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What is a urologist?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
A urologist treats kidney and urinary system problems, such as urinary incontinence, in men and women. This specialist also diagnoses and treats impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED) and other conditions that affect the male reproductive system.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)
Men who are experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED) may want to see a urologist after talking to their primary care physician. A urologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diseases of the urinary tract of both men and women, and in the reproductive organs of men. Urologists are surgeons as well, and they have training in other specialties that relate to their work, such as pediatrics and gynecology. Some urologists receive specialized training in urological problems in children, in people with cancer, in women with urinary problems, and in men with infertility.  If the cause of your ED is related to your urinary tract or your reproductive organs, a urologist may be your best bet when it comes to getting successful treatment for your erectile dysfunction.
Urologists are specialists who take care of disorders of the urinary and genital systems. They perform surgery, prescribe medications and treat both male and female patients from newborns to geriatric patients. They treat over 20% of all non-dermatologic cancers in the United States.

A urologist is a physician who is trained to evaluate the genitourinary tract, which includes the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and genital structures in men, women and children.  Also a urologist will treat the prostate and the testicles in men as well as the adrenal gland in men and women.  A urologist has the knowledge and technological resources to evaluate the function of these structures, the conditions and diseases that can effect them and their normal operation.  A urologist also has the medical and surgical tools to optimize their function, treat the conditions and diseases of these specific organs and enhance an individual's quality of life.

A urologist is a specialist who is trained to evaluate the urinary system and reproductive system (the genitourinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and genital structures in men, women and children). A urologist also treats the prostate and the testicles in men as well as the adrenal gland in men and women. A urologist has the knowledge and technological resources to evaluate the function of these structures, along with the conditions and diseases that can affect them and their normal operation. Finally, a urologist has the medical and surgical tools to optimize these urinary and reproductive organs’ function by treating conditions and diseases that affect those organs, and thereby enhance an individual's quality of life.

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