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Todd B. Nippoldt, M.D.Todd Nippoldt, M.D.
Dr. Todd Nippoldt is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism. He has special expertise in the area of hormone disorders affecting the pituitary and adrenal glands as well as the testes and ovaries. He has been a member of the Mayo Clinic staff since 1988.
He's a consultant in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition and works with patients who have disorders of the hormone-producing glands. Common disorders include diabetes, thyroid problems, osteoporosis and elevated cholesterol levels.
He's also involved in andrology, the study of male hormonal disorders, male infertility and male sexual dysfunction, and is an assistant professor of medicine at College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Nippoldt, a St. Paul, Minn., native, has also contributed to "Mayo Clinic Health Letter," the "Mayo Clinic Family Health Book" and a Mayo Clinic CD-ROM. He's a fellow in the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Society of Andrology, The Endocrine Society, The Pituitary Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
"I have found that those patients who have gone to the Internet and obtained accurate medical information come to their appointment with me very well informed, and the discussions regarding the evaluation and management of their condition are very productive and satisfying," he says.
"The key, however, is obtaining accurate medical information. As a medical editor, I hope to be able to ensure that accurate, relevant and up-to-date information is available for patients and their families."
Risk factors (2)
- Flaxseed: Does it affect risk of prostate cancer?
- Vasectomy: Does it increase my risk of prostate cancer?
Tests and diagnosis (1)
- Prostate cancer: Does PSA level affect prognosis?
- Prostate cancer metastasis: Where does prostate cancer spread?
Treatments and drugs (3)
- Prostate cancer treatment: Does initial treatment preclude others later?
- Ginger for nausea: Does it work?
- Prostate cancer brachytherapy: Can I pass radiation to others?
Alternative medicine (1)
- Pomegranate juice: A cure for prostate cancer?
- Frequent sex: Does it protect against prostate cancer?
Vasectomy: Does it increase my risk of prostate cancer?
Does vasectomy increase my risk of prostate cancer?
from Todd B. Nippoldt, M.D.
No, having a vasectomy doesn't increase your risk of getting prostate cancer. Many studies have been performed to see if there is a link. The best current evidence indicates no increased risk of prostate cancer after vasectomy.
If you're concerned about your prostate cancer risk, talk to your doctor about possible symptoms and screening tests. You're at increased risk of prostate cancer if you're older than age 50 or if you have a close family member with prostate cancer.Next question
Prostate cancer: Does PSA level affect prognosis?
- Sartor AO, et al. Risk factors for prostate cancer. http://www.uptodate.com/home/index.html. Accessed June 17, 2011.
- Holt SK, et al. Vasectomy and the risk of prostate cancer. The Journal of Urology. 2008;180:2565.