Urology

Urology

Physicians who specialize in urology diagnose and treat diseases of the urinary tract of men and women and on the male reproductive system. Organs covered by urology include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs.


Appointments & Referrals

 Find urology practitioners who are part of the Swedish medical staff at clinics throughout the region.


What urologists do

Urologists use both medical and surgical intervention to treat urological dysfunction. Though urology disorders can be among the most uncomfortable, inconvenient and embarrassing of health issues, many disorders can be helped by awareness and prevention.

Managed early, many problems can be treated nonsurgically or with minimally invasive procedures.

Examples of urologic disorders and care include:

  • Bladder medical and surgical treatment
  • Kidney stones
  • Prostate cancer
  • Vasectomies and vasectomy reversals
  • Incontinence
  • Male sexual dysfunction

Urologists surgically treat disorders of the kidneys, ureters, prostate, bladder and urethra. Usually bladder surgeries are done with a cytoscope, without a skin incision. Shock waves are often used to pulverize kidney stones (called lithotripsy). Urologists also provide surgical treatment for male reproductive disorders.