Urological surgeon (Urologist)
treat problems of the female urinary system and the male genitourinary tract. They diagnose and treat disorders of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs
Understand Urological surgeon (Urologist)
Urology was the first surgical specialty to use minimally invasive techniques such as endoscopy and key-hole surgery, techniques which continue to be regularly used by urologists. Urology is also at the forefront of developments in robot-assisted surgery., , Urologists use a thin lighted instrument known as a cystoscope to examine the bladder and urethra. Other conditions can also be treated using endoscopic (telescopic) procedures including the removal of bladder tumours and treatment of bladder and kidney stones., , Urological conditions are relatively common and account for up to 10% of all GP consultations and up to 20% of all acute hospital referrals., , Most urological surgery is elective and urological emergencies are relatively rare. But dealing with acute kidney infections, urinary retention and trauma to the urinary tract can also occasionally be part of a day’s work.
Common health concerns
removal of bladder, kidney or prostrate to treat cancer,kidney stone removal,formation of a stoma to divert urine into a bag,bladder reconstruction after removal,vasectomy,circumcision,endourology – prostate, bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones and small bladder tumours, treated using key-hole techniques,urological oncology – prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and penile cancer,functional urology – the investigation and treatment of bladder symptoms and incontinence and neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and spinal injury,andrology – male fertility and sexual health,reconstructive urology – repair and restoration of the lower urinary tract, and particularly the urethra and management of urethral stricture disease
Specialist treatment available
bladder – stones, tumours, congenital disorders, incontinence in women and men and erectile dysfunction, urethra and prostate – tumours, obstructions and infections, male reproductive organs – impotence, tumours, congenital disorders, infection, sterilisation and male infertility
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