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Department of Urology
Dec 26, 2019
The Center of Excellence in Urology at Manipal Hospitals boasts skilled urologists globally acclaimed for their diagnosis and treatment of the most challenging urological diseases. One of the top-ranked departments in the country, it is specialized in treating the entire spectrum of urological diseases including kidney stones, addressing incontinence, and treating cancer, to restoring fertility.
Manipal Hospitals' urologists are highly diverse and their exceptional range of expertise allows patients to be part of innovative surgeries and practices that are, in some cases, not available anywhere else in India. The expert team consists of fellowship-trained and board-certified urologists from the best universities all over the world, with their expertise and cutting-edge technology, patients get state-of-the-art care for a range of adult and pediatric urological conditions.
Urethroplasty is an open surgical reconstruction or replacement of the urethra that has been narrowed by scar tissue and spongiofibrosis (urethral stricture). There are over a dozen different types of methods to treat urethral strictures.
A penile implant is a modern option for men having a medical condition in erectile dysfunction(ED). At times, a penile prosthesis is implanted during surgery to reconstruct the penis when scarring has caused erections to curve, also called Peyronie's disease.
Lithotripsy is a non-invasive procedure that uses high-energy shock waves or lasers to break down and eliminate bothersome stones in the kidney, quickly and effectively. During the procedure, a special machine called a lithotripter generates the shock waves that travel into your body and break apart the stones.
When you have bladder cancer that has spread into the bladder wall or has come back after initial treatment, your urologists may gently advise you to go in for its removal. Depending on the spread, they may suggest either a partial or radical cystectomy or bladder removal to treat the cancer.
Uroflowmetry measures urine volume voided over time. The procedure is useful in clinical conditions, such as frequency and urgency incontinence, voiding difficulty, hesitancy or difficulty in maintaining the urine stream.
This type of enlargement of the prostate gland isn’t associated with cancer but can lead to issues when trying to empty the bladder. This can be treated with surgery or medication. Minimally invasive BPH treatments such as the UroLift system and Green Light Laser Therapy are the preferred treatment options.
Urinary Stone Disease is collectively known as urolithiasis, nephrolithiasis, kidney stones, and nephrocalcinosi, and indicates the presence of stones and calcification within the urinary tract. Urolithiasis is about the formation of stones in the urinary and bladder, nephrolithiasis is of kidney stones and nephrocalcinosi is of the calcium deposits…
There are different types of bladder cancers and these are diagnosed by the Urology department, with the use of telescopic examinations, namely cystoscopy. A biopsy is done to assess the nature of cancer. Treatments will be based on the type of bladder cancer found and this can involve medications being placed in the bladder directly followed by surgery,…
Tumors in the kidney need to be handled by specialists depending on the level of advancement of cancer when it is diagnosed. Early treatment can help patients live cancer-free lives.
This type of cancer is observed in younger men, mostly in their twenties or thirties. It could be indicated by bumps, lumps, hardened testicles or size changes. If diagnosed early, it can be treated successfully.
Manipal Hospitals provide unparalleled care to all types of urological problems with a multi-disciplinary approach, Manipal Hospitals' urological department's scope of practice extends to Uro-oncology, robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgeries, paediatric urology, reconstructive urology and Female urology with cutting edge technologies and equipment like Lithotripsy machine- For treatment of kidney stones, Urodynamic system machine- For assessment of complex voiding dysfunction, Lithoclast and laser machine for stones and prostate, Robotic surgery: for kidney/ prostate and bladder cancer, Robotic surgery for Pelvic organ Prolapse.
Manipal Hospitals has been the most comprehensive caregiver in the state for all types of urological disorder with treatments such as General Urology Services, Pediatric Urology, Treatment of Urological Cancers, Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgeries (Including single-incision laparoscopic surgery), Treatment of Urinary Continence in both males and females, Comprehensive Stone Disease, Laser Treatment for various Urological problems, Partial and radical cystectomy, All techniques of urethroplasty, Penile prosthesis, Kidney Transplant.
The physician will perform a genital exam plus a digital rectal exam to assess the prostate. This can include sonography of the kidneys, the bladder, and/or the prostate; or an imaging scan to visualize specific organs. The urologist may recommend an ambulatory, office-based procedure.
Urology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases of the male and female urinary tract which includes kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra, testes, scrotum, penis, prostate, etc.
A urologist treats a range of conditions such as:
Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Involuntary loss of bladder control
Bladder cancer and prostate cancer
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the infection in any part of the urinary system (kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra). Urinary tract infections are more common in women than in men. Common UTI infections include acute pyelonephritis, cystitis, and urethritis.
UTI don’t cause symptoms always, but when they do they may include:
Persistent urge to urinate
A burning sensation when urinating
Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
Urine that appears cloudy
Strong smelling urine
Pelvic pain in women
Cystitis is the inflammation of the bladder caused by a bacterial infection. It most commonly affects women. There are two types of Cystitis:
Acute cystitis: It is a condition when the inflammation occurs suddenly.
Interstitial cystitis: It is a condition which affects multiple layers of bladder tissue.
In urethritis, the urethra or the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside of the body gets inflamed and irritated. Urethritis causes pain while urinating and an increased urge to urinate. Urethritis is more common in women than in men.
The symptoms of urethritis are different in men and women which includes:
Symptoms in men
Burning sensation while urinating
Burning near the opening of the penis
Discharge from the penis
Presence of blood in the semen or urine
Symptoms in women
Frequent urge to urinate
Discomfort during urination
Burning sensation at the urethral opening
Abnormal discharge from the vagina
Antibiotics are used to treat UTIs depending on the type of the bacteria found. If the infection is not complicated then the doctor will recommend a shorter course of treatment like 2-3 days.
Following steps can help to ease the discomfort and pain caused by urinary tract infections:
Drink plenty of water, it will dilute the urine and flush out bacteria.
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, citrus juices as they can irritate your bladder which can lead to an urge to urinate.
Apply a warm compress on the abdomen to minimize bladder pressure or discomfort.
Peyronie’s disease is a non-cancerous condition that causes fibrous scar tissue that develops on the penis and causes curved, painful erections. It can prevent you from having sex or might make it difficult to maintain an erection.
Urological conditions can be both simple and complex. But whatever be its nature, it reduces the quality of life. Manipal Hospitals stand for quick recovery through the least invasive, most appropriate and advanced treatment available. Contact us to know more about urological problems and book an appointment with one of our Urology specialists today.