Urologists are doctors that treat, medically and surgically, diseases related to the male and female urinary-tract system. Organs treated by urologists include kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters and bladders. The male reproductive organs treated are the testes, epididymis, vas deferens. seminal vesicles and prostate. Subspecialties of urology include urologic surgery, urologic oncology, endourology, endourologic surgery, urogynecology, urogynecology surgery, reconstructive urologic surgery, minimally invasive urologic surgery, pediatric urology and pediatric urologic surgery, transplant urology, voiding dysfunction, neurourology, and androurology.
Symptoms and Treatments Handled by Urologists?
Urological techniques are considered minimally invasive, including robotic and laser-assisted surgery. It is considered time to see a urologist when the patient suffers from urinary tract infections, incontinence, kidney disease, urologic cancer, bladder prolapse, enlarged prostate, kidney stones, painful bladder syndrome or urethral stricture – among other reasons. Along with surgery, the patient can expect to be put on medication for the condition and possibly hormone treatment.
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According to Dr. Aaron Parry of Women's Health Partners, approximately 80 percent to 90 percent of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by the bacteria E. coli and the rest by other bacteria. The majority of urinary tract infections result... Continue Reading