Expert Urology at Phoenix Hospital Group
It is estimated that 1 in 2 of us will experience a urology condition in our lifetime. September is Urology Awareness Month. In addition, September 20th–24th has been deemed Urology Week for 2021. This year’s theme is incontinence, a condition that affects up to 20% of the population. Urology Awareness Month has been running since 2014 with the aim of encouraging discussions, sharing experiences and insights around urology.
What is Urology?
Urological health is important. Urology is a branch of healthcare that deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract (kidney, ureters, bladder and urethra). It also deals with the male reproductive organs (penis, testes, prostate).
Urology is known as a surgical speciality. Besides surgery, a urologist is a doctor with knowledge of internal medicine, paediatrics, gynaecology and other branches of healthcare.
When to see a Urologist
Both men and women might seek the help of a urologist. Common symptoms that indicate you should book an appointment with a urologist are:
For men and women: blood in urine, pain or burning while urinating (a sign of urinary tract infection), frequent need to urinate or difficulty urinating, incontinence, pain in the lower stomach or groin.
For men: difficulty attaining or retaining an erection, fertility issues, elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen, a blood marker of prostate health), a mass or pain in the testicles, enlarged prostate.
Urology services at Phoenix Group
At Phoenix Hospital Group’s Urology Clinic, our Consultants can make an assessment and diagnose a wide range of conditions using the latest scanning technologies that we have in-house.
We offer a full range of inpatient and outpatient treatments for conditions such as:
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Prostate Cancer
- Urinary Incontinence
- Kidney Stones
- Overactive bladder
- Surgery for benign scrotal lumps
The prostate is a small gland that is an essential part of the male reproductive system. It’s supposed to be the size and the shape of a walnut. The prostate helps make some of the fluid in the semen, which carries sperm from the testicles. With age, the prostate can become larger. It’s a normal part of aging for most men. Because it surrounds part of the urethra, the enlarged prostate can squeeze the tube, causing problems while urinating.
At Phoenix, we also have a dedicated Prostate Clinic with urologists that are expert in all aspects of prostate conditions, from benign Prostatic Hyperplasia through more serious conditions like prostate cancer. This includes Ablation Therapy, one of the newest treatment for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). With Ablation Therapy, patients can get significant symptom relief with less risk of side effects that impact their quality of life compared to surgical therapy.
Bulkamid® for female incontinence
Bulkamid® is a treatment for female incontinence approved by the FDA. It is a urethral bulking agent used for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. It is a soft hydrogel, a material made of 97% of water and 3% of polyacrylamide.
At Phoenix, we offer treatment with Bulkamid® and patients report improvement of symptoms as soon as they leave the doctor’s office.