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Urology

The Ruesch Clinic involves professionals of different medical backgrounds in this area of the clinic. 

General Information

Urology is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases related to the urinary tract in men and women and often also problems related to the male reproductive system. The specialist in this medical field is called a urologist. In some cases, the urologist can approach the diseases related to his field surgically. Urologists can practice their profession in hospitals, private clinics and urological centers.

The urinary tract, also called the renal system and urinary tract, is formed by the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Its function is to eliminate waste material from our body. The kidneys are the organs that filter the waste material present inside the blood and produce urine. On the kidneys there are adrenal glands, which release hormones. The ureters are tubes through which urine passes from the kidneys to the bladder. The bladder is a bag in which urine is stored. Urethra is the tube through which urine passes out of our body starting from the bladder.

Urologists also often deal with the male reproductive system that is formed by the penis, which is the organ through which the urine and sperm, the prostate, pass, which adds liquid to the sperm in order to produce seminal fluid and testicles, which produce sperm and the male hormone, testosterone.

There are specialist branches within urology:

  • Female urology, which deals with diseases related to the female reproductive system and urinary tract in women.
  • Male infertility, which deals with problems related to infertility in humans.
  • Neurourology, which focuses on urinary problems related to the sphere of the nervous system.
  • Pediatric urology, which deals with urinary problems in children.
  • Urological oncology, which focuses on neoplasms of the urinary system, such as bladder cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicles, etc.
    Insights

    Le patologie

    Urology deals with a wide spectrum of diseases that affect the urinary and reproductive systems of women and men.

    In men, urologists deal with:

    • Bladder cancer
    • Kidney cancer
    • Penile cancer
    • Testicular cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Adrenal gland tumor
    • Enlarged prostate
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Infertility
    • Interstitial cystitis
    • Kidney diseases
    • Kidney stones
    • Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate)
    • Urinary tract infections
    • varicocele

    In women, however, urologists can take care of:

    • Bladder prolapse (cystocele)
    • Bladder cancer
    • Kidney cancer
    • Adrenal gland tumor
    • Interstitial cystitis
    • Kidney stones
    • Bladder hyperactivity
    • Urinary tract infections

    In children urologists take care of:

    • Enuresis
    • Problems and obstructions of the urinary tract structure
    • Retested testicles

    When to contact a urologist

    In the presence of certain symptoms it may be advisable or necessary to make an appointment with a urologist. Having problems with incontinence, noting the presence of blood in the urine, experiencing pain in the pelvic or renal region, pain during urination or problems with urination, can all be signs to visit a urologist, to determine the causes of certain symptoms and find a solution.

    A urologist can use various types of diagnostic tests to determine the disease that affects the patient and find a cure. It can use the tools of diagnostic imaging, perform a cistogram (images collected with x-rays of the bladder), a cystoscopy (an examination carried out using a small tube that allows you to see the inside of the urethra and bladder), the analysis of urine and urodynamic tests.

    Surgical urologists can perform various types of operations, including:

    • Bladder, kidney or prostate biopsy
    • Cystectomy, an operation aimed at removing the bladder in order to treat cancer
    • Extracorporeal shock wave litrotrissia, useful in the treatment of kidney stones
    • Kidney transplantation
    • Prostatectomy, or total or partial removal of the prostate due to prostate cancer
    • Transurethral resection of the prostate, or resection of excess tissue of an enlarged prostate
    • Utereroscopia
    • Vasectomy

    Urology Naples

    The best medical specialists in Naples belong to the Ruesch Clinic, forming a pool of top-level professionals capable of satisfying every health need for all our Neapolitan patients or those from other regions of Italy.

    Strumentazione

    Alta tecnologia e strumentazioni di grande qualità sono un punto di forza della clinica

    Professionisti

    Profili medici riconoscibili e sempre disponibili a fornire un consulto professionale

    Posizione

    La clinica è situata in una posizione strategia ed è facilmente accessibile ai nostri pazienti

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