What Does A Urologist Do?
Urologists are surgeons who specialize in the urinary tract and male genitalia including the bladder, urethra, kidneys, adrenal glands, testes, prostate, and penis, among other organs. Urologists may also specialize in the female urinary tract, although this is considered a subspecialty. Urologists perform a wide variety of procedures, arguably more than any other specialty, and treat a wide variety of conditions. As such, urology is a highly competitive field of medicine. Urologists commonly perform procedures such as: Vasectomies, Kidney stone removal, Prostate surgery, Reconstructive surgery on the urinary tract or genitalia, Kidney transplants, and others
Urological surgery often uses minimally-invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery, and is one of the fields that is pushing advancements in robotic surgery. Urology is often on the cutting edge of new surgical techniques, as surgery in these areas is often complex.