‘Urological disorders’ or urologic diseases refer to a wide range of conditions related to the urinary tract, including infections, prostate problems, kidney or ureter stones, incontinence (inability to hold urine) etc. In women, they typically involve the urinary tract, while in men, both urinary tract and reproductive organs may be affected.
Some common urological conditions we treat include:
- Enlarged prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
- Urinary Incontinence
- Ureteral and kidney stones
- Prostatitis (swelling of the prostate gland)
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder prolapse
- Hematuria (blood in the urine)
Our Urology department, led by a team of competent doctors, offers a variety of medical facilities and world-class treatment for basic and complicated urological cases.
TURP Surgery/Open Surgery for prostate-related cancer and other diseases
TURP or Transurethral resection of the prostate is typically performed to treat enlarged prostate, also referred to as Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The procedure involves removing certain portions of the prostate affecting your urine flow. A resectoscope is then inserted into the urethra, which allows the doctor to examine and remove the excess prostate tissue that’s blocking the flow of urine. TURP may be recommended for men with moderate to severe urinary problems that could not be treated with medication.
Open surgery is done to remove the whole prostate gland. It is done under general anaesthesia. The procedure is rarely performed for BPH, and is usually recommended if:
- Your prostate has grown very large
- You have bladder stones or bladder diverticula
- TURP cannot be performed for some other reason or medical condition
PCNL Surgery/Open Surgery for kidney stones
PCNL or Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a minimally invasive procedure that removes kidney stones through a tiny puncture wound of about 1 cm on the skin. It is best suited to eliminate stones larger than 2 cm, found near the pelvic region.
Radical nephrectomy refers to the complete removal of the kidney and its surrounding fatty tissues. The doctor may recommend the procedure for kidney cancer that has not yet spread but grown into the adjacent tissues.
Surgery for Urinary Bladder Tumour
Urinary bladder tumour surgery options mainly include TURBT and cystectomy.
TURBT (Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor) is often done to see if someone has bladder cancer and, if so, whether the cancer has invaded the muscle layer of the bladder wall. The surgery is performed under general or local anaesthesia. An instrument is inserted through the urethra into the bladder to remove any abnormal tissues or tumour.
Cystectomy is done to remove the urinary bladder partially or completely if the cancerous tumour is invasive. In most cases, the procedure is followed by chemotherapy.
Surgery for Urethral Stricture
For recurring or chronic urethral strictures that may be unresponsive to treatment by dilation, surgery is needed to widen or eliminate the narrowed section of the urethra.