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Urology

Overview

Urology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of urological diseases and conditions related to the urinary tract and male reproductive system. At HCG Hospitals, our Department of Urology is staffed with experienced and skilled urologists who specialise in providing comprehensive urology treatment.

Our team is dedicated to addressing urologic diseases, which may involve the kidneys, urinary bladder, prostate gland, testes, and penis. We offer a wide range of services, including diagnosis, medical management, surgical interventions, and follow-up care for urologic conditions.

We strive to provide personalised care to each patient, considering their unique needs and preferences. Our multidisciplinary approach involves collaboration with other specialists to ensure comprehensive care and optimal treatment outcomes. We also emphasise patient education and support to help individuals make informed decisions about their urologic health.

At HCG Hospitals, our Department of Urology is committed to delivering exceptional urology treatment, promoting urologic health, and improving the quality of life for our patients.

Services

  • Kidney stone treatment
  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
  • Prostate screening
  • Erectile dysfunction management
  • Paediatric urology treatment
  • Female urology treatment
  • Incontinence treatment
  • Reconstructive urology
  • Renal trauma
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Facilities

Equipped with State-of-the-art international standard equipment, such as

  • Holmium laser 20W Mini – PERC
  • Thinnest and latest ureteroscope
  • Flexible Scopes RIRS
  • High-end laparoscopic surgery for minimally invasive surgeries

 

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FAQ’S

What is the difference between a urologist and a nephrologist?

While both urologists and nephrologists deal with the urinary system, there is a difference in their areas of specialisation. Urologists focus on the overall urinary system, including the bladder, urethra, kidneys, and male reproductive organs. Nephrologists, on the other hand, specifically specialise in kidney function and disorders. Depending on your symptoms, your primary care physician may refer you to the appropriate specialist.

Are there any non-surgical treatment options for urological conditions?

Yes, there are non-surgical treatment options available for many urological conditions. These can include lifestyle modifications, medication management, physical therapy, behavioral therapies, and minimally invasive procedures such as cystoscopy or lithotripsy. Your urologist will evaluate your condition and discuss the most appropriate treatment plan tailored to your specific needs

How long does a typical urology appointment last?

The duration of a typical urology appointment can vary depending on the complexity of the condition and the individual patient’s needs. Initial consultations usually last between 30 minutes to an hour, allowing the urologist sufficient time to gather information, perform necessary examinations or tests, and discuss treatment options or recommendations with the patient.

Can urology conditions be prevented?

While not all urology conditions can be prevented, certain lifestyle choices can contribute to urological health. Drinking plenty of water, maintaining good hygiene, practicing safe sexual habits, and avoiding smoking can reduce the risk of certain urological issues. Regular check-ups and prompt treatment of urinary tract infections or other urological symptoms can also help in early detection and prevention.

Are urological procedures painful?

Urological procedures are generally performed under anaesthesia or with the use of local anaesthesia to ensure patient comfort. Some procedures may cause temporary discomfort or mild pain, but your urologist will take measures to manage any discomfort effectively. They will discuss the expected level of pain or discomfort associated with a specific procedure and provide appropriate pain management strategies.

How long does it take to recover from urological surgery?

The recovery time after urological surgery varies depending on the type and complexity of the procedure performed. Minimally invasive or outpatient procedures typically have shorter recovery times, while major surgeries may require longer recovery periods. Your urologist will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions and guide you through the recovery process, which may involve pain management, follow-up appointments, and rehabilitation as needed.

Can urologists help with bladder control problems in children?

Yes, urologists can diagnose and treat bladder control problems in children, such as bedwetting (enuresis) or daytime urinary incontinence. They can assess the underlying causes, provide guidance on behavioral modifications, recommend medications if necessary, and offer interventions to help improve bladder control in children.

How can I prepare for my first visit to a urologist?

To prepare for your first visit to a urologist, it is helpful to gather and organise relevant medical records, including any previous test results or imaging reports. Make a list of your symptoms, concerns, and questions to discuss with the doctor. It is also advisable to bring a list of current medications and inform the doctor about any allergies or previous surgeries.

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