Doctors specializing in urology treat the ailments that affect the kidneys, the adrenal glands, the urinary bladder, the urethra, the ureters, the testes, the epididymis, seminal vesicles, prostate, penis, and vas deferens.
Doctors specializing in urology treat both the non-surgical conditions of these organs as well as the conditions that require corrective surgery. The most common non-surgical disorders that a doctor specializing in urology would treat are urinary tract infections, benign prostatic hyperplasia. The most common surgical being prostate cancer, kidney stones, congenital abnormalities, traumatic injury, and periods of stress incontinence.
Doctors specializing in urology lead all other doctors and surgeons in the cutting edge of surgical use of minimally invasive procedures. These doctors employ real time ultrasound guidance so they do not have to cut their patient as deeply. They use fiber optic endoscopic equipment so they can enter the body through the smallest of incisions and still perform the surgery required. They use different laser techniques to help them conquer both benign and malignant conditions. They are the pioneers of using robotics to aid in laparoscopic surgical procedures.
These doctors offer are consulted by other physicians on patients who have conditions that are of concerns to oncology doctors, nephrology specialists, and andrology, pediatric surgery, colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, and endocrinology.
To become a doctor who specializes in urology the have to do a post graduate surgical training period that lasts a minimum of five years. During twelve months of that five year period they must work in general surgery. Thirty six months of that five years must be spent in clinical urology. The final year is spent in a combination of general surgery, urology, and other clinical disciplines that are relevant to the practice of urology.
After all of those years of medical training these doctors are ready to see patients and help them with their problems. An urologist is a highly dedicated physician that has a strong desire to help others overcome painful conditions.
When your doctor recommends that you see a urologist they are sending you to someone they feel is experienced, and capable of doing more for you than they could.
If you have any questions about a Urologist, feel free to contact us at Rio Grande Urology. We are located at 7420 Remcon Circle, Bldg. A
El Paso, TX 79912. Or you can call us at (915) 225-2020. Click here to visit our services page.