There are many reasons why a patient might see a urologist, ranging from the relatively simple urinary tract infection all the way to the far more complicated kidney transplant surgery. But even the simple UTI may reflect the presence of other conditions or diseases – and urologists are trained specialists who deal with diseases of the male and female urinary systems, and with the reproductive system in men.
Treatment of kidney stones is one common reason for seeing a urologist, and it’s a procedure that has changed over time because of improved technology. So has the practice of urology itself: surgical microscopes, endoscopic techniques, laparoscopic techniques and the relatively new use of lasers are revolutionizing the way urologists are caring for patients.
Male sexual dysfunction often is treated by a urologist, including infertility and impotence problems, and both the increased demand for, and advances in reproductive care require a urologist’s expertise.
|Total number of Urologists on Doctor.com:||13590|
|Percentage of Urologists who are listed as "Board Certified" on Doctor.com:||100%|
|Urologists listed on Doctor.com have been practicing for an average of:||30.3 year(s)|
|Average ProfilePoints™ score for Urologists:||39/80|
|Average Overall User Rating for Urologists:||3 (out of 5)|