Urology refers to the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract. This includes the kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder, urethra, reproductive organs and external urinary opening.
In males, urology also includes the male genital conditions such as erectile dysfunction, vasectomy (and vasectomy reversal) testicular cancer and surgery for benign scrotal lumps. Notably, male urology includes prostate cancer which is estimated to affect 14% of men at some point in their lifetime.
In women, urology can also comprise pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis (also known as painful bladder syndrome - PBS), and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Common Urological Conditions
The most common problems experienced are urinary tract infections, kidney stones and ureteral stones, enlarged prostate (also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - BPH) and an overactive bladder causing urinary incontinence. Patients suffering from these conditions often go for long periods of time without seeing their doctor - either because they are embarrassed, or because the symptoms are ascribed to growing old, or poor diet.
Private Urology Services
One Healthcare's private urology clinic offers first-class treatments by highly experienced consultants for a range of conditions and diseases in our brand new purpose built hospital. Our medical staff provide high quality care in a reassuring and personal manner with the aim to make your experience as stress free as possible.
Each of our urology surgeons have accumulated many years of experience in diagnosing and treating urological conditions. You can view the consultant profiles in the 'find a consultant' page to find out more about each one.
How to arrange a consultation
To make an appointment to see a urology consultant, please contact the reservations team on 01233 423000, or email email@example.com, or alternatively you can use the online booking form to contact us.