Urology is a surgical discipline that deals with the organs responsible for urine production. In males and females, this includes kidneys, bladder, urinary tract, as well as urethra for females and prostate, testicles and penis for men.
What We Do
Urology also covers the male reproductive system. There are many subdivisions of it, like uro-oncology (for tumors), uro-gynecology (for gynecological-urological problems), neuro-urology (for nerve-related voiding problems), and so on.
In both sexes, the urinary and reproductive tracts are close together, and disorders of one often affect the other. 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.
What Are The Most Common Urology Problems?
The most common urological problems:
Cystitis (UTI) or kidney stones
A testicular tumor is the most common malignancy among young men, (under 45)
Prostate cancer is the second most common in older males, (over 45)
Middle-aged and older men and women often seek urological assistance for incontinence issues.
What Should I Expect From My Urology Consultation?
Interview. The urological examination starts usually with an interview to identify the problem. It involves taking a urological and medical history, sometimes with questionnaires and scales.
Physical examination. Palpitation of the kidneys, abdomen, and genitals. A digital rectal examination may be performed to measure the consistency and size of the prostate.
Urine test. Ordered provide proof of infection or hematuria.
Lab test. Kidney function, PSA, etc. may be ordered to measure the state of our urological functions.
Diagnostics. If needed, the kidney, bladder, and other urological organs can be visualized with ultrasound or a CT scan can be arranged.
Special Men’s Health Screening
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Typically prostate cancer grows slowly and is initially confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. While most types of prostate cancer grow slowly, needing minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and may spread to other organs quickly.
Why is important to get tested every year?
Prostate cancer that is detected early, while still confined to the prostate gland, has a better chance of successful, less invasive, treatment. The examination itself is totally painless and takes only a few minutes of your valuable time.
Providing you with the best doctors for the best care
Dr. Manlio Schettini
Urology, Digestive System Surgery, Oncological Surgery
Università di Napoli
Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia con 110 & lode nel 1977
Università di Roma La Sapienza
Specializzazione in Urologia nel 1980
Society of Private Hospital Urologists (UROP)
Società Italiana di Urologia (SIU)
Società Italiana di Urodinamica (SIUD)
Associazione degli Urologi Ospedalieri (AURO)
Associazione Italiana di Urologia Ginecologica (AIUG)
International Continence Society
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