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 or erectile dysfunction and infections of the urinary tract are more frequently seen.
We are able to treat most urological conditions using the best medical technology available at our private hospital located in the south east of Auckland. This includes using robotics and 3D technologies to ensure patients receive the very best treatment for their condition.
Vasectomy: A tiny incision (cut or snip) is made in the scrotum and a short length of the vas deferens (the tube carrying sperm away from the testicles) is removed. This can be done in the privacy and comfort of Ormiston Hospital by one of our Urologists.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs): UTI or bladder infection can arise when bacteria migrate from the digestive tract to the urethra. Symptoms are uncomfortable and include abnormal urination, pain, incontinence, nausea, vomiting, fevers, and chills.
Incontinence: A malfunction in the urinary system can lead to involuntary loss of bladder control. In women, this may result from a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles during or after pregnancy.
Male infertility: This can result from damage to the male reproductive tract and a variety of sperm disorders. If varicoceles, an enlarged vein, is the concern surgery can sometimes help.
Urologic oncology: Treatment of cancers that relate to the urological or male reproductive system, such as bladder cancer and prostate cancer. This also includes the kidneys.
Bladder prolapse: when the tissues and muscles of the pelvic floor are no longer able to support the organs in the pelvis, the organs can drop from their usual position.
Cancers: the bladder, kidneys, prostate gland, testicles, and any other cancer that affects the urinary system or, in men, the reproductive system.
Enlarged prostate: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) affects around 1 in 3 men over the age of 50 years. This is an overgrowth of cells in the prostate gland causes the urethra to constrict which can create issues during urination. Refer to a specialists and receive treatment at Ormiston’s private hospital in Auckland.
Erectile dysfunction: The penis is unable to attain rigidity to perform sexual intercourse. This can sometimes be a symptom of an underlying condition and is best discussed with a medical professional.
Peyronie’s disease: Where scar tissue develops and can lead to a bending or curving in the penis (phimosis) during an erection that can cause pain and lead to difficulties with sex.
Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome: A chronic inflammatory bladder condition and can produce discomfort ranging.
Kidney and ureteral stones: Small, hard deposits form in the kidneys but can pass through into the ureters. They can affect urination and cause pain, nausea and vomiting.
Prostatitis: Infection or inflammation of the prostate can cause painful urination or ejaculation. It can be acute or chronic.
Undescended testes, or cryptorchidism: Normally, the testicles form inside the abdomen of a fetus and descend before birth. If one or both does not descend, sperm production can be impaired, this requires medical attention to avoid future risks.
Urethral stricture: scarring of the urethra can narrow or block the path of urine flowing from the bladder. Causes include infection, inflammation or injury. Symptoms include painful urination and reduced output. It can lead to complications such as prostatitis and urinary tract infections.
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