Central Park Urology offers compassionate and expert service in state-of-the art facilities in New York City. Informational videos are available for education on your particular urological concern. Dr. David Kaufman provides patient information in this section on the following topics:

Pelvic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis

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Revolutionary treatments relieve discomfort quickly.

If you have been suffering from pelvic pain or recurrent bladder infections you may have a more serious condition called interstitial cystitis (IC). Symptoms of IC sometimes mimic bladder infections, which can make it difficult to diagnose.

Dr. Kaufman's research has contributed to the understanding of IC and other causes of pelvic pain. At Central Park Urology, you will find many treatment options for these conditions, including Dr. Kaufman's Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Program, which is one of the most beneficial and noninvasive treatments for pelvic pain.

For details about interstitial cystitis, please review our interstitial cystitis page.


Pelvic Floor Dysfunction refers to a wide range of symptoms that occur when the muscles of the pelvis which surround the urethra, bladder and rectum are tender, spastic and hyperactive. This is thought to result from chronic inflammation of pelvic organs such as the bladder as in interstitial cystitis and chronic urinary tract infection, prostate inflammation as seen in prostatitis, or chronic vaginal infections with yeast or bacteria. The chronic irritation inherent in these inflammatory conditions can all eventually up-regulate the nerve supply to these pelvic organs, resulting in increased spasticity and hyperactivation of pelvic muscle groups which share the same nerve roots at the level of the sacral spinal cord. In addition, other pelvic structures are adversely effected by this neuropathic pelvic pain syndrome, resulting in the symptoms of vulvodynia- vaginal pain and burning, urethral and penile sensitivity, urinary frequency and urgency, as well as irritable bowel symptoms.


uses "hands-on" and "internal" physical therapy to relax pelvic muscle trigger points, release abnormal myofascial attachments and provide deep tissue massage of these muscle groups in spasm. Biofeedback and electrical stimulation is often used as part of the "hands-on" technique to facilitate recovery. Neuromuscular reeducation is critical for the return of normal functional activities of daily living, relief of pelvic pain, and return of normal urinary and bowel function. This physical therapy is performed only by specially trained Physical Therapists and usually requires visits to the Physical Therapy office one or two times a week for at least two months. The following physical therapy groups specialize in Pelvic Floor Rehab in New York City and are highly recommended:

Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction

Effective approaches to regain potency and intimacy.

Dr. Kaufman employs state-of-the-art testing to determine if the causes of your impotence are physical ones. These causes may include arteriosclerosis, prescription medication, diabetes, stroke, hormone imbalance, urinary disease, high blood pressure, or stress.

Impotence and sexual dysfunction treatments include:

  • Viagra is a popular drug that is a proven, effective therapy for both men and women.
  • Hormone Therapy is a simple treatment which re-introduces natural elements in your system to "jump start" normal physical sensations.
  • Pharmacologic Erection Program (PEP) involves a self-administered, virtually painless injection to promote erection. This treatment does not inhibit sensation and allows you to control the timing.
  • Penile implants are an effective alternative with the most long-term benefits, when medications fail.

For female sexual dysfunction, Dr. Kaufman can also help to solve the delicate problems resulting from sexual arousal disorders, pain during intimacy, or lack of sensation. These physical causes are often reversible and treatable with medication, physical therapy, or personal aid devices.

Male Infertility

State-of-the-art techniques to increase your fertility and sperm count.

Central Park Urology is on the forefront of technology for increasing men's fertility. Dr. Kaufman is the medical director of Biogenetics Corporation, a state-of-the-art andrology lab and sperm banking facility. He has expertise in applying treatments and procedures for your maximum effectiveness.

Central Park Urology, 330 W 58th St, New York, NY, 10019

No-Scalpel Vasectomies

A quick, 15-minute procedure for the most effective form of birth control.

Dr. Kaufman's "no-scalpel" vasectomies are 99.9% effective, for quick, lasting birth control. The procedure is performed in the office under local anesthetic and usually takes no more than 15 minutes. Over the years, Dr. Kaufman has successfully treated thousands of men, with no effect in sexual performance.

Bladder Control

Bladder control can be restored with new nonsurgical techniques.

Urinary incontinence is a widespread health problem, affecting more than 13 million women in the U.S., which is not widely discussed. It is most common in women, especially mothers and older women. Dr. Kaufman has nonsurgical treatments to uncover the source of your problem.

Kidney Stones

Proven, effective treatments for kidney stones.

Kidney stones are serious and require immediate attention. If detected early, they can be treated easily, without surgery. Dr. Kaufman can also treat stones with a routine, minimal procedure. With regular checkups, you may be able to prevent subsequent stones and/or lessen their severity.