Urology, the study of conditions of the urinary tract and male reproductive system, is a broad field. Although it is generally classified as a surgical specialty. Urologists require knowledge of other specialties such as gynecology and internal medicine due to the wide variety of clinical problems that they have to deal with.
The American Urological Association (AUA) has identified seven sub-specialties that comprise the field of urology:
Calculi: The management of stones that form within the kidneys and move into the ureters.
Female urology: Pelvic outlet relaxation disorders and urinary incontinence.
Male infertility: Primarily surgical correction of acquired and congenital obstructions within the male genitals.
Neurourology: Includes erectile dysfunction and impotence, urodynamic evaluation of patients and voiding disorders.
Pediatric urology: Treatment of urological problems within children that are too complex for non-specialized pediatricians or urologists.
Renal transplantation: Kidney transplants are required following the kidney failure.
Urologic oncology: Treatment of cancers such as bladder cancer and prostate cancers
Urology is a constantly changing specialty, primarily due to advances made to technology.
Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery offers cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options for women with complex pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence, overactive bladder syndromes, pelvic organ prolapse, voiding and defecatory dysfunction, fecal incontinence, fistulas, diverticula and vaginal agenesis. Our center has a particular interest in minimally invasive, uterine sparing reconstructive surgery for complex pelvic floor disorders.
Our facility includes a new, state-of-the-art urodynamics laboratory and access to a team of specialists, allowing us to offer integrated care to patients in conjunction with pelvic floor physical therapists, urologists, and colorectal surgeons. We also offer consultation for urodynamics testing alone.
Our staff includes sub specialized trained faculty physicians, experienced nurse coordinators, and an administrative assistant who are devoted to the goal of providing the most efficient and highest quality in-house and outreach referral services.
The center offers a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as consultation services for the following:
Women with urinary and fecal incontinence
Women with special problems of pelvic support
Women who need special reconstructive or reparative pelvic surgery