The medical practice of Dr. John Huffer’s Alaskan Interior Urology is announcing its closure, effective June 1st, 2021.
For patients wishing to transfer their care locally, medical records will be available by calling the clinic at (907) 458-0700 or sending written patient authorization to the clinic address, until June 30, 2021. After June 30, 2021 patients can call (907) 699-2123 to request medical records. Patients can also have records transferred to one of two local urology practices. Patients should contact these entities for the local continuation of care.
About Dr. Huffer
Dr. Huffer grew up in Colorado where he attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He continued his Urology Training in Albuquerque, NM before moving north to Alaska. Dr. Huffer began his private practice in Fairbanks in 2008, where he is an avid runner. He participates in national running events, but loves running here with friends and community. He and his family love being in the interior of Alaska and look forward to being here many more years to come.
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Our Most Common Procedures
Vasectomy is the most common form of surgical sterilization in the US and Dr. Huffer consistently gets perfect results. He offers this efficient procedure in a relaxed and comfortable setting and gives the option of in-office or in a surgical facility where the patient can choose to be sedated.
After PSA levels have been checked, and a prostate physical exam performed, some patients may be advised to have a prostate biopsy. This procedure is the gold standard to either rule out or detect prostate cancer. Prostate problems also include BPH, which can require surgery if left unchecked. In those cases it can lead to excessive urinary frequency, nighttime urination, poor bladder emptying, urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, bladder stones, bladder failure and kidney failure. The dangers of Prostate cancer can be effectively minimized and often eliminated when caught early. If prostate cancer is allowed to grow unchecked because it has not been detected, it may grow and spread throughout the body and potentially be fatal. Many lower risk cases of prostate cancer can be managed with nothing other than a few PSA checks every year and physical exam every one or two years.
Bladder cancer is a relatively common problem which poses a low risk if caught early and vigilant follow up is maintained. When bladder cancer is allowed to advance to an invasive and metastatic stage, it becomes very difficult to treat and is too often fatal. Overactive bladder is extremely common. It can be an emotionally painful problem which in severe form isolates people and prevents them from living the type of life they wish for. There are effective therapies which can significantly improve or eliminate such problems. Interstim frequently provides an effective therapy which can improve or even eliminate the problem while the therapy is active. Cystoscopy is a procedure that enables Dr. Huffer and his team to view inside the bladder and urethra to better identify bladder tumors.
Kidney stones can be one of the most painful conditions that people endure, and in certain situations such as infection, can be very dangerous. Dr. Huffer’s goal when addressing symptomatic patients with stones which they are unable to pass, is to get them to surgery as quickly as possible,in order to help them alleviate pain, remove any danger and get back to normal life as quickly as possible.
We offer our patients the option of having surgical procedures performed at either Fairbanks Memorial Hospital or The Surgery Center of Fairbanks.