Urology surgery is primarily for the treatment of obstructions, dysfunction, malignancies and inflammatory diseases of the colon, urogenital and gynaecological organs.
As well as management of many non-surgical problems, such as urinary infections, urologists deal with diseases, trauma and congenital abnormalities of the kidney, bladder, genitalia and urinary tract as well as male sexual and reproductive health.
This also combines with the surgical correction of incontinence and prostate problems.
Conditions that commonly dictate a need for urologic surgery include injuries to the pelvic organs, chronic urinary diseases as well as prostate infections and the treatment of cancer.
Common conditions such as kidney stones, pancreatic diseases, penile dysfunction and infections of the urinary tract are more frequently seen.
Vasectomy: A tiny incision (cut) is made in the scrotum and a short length of the vas deferens (the tube carrying sperm away from the testicles where it is produced) is removed.