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Subspecialties

General Urology

General urology covers a wide variety of diseases of the urinary tract and genital tract in men and women of all age groups, including conditions affecting the penis, testes, and scrotum, trauma to the genitourinary organs, inflammatory and infectious diseases of the urinary and genital tract and stone disease.

 

Uro-oncology

Uro-oncology include kidney, bladder, prostate, testicular and penile cancers.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand men, with around 2,500 new cases diagnosed each year. Urology Associates provide a range of treatment options including Active surveillance, hormone therapy, open or robotic prostatectomy, external beam radiation and brachytherapy.

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer affecting men between the ages of 15 and 35, but the disease also occurs in other age groups. Most testicular cancers are found by accident or while doing regular testicular self-examinations. Any changes in the way they feel should be checked by a doctor.

 

Female Incontinence

Bladder weakness is most common in women aged 30-70, especially after having children. Unfortunately many women are too embarrassed or think that "leakage" is normal. It is not! There are many ways of improving your urinary incontinence problem that do not involve surgery, though sometimes it is necessary.

Whether you suffer from leakage with activities such as running or coughing, or leak when you have to rush to the toilet you do not have to put up with it. Urology Associates can help. Our continence nurse specialist can help with pelvic floor exercises, bladder retraining techniques and electrical stimulation therapy. Our Urologists have a range of medical and surgical treatments available (including TVT sling, pubovaginal sling, rectusfascia sling). You may either ask your doctor to refer you to Urology Associates or phone us directly to receive help.

 

Urogynaecology

Urogynaecology is the clinical assessment and surgical and pharmaceutical treatment of women with lower urinary tract dysfunction, prolapse and associated problems including incontinence.

 

Paediatric Urology

Paediatric urology is the diagnosis and treatment of congenital (i.e., present at birth) and acquired urological conditions and diseases in children. Paediatric urologists treat conditions of the male reproductive tract (e.g., undescended testicle) and the male and female urinary tracts (e.g., urinary tract infection). They also offer treatment for nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting).

 

Spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries can affect the bladder. Untreated, kidney failure can be a result. These patients are treated in cooperation with the Burwood Spinal Care Unit.

 

Reconstructive Urology

Reconstructive Urology treats complex congenital, traumatic or neuropathic dysfunctional conditions of the urinary tract. These include strictures, fistula and complex incontinence and urinary diversion after cancer surgery.

 

Erectile Dysfunction

Treatment of problems with the erection of the penis.