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The Spectrum of Urology

Wikipedia has a helpful definition of my field of medicine.

Urology (from Greek ο?ρον - oûron, "urine" and -λογ?α, -logia "study of") is the medical and surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males.

Medical professionals specializing in the field of urology are called urologists and are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with urological disorders. 

The organs covered by urology include the kidneysadrenal glandsuretersurinary bladderurethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis).

The urinary and reproductive tracts are closely linked, and disorders of one often affect the other, so a major part of the conditions managed in urology fall in the area of genitourinary disorders.

Urology combines management of medical (i.e., non- surgical) problems such as urinary tract infections and benign prostatic hyperplasia, as well as surgical problems such as the surgical management of cancers, the correction of congenital abnormalities, and correcting stress incontinence.

Urology is closely related to gynecology, andrology, pediatric surgery, gastroenterology, and endocrinology and in some cases overlaps with oncology and nephrology.

Systems most often go unnoticed until they go awry.

The following images and videos will help to broaden your awareness and understanding of the conditions I treat.

This video will explain how our kidneys keep us in balance with our fluid status and metabolic waste.