- Reconstructive Urology
Reconstructive urology re-establishes structure of the urinary tract that has been disrupted by disease, trauma, etc. Narrowing or strictures of the urethra or the ureter often require reconstructive surgery. Another procedure is the reconstruction of the urinary bladder using intestines following bladder cancer surgery.
Urodynamics refers to the study of the function, as opposed to the structure, of the bladder and urinary outlet. It assesses the storage and voiding functions of the lower urinary tract.
Neurourology pertains to urinary problems in patients with neurological conditions, such as strokes, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. Many experience inability to void, urinary leakage or urgency. Urodynamics play an important role in the assessment and management include intermittent catheterisation, oral medication, injection of botulinum and less commonly, surgery.
- Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeries
Laparoscopy is a branch of Urology utilising minimal access to remove kidney tumours, etc. Small incisions in the skin are made and the surgery is carried out using special instruments. Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy uses a robot to remove the prostate in cases of prostate cancer. A proven benefit of a robotic prostatectomy is less blood loss.
- Kidney Transplant
Kidney transplant is one option of managing patients with kidney failure. The kidney can either be from a deceased donor or living donor. Living kidney transplants used to be restricted to donors being related to the recipient but nowadays, non-living related transplants renal transplants are also performed.