Our partner hospitals are leading in cutting-edge Urology procedures including complicated open urological surgeries with the induction of new equipment and infrastructure, encompassing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) We have a dedicated unit for metabolic workup of patients with urinary stones, which is a part of the stones clinic.
Endo-urology helps in benefiting patients with erectile dysfunction and infertility.
We offer complete diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of conditions involving the male and female urinary tract, as well as problems in the male reproductive system. Our advanced LASER treatments, painless and without scars, are highly effective in the treatment of kidney stones and prostate problems. We prefer minimally invasive methods when possible to treat complex urological problems. We know the importance of discretion and privacy when dealing with urological problems, which is why we put a lot of focus on providing a comfortable and private environment, as well as counseling to help you recover. Our urology experts work in collaboration with our qualified oncologists and gynecologists to treat urologic cancers and female pelvic disorders.
Urological Conditions We Treat
1. Urinary Stones
Urinary stones are hard deposits made up of minerals and salts that form in the kidneys or bladder. They can vary in size and number and are usually characterized by severe pain on the side of the abdomen. Treatment protocols include watchful waiting, stone rupture by LASER treatment, and surgical removal.
2. Enlarged Prostate
An enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in which the prostate gland grows abnormally. It causes urinary bladder symptoms, such as a broken urine stream or the urge to urinate at night. We offer conventional and advanced treatment options for BPH, including TURP, LASER therapy, minimally invasive surgery, and a medical approach.
Prostatitis is a condition that causes inflammation and swelling of the prostate and is characterized by urinary problems. Older men who have this illness may experience abrupt symptoms or a gradual onset. Treatment of prostatitis depends on the type and severity of the symptoms. Our urologists offer personalized and effective treatment through a combination of medications and lifestyle modifications.
4. Urinary Problems
Urinary problems present as symptoms of a variety of urological conditions such as urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections, overactive bladder, and dysuria. Our urologists incorporate the latest treatment protocols for instant symptom relief. Treatments depend on the type of condition, the severity of the symptoms, the general state of health, and the age of the patient.
Tumors that affect the urinary system are called urologic cancers. Cancers of the kidney, prostate, bladder, testicles, and penis are among them. Our team works in perfect collaboration with oncologists to offer you multi-skilled care. We provide risk assessment, preventive measures, high-precision diagnosis, and surgical and non-surgical treatments for urological cancers.
6. Female Pelvic Problems
Female pelvic problems, also known as urogynecologic disorders, are conditions that affect a woman’s ability to urinate or have a bowel movement. Weakened pelvic muscles brought on by pregnancy or childbirth are the root of these issues. For these disorders, our female urology specialists provide pelvic floor treatment, minimally invasive surgeries, and medication therapies.
7. Male Sexual Dysfunction
Problems that prohibit a guy from experiencing sexual fulfillment lead to male sexual dysfunction. Men might have a variety of sexual dysfunctions, including poor libido, premature ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction. We offer comprehensive evaluation, medical and surgical treatment of male sexual dysfunction and related problems in a private and discreet manner.
Tests and Procedures We Offer
1. Laser Kidney Stone Removal
Shock waves from laser light are used during the LASER kidney removal operation to shatter kidney stones into tiny, sand-like bits. These smaller pieces then leave the body in the urine. Our urology specialists use the most modern and advanced LASER technique to offer you a painless and scar-free kidney stone removal experience.
2. Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgeries (laparoscopy) are surgeries to diagnose and treat urologic problems, including kidney stones and prostate conditions. Minimal access surgeries are safe and effective surgeries that significantly reduce postoperative pain and offer a quick recovery.
Ureteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to diagnose and treat urinary stones and other diseases of the upper urinary tract. In this procedure, surgeons use a long, thin telescope called a ureteroscope to insert stones into the ureter (the tube that connects the kidney and bladder). These stones are then passed through the urine or removed using laser energy.
4. Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS)
Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) is a technique for the removal of kidney stones by endoscopy. It is a minimally invasive surgery that uses an endoscope to remove kidney stones as they reach the kidney from the ureter. With RIRS, our urologists can provide you with more comfort by reducing pain, recovery time, bleeding, and the risk of complications.
Uroflowmetry is a diagnostic test to assess the flow of urine. It is a non-invasive screening procedure that analyzes the volume, rate, amount, and other components of urine. The uroflowmetry test helps determine how well the bladder and sphincter are working.
6. Endoscopic Removal of The Prostate.
Endoscopic removal of the prostate is also known as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). It is a surgical approach to remove part of the prostate that is causing bothersome symptoms. TURP is used to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. This procedure offers a number of benefits including a shorter hospital stay, lower risk of infections, and faster recovery.
FAQs on Urology and Endo-Urology
Urology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions related to the urinary tract system and the male reproductive system. Urologists are trained to manage and treat conditions such as kidney stones, urinary tract infections, bladder problems, prostate issues, and cancers of the urinary tract and reproductive system. They may also perform surgeries related to these areas of the body.
Urological conditions are those that affect the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Some common urological conditions include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and infertility.
Endo-urology is a minimally invasive technique used to treat urological disorders, which involves using endoscopes and imaging technology to diagnose and treat urological problems. This procedure can be used to treat a variety of urological conditions such as kidney stones, bladder tumors, ureteral strictures, and urethral strictures, among others. Endo-urology is a relatively safe and effective technique and is often preferred by patients as it involves less pain, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times compared to traditional open surgery.
Endo-urology refers to minimally invasive surgical procedures performed inside the urinary tract. The common endo-urological procedures are:
- Ureteroscopy: This procedure is used to treat kidney stones, ureteral strictures, and tumors. A small camera is inserted into the urethra, and through the bladder and up the ureter to view and remove the stone or tumor.
- Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: It is used to treat large kidney stones, where a small incision is made in the back and a tube is inserted to remove the stone.
- Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP): It is used to treat an enlarged prostate, where an instrument is inserted through the urethra to remove excess tissue that is blocking urine flow.
- Ureteral Stent Placement: It is used to treat urinary obstruction or strictures. A thin tube is inserted into the ureter to allow urine to flow freely from the kidney to the bladder.
- Laser Surgery: It is used to treat kidney stones and other conditions, where a laser is used to break up the stone or tissue, making it easier to remove through the urinary tract.
If you are experiencing any problems with your urinary tract or male reproductive system, you should consider seeing a urologist. Some common symptoms that warrant a visit to a urologist include difficulty in urination, blood in urine, pain during urination, frequent urination, urgency, and inability to control urine or stool. If you are a man and experiencing difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection, you should see a urologist. Women should see a urologist for conditions such as urinary incontinence or recurrent UTIs. Additionally, if you have a family history of urological conditions or have been diagnosed with a urological condition in the past, it’s recommended to see a urologist for regular check-ups.
A urologist is a medical specialist who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the urinary tract and male reproductive system. They can perform surgery and prescribe medications to treat urological conditions. On the other hand, a nephrologist is a specialist in kidney health and focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease and its associated conditions. They do not perform surgery but can work with other specialists, including urologists, to manage kidney-related conditions.
Urological procedures, like any medical procedures, carry some risks. These risks depend on the specific procedure being performed and the individual patient’s health status. Some common risks associated with urological procedures include bleeding, infection, damage to surrounding organs or tissues, and allergic reactions to anesthesia or other medications. In some cases, more serious complications may occur, such as blood clots, heart attack, stroke, or even death. However, these serious complications are rare. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of any urological procedure with your urologist before undergoing the procedure.
The duration of a typical urological procedure depends on the specific procedure being performed. Some procedures, such as cystoscopy or prostate biopsy, can be completed in a matter of minutes, while more complex surgeries, such as a radical prostatectomy or nephrectomy, can take several hours. Your urologist can give you an estimated timeframe for your specific procedure.
