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Urology

 

Benign Prostate Disorders

This is a common age-related enlargement of the prostate gland which affects most men over the age of 50. Some urinary symptoms of reduced urine flow, hesitancy to void, frequency of voiding, nighttime voiding (nocturia) and incomplete emptying are commonly experienced. If these symptoms reach a bothersome level then treatment may be right for you. Read more »

 

Bladder Cancer

Most bladder cancers are diagnosed following the symptom of haematuria (blood in the urine). Many bladder cancers nowadays are a result of smoking. 80 % of bladder cancers are in the superficial lining of the bladder at diagnosis, and are treated with telescopic resection (cystoscopy and resection) in hospital. Read more »

 

Hormone Blockade

Hormonal blockade (androgen deprivation therapy, ADT) with oral agents (e.g. Androcur, Cosudex) often in combination with injectable depot preparations (e.g. Zoladex, Eligard  or Lucrin) have a role in several areas of prostate cancer management.. Read more »


 

Laparoscopic Surgery

The use of laparoscopy or minimal access surgery has become more widespread in urology in the last 10 years. The current applications for laparoscopy are in renal (kidney) surgery and prostate surgery (with robotics). It is the preferred choice in most instances of kidney cancer. Read more »

 

Prostate Cancer

The choice of treatment for you will depend on many factors, including your age, PSA, grade of cancer, sexual function, extent of disease, other medical conditions and the presence or absence of distant disease. Read more »

 

Prostate Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy is radiation therapy incorporating placement of either temporary or permanent radioactive isotopes into precisely determined parts of the prostate as a combined urological and radiotherapy procedure. Read more »

 

PSA Testing and Prostate Biopsy

PSA - Prostate Specific Antigen - the current role of this blood test is discussed here. Read more »

 

Radical Prostatectomy

Surgery to remove the entire prostate gland, attached seminal vesicle glands and surrounding connective tissue  is called a radical prostatectomy. It is a very effective treatment for early or localised prostate cancer. Long term cure rates are highest if the cancer is organ confined, typically above 90 %. Read more »

 

Robotic Surgery

The newest minimal access technique for prostate cancer surgery is now available, with shorter hospital stay possible.Read more »




 

Vasectomy

Vasectomy is an operation to achieve permanent family planning. It is safe, effective and minimally invasive. Many men chose this operation if they have finished having their family and wish to have an effective method, with less side effects and risks compared with female sterilisation procedures. A vasectomy is far safer than condoms, pills and withdrawal methods. Read more »

 

Urologic Surgery

Urologists are surgical specialists of the urinary system in both genders and the genital organs of men. The scope of urologic surgery includes the treatment of disorders of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, penis, scrotum and testes. Great advances in the last 40 years have revolutionised the approaches to surgery, meaning that most surgery carried out is either endoscopic (telescopically via the urethra) Read more »

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Urology

 

Benign Prostate Disorders

This is a common age-related enlargement of the prostate gland which affects most men over the age of 50. Some urinary symptoms of reduced urine flow, hesitancy to void, frequency of voiding, nighttime voiding (nocturia) and incomplete emptying are commonly experienced. If these symptoms reach a bothersome level then treatment may be right for you. Read more »

 

Bladder Cancer

Most bladder cancers are diagnosed following the symptom of haematuria (blood in the urine). Many bladder cancers nowadays are a result of smoking. 80 % of bladder cancers are in the superficial lining of the bladder at diagnosis, and are treated with telescopic resection (cystoscopy and resection) in hospital. Read more »

 

Hormone Blockade

Hormonal blockade (androgen deprivation therapy, ADT) with oral agents (e.g. Androcur, Cosudex) often in combination with injectable depot preparations (e.g. Zoladex, Eligard  or Lucrin) have a role in several areas of prostate cancer management.. Read more »


 

Laparoscopic Surgery

The use of laparoscopy or minimal access surgery has become more widespread in urology in the last 10 years. The current applications for laparoscopy are in renal (kidney) surgery and prostate surgery (with robotics). It is the preferred choice in most instances of kidney cancer. Read more »

 

Prostate Cancer

The choice of treatment for you will depend on many factors, including your age, PSA, grade of cancer, sexual function, extent of disease, other medical conditions and the presence or absence of distant disease. Read more »

 

Prostate Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy is radiation therapy incorporating placement of either temporary or permanent radioactive isotopes into precisely determined parts of the prostate as a combined urological and radiotherapy procedure. Read more »

 

PSA Testing and Prostate Biopsy

PSA - Prostate Specific Antigen - the current role of this blood test is discussed here. Read more »

 

Radical Prostatectomy

Surgery to remove the entire prostate gland, attached seminal vesicle glands and surrounding connective tissue  is called a radical prostatectomy. It is a very effective treatment for early or localised prostate cancer. Long term cure rates are highest if the cancer is organ confined, typically above 90 %. Read more »

 

Robotic Surgery

The newest minimal access technique for prostate cancer surgery is now available, with shorter hospital stay possible.Read more »




 

Vasectomy

Vasectomy is an operation to achieve permanent family planning. It is safe, effective and minimally invasive. Many men chose this operation if they have finished having their family and wish to have an effective method, with less side effects and risks compared with female sterilisation procedures. A vasectomy is far safer than condoms, pills and withdrawal methods. Read more »

 

Urologic Surgery

Urologists are surgical specialists of the urinary system in both genders and the genital organs of men. The scope of urologic surgery includes the treatment of disorders of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, penis, scrotum and testes. Great advances in the last 40 years have revolutionised the approaches to surgery, meaning that most surgery carried out is either endoscopic (telescopically via the urethra) Read more »