Services for prostate cancer, incontinence, urological oncology, vasectomy, erectile dysfunction, cystoscopy, prostate surgery, circumcision, paediatric urology and stone disease.
Urinary incontinence is common and may have a range of causes, including as a result of an underlying treatable medical condition.Treatment options range from symptom management, behaviour management, and medications to surgery. The least invasive treatment is started first.
Cystoscopy is a procedure in which a thin instrument with a light at the tip (a cystoscope) is inserted into the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body). Cystoscopy may be carried out for a range of urinary tract problems, including such things as frequent urinary tract infections; blood in the urine (haematuria); loss of bladder control (incontinence); urinary blockage or narrowing of the urinary tract; an unusual growth, polyp or tumour; and a stone in the urinary tract.
Prostate surgery involves surgical removal of part or all of the prostate, the walnut-sized gland just below the bladder in men that produces some of the fluid in semen. When men reach their mid-forties, the prostate gland begins to enlarge. This condition, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), affects the urethra, the tube leading urine from the bladder out of the body, and makes urination difficult.
The PSA blood test is commonly done to screen men for prostate cancer and may often detect cancers before they cause any symptoms. Prostate biopsy (taking tissue samples) is used to confirm a cancer diagnosis and assess it. Prostate cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the disease.
Urologists diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the urinary system in females and the genitourinary system (urinary system and genital organs) in males.Urologists may treat a variety of conditions, including: benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), an enlargement of the prostate gland; prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate); prostate cancer; bladder cancer; haematuria (blood in the urine, which may be caused by problems with the kidneys, bladder or prostate, or blockages in the ureter); kidney failure (when the kidneys cannot remove waste products from the blood or control the amount of water in your body); stones which form in the kidneys but can be found anywhere in the urinary system; proteinuria (protein in the urine which may indicate a problem with the kidneys); bladder control problems such as incontinence or retention; and urinary tract infections (UTIs).