Entries by Scott Miller

Fox 5 Atlanta news tells the story of Tim Smith

During Prostate Cancer Awareness month, Fox 5 Atlanta news covered the story of Tim Smith. Over the course of 2.5 years, his PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) levels rose too high. When he visited Dr. Miller, they found a nodule and soon found the biopsy revealed Tim had cancer on both sides of his prostate. Watch more of […]

Preventing Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a slow-growing cancer that often grows in the prostate gland, a male reproductive organ. Sadly, one in every six men (17%) will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, and 3% of all men will die of this disease (over 27,000 men per year). In fact, prostate cancer is the second leading cause […]

Reviewing the Basics of LapaRobotic Surgery

What is LapaRobotic Surgery? LapaRobotic Surgery™ (LapaRobotics™) is the melding of two separate but related surgical techniques – laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Scott Miller coined the term LapaRobotics and LapaRobotic Surgery because of the special and unique ways in which the two techniques have come together in his treatment of urological conditions, as […]

The Most Important Card In My Wallet

Most people are familiar with the American Express Card slogan, “Don’t leave home without it.” But that card is not the most important card in my wallet. Is it another credit card? My driver’s license? My library card? Far from it. The most important card in my wallet is my health club membership card. But […]

I Have Some Bad News

I love my job. I love talking with people and hearing about their life experiences. I love the feeling of having helped someone. However, every job has its downsides, and with medicine, it is sharing bad news. Although never easy, properly communicating this type of information is an acquired skill. Whether the news is very […]

ProstAware’s Seventh Annual Blue Ties Luncheon

For years, my organization ProstAware has dedicated its purpose to educating Atlanta about prostate health and how its various communities can join in the battle against prostate cancer. In 2015, ProstAware is continuing the fight with our seventh annual Blue Ties luncheon. Through music, technology and sports, ProstAware’s Blue Ties event aims to raise both awareness and involvement […]

Fitness After Surgery – Part 2

Last month, I shared the challenges that I faced following repair of a left biceps tendon rupture. Other than walking, the first six weeks I was relegated to minimal physical activity. For another six weeks, I was restricted to lower body movements. Once all restrictions were lifted, I still had a long way to go […]

Life Is Like A Roll of Toilet Paper

Up until his retirement, I always enjoyed Andy Rooney’s weekly segment on the CBS show, 60 Minutes. I was rather young when I first heard him say, “Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.” Nevertheless, I tucked it away in my memory. Now, […]

ProstAware’s Seventh Annual Blue Ties Luncheon

For years, my organization ProstAware has dedicated its purpose to educating Atlanta about prostate health and how its various communities can join in the battle against prostate cancer. In 2015, ProstAware is continuing the fight with our seventh annual Blue Ties luncheon. Through music, technology and sports, ProstAware’s Blue Ties event aims to raise both awareness and involvement […]

Dr. Scott Miller Named Top Doctor by Atlanta Magazine

Dr. Scott Miller was named to Atlanta magazine’s 2015 list of Top Doctors. The annual listing is published in the magazine’s July issue. This is Dr. Miller’s seventh year in a row on the prestigious list. Dr. Miller also received the prestigious recognition from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as one of America’s Top Doctors. Castle […]

Retroperitoneal Robotic Surgery – Part 1

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Georgia’s first laparoscopic kidney removal for cancer. When I performed this procedure back then, I was amazed how such a leap in medical technology would allow the removal of an entire kidney using several button-size incisions. Now, with the introduction of robotic surgery, we take these early advances […]

Fitness After Surgery – Part 1

As part of every post-operative game plan, I instruct my patients on how to transition back to their exercise routine. Just as with any “injury,” the recommendations vary with the type of surgery and current level of fitness. I recently underwent repair of a left biceps tendon rupture and put my own advice to the […]

The Other End of the Scalpel

Having treated thousands of patients, I have developed a great deal of empathy for their physical and emotional challenges. Earlier this year, the tables were turned, and I underwent a surgical procedure for a torn biceps tendon. This event pales in comparison to what many of my patients experience, but I did take the opportunity […]

The Value of Simulation

We all know that pilots undergo many hours of flight simulation. Not only does this simulation aid in their initial training, but it also serves to familiarize them with situations that rarely occur. After all, they have the lives of others in their hands. You may not realize that simulation exists in many aspects of […]

When to Use Ice

I am often asked whether to use heat or ice after an injury. Some controversy exists, and you should always follow the advice of your doctor. Often these recommendations are based on what feels best. Also, ice can sometimes reduce the time it takes for you to recover from an injury, or even just a […]

Love In An Elevator

I love hearing stories about how couples meet. One couple in particular tops the list. For the sake of patient privacy, we’ll refer to them as John and Susan. Roughly 25 years ago, John’s college buddy convinced him to take a post-graduation trip to New York. As luck would have it, they were stuck on […]

Is Prostate Cancer Screening Right For Me?

In many situations, screening to detect a disease before symptoms manifest can help find the disease early when it is more easily treated. But for some types of diseases, the risks of screening must be compared to the benefits. One such screening is prostate cancer screening. Becoming knowledgeable on the types, risks and benefits of […]

Losing Bladder Control? You Don’t Have to Depend on Depends!

More than 15 million men and women in the United States suffer from urinary incontinence, according to the Urology Care Foundation. Women are twice as likely as men to experience urinary incontinence. Because urinary incontinence, sometimes referred to as an overactive bladder, can be treated successfully, many of these people suffer from the disease needlessly. […]

UTI Fact or Fiction

When it comes to urinary tract infections (UTIs), sorting out the facts from the fiction is critical in not only getting help now, but also in avoiding future infections. You Can Get UTIs from Sex Fact: According to the CDC, while anyone can have a UTI, sexually active women are the highest risk group. It […]

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, ProstAware announce partnership

April 14, 2015 (Atlanta) — The Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition (GPCC), which was founded by survivors to promote education and early detection of the second-most fatal form of cancer among men, has announced a partnership with ProstAware, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the disease in metro Atlanta.   The partnership brings together two […]

Kidney Obstruction: Causes and Treatment Options

Kidneys play a vital role in overall health and well being. The roles of the kidneys are diverse, including the job of removing waste from the body by converting it into urine and balancing the ratios of salt and other substances in the blood. When kidneys become obstructed, they are no longer able to function […]

Benign Kidney Diseases

Not all kidney diseases are cancerous. However, even benign kidney disease can cause significant problems, including damage to the other functioning kidney. Here is a look at how your doctor can deal with serious, though not malignant, kidney problems. Deciding What Is Wrong Thanks to advanced medical imaging technology, your doctor can get an accurate […]

Laparobotic Surgery and Gynecological Disorders

A woman’s anatomy is complex, especially in the pelvic region. This is the area that is especially susceptible to problems relating to the urinary tract and childbirth. Laparobotic surgery is particularly beneficial for these types of gynecological issues because it is much less invasive than other surgical methods. A Woman’s Anatomy The pelvic region of […]

The Truth About Aspirin

I have many patients who take daily aspirin merely because they think they should. However, the latest evidence shows that only people who have had a prior cardiovascular event or other known vascular disease achieve an overall benefit. In other words, the risks of daily aspirin may outweigh the potential benefits. What are the risks? […]

Learn From The Winners

I was recently on vacation and struck up a conversation with a very interesting gentleman. He is a life coach whose main clients are professional athletes, major entertainers, politicians, and Fortune 500 CEOs. He was very willing to share some insights. His overall message was “learn from the winners.” The peak performers observe the habits […]

6 Ways To Make 2015 Health Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

The start of every new year feels like a fresh beginning, so it’s no surprise that it’s also the most popular time of year for setting health and fitness goals. In fact, a survey conducted by the University of Scranton found that losing weight, quitting smoking, and staying fit and healthy were among the top […]

4 Things to Expect at your First Urologist Appointment

Any “first” can bring feelings of uncertainty and trepidation, and a first visit to the urologist is no different. Whether your primary care physician has referred you, or you’ve decided to make an appointment on your own, knowing what to expect during your first urologist visit can go a long way in easing the fear […]

Dr. Miller’s Surgery Recovery Tips

From prostate cancer surgery to vasectomies to adrenal mass removals, I’ve performed more surgeries than I can count. And after hundreds of hours spent in the operation room, I can read off post-surgery recovery tips like they’re imprinted on the back of my hand. But no matter how many warnings surgeons give and informational pamphlets […]

7 Things you Didn’t Know About Movember

As its presence in pop culture has grown over the years, most of us have at least heard of Movember—but how much do you really know about the foundation committed to “changing the face of men’s health”? We all know that the organization encourages men to grow facial hair during the month of November (hence […]

The 2nd Annual Moustache Dash

Sunday, November 16 Buckhead Square 8 a.m. Start Registration Fees: $30 until November 14, $35 on Race Day It’s time again to run or walk in the second annual Moustache Dash. November is Men’s Health Awareness month, otherwise known as “Movember.” It is a worldwide movement that started in Australia to bring men’s health issues […]

Working Your Core

Last month we discussed how important your core is for many bodily functions. In order to exercise your core properly, it takes a little more than sit-ups and crunches. As a reminder, your core is everything minus your arms, legs, and head. Any exercise that forces you to stabilize your body is a core exercise. […]

Know How To Say “No”

I never did like the word “no.”  I try to avoid using it with my family, my friends, and the people with whom I work. Rather than telling my children what I want them NOT to do, I tell them what I want them TO do. Nancy Reagan was brilliant when she started the “Just […]

Dr. Miller Featured in Physician’s Money Digest

Dr. Scott Miller, a board-certified urologist, and laparobotic surgery specialist was recently featured in Physician’s Money Digest. Physician’s Money Digest is a trusted online financial resource for physicians that covers topics in personal finance, investing, retirement, planning, practice management, and lifestyle. The article details Dr. Miller’s impressive career of hands-on firsts and his passion for […]

2014 Moustache Dash

I am proud to announce my participation and sponsorship in the second annual Moustache Dash, which will be held on November 16 at Buckhead Square in Atlanta. November, otherwise known as “Movember,” is Men’s Health Awareness month. Every year on November 1, men across the globe begin growing moustaches to spread awareness. The Moustache Dash […]

4 Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery isn’t as sci-fi as it sounds. In reality, robotic surgery is simply a type of minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure, but with an added layer of technology.   During robotic surgery, as with other laparoscopic procedures, the surgeon makes a button-size incision in the abdominal cavity for the insertion of a telescope. After expanding […]

LapaRobotic Surgery FAQs

If you’re visiting this site, you might be considering undergoing a urological procedure. And if you’re undergoing a urological procedure, you might be a candidate for LapaRobotic surgery—an extremely advanced and safe way to perform a surgical procedure. If you’ve never heard of LapaRobotics, you probably have a lot of questions. That’s why we’re here […]

Northside Continues Southeast Leadership in Exclusive Robotics Surgeries

[READ IT AT NORTHSIDE.COM] Revolutionary robotics procedures are announced; Northside Hospital continues its preeminent role as Georgia’s technological and surgical healthcare provider Northside Hospital Healthcare System continues to lead the Southeast in state-of-the-art surgical services with the introduction of three advanced robotic surgery technologies: The Magellan Robotic System, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System and […]

Dr. Scott Miller performs state’s first robotic kidney removal

Atlanta urologist, LapaRobotics specialist completes successful procedure with cutting edge da Vinci Xi surgical system   Dr. Scott Miller recently performed Georgia’s first robotic kidney removal using Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Xi surgical system. The da Vinci Xi system is an advanced robotic-assisted device that allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive operations with greater visibility, dexterity, […]