Urology Medical Experts
Urology is the field of medicine that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. In both sexes, the urinary and reproductive tracts are close together, and disorders of one often affect the other. The organs covered by urology include the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis).
A urologist has specialized knowledge and skill regarding problems of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Because of the variety of clinical problems encountered, knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, and other specialties is required of the urologist. It is "multidisciplinary" in that the discipline includes management of "medical" (i.e., non-surgical) problems such as urinary infections and "surgical" problems such as the correction of congenital abnormalities of the urinary / reproductive systems and the surgical management of cancers involving the urinary and (male) reproductive organs.
Other subfields of urology include urologic oncology (prostate, bladder, kidney), kidney stone disease, pelvic floor disorders, voiding dysfunction, incontinence, pediatric urology, sexual dysfunction and male infertility.
The discipline combines management of medical (i.e., non-surgical) problems such as urinary infections, and surgical problems such as the correction of congenital abnormalities and the surgical management of cancers. Such abnormalities within the genital region are called genitourinary disorders. Urologists are also involved in the assessment and treatment of incontinence. Urodynamics is the study of the pressure within the urinary system and urologists often use diagnostic techniques such as flow cystometry or ambulatory urodynamic profiles to determine the best method of treatment for the patient. This could include medical prescription (e.g. oxybutynin or multiple alpha-blockers) or surgical intervention (e.g. urethral suspension/slings).
The Medical Opinions Associates panel of Board-certified medical experts in Urology covers the full range of specialty-related problems. One of our expert urologists is the Director of Urology of a major New York City hospital, having received his MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has further certification in laser ablation of the prostate, lithotripsy, and microsurgery, including vasovasotomy, vasoepididymostomy, arterial, venous, and nerve anastomoses. Another of Medical Opinions’ urologists is in private group practice in California and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has another of our Urology experts on its clinical faculty in the Department of Urology. In addition to being in private practice, this medical expert is also Chief of the Urology Department at a California children’s hospital. The UCSF has on faculty yet another Medical Opinions Associates Urology expert who focuses his practice to general and pediatric Urology and renal/pancreas transplantation.