What is Urology?
Urology is a branch of medicine or medical surgical science responsible for studying and addressing the different organs that are part of the urinary tract such as: The adrenal glands, the kidney, the ureters, the bladder, the urethra, the prostate, the testicles, the penis and the retroperitoneal region.
What does the Urologist do?
The Urologist as it is called the doctor who studies this specialty knows precisely the anatomy, function, diseases and both medical and surgical treatment of the organs mentioned above. In this specialty urologists are experts in treating these diseases in children, women, men and the elderly.
The main diseases that are handled in Urology are malignant or benign diseases of these previously treated organs, diseases of the prostate, urinary tract infections, among other pathologies that you will be able to observe here below
What treatment do they perform in Urology?
Currently there are different effective and simple treatments to respond to urological diseases, thanks to scientific progress has reached a vision of managing surgical pathology with minimally invasive procedures using as main access the natural orifices of the body such as the urethra.
What is the difference between an Urologist and a Nephrologist?
Both urologists and nephrologists are responsible for managing problems that may exist in the kidney.
In urology the specialists are surgical, this means that they focus on all the structural or anatomical alterations of the kidneys and the urinary tract. They focus on treatments such as kidney or ureteral stones (kidney stones), obstructions of the urinary tract at any level and in the management of kidney cancer.
While in nephrology the specialists carry out a different path in their careers, in several countries the nephrologists are internist doctors with subspecialization or fellowship in nephrology. This specialty is responsible for evaluating functional disorders of the kidneys caused by utoimmune diseases, diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney diseases.