Urology: for healthcare professionals

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Urologists (also known as urological surgeons) treat problems of the female urinary system and the male genitourinary tract. They diagnose and treat disorders of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs.

Urologists are surgeons, but much of their work also involves the medical management of conditions or disease without surgery. They work with patients of all ages from babies and children to elderly people.

Conditions treated include disorders of the:

  • bladder – stones, tumours, congenital disorders, incontinence in women and men and erectile dysfunction
  • urethra and prostate – tumours, obstructions and infections
  • male reproductive organs – impotence, tumours, congenital disorders, infection, sterilisation and male infertility

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