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Psychosexual Counseling in Andrological Surgery

A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Patient and His Family

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  • Describes and discusses the psychosexual counseling appropriate to a wide range of surgical procedures

  • Covers all aspects of psychosexual relevance

  • Includes concise descriptions of the surgical interventions

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Basic Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo
      Pages 3-9
    3. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo
      Pages 11-20
    4. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo
      Pages 21-27
    5. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo
      Pages 29-32
    6. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo
      Pages 33-37
    7. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo
      Pages 39-48
    8. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo
      Pages 49-58
    9. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo
      Pages 59-69
    10. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo
      Pages 71-79
  3. The Teenager and His Parents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Giorgio Franco, Fulvio Colombo
      Pages 87-95
    3. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Fabio Ferro
      Pages 97-103
    4. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Alessandro Franceschelli
      Pages 105-115
    5. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Alessandro Franceschelli
      Pages 117-130
  4. The Patient and the Partner

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Leonardo Misuraca
      Pages 133-145
    3. Elena Vittoria Longhi, Leonardo Misuraca
      Pages 147-161

About this book

Introduction

This book combines concise descriptions of the various andrological surgical interventions in the adolescent and adult with detailed analysis of the pre- and postoperative psychosexual counseling of the patient and his family that is appropriate to each procedure. It offers a multidisciplinary approach to the candidate for andrological surgery that reflects the everyday experiences of an andro-sexology team. Each chapter focuses on a particular surgical procedure. Succinct description of the disease and its epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment is followed by extensive discussion of all aspects of psychosexual relevance and the required counseling. Topics addressed include, for example, the impact of diagnosis, body image issues, fears relating to the surgical procedure and its outcome, the risk of excessive expectations and consequent disillusionment, relationship issues and communication problems, and the role of the sexologist. The analysis and guidance offered in this book will be of particular value to the less experienced andrologist and will assist in achieving postoperative patient satisfaction.

Keywords

Andro-sexological teamwork Congenital curvature of the penis Gender reassignment surgery Orchidopexy Psychosexual coaching Varicocele

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Urology Sexual Medical CenterSan Raffaele HospitalMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of UrologySapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  3. 3.Andrology UnitSant’Orsola University HospitalBolognaItaly

About the authors

Elena Longhi is a fully qualified professional psychologist and psychotherapist, with specialist training in Sexological Psychotherapy and Systemic and Family Psychotherapy. Since 2000 she has been a Professor at the International Institute for Sexology, Florence, Italy and has worked at the Sexual Medicine Center, Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan. One of her key areas of interest has been the rehabilitation of patients who have undergone andrological surgery.           

Giorgio Franco is Associate Professor in the Department of Urology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. After completing his medical degree, Dr. Franco specialized in Urology and General Surgery. He is a Fellow of the European Board of Urology and was a member of the scientific committee of the Italian Society of Andrology (SIA) from 1999 to 2002 and from 2004 to 2006. He has published more than 270 publications on Urology and Andrology, including 67 in peer-reviewed journals. 

Fulvio Colombo is Head of the Andrology Unit at Policlinico Sant’Orsola Malpighi (University Hospital), Bologna, Italy and Professor at the Postgraduate School of Urology, University of Bologna. From 2004 to 2007 Dr. Colombo was chief of the scientific academy of Italian Society of Andrology and he is a Fellow of the Surgical Committee of the European Society for Sexual Medicine. He has vast experience in urological andrology and reconstructive genital surgery as well as transgender surgery and has authored or co-authored approximately 250 journal articles and scientific videos.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Psychosexual Counseling in Andrological Surgery
  • Book Subtitle A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Patient and His Family
  • Authors Elena Vittoria Longhi
    Giorgio Franco
    Fulvio Colombo
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99646-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-99644-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-99646-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 242
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Andrology
    Psychotherapy and Counseling
    Surgery
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