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Urology

The department of Urology at Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad is dedicated to provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical care in all aspects of adult and paediatric urology. We provide patient oriented management of cancer and benign urological diseases by integrating and leveraging our combined expertise.
 
We also offer comprehensive Urological care for congenital disorders, stone disease, urological cancers, incontinence, infertility, erectile dysfunction etc. Comprehensive Urological services in the form of Lithotripsy, Endo-urology, TURP and laparoscopic urological surgeries are routinely performed.
 
The Urology specialty has all the necessary equipments including urodynamics machine, lithotripsy, Laser machine, flexible laparoscopic instruments etc.
 
We treat
  • Comprehensive care for the urinary stone diseases
  • Lithotripsy
  • Percutaneous Renal Surgery (PCM)
  • Intra-renal stone surgery by flexible scopes and laser lithotripsy
  • Endourology
  • Minimally Invasive surgery (Keyhole or laparoscopic surgery)
  • Laparoscopic Donor nephrectomy
  • Laser For Prostatic Surgery
  • Urodynamics
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Urological Cancers
  • Female Urology
  • Paediatric urology
  • Reconstructive Urology

 

Renal Stones
Renal stone or calculus or lithiasis is one of the most common diseases of the urinary tract. It occurs more frequently in men than in women.. It shows a familial predisposition. Urinary calculus is a stone-like body composed of urinary salts bound together by a colloid marix of organic materials. It consists of a nucleus around which concentric layers of urinary salts are deposited. When a stone causes no symptoms, watchful waiting is a valid option. For symptomatic stones, pain control is usually the first measure, using medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opioids. More severe cases may require surgical intervention. For example, some stones can be shattered into smaller fragments using extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Some cases require more invasive forms of surgery.
 
Examples of these are cystoscopic procedures such as laser lithotripsy or percutaneous techniques such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Sometimes, a tube (ureteral stent) may be placed in the ureter to bypass the obstruction and alleviate the symptoms, as well as to prevent ureteral stricture after ureteroscopic stone removal.
 
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), benign enlargement of the prostate (BEP), adenofibromyomatous hyperplasia and incorrectly referred to benign prostatic hypertrophy, is an increase in size of the prostate. When sufficiently large, the nodules compress the urethral canal to cause partial, or sometimes virtually complete, obstruction of the urethra, which interferes with the normal flow of urine. It leads to symptoms of urinary hesitancy, frequent urination, dysuria (painful urination), increased risk of urinary tract infections, and urinary retention. Although prostate specific antigen levels may be elevated in these patients because of increased organ volume and inflammation due to urinary tract infections, BPH does not lead to cancer or increase the risk of cancer.

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