Urology is the medical and surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary
tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males.
Medical professionals specializing in the field of urology are called
urologists and are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with
urological disorders. The organs covered by urology include the kidneys,
adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive
organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis).
The urinary and reproductive tracts are closely linked, and disorders of
one often affect the other, so a major part of the conditions managed
in urology fall in the area of genitourinary disorders. Urology combines
management of medical (i.e., non-surgical) problems such as urinary tract
infections and benign prostatic hyperplasia, as well as surgical problems
such as the surgical management of cancers, the correction of congenital
abnormalities, and correcting stress incontinence.
A urologist is a physician who has specialized knowledge and skill regarding
problems of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive
organs. Because of the variety of clinical problems encountered, knowledge
of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, and other specialties is
required of the urologist. Urology is classified as a surgical subspecialty.
Our physicians have years of experience treating a wide range of urological
conditions. For more information or for a free physician referral to an
urologist, call 561.95.LEARN (561.955.3276).