urinary tract infection (bladder infection) from one individual to another via intercourse. This is excludi... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Need more info: Need some additional information to answer this question. What type of laparoscopic surgery did she have and for what problem? Did she have a catheter... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Urology visit: The primary issue is whether there is blood in your urine or not. If there is visible blood in your urine, you should seek a urologist referral. Altho... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
More info: Most, but not all, renal cysts are not cancerous. However, the features of the cyst are important in assessing risk. Cysts that have complex features ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Urology referral: Given the difference in opinion of the two radiologists, i would strongly suggest you seek a consultation with a urologist who specializes in kidney p... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
No: Absolutely not. For kidneys, about 40% of kidney recipients receive a kidney from a living kidney donor who may be a friend, relative, spouse, etc. Li... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Await healing leak: Having a nephrostomy tube and jp drain for 9 weeks after a partial nephrectomy would be very unusual. I assume that this was because of a urine leak a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Yes: Spironolactone both blocks the androgen receptor (for testosterone) and lowers testosterone production.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Very effective: Azithromycin 1g orally times one dose is an effective treatment for chlamydia. This is an acceptable alternative to the standard 7 day course of doxyc... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Unlikely: Exophytic renal cysts are simply cysts that extend outside the kidney capsule. You can envision a "pimple" on the surface of the kidney. Endophytic cy... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Urologist: In a large city or academic medical center, most nephrectomies are performed by urologists. Within urology, there are particular sub specialists who f... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
No: Sweat and semen are different body fluids, coming from different sources. Unless you have recently ejaculated and have semen on your skin, the sweat s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
How it looks: Renal cysts lie on a spectrum from completely benign to cystic kidney cancer. Size is not a real determinant of risk. The features of the cyst on imag... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
May need reduction: If the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis gets pulled back and cannot be reduced (meaning returned to its normal position covering the head of the pen... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Need eval: Kub is a relatively insensitive and nonspecific test for kidney stones. There are situations in which a stone is present in the ureter but does not ca... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Perhaps: Abalone has been considered to be an aphrodisiac in popular culture. Whether this really translates into improved sex drive in practice is unclear.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Yes: You can measure aldosterone in a serum study. This is a useful test to look for possible functional tumors of the adrenal gland.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, these are different chemical compounds. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. This is different than sodium citrate.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Appropriate imaging: Although kidney stones can cause back pain, this is uncommonly felt in the lower back alone and migratory. Most stones that cause pain (but not all!) ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Ureteral repair: Ureteral blockage can occur at the junction between the ureter and the kidney (the ureteropelvic junction). This can be acquired (ie from stone diseas... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Wrong dose: Generally, the treatment for genital chlamydia is a single dose of 1 g azithromycin. Of course, this may not be the std that she has, so she would be ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Good: The survival rate for renal cell carcinoma is determined by several factors, including the stage and grade. Although sarcomatoid is a more aggressive ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Link
Urology 25 years experience
Serious situation: From your description, your husband has advanced kidney cancer including at least a solitary lung metastasis. Not sure if you mean he had renal vein i... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Link is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Link is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you doctor.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Very helpful, thanks!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Urology

Awards

Top Urologist , Second Place, Texas - Summer
2013
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