Directory of Services
The mission of the Urology department is to be a pre-eminent tertiary urology facility of excellence, providing compassionate, state-of-the-art patient care and clinically safe and efficient service.
SCOPE OF SERVICE
Disorders that are treated and services provided include:
Integrated Service for Urinary Tract Stones
Urology provides a complete consultant led service from the Emergency Room to the metabolic assessment and stone prevention strategy. The main emphasis is on the use of a minimally invasive approach in order to minimize the recovery period and improve patient comfort. Only the latest techniques are employed, including extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy and ureterorenoscopy.
The department is fully equipped and capable of providing a seamless treatment for all urological malignancies, starting from screening and diagnostics to terminal care. A multidisciplinary approach in consultation with oncologists is practiced where appropriate.
The physicians are capable of performing all major urological procedures, including radical prostatectomies, radical cystectomies (with or without neobladder reconstructions), and radical nephrectomies, including nephron sparing surgery where appropriate. In suitable patients, laparoscopic nephrectomies are carried out.
The department boasts a fully integrated and experienced transplantation team to deal with pre-operative work-up, surgery, and post-operative follow-up. Facilities cater for both adult and pediatric patients and the harvesting of kidneys from both cadaveric and live related donors. In order to minimize the discomfort to live related donors, laparoscopic donor nephrectomies are performed where appropriate.
Facilities are available to cater for a comprehensive range of reconstructive urology procedures. Urodynamics (and video urodynamics where indicated) can be performed. The department is capable of managing all types of urological problems, including