What Is Urology?

Urology is a surgical specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases affecting the urinary tract(s) of males and females. This field of medicine also deals with conditions that affect the male reproductive organs.

Urology is a unique specialty because it requires the knowledge of many other specialties like internal medicine, pediatrics, neuro-urology, and gynecology. Because urologists often encounter an array of health conditions while evaluating and treating patients, they must be equipped with medical knowledge outside the surgical specialty.

The specialists at Affiliated Urologists want patients to realize the practice, and the field of urology, goes beyond the realm of urinary conditions. The American Urological Association has identified seven subspecialties within the field of urology: pediatric urology, urologic oncology, renal transplantation, male infertility, calculi, female urology, and neuro-urology. Affiliated Urologists provides services that touch on many of these subspecialties, further acknowledging their commitment to comprehensive patient care.

Some of the most common urological conditions deal with the kidneys, ureters, adrenal glands, bladder and urethra. For males, urologists may also treat conditions that involve the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate, and penis. For women, the physician will treat conditions that affect the pelvic floor muscles, bladder, ureters, and urethra.

Speaking of urological conditions, did you know urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body?* UTIs also account for about 8.3 million doctors visits in the U.S each year. Furthermore, research also indicates over 479,000 hospital stays were due to patients with UTIs. It’s important to diagnose and treat a urinary tract disorder or infection as soon as possible to prevent worsening symptoms or the condition progressing. Please schedule an appointment at Affiliated Urologists if you are experiencing any of these symptoms: 

  • Pain in the pelvic region (male or female)
  • Pain or burning while urinating
  • Cloudy, bad-smelling or bloody urine
  • Mild fever or chills

Affiliated Urologists is an award-winning practice recognized both locally and nationally that has provided service to patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding communities in the Valley, for over 40 years. The physicians emphasize top-of-the-line comprehensive urological care and strive to deliver the highest outcomes for patient satisfaction. To make an appointment, call 602-264-0608 or visit http://affiliatedurologists.com/contact/ for instructions on scheduling an appointment.

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

*Source: http://www.redurine.com/red_urine_statistics.html

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