A urologist is a physician who is trained to evaluate the genito-urinary tract, which includes the kidneys, urinary bladder and genital structures in men and women, and the prostate and testicles of men.
Urologists have the knowledge and technological resources to evaluate the function of these structures, and the conditions and diseases that can affect them and their normal operation. By using medical and surgical tools, a urologist can optimize their function, treat conditions and diseases of these organs and enhance an individual’s quality of life.
Patients seeking urology services can be seen for routine office visits, emergencies, in-hospital consults, diagnostic studies/procedures, administration of chemotherapeutic agents, and preadmission histories and physical examinations.
Our general services for urology include:
- Benign prostate enlargement
- Urinary tract infections
- Erectile dysfunction
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Bloody urine
- Kidney blockage
- Kidney stone disease
- Frequency of urination
When should you see a urologist?
Urologists function first as a compassionate physician who reviews the problem that has brought a patient for consultation. These problems, generally described as symptoms, may involve:
- discomfort while urinating
- a sense of difficulty in completely emptying the bladder
- incontinence, a loss of urinary control
- hematuria, the appearance of blood in the urine
- the sensation of pain appearing to be related to one of the structures of the urinary tract
- problems with sexual function
- infertility, difficulties involved in conceiving a child
Sometimes, a patient’s complaints may involve findings that have been made incidentally through x-rays or ultrasound studies in which an abnormality in one of the urinary tract structures was found.