Department of Urology
Urology, a branch of medicine, also known as genitourinary surgery focuses on the medical and surgical diseases of the urinary tract system. The kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, female and the male reproductive organs, viz testes, epididymis, prostate and the penis, come under the branch of Urology. The urinary and the reproductive tracts are linked to each other, thus disorder in one effect the other organ. Urology combines the management of non-surgical conditions, such as urinary tract infections and benign prostatic hyperplasia, with the management of surgical conditions like bladder or prostate cancer, kidney stones, congenital abnormalities, traumatic injury, and stress incontinence.
AINU, offer sophisticated care with the passion to serve the people in need, by setting benchmarks for care using the latest possible techniques. We have a strong relationship amongst our doctors, nurses, administrative staff and family members of the patients, to ensure that utmost importance is given to each and every one. We have equipped with the state of the art equipment for evidence-based treatment. Our labs have the latest equipment, which responds with the results that have the minimum lead time.
We have a holistic approach to prostate cancer care. The treatment is given using lasers, in which we are the leaders in the field. Our team leaves no stone unturned to ensure that our passion for quality and service is felt by the patient and their caretakers respectively.
Urology is a branch of renal sciences that deals with surgical issues related to the genito-urinary system. Together with nephrology, it helps provide comprehensive care to patients suffering from ailments of the genitor-urinary system. The urology treatment and urology surgery at AINU, which is one of the best urology hospitals in India, is a team approach. It ensures that treatment of patients seeking urology surgery and care is seamless, smooth and of the highest standards. Being a dedicated uro-nephro tertiary care centre, AINU aims to provide the most advanced treatment to its patients in an affordable way. The team of urologists (urology specialists) focus on providing the best urology care with the help of the state-of-the infrastructure available at AINU. Every aspect of treatment of the urological ailments is covered in detail with thorough evaluation, individualised planning of therapy best suited for each patient and dedicated follow-up post treatment to ensure recovery is uneventful. At AINU, there is a keen focus on identifying the problem at the earliest stage so that best possible outcomes can be delivered to the patient and also focussing on prevention of diseases in the future by getting to the root cause of the problem. The aim at AINU is to provide a complete hand holding through the entire journey of treatment to the patient and their family members in an empathetic manner with humane touch.
Diseases covered under the branch of urology
There is a wide array of ailment that is covered under the branch of urology. It deals with treating with medical and surgical intervention problems affecting the urinary system. It also deals with the ailments affecting the male genital organs. The spectrum includes issues like urinary tract infections, kidney stones, benign prostatic hyperplasia, congenital abnormalities of the genitor-urinary system, urethral stricture, traumatic injury to the genitor-urinary system, urinary incontinence issues like stress incontinence, erectile dysfunction, male sexual health issues, cancers of kidney, urinary bladder, prostate and testes, etc.
Urinary tract infections are one of the commonest problems affecting the general community. Most often the first point of contact could be a general physician or family physician. However, the expertise to get to the root cause of the infection for complete treatment and prevention of further recurrence of infections is the expert domain of an urologist. Identifying and correcting the cause of urinary tract infections is essential in optimal care of the patient.
Kidney stones are increasing in incidence with rapid change in lifestyle and dietary patterns. Treatment of kidney stones is one of the main aspects of urological services. It involves identifying the stones early enough prior to any complications, treating the pain arising from the stones, clearance of stones with the help of wide spectrum of advanced technologies, evaluation of the cause for stone formation and prevention of recurrence of stones in the future. Treating kidney stone patients with a holistic approach is essential to safeguard the kidney from recurrent damage of repeated stone formation.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known benign prostatic enlargement, is a common affliction of men above the age of 50years. The enlargement of prostate creates difficulty in passing urine with need to strain, incomplete emptying and need to go frequently to void. This problem needs the expert evaluation by a urologist in order to assess the severity of the issue and formulate the line of treatment best suited for each individual based on multiple parameters. The treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) includes conservative management with lifestyle modifications, medical management with regular tablets and surgical intervention. Surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia is now performed with the help of advanced laser systems in order to reduce the amount of blood loss, reduce the duration of recovery and hospital stay.
Urology also caters to the patients with various congenital abnormalities of the genitor-urinary system such as pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO), vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR), hypospadias, ureterocoele, megaureter, posterior urethral valves (PUV), etc. Thorough evaluation of the extent of the abnormality and appropriate correction is mandatory for optimal outcomes.
Urethral stricture disease refers to the narrowing of the urinary passage leading to troublesome difficulty in passing urine and in turn leading to complication such as repeated infections, damage to bladder and kidneys. Urethral stricture evaluation and assessment of severity is performed by the urologists and treatment is individualised. Often patients need specialised reconstructive surgery for correction of the stricture. There is a dedicated section for specifically catering to the needs of the urethral stricture patients.
Urinary incontinence is another major area of care that urologist provide. The leakage of urine could be stress incontinence or urge incontinence. The patients need thorough evaluation with the help of proper assessment and sophisticated technology. The diagnosis of incontinence often needs the availability of urodynamic study which gives conclusive information about the problem and helps immensely in initiating best possible therapy for the patients. Presence of dedicated section dealing with these patients helps in improving the patient experience and optimising the results of treatment as well.
Male sexual health concerns including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, penile curvatures, penile issues hindering with sexual activity are the area of main focus by the andrology and male health section of urology department. It also covers the evaluation and diagnosis of male infertility issues. Erectile dysfunction evaluation and structure treatment protocols individualised to the patients requirements helps achieve best results and satisfaction. The treatment options are many and each patient has to be assessed and put on the optimum therapy.
Uro-oncology section of urology deals with the care of cancers of urinary system and male genital organs. It deals with the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of cancers of kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, prostate, testis, penis and urethra. Maintaining the optimum balance between oncological therapy and functional preservation of the organs is the key point in achieving the best recovery from the ailment of cancer. Organ and function preservation is of major concern to have a good quality of life after cancer therapy. Individualised care during follow-up is of paramount importance in order to ensure that the