The Department of Urology offers state-of-the-art facilities for the analysis and treatment of genitourinary and kidney issues in adults and children. A highly qualified and experienced group of urologists and urology surgeons are accessible 24 hours a day. The most advanced cutting edge innovation and equipments are accessible to subspecialises in the fields of Pediatric Urology, Laparoscopic Urology, Endourology, Uro-oncology, Andrology, Neuro-urology, Female Urology and Reconstructive Urology. Alongside the support of the Nephrology administrations, we also take care of renal transplantation.
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Outpatient Consultation for patients of all ages.
Measures to detect, prevent and stop progression of kidney diseases
Close follow-up and advice on management of different forms kidney diseases (along with the team of social workers, nurses and renal dieticians).
Outpatient Consultation for patients of all ages
Extracorporeal shock wave Lithotripsy for renal and ureteric stones
Flexible Cystoscopy for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Transrectal Ultrasound guided prostrate biopsy
Minor procedures like urethral dilatation, suture removal, BCG installation
Aster Hospitals, for the first time in Kerala, introduces Robotic Surgery with da Vinci Robot- a highly advanced surgical Robot that performs minimally invasive surgeries with utmost precision. What can be called the next level in surgery, the da Vinci Robot has multi-limbed surgical robot with tiny wrists that bend in all directions, offering precision, dexterity and fine manipulation beyond that of human hand. The Surgeon performs minimally invasive surgeries by manipulating three robotic arms and a video camera that are inserted through small skin incisions, while seated in front of a computer console with 3D video screen and controls. The option of Robotic surgery is available in the Urology, Cardiothoracic, Gynaecology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Bariatric and Paediatric Surgery Departments at Aster Medcity.
Cystoscopy is an important procedure used by our urology team to diagnose and treat a variety of urinary tract problems. It involves passing a thin, lighted instrument into the urethra and bladder and is generally performed in an outpatient setting. Cystoscopy is a medical procedure used in urology to look inside the urinary tract. The cystoscope can magnify the bladder and urethral lining, allowing the doctor to detect any abnormalities.
In this procedure, the surgeon of our urology team makes insertion of a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end (ureteroscope) through the urethra and into the ureter to examine the lining of the ureter and kidney. The ureteroscope allows the physician to view the ureter and kidney and identify any abnormalities, such as stones, tumors, or other blockages. The ureteroscope can also be used to take biopsies of the kidney and remove stones or other obstructions. This procedure is minimally invasive and allows for a detailed examination of the ureter and kidney without the need for open surgery.
It is a minimally invasive procedure carried out by our urologists with an endoscopic camera, which is inserted through the urethra and into the kidney. The camera is connected to a monitor, allowing the doctor to view images of the inside of the kidney. During the procedure, the doctor can obtain biopsy samples, remove stones, or perform laser treatments.
It is a medical procedure, in which our doctors use an endoscope to examine and treat conditions affecting the upper urinary tract, which includes the kidneys and ureters. During the procedure, a thin, flexible tube with a camera attached to its end is inserted through a small incision in the skin and guided through the urinary tract to the affected area.
This is a non-invasive medical procedure used by trained and skilled surgeons of our urology department to break up kidney stones, bladder stones, or ureteral stones into small pieces that can be easily passed out of the body through urine. The procedure uses shock waves to break up the stones, eliminating the need for surgical incisions.
TRUS stands for Transrectal Ultrasound, and it is a type of imaging technique that is commonly used by our urologists to visualize the prostate gland. A TRUS-guided biopsy is a procedure that involves taking small samples of tissue from the prostate gland using a biopsy needle under the guidance of transrectal ultrasound.
MR-TRUS (Magnetic Resonance-Transrectal Ultrasound) guided biopsy of the prostate is a type of diagnostic procedure used by our doctors to detect and diagnose prostate cancer. It combines the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) to guide the biopsy needle precisely to the suspicious areas of the prostate gland.
Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.
What will a urologist do on the first visit?
They take your history and examine you. They also suggest few investigations as required.
What type of procedure does a Urologist perform?
When you visit a urologist, they’ll start by doing one or more of these tests to find out what condition you have:
Imaging tests, such as a CT Scan, MRI Scan, or Ultrasound, allow them to see inside your urinary tract.
They can order a cystogram, which involves taking x-ray images of your bladder.
Your urologist can perform a Cystoscopy. This involves using a thin scope called a cystoscope to see the inside of your urethra and bladder.
They can perform a post-void residual urine test to find out how fast urine leaves your body during urination. It also shows how much urine is left in your bladder after you urinate.
They can use a urine sample to check your urine for bacteria that cause infections.
They can perform urodynamic testing to measure the pressure and volume inside your bladder.
Urologists are also trained to perform different types of surgery. This may include performing:
Biopsies of the bladder, kidneys, or prostate.
A cystectomy, which involves removing the bladder, to treat cancer.
Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, which involves breaking up kidney stones so they can remove them more easily.
A kidney transplant, which involves replacing a diseased kidney with a healthy one.
A procedure to open a blockage.
A repair of damage due to injury.
A repair of urinary organs that aren’t well-formed.
A prostatectomy, which involves removing all or part of the prostate gland to treat prostate cancer.
A sling procedure, which involves using strips of mesh to support the urethra and keep it closed to treat urinary incontinence.
Transurethral resection of the prostate, which involves removing excess tissue from an enlarged prostate.
Transurethral needle ablation of the prostate, which involves removing excess tissue from an enlarged prostate.
A ureteroscopy, which involves using a scope to remove stones in the kidneys and ureter.
A vasectomy to prevent pregnancy, which involves cutting and tying the vas deferens or the tube sperm travel through to produce semen.
What is Kidney failure?
Kidney failure (also called renal failure) means one or both kidneys can no longer function well on their own.
How is kidney failure diagnosed?
Doctors use a variety of tests to measure kidney function and diagnose kidney failure. Through blood tests, Advance imaging which can show kidney abnormalities or obstructions (blockages) and urine tests.
What is Kidney Transplant?
Some people with kidney failure may be able to have a kidney transplant. During transplant surgery, a healthy kidney from a donor is placed into your body. The new, donated kidney does the work that your two kidneys used to do.
Is UroLift painful?
UroLift is generally well-tolerated by patients. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the surgical area, reducing discomfort during the procedure. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or temporary urinary symptoms after the procedure, but these symptoms typically resolve within a few days.
How long Does it take to heal from Cystoscopy?
These symptoms should get better in 1 or 2 days. You will be able to go back to work for usual activities in 1 or 2 days
When should I consult a Urologist?
Have blood in your urine (Hematuria).
Experience consistent pain or burning while urinating, which could indicate a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
Have a frequent need to urinate or have difficulty urinating.
Have frequent UTIs.
Have severe constipation.
Conditions exclusive to men include problems with getting or keeping an erection; anything related to fertility; an elevation or change in your prostate-specific antigen (PSA); an abnormal prostate exam or a testicular mass or persistent pain. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men, yet in its early stages, prostate cancer often has no symptoms.
Women experience urological problems differently, such as urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections. They also may have a urinary fistula, pelvic organ prolapse, and voiding dysfunction.
What causes kidney failure?
The most common causes of kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure. Sometimes, though, kidney failure happens quickly due to an unforeseen cause.
What is Dialysis?
Dialysis is a treatment for people whose kidneys are failing. Dialysis does the work of your kidneys, removing waste products and excess fluid from the blood.
How to find a match and compatibility with a Kidney Transplant donor?
There are three main blood tests that will determine if a patient and a potential donor are a kidney match. They are blood typing, tissue typing and cross-matching.
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