Overview of Urology & Nephrology

The department of nephrology & urology at Cauvery Heart & Multi-Speciality Hospital, offers a wide range of specialised services to treat disorders related to the kidneys, genital, and urinary organs including cancers, incontinence, prostate diseases, bladder deformities, and renal diseases. Our nephrologists and urologist in Mysuru are highly-qualified and work with cutting-edge technology and world-class infrastructure to deliver the best clinical outcomes, effectively. Cauvery Heart& Multi-Speciality Hospital is one of the best urology hospital.

Cauvery Heart& Multi-Speciality Hospital is one of the best nephrology hospital.

FAQs on Urology

  • Who is a urologist?
    A urologist is a physician who is specially trained to treat diseases of the urinary tract in both males and females. He or she can also treat diseases of the male reproductive system.

  • What diseases can be treated by a urologist?
    A urologist treats diseases such as bladder problems, urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, kidney stones, kidney blockage, urological cancer.

  • What diseases in men do urologists treat?
    In men, urologists treat urethral strictures, prostate enlargements, scrotal diseases, and male infertility.

  • What diseases in women do urologists treat?
    Urologists also treat certain female urinary conditions such as stress incontinence, genitourinary fistula repair, vaginal vault prolapse, and cystocele repair.

  • What do pediatric urologists treat?
    Pediatric urologists treat congenital defects, hernias, obstructions, cancers and urinary refluxes in children.

  • What is the difference between a urologist and a nephrologist?
    A nephrologist is a physician who treats complex diseases that affect the kidneys such as nephritis, polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and acute and chronic kidney failure. On the other hand, a urologist treats diseases of the urinary tract in both males and females.

  • When should a person consider visiting a urologist?
    You should visit a urologist if you have blood in your urine (hematuria) with or without pain in the abdomen, or any symptoms such as burning and pain during urination. These symptoms could indicate an underlying urinary tract problem such as urinary tract infections (UTIs).

  • Can a urologist treat diseases of the female reproductive system?
    A urologist commonly treats diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Some urologists can treat urinary problems in females. These include bladder inflammations, urinary tract infections, and cancers. The urologist may refer you to a gynecologist if conditions related to the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes exist.

  • What are the tests that urologists perform?
    Urologists check blood counts, perform a digital rectal exam for examining the prostate gland, or request imaging scans such as Biopsy, CT Scan, Cystoscopy, Cytology, Digital Rectal Exam, Post void Residuals, PSA, ultrasound, or urodynamic studies.

  • What does a urologist prescribe for the treatment of stones?
    The treatment for stones in the urinary tract differs depending on the patient’s medical condition. Kidney stones resolve on their own in some patients, while in others they require medical or surgical treatment. Some common treatments are surgical removal, Medical Expulsive Therapy (MET), Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS).

  • Does a urologist treat prostate cancer?
    Yes, a urologist can treat prostate cancer. Urologic oncologists are surgeons who have specialized training in diagnosing and treating cancer of the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive organs.