Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs. The organs under the domain of urology include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs.
Urologists are not just for men. Women may need to see this type of doctor, too. They also see teenagers and children. Urologists are trained to treat problems that affect the urinary tract. This is a system of muscles, tubes, and organs, such as the kidneys. Urologists also treat problems with the reproductive system in both men and women.
The urinary and reproductive tracts are closely linked, and disorders of one often affect the other. Conditions that can be treated include urinary tract infections, benign prostatic hyperplasia, bladder or prostate cancer, kidney stones, congenital abnormalities, traumatic injury, and stress incontinence.
Urologists are trained in open and minimally invasive techniques, using ultrasound guidance, fiber-optic endoscopic equipment, and various lasers in the treatment of multiple benign and malignant conditions.
What services and procedures are offered?
Depending on the cause of the patient’s problem, a medical or surgical treatment can be the solution.