Urology is a medical field that examines the male and female urinary tracts along with male reproductive organs. Diagnosis and treatment procedures for all diseases related to organs such as kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, testicles, penis, scrotum, and prostate gland fall within the expertise of urology clinics. Urologists providing services in these units are physicians who have completed five years of urology specialization training after six years of medical education. Urologists, who also belong to the surgical medical specialties, may perform surgical interventions for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes when necessary.
Our urology department specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the male reproductive and urinary systems, as well as disorders caused by anatomical or physiological reasons. Diseases diagnosed using state-of-the-art methods in our hospital are treated with techniques such as medical treatments, endoscopic procedures, open or laparoscopic surgical operations, and robotic surgery. Procedures performed in our urology clinic include kidney stone treatment with a camera system (Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery-RIRIC), closed kidney stone surgery (PNL system), and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL). Our expert medical staff also handles treatments for kidney cancers, diseases related to the adrenal glands, ureteral diseases, bladder, prostate, and testicular diseases.
Before determining the treatment plan in our urology clinic, the following diagnostic methods are applied:
Computed Tomography (CT): CT involves creating three-dimensional images of soft tissues, veins, and bones by combining X-ray images taken from multiple angles. It is commonly used in urology clinics for visualizing kidney stones, investigating tumors and traumas related to the urinary system and male reproductive organs.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): MRI uses radio waves and magnetic fields to create images of organs or tissues in the body. It is safe for many patients as it does not involve radiation. MRI is frequently employed in urology clinics for diagnosing and monitoring cancers related to the urinary system and male reproductive organs.
Ultrasound (Urinary USG, Doppler USG, Transrectal USG): Ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to visualize organs within the body. It is commonly used in urology clinics for detecting diseases related to the prostate, urinary system, and examining structures such as tumors and vessels.
Urodynamic Test: Urodynamic testing is used to measure bladder functions by recording events occurring during emptying with the help of a catheter filled with fluid. The recorded data is analyzed by specialist physicians for the detection of bladder diseases.
Voiding Cystourethrography (VCUG): VCUG is a medical technique that allows imaging of the bladder and urethra during emptying by administering contrast material through a catheter. It is often used when urine flows backward through the ureters.
Laboratory Tests: Blood and urine tests are commonly used in urology clinics for diagnosing diseases. Changes in blood and urine provide information to the specialist about the patient’s condition and guide the determination of the treatment process.
PSA Test: The Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test measures the level of a substance produced by the prostate in the bloodstream. An elevated PSA level may indicate the presence of prostate-related diseases, and this test is frequently used in the investigation of such conditions.
Prostate Biopsy: Prostate biopsy involves the extraction of tissue from the prostate for examination under a microscope. It is a crucial procedure for confirming the diagnosis of prostate cancer and assessing its characteristics.
If you are experiencing symptoms related to any urological diseases, have concerns, or wish to undergo a routine urology examination, you can seek assistance from our urology clinic. Through detailed examinations and diagnostic tests conducted by expert physicians, the identification of potential diseases and the initiation of the treatment process can help prevent more serious problems in the future.