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Dr. Rohit Bhattar, Uro Oncologist Online
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Dr. Rohit Bhattar

Uro Oncologist

14 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MS, MCh (Urology), Fellowship in Uro-oncology and Robotic Urology (United Kingdom)

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Apollo Hospitals Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad

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Dr Anuj Arora, Urologist Online
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Dr Anuj Arora

Urologist

6 YRS Exp.

MBBS ,MS(General Surgery), MCh(Urology)

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Apollo Cradle, Greater Noida (Childrens), Gautam Buddha Nagar

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What is Urosurgery?

Urosurgery, also known as urologic surgery, is a medical speciality that focuses on the surgical and medical treatment of conditions that affect the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs. This branch of surgery deals with the diagnosis, treatment and management of a wide range of conditions. These include bladder problems, kidney stones, prostate cancer, urinary tract infections and male infertility.

Urosurgery is an essential component of modern medicine. It helps to improve the quality of life for patients who are experiencing symptoms or complications related to their urinary or reproductive systems. The field utilises state-of-the-art technology and surgical techniques to provide patients with the best possible outcomes.

Who is a Urologist?

A urologist or an uro surgeon is a medical specialist who specialises in treating conditions that affect the male and female urinary tract systems as well as the male reproductive organs. Urologists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of urologic conditions. These range from simple problems such as urinary tract infections to complex conditions such as bladder cancer.

To become a urologist, one must complete medical school and then undergo specialised training in urology. Urologists may have private practices or may work in hospitals and clinics. They may also collaborate with other specialists such as oncologists or nephrologists to provide comprehensive care for their patients.

When Should You Consult a Urologist?

If you are experiencing symptoms such as pain or discomfort while urinating, blood in your urine, or difficulty emptying your bladder, it may be time to see a urologist.

Other reasons to consult a urologist include:

  • Erectile dysfunction or other sexual health issues
  • Infertility
  • Kidney stones
  • Prostate problems
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections

It's important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, as they may indicate a serious underlying condition that requires treatment.

What Medical Conditions Do Urologists Treat?

Urologists treat a wide variety of conditions affecting the urinary and reproductive systems.

Some of the most common conditions include:

  • Bladder cancer: Bladder cancer can cause blood in the urine and changes in bladder habits.
  • Erectile dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that can affect men of all ages. It can be caused by various factors such as stress or underlying medical conditions.
  • Interstitial cystitis: It is a part of the painful bladder syndrome and is often mistaken as a UTI.
  • Kidney stones: Kidney stones form when minerals in the urine crystallize and can cause severe pain and blood in the urine.
  • Overactive bladder: An overactive bladder can be caused by trauma, infection, medical reactions or nerve damage.
  • Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and can cause difficulty with urination.
  • Urinary incontinence: It can be caused by a minor condition or by a serious neurological disorder.
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI): UTIs are caused by bacteria that enter the urinary tract through the urethra. This can lead to painful urination and frequent urination.
  • Male infertility: It can occur due to low sperm production, blockage in the muscular tube delivering sperm or abnormal sperm function.
  • Enlarged prostate (prostatitis): Ageing and certain changes in the cells of the testicles can cause an enlarged prostate.

What Are the Different Types of Procedures Conducted by Urologists?

Uro surgeons perform a wide variety of surgical procedures to treat urologic conditions.

Some of the most common uro procedures include:

  • Bladder surgery: surgery to remove tumours or other growths in the bladder
  • Circumcision: surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis
  • Cystoscopy: a procedure that uses a small camera to examine the inside of the bladder and urethra
  • Kidney stone removal: surgery to remove kidney stones that are too large to pass on their own
  • Prostatectomy: surgery to remove part or all of the prostate gland
  • Vasectomy: surgical sterilization procedure for men

Uro surgeons also perform minimally invasive uro procedures using laparoscopic or robotic-assisted techniques, which can result in less pain and faster recovery times.

How Can I Consult a Urologist?

If you are experiencing symptoms related to your urinary or reproductive system, you should consult your doctor. They may refer you to a urologist for further evaluation and treatment. You can also consult a urologist directly if you have any concerns related to your urinary or reproductive health. Many urologists offer online appointments, which allow patients to consult with a urologist remotely. This can be a convenient option for patients who live far away from a urology clinic or who have mobility issues.

During your consultation, the urologist will conduct a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and medical history. They may also recommend diagnostic tests like imaging scans, blood tests or urinalysis to diagnose your condition accurately.

The Role of Urologists in Healthcare

Urologists play a critical role in healthcare. They diagnose and treat conditions that affect the urinary and reproductive systems. They work closely with other healthcare professionals to provide patients with comprehensive care, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

Urologists also play an important role in research. Research helps to develop new treatments and technologies that improve patient outcomes. By diagnosing and treating urological conditions, urologists help patients improve their quality of life, prevent complications and reduce the risk of serious health problems like kidney failure and cancer.

Urologists also play an essential role in educating patients about preventive measures to maintain optimal health and prevent the development of urological conditions.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of UTI or issues related to the urinary tract system, you can book an appointment for yourself today at Apollo 24|7. We have the best urologists in India and you can consult them right away through our app or website.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of an uro surgeon in a patient's healthcare journey?

A urologist is a specialist who diagnoses and treats medical conditions related to the urinary system and male reproductive system. It involves the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions related to the urinary tract and male reproductive system using specialised equipment. Certain conditions may require surgery. Your uro surgeon will guide you on how to prepare yourself before the surgery based on your specific needs. It may include fasting or avoiding certain medications or habits.

Some of the most advanced techniques used by uro surgeons include laparoscopy, robotic surgery and laser therapy.

Most common complications that can arise after uro surgery include bleeding, infection, pain and scarring. However, with proper post-operative care and regular follow-up, such complications can be minimized or avoided entirely.

Uro procedures are very common and are often used to treat a variety of medical conditions that affect the urinary system and the male reproductive system.

Like any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with uro operations including bleeding, infection and complications with anaesthesia.

The recovery time for uro surgery can vary depending on the procedure performed but typically patients can expect to spend several days in the hospital and up to several weeks recovering at home.

No, not all urological issues require surgery. Some issues can be treated with medications or other non-surgical interventions.

Yes, women can see a urologist for medical conditions related to their urinary system or pelvic area.

If you are experiencing symptoms related to your urinary system or male reproductive system such as pain, difficulty urinating or blood in your urine, you should consult your doctor who may refer you to a urologist.

Yes, urologists are also trained in the diagnosis and treatment of various types of urological cancers such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer. They can perform surgical procedures to remove cancerous tissue and tumours.