Medical Specialties: UrologyAn urologist is a physician who is trained to evaluate the genitourinary tract, which includes the kidneys, urinary bladder and genital structures in men and women, and the prostate and testicles in men.
The urologist has the knowledge and technological resources to evaluate the function of these structures, the conditions and diseases that can affect them and their normal operation and the medical and surgical tools to optimize their function, treat the conditions and diseases of these organs and enhance an individual’s quality of life. Since the conditions that effect the genitourinary tract can affect men and women of all ages as well as children, the urologist has the opportunity to take care of the entire population.
da Vinci Robotic SurgeryAny kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. As in any surgery one of your concerns are: “Will my body function normally following surgery?”
Traditional open urologic surgery – in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs – has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
da Vinci Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Learn More about da Vinci Surgery.