The urinary system, also called the renal system, is susceptible to infections, injuries, blockages and other problems. These problems should be treated by a specialist who has relevant experience in this niche area. Apollo Clinic features a highly respected team of urology experts and the latest equipment to bring prompt medical attention and treatment to care seekers.
What is Urology?
Urology is a subspecialty of surgery that mostly deals with diseases that are related to the urinary tract of both, the male and female body as well as the male reproductive system. Also, being a branch of surgery, it caters to those individuals with urinary conditions that are usually managed surgically, i.e., either minimally invasive, endoscopic or open. These include conditions such as tumours, obstructions, stones, and more. At Apollo Clinic, our Urology Centre comprises of a team of specialists, who each provide complete care and comfort across all urology services and treatment categories, ranging from commonly faced disorders such as kidney stones to extreme medical cases such as uro-oncology.
What is the first step?
At our Urology Centre, the diagnosis of urology problems and diseases begins with a physical examination and review of medical history. It is followed by specific tests such as:
Blood Tests – A blood sample is taken to check for haemoglobin, platelets, sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, urea, creatinine, calcium, magnesium, or phosphate levels. The primary focus is to detect if the kidneys are functioning normally, or if there are issues that are affecting kidney function.
Imaging Tests – Tests such as cystoscopy, ultrasound, computerised scan (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are used to identify any abnormal structures or growth in the urinary tract system.
How can we help you?
Depending on the diagnosis of your condition, our team of urologists will recommend the ideal treatment procedure that will provide a complete cure. While cases vary from individual to individual, some of the commonly prescribed urology treatments include Uroflowmetry, Voiding Cytometry and Electromyography (EMG).
Our urology service matrix is also extended to psychological support, health awareness & education and advanced care planning. Certain cases may require extensive care and specific treatment procedures.
Urinary bladder infection – Also known as Painful bladder syndrome, it is a condition that has no known cause. Treatment for this urology disorder focuses on relieving the symptoms through a combination of treatments.
Impaired kidney function – Supplements may be provided to improve the production of red blood cells. Activated vitamin D supplements and phosphate binders are often suggested to prevent the effects of kidney failure on bone metabolism.
Kidney and ureteral stones – The formation and build-up of crystals in the urinary tract system would lead to blockage of the urine flow, causing a considerable amount of pain. Treatment focuses on removing the obstruction while reducing the possibility of long term damage.
The Urology Centre at Apollo Clinic offers a full range of consultation services that focus on the evaluation of all types of urology problems and urology diseases. Our distinguished team of specialists, urologists and nephrologists supported by state-of-the-art facilities ensure that every patient gets full access to the highest quality care.