What is Urology?
Urology is the medical and surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. Urologists diagnose and treat patients with urological disorders including those of the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and male reproductive organs.
What do Urologists do?
Urologists treat conditions such as bladder prolapse, enlarged prostate, erectile dysfunction, incontinence, male infertility, kidney/urethral as well as many other concerns and problems related to the urinary tracts of males and females. They often perform urology procedures such as stones treatment, vasectomy, bladder scopes, as well as many other procedures related to urinary tracts as well as the reproductive system of males.
How can a Urologist help me?
A Urologist can help you if you are experiencing problems affecting your urinary tract. Male patients can be seen for annual prostate checks, reproductive health problems or if you wish to have a vasectomy. If you feel that you may be getting a kidney stone, or if you experience kidney stones frequently a Urologist will be able to asses your situation and find the proper treatment for you.
Some insurance plans require a referral in order to see a specialist, such as a Urologist. Be sure to see your primary care doctor to get the referral you may need in order to be covered for your visit to a urologist.