Urology is a unit that focuses on the treatment of male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Organs of male and female reproductive system engaged in the treatment of urology include kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, bladder, urethra, and male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis).
Genito-urinary and reproductive systems are closely related, and often violation of one affects the other. In urology dominant system are genitourinary disorders. Modern Israeli urology combines non-surgical treatment of diseases such as urinary tract infections and benign prostatic hyperplasia, surgical methods of treatment of diseases such as bladder problems or prostate cancer, kidney stones, congenital anomalies, traumatic injuries, and stress incontinence.
Urology in Israel has traditionally been considered one of the best areas of surgical technology. Urologists are highly qualified and well prepared in terms of minimally – invasive techniques, using real-time ultrasonic inspection of fiber-optic endoscopic equipment, and various types of lasers in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases. In addition, urologists are pioneers in the use of robotic laparoscopic surgery. Urology is closely associated with such areas as oncology, nephrology, gynecology, andrology, pediatric surgery, colorectal surgery, gastroenterology and endocrinology.
Urology including a treatment of many organs and physiological systems subdivided into several narrow fields. Our urologists have a narrow specialization in one of these fields, what makes treatment more effective.
Major urological diseases are as follows:
Problems of development urinary and genital organs
Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of the renal parenchyma, renal pelvis and calyces. Typically, the disease is caused by a bacterial infection common in the urinary tract or kidneys.
Hydronephrosis – is an enlarging and expansion of the renal pelvis and calyces caused by obstruction (obstacle) the free flow of urine from the kidney
Hydrocele is a fluid-filled sac surrounding the testicle. This leads to swelling of the scrotum.
Varicocele is a varicose veins in the scrotum that holds the testicles. Varicocele process similar to varicose veins which can occur on the feet.
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland tissue located just below the bladder in men. Prostatitis affects men of all ages, but is usually more common in men aged 50 years or thereabouts.
Kidney stones are crystalline solid concretion or aggregation formed in kidney from dietary minerals in the urine. Kidney stones typically leave the body with the flow of urine, and many stones are formed and leave without causing symptoms.
Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome is a chronic inflammatory condition of the submucosal and muscular layers of the bladder. The disease is associated with urging, frequent urination, awakening at night to urinate (nocturia).
Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is one of the most frequent complaints of our patients. This problem is characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during intercourse.
Epididymitis is a condition characterized by discomfort or pain in the epididymis (structure at the back of the testicle), in which sperm mature and stored.
Urinary tract infection (UTI), also known as acute cystitis or bladder infection, affects part of the urinary tract. When infection affects the lower urinary tract it is a simple cystitis (bladder inflammation), and when affects the upper urinary tract, the disease is called pyelonephritis (kidney infection).
Bladder stones (also called cystolith) is one of the most often cases of our patients.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also called adenofibormyomatosis and benign prostatic hypertrophy, is a benign enlargement of prostate.
Urology occupies treatment of many organs and physiological systems and is divided into several narrow fields. Many Israeli doctors have a narrow specialization in one of these fields, what makes treatment more effective.