Best Urology treatments in Switzerland
Urology treatments and clinics in Switzerland, Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, Lucerne, Basel, Ticino
At the interface between medicine and surgery, urology is concerned with the treatment of diseases of the urinary tract in men and women and the male genital system. Numerous diseases fall within its scope: bladder stones, kidney tumours, bladder tumours, prostate and testicular tumours, functional neurological disorders of the bladder, urinary tract infections, etc. In addition, urologists deal with malformations of the male genital tract, particularly in the case of infertility and erection problems. The techniques used in urology are tending to become increasingly less aggressive. Bladder stones are treated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (destruction by the action of shock waves) or endoscopically (insertion of a tube equipped with a camera and surgical instruments into the urinary tract).
The urinary and reproductive tracts are closely linked, and disorders of one often affect the other. Thus a major spectrum of the conditions managed in urology exists under the domain of genitourinary disorders. Urology combines the management of medical (i.e., non-surgical) conditions such as urinary tract infections and benign prostatic hyperplasia, with the management of surgical conditions such as bladder or prostate cancer, kidney stones, congenital abnormalities, traumatic injury, and stress incontinence.
Urology has traditionally been on the cutting-edge of surgical technology in the field of medicine; including minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgery, laser assisted surgeries, and a host of other unique scope-procedures. Urologists are well-trained in open and minimally-invasive techniques, employing real-time ultrasound guidance, fiber-optic endoscopic equipment, and various lasers in the treatment of multiple benign and malignant conditions. In addition, urologists are pioneers in the use of robotics in laparoscopic surgery. Urology is closely related to (and urologists often collaborate with the practitioners of) the medical fields of oncology, nephrology, gynaecology, andrology, pediatric surgery, colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, and endocrinology.
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