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The branch of medicine that deals with the function and disorders of the urinary system and the male reproductive system is called urology. 

A urologist is a medical specialist who treats diseases of the male and female urinary systems and the male reproductive system.

Urologists routinely treat patients for problems with the bladder, kidneys, adrenal glands (located on top of each kidney), ureters, urethra, testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate gland and penis.

How can a urologist help you?

Your urologist in Chirag Enclave will explain your vital signs, including blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol level. Early detection is the key to a better treatment plan and will help you prevent serious diseases later in life, such as bladder cancer or prostate cancer.
At a certain age, both men and women may encounter urological symptoms that they are likely to overlook. As you become older, a urologist can help you with the following areas of your health:

  • What should you anticipate?
  • What adjustments to your lifestyle should you make?
  • When should you pay attention to your symptoms (if any)?
  • When should you seek medical attention?

What are the common urological conditions?

Here is a general list of conditions treated by a urologist:

  • Urinary incontinence: Incontinence is a condition in which you lose control of your bladder or urination for a short period of time and can be treated.
  • Urinary tract infection: A urinary tract infection (UTI) affects any component of your urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The bladder and urethra are the most commonly infected parts of the urinary tract.
  • Kidney stones: When a material that would typically dissolve in urine precipitates to form a crystal, which subsequently develops into a stone, the condition is called kidney stone disorder.
  • Bladder stones: Bladder stones are mineral-rich, hard lumps in your bladder. When the minerals in concentrated urine solidify and form stones, they form kidney stones. When you have problems entirely emptying your bladder, this is a common occurrence.
  • Erectile dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a disorder in which men are unable to acquire or sustain an erection during sexual activity. Physical or psychological factors that interfere with sexual desire and performance can cause erectile dysfunction.
  • Penile curvature: Scar tissue within the erectile tissue that creates the shape of the penis causes penile curvature, also known as Peyronie's disease. During an erection, penile curvature is most noticeable, and it can be so extreme that penetration during intercourse is unpleasant or impossible.
  • Enlarged prostate: A non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is characterized as an enlarged prostate. The prostate grows slowly as men become older. This expansion can cause prostate tissue to clog the urethra, causing urination problems.
  • Premature ejaculation: PE (premature ejaculation) is a male sexual dysfunction characterized by the rapid ejaculation of a man following stimulation or penetration - usually within one minute or less.
  • Kidney cysts: Cysts in the kidneys are fluid-filled sacs that can develop on the surface or inside of the kidney.

There are many other urological conditions, associated with these health concerns, that urologists treat.
If you have a urological health problem that needs to be addressed,

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chirag Enclave, Delhi.

Call 18605002244 to book an appointment.

What are the common procedures performed by a urologist?

  • Vasectomy: It is a surgical technique used for permanent male birth control. During the procedure, the surgeon cuts and seals the vas deferens, which transfers sperm from the testicles, to cut off the supply of sperm. It is an outpatient operation that takes between 10 and 30 minutes.
  • Vasectomy reversal: A vasectomy reversal can be performed if a guy who has undergone a vasectomy decides he wants to try fathering children again. However, reversing a vasectomy does not guarantee that the man will be able to have a child.
  • Cystoscopy: A cystoscopy is a urology technique that allows a urologist to look at the bladder and urethra linings. A cystoscope is put into the urethra and guided to the bladder via the urethra. A cystoscope is a long, thin tube that has a light and a camera at the end.  This procedure is commonly used to diagnose and treat bladder conditions. It can also be used to diagnose an enlarged prostate.
  • Ureteroscopy: The procedure of ureteroscopy is performed to diagnose and treat kidney stones. A ureteroscope (a long, thin tube with a light and a camera) is used to guide a particular device into the urethra and bladder and up the ureter to the location of the kidney stone. Larger stones must be broken apart, whereas smaller stones can be taken out whole. Lithotripsy is the term for the procedure that is used to break up the stones.
  • Lithotripsy: Lithotripsy is a urological technique that breaks down stones in the kidney, bladder or ureter with shock waves or a laser. Large stones are broken up by the laser or shock waves, allowing them to move through the urinary system.
  • Male circumcision: Circumcision is a medical operation that involves the removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis (foreskin). It is a technique that is regularly performed on male newborns all around the world.

Do urologists care for both men and women?

Yes. Urologists provide care for both men and women of all ages.

What exactly is urology?

Urology is a speciality that deals with urinary tract ailments in both men and women as well as with male reproductive system problems.

Is there anything new in the treatment of female urine incontinence?

Yes. The new tension-free vaginal tape is one of the several new devices and treatments available for addressing incontinence.

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