Urology is the medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the male and female urinary tract, and the male reproductive system. The main organs associated with urology include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, prostate and the male reproductive organs.
Although the specialty of urology comes under the banner of surgery, a knowledge of anatomy, physiology, general medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and other specialties is also required by a urologist because of the wide variety of clinical problems encountered.
In the last couple of decades there has been tremendous progress in the field of urology. The introduction of innovative techniques like minimal invasive surgery and greater choice of medication have improved life for people, both in terms of life expectancy as well as the quality of life. This, with other socio-economic factors has changed the demographics of the national population in how it accesses and utilizes health provisions.
Modern techniques have created a whole wrath of new challenges for us all, not withstanding the tremendous pressures that is faced by the National Health Service (NHS). I have developed this website because I am passionate about the NHS, and in particular the urological field. Like other branches of medicine, it is essential that both health professionals and patients are well informed about the current landscape in the different medical fields in order to better understand and make informed choices regarding their health.
There is plenty of available information about urology both online and through your doctor’s surgery. I would recommend that you have a look at The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) website, which exists to promote the highest standards of practice and clinical excellence in urology for the benefit of patients and medical professionals. There is amazing work being done in urology, and likewise in other medical specialties, but my expertise is in urology and this where I will concentrate in providing information and current thought. Nevertheless, it is important to be aware of the key organisations involved in urology and I have set up a section on these organisations with associated links to their websites.