Department ofUrology

A urologist is a physician who specializes in diseases of the urinary tract for both men and women, as well as the male reproductive system. The urinary tract is responsible for creating, storing, and removing urine from the body. This system includes the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Urologists can also treat all parts of the male reproductive system, which includes the male testes, prostate, and penis.

Who Do Urologists Treat?

Urologists have expertise in many areas beyond the urinary tract. They can deal with issues that affect the internal organs, and female sex organs, too. This is because urinary tract issues often affect other parts of the body.

Many urologists treat a broad range of urinary problems. But, some specialize in specific issues. There are several different urology specialties, including:

  • Calculi, which treats urinary tract stones
  • Female urology
  • Male infertility
  • Neurourology, which focuses on nerve problems that affect the urinary tract
  • Pediatric (or children’s) urology
  • Renal (kidney) transplant
  • Urologic oncology, which treats cancers of the urinary tract