Urology

Overview

Urology is a surgical specialty which deals with diagnosing and treating diseases of the female and male urinary tract and make reproductive organs.

A significant portion of patients , both male and female, who seek treatment from a urologist do so because of urinary tract infections.  Urinary tract infections could be simple, or could represent a less obvious disorder of the urinary tract.

Urologists are also involved in the care of patients with end-stage renal disease and renal insufficiency as well as treatment and management of urological cancer such as prostate cancer.

Common disorders treated by urologists include:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Stress incontinence
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Kidney stones
  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Male infertility
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Prostate cancer