Urology

This branch of medicine focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions of the male and female urinary systems. It also deals with diseases and disorders of the male reproductive system.

Female reproductive problems are dealt with by our gynaecology clinics.

Our urology clinics provide first rate services for a range of urology diseases, all of which are delivered by highly qualified experienced specialists and surgeons. These experts are renowned in their field and have expertise in the latest technologies and techniques.

They, together with a team of specialist nurses and other professionals, work together to deliver an excellent standard of patient care. They treat every patient as an individual and are committed to providing the best service possible.

Anatomy of the urology system

The urology system consists of the kidneys, urethra, bladder and adrenal glands. The urethra is shorter in women than men.

The male reproductive system consists of penis, scrotum, testicles, prostate gland and vas deferens.

There is a close connection between the urinary and reproductive systems: if a disease occurs in one system it often affects the other system. This often means a combined approach to treatment.

Types of urinary and male reproductive conditions

Our urology clinics treat the following conditions:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Impotence
  • Kidney stones
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Bladder prolapse
  • Male infertility
  • Male incontinence

Treatment for urinary and male reproductive conditions

This is a comprehensive service which includes diagnostics, using the latest equipment, e.g. PCA3, PSA tests and biopsies, x-rays and MRI scans. Treatment options are divided into non-surgical and surgical and include the use of keyhole surgery, robotic surgery and laser surgery.

Examples of surgical operations include:

  • Removal of kidney stones (percutaneous nephrolithotomy)
  • Prostatectomy
  • Endopyelotomy (remove obstruction in the urethra)
  • Vasectomy (and reversal vasectomy)
  • Male sling for incontinence

These are a few examples of the types of surgery performed in our clinics.

Non-surgical options are lithotripsy (use of shock waves to break down kidney stones), medication, hormonal treatments (for low sperm counts), penile prosthesis (Peyronie’s disease) and counselling.