What is a Urologist?

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What is a Urologist?
Our world renowned urologists Dr. Bianco, and Dr. Gheiler have lead urology as urologic oncology robotic surgeons, and helping thousands of people with urinary incontinence and ED.

Bladder

Bladder prolapse surgery
Bladder prolapse surgery to lift up and support a dropped bladder is now available with open and robotic surgery at the Urology Specialists.
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Kidney

Kidney partial nephrectomy
The new medical paradigm of saving every kidney, with the new multiple tumor removal partial nephrectomy, is now available at the Urology Specialists.
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Prostate

Prostate cancer surgery
The da Vinci surgery system allows our team of robotic surgeons a magnified 3D view and micro-fine movements to get the best nerve sparing prostatectomy possible.
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Erectile Dysfunction

ED urologist
The urologist that specializes in ED can now perform a 20 minute penile prosthesis implant procedure that brings back sexual activity for men with vasculogenic impotence.
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What is a Urologist?

What is a urologist? A urologist also known as a urology specialist is a medical doctor that diagnoses and treats the bladder, the kidney, the prostate, erectile dysfunction causes, and urinary symptoms. Some urologists perform urologic surgery for cancer using the robotic da Vinci surgery system. The best urologists have experience in the entire breadth of urologic medicine giving them a more detailed, experienced, and balanced view of what will work on each patient.

What is a urologist doing that a regular doctor doesn’t? The urologist uses diagnostic instruments such as a flexible cystoscope and urodynamic machine to pinpoint the problems that occur along the urinary system. Stress incontinence, and urinary retention, are the two most common urinary problems that urology specialists address. Your regular doctor will send you to the urologist when test results and symptoms warrant it. You may be referred to the urologist when microscopic hematuria (microscopic blood in the urine) is found in a urine specimen or you find gross hematuria (seeing blood in the urine, when urinating. The urologist performs prolapse surgery which helps lift a dropped bladder back to its original position and corrects the bladder symptoms of leaking urine when coughing, laughing, and exercising.

The urologist is trained in diagnosing and treating cancer in the urinary system. Finding a urologist that has experience and has been using multiple approaches to treating cancer can help you in your decisions on how to go about treating your cancer. Simple cancer bladder tumors that are growing on the surface of the bladder wall are usually removed by the urologist with a cystoscope under anesthesia. You may also be given medication to kill any cancer cells that may be remaining in the bladder, which will be placed in your bladder once a week for 6 to 8 weeks. More complex bladder surgery is involved if the bladder tumors are growing into deeper layers of the bladder. Renal cell carcinoma is normally treated with kidney surgery to remove the cancerous kidney mass with a nephrectomy or a partial nephrectomy. Kidney stones treatment is also covered by the urologist.

The urologist diagnoses and treats the prostate for prostate symptoms that may lead to prostate cancer and BPH. Prostate surgery for prostate enlargement is a common procedure that removes the excessive prostate tissue that is closing down the urethra and not allowing the bladder to empty completely causing urinary retention which in turn causes urinary frequency. Prostate cancer surgery is usually very successful in removing the prostate cancer. Different approaches to treating prostate cancer have developed over the years which include the original prostate removal surgery called a radical prostatectomy. Other approaches have come along such as prostate radiation seed implantation, and prostate cryosurgery (freezing the prostate). Laparoscopic prostatectomy was created to minimize bleeding, reduce scaring, and shorten the recovery period. The latest and greatest approach to prostate cancer is da Vinci prostatectomy (robotic prostate removal surgery).

The urologist also diagnoses and treats testicular cancer symptoms, impotence causes, and performs vasectomy procedures. Urologists perform penile surgery for vasculogenic impotence includes either an implantation of an inflatable penile prosthesis or penis surgery for the implantation of a malleable penis implant. ED is often treated with Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra.

Natural alternative medicine is commonly used as a preventative measure. Weight reduction and eating healthy foods in the right proportions are known to reduce many medical risks. More and more people are using supplemental approaches to maintain their health with their regular medical care. These approaches include: Chinese medicines, such as acupuncture, herbal therapy, holistic specialists, and homeopathy.

“What is a urologist” website is brought to you by the Urology Specialists Miami and South Florida centers to help inform you about any urology matters that may concern you. We also have a Ask the Doctor blog so people can get answers from some of the world’s best urologists. For your convenience we have a request an appointment form online so that you can make the appointment for the day and time of your choice. Please call (305) 822-7227 for an appointment. We also offer supplements online for the bladder, kidney, prostate and ED. The following pages cover: symptoms, the bladder, the kidneys, the prostate, and what is erectile dysfunction.

 

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