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What is Urology?

What is Urology?

Urology is a part of health care that deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract. A urologist is a specialist surgeon who treats anyone with a problem with their kidneys, bladder, prostate or male reproductive organs.

Spring 2024 Issue

Spring 2024 Issue

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UrologyHealth extra® is an online patient magazine that gives you the latest info on urologic conditions, healthy living tips and expert advice.

Each issue features quotes from an expert on one of the current hot topics in urology. You'll also get to read a touching story from a survivor – someone sharing about their life with a urologic condition or disease.

Want to learn what's true in urology? Find out more with our mythbusters! And that's not all! You won't want to miss out on these hot topics in urology!

Did You Know

Technology Advances in Urology: A Major Win for Patients

Due to advances in technology, urologic surgery today is quicker and safer compared to 10 or 20 years ago. Now, many urologic procedures are minimally invasive.

Insights

Basic Procedures Done in a Urology Office

There are many urologic procedures that can be done right in the urologist’s office. There are many benefits because they don’t require a hospital stay, the anesthesia doesn’t last as long, and the procedure is usually less invasive, which may be safer.

Living Healthy

Quit Smoking for Better Urologic Health

Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and causes many diseases. Smoking can also cause many types of urologic cancers and can greatly impact your urologic health. Let’s take a look at how smoking can lead to these urologic conditions and diseases.

Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts

Our experts answer questions about what to expect at your first urology visit, referrals to a urologist and urologists and surgery.

Survivor Story

The Ever-changing Relationship with my Angry Bladder

I began having urinary tract infections (UTIs). I was put on antibiotics; the infection would go away and then I would quickly have another one. After going to the doctor multiple times, I was getting frustrated because I was still in constant pain. I was exhausted and needed answers.

Mythbusters

Urology Mythbusters

Learn about who and what urologists treat and the difference between a urologist and nephrologist.

Women's Health and Menopause Resources

By learning more about menopause, perimenopause and treatments, you may feel more ready to talk with your doctor about options for you so you can work together to find the best care to improve your quality of life.

By learning more about menopause, perimenopause and treatments, you may feel more ready to talk with your doctor about options for you so you can work together to find the best care to improve your quality of life.