Physician Detail

Jared M. Bieniek, MD

Medical Director, Men's Health, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute

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Practice

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Specialty

Urology, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Adult Circumcision, Bipolar Photovaporization of the Prostate, Bladder Cancer, BPH - Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, Endourology, Enlarged Prostate, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Surgery, Green Light Laser Procedure, Green Light Laser Prostatectomy, Hypogonadism, Infertility, Kidney Stone Disease, Kidney Stones, Laser Therapy, Lithotripsy, Male Fertility, Men's Health, Men's Health and Sexual Function, Microsurgery, Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery, Minimally Invasive Treatment of Kidney Stones, No Scalpel Vasectomy, Oncofertility, Orchalgia, Peyronie's Disease (Penile Curves), Post-Prostatectomy, Prostate Disease, Prostate Disease, Prostate Enlargement, Sexual Dysfunctions, Stone Disease, Stone Surgery, Testicular Cancer, Varicocele, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal

Physician Quicklink

https://hartfordhospital.org/JaredBieniek

Institute URL

https://hartfordhealthcare.org/services/tallwood-mens-health/home

Phone

860.947.8500

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Gender
Male

Languages
English


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Bio

Dr. Bieniek earned a BS with Honors in Bio-engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005 and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2009, having been selected to AOA Honor Society. He completed General Surgery internship and Urology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Following interests in andrology and microsurgery, he then obtained his fellowship training in Male Reproductive Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto. At Hartford HealthCare, Dr. Bieniek serves as the Medical Director for Men's Health within the Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute and helped spearhead the development of a system-wide multidisciplinary men's health program.

Dr. Bieniek is a board certified member of the American Urological Association and remains an active member in the American Urological Association, Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and American Society of Reproductive Medicine among others.

He has presented over 20 research abstracts at regional and national levels focusing on advancing care in male fertility and sexual health. His ongoing projects involve the impact of obesity on reproductive health, micro-surgical training, novel erectile dysfunction treatments, and multidisciplinary men's health care. He has published on various urologic topics and serves as a reviewer for male fertility, sexual medicine, and medical device manuscripts. (https://hartfordhealthcare.org/services/urology-kidney/conditions-treatments/infertility#team).

Tonight in Medical Rounds…The statistics say it all…Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

But, a new program at Hartford HealthCare has been designed to change that. In fact, there is a celebration happening right now to dedicate the Tallwood Men’s Health Center in Farmington and that’s where we find Dr. Urologist Dr. Jared Bieniek among the festivities…

Hello!

Q. This is certainly an exciting evening to officially open such an important Center all for men. Tell us about the Tallwood Men’s Health Center…what does it offer men?

A. Our new center is a beautiful and convenient center designed to incorporate doctors and décor for men. Under one roof we are able to offer care with urology, preventative cardiology, endocrinology, medical and surgical weight loss, and behavioral health.

But more important than individual services is the coordination of care with a dedicated nurse coordinator. We’re flipping the script. Rather than focus on specific health complaints, we’re addressing preventative and linked medical conditions to treat a group of under-served health care consumers -- men.

Q. Take us through the process once a man enters the Tallwood Men’s Health Center…how is his care coordinated through these different services?

A. The first time a man enters the Men’s Health practice, regardless of the reason, is an opportunity to address preventative health care. That’s why we created age-appropriate men’s health checklists for each man to complete. Some men may not have a family physician or be up to date with screenings; this is our chance to get them caught up.

And central to our coordination of care, of course, is a dedicated nurse coordinator. She integrates care between physicians in the center and works with established primary care physicians to ensure men are getting the care they need and deserve.

Q. You specialize in men’s sexual function and men’s sex health…what do you want men to know?

A. I have two important points to convey to men regarding sexual function and health. First, you’re not alone. Whether it is erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low drive, or penile curvature also known as Peyronie’s disease, many men are struggling with the same problems. Don’t be afraid to talk to your partner and your doctor.

And secondly, remember that there are experts out there who can help you. Find someone who has training and experience helping men like you. Don’t believe everything you read on the internet or hear on the commercials. It’s important to get the whole you checked out.

Q. Based on what you see with your patients, why do men have such a difficult time committing to going to the doctor? What advice do you have for loved ones to get them to commit?

A. There are many reasons men don’t typically see a doctor. When we’re young, we feel invincible. As we age, we adopt the attitude: if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. My wife likes to remind me that I use the same excuses. Loved ones, we both want to keep the men in your life around so keep after them to see their doctors and bring up those concerns. And men, you owe it for your loved ones and yourself.

Thank you Dr. Bieniek. For more information call the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute at 1-855-247-7747 and choose option “one” for Men’s Health.

We are talking about the role men should play when it comes to family planning…Joining us is Dr. Jared Bieniek…he is the Medical Director of the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health Center…

Q: When we talk about family planning, what exactly are we talking about?

A: Well family planning is actually not about having children but rather about pregnancy prevention. There is a variety of contraceptives available including behaviors, medications, devices, and permanent sterilization procedures. It’s important that men and women understand the risks and benefits of each option, including the risk of failure, when choosing the most appropriate option as an individual or as a couple.

Q: It seems like men aren’t as frequently involved in the family planning process. Why do you think that is?

A: The physical, emotional, and cultural burden of a pregnancy falls on women and thus the responsibility of pregnancy prevention has largely defaulted to women. It’s a scientific fact, though, that 100% of conceived pregnancies involve a man, so we have no excuse for not being more involved in contraception. Men need to take the initiative to have courageous conversations with their partners about condoms, female contraceptives, and vasectomies.

Q: You mentioned vasectomies - what does this procedure involve and how common is it?

A: A vasectomy is a permanent form of male sterilization typically performed in the office. During the 15 minute procedure, the vas-deferens, the tube that carries the sperm in scrotum, is cut and the ends sealed. Despite a better safety profile than female tubal ligation, twice as many couples choose tubal ligation over vasectomy in the US for permanent birth control. Our vasectomy numbers have been far outpaced by other developed countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom. We need to do a better job of cultural acceptance of vasectomies in the US.

For more information, men can always call the Men’s Health phone number to set up an appointment.

Thank you, Dr. Bieniek, for joining us.

Tallwood Men’s Health Center - 10 Birdseye Road in Farmington, 860-678-5700.

Media

Learn more about Erectile Dysfunction:

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Learn more about Vasectomy:

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Stories from the Hartford HealthCare News Hub:

  • What To Know Before You Get A Vasectomy
  • Male Infertility: From Test To Treatment
  • Male Infertility: What You Need To Know
  • Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute

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    Education

    Medical School

    • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine MD

    Internship

    • Geisinger Medical Center, General Surgery

    Residency

    • Geisinger Medical Center, Urologic Surgery

    Fellowship

    • University of Toronto, Male Reproductive Medicine

    Undergraduate

    • Pennsylvania State University, Bioengineering

    Professional Organizations

    American Medical Association, Member
    Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, Member
    Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Member
    American Urologic Association, Member
    Endourological Society, Member


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    Insurance Accepted*

    Colonial Cooperative Care

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