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Urology

Urology

Urology surgery treatment abroad can help patients locate specialist treatment centres overseas. Urology is the medical speciality that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of the urinary tract system in both males and females, and the male reproductive organs. Organs covered in urology include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis.

There are several branches of urology: endourology is the branch that deals with minimally-invasive surgical procedures; transurethral surgery deals with prostate surgery, surgery of tumours of the urothelium, stone surgery and simple urethral and ureteral procedures. Oncologic urology concerns the surgical treatment of malignant diseases such as cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidneys, testicle and penis. Neurourology concerns the nervous system's control of the genitourinary system (abnormal urination, etc.). Pediatric urology deals with disorders in children, while andrology looks at the male reproductive system (infertility, erectile dysfunction, etc.). Lastly, plastic and reconstructive urology re-establish function in the genitor-urinary tract.

Common urology procedures

Urology includes bladder catheters, the cystoscope (to view the inside of the bladder), and various diagnostic-imaging techniques. Procedure types also include endoscopic surgery, advanced laparoscopy, vasectomies, the treatment of prostatic disorders, removal of cancers, prostatectomy, penectomy and nephrectomy.

Destinations

For a full list of available destinations for urology, please refer to the search box to the right.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on urology at:

Urology Health - www.urologyhealth.org

Urology Information - www.urologyinformation.co.uk

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Page last updated: Monday, 23rd November 2009