Urology surgery can be painful, but anesthesia is administered to keep the patient comfortable and free from pain during the procedure. After the surgery, there may be some discomfort or pain, but pain medications can be prescribed to manage it. It is important to discuss pain management options with the urologist before the surgery.
The recovery time for urological procedures depends on the specific procedure and individual factors such as age, overall health, and the extent of the surgery. In general, most urological procedures require a few days of hospitalization and several weeks of recovery time. During this time, patients may experience discomfort, pain, and swelling in the surgical area. Follow-up appointments with the urologist will be required to monitor healing and ensure proper recovery. Physical activity may be limited during the recovery period, and patients may need to avoid strenuous activities until fully healed. The urologist will provide specific postoperative instructions for each patient.
Yes, follow-up appointments are important after urological procedures. The urologist will need to monitor your recovery and ensure that the procedure was successful. The number of follow-up appointments required will depend on the type of procedure and your individual recovery progress. It is important to attend all scheduled appointments and to follow any post-operative instructions given by your urologist.
Yes, many urological procedures can be done on an outpatient basis. This means that the patient can go home on the same day as the procedure. However, some more complex procedures may require an overnight stay in the hospital. Your urologist will discuss the specific details of your procedure and whether it can be done on an outpatient basis or not.
The type of anesthesia used for urological procedures will depend on the specific procedure being performed and the patient’s overall health. Some procedures may be done with local anesthesia, while others may require general anesthesia. Your urologist and anesthesia team will work together to determine the most appropriate type of anesthesia for your specific procedure. They will discuss the options with you and answer any questions you may have.
It depends on the type of urological procedure being performed. Some procedures may require general anesthesia, which will put you to sleep during the procedure. Others may only require local anesthesia, which will numb the area being operated on but allow you to remain awake. Your urologist will discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used for your specific procedure during your consultation.
Yes, many urological procedures can be performed with a robot. Robotic surgery offers many benefits, including greater precision, less pain and scarring, faster recovery time, and reduced risk of complications. However, not all urologists offer robotic surgery, and it may not be the best option for every patient. It is important to discuss all options with your urologist and make an informed decision based on your individual needs and circumstances.
During your initial consultation with a urologist, you can expect to discuss your medical history, symptoms, and any medications you are taking. The urologist may ask you questions about your urinary system, sexual health, and any family history of urological conditions. They may also perform a physical examination and order tests such as blood and urine tests, imaging scans, or a biopsy, depending on your specific case. Based on your evaluation, the urologist will discuss treatment options and recommend a course of action. They may also provide advice on lifestyle changes or preventive measures to maintain good urological health.
The length of hospital stay after a urological procedure depends on the type of procedure performed. Some procedures, such as cystoscopy, can be done on an outpatient basis, while others may require a hospital stay of a few days. Your urologist will discuss the expected length of hospital stay with you before the procedure.
The recovery time after urological procedures can vary depending on the type of procedure and the individual patient. Some patients may be able to return to work within a few days, while others may need to take several weeks off to recover. Your urologist will give you specific instructions on when you can return to work based on your individual situation. It’s important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and avoid complications.
The cost of urological surgery in India can vary depending on the type of procedure, the hospital, and the surgeon performing the surgery. Generally, the cost of urological surgery in India is lower than in other countries, making it a popular destination for medical tourism. It is recommended to consult with the hospital or clinic to get an estimate of the cost of the specific procedure you require.
Making certain lifestyle changes can improve your urological health. Here are a few suggestions:
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight and improve circulation.
- Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
- Practice safe sex to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections.
- Manage stress through relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga.
- Avoid holding in urine for extended periods of time.
- Use the bathroom when you feel the urge to urinate.
- Practice good hygiene habits to prevent infections.
- Discuss any concerns or symptoms with your healthcare provider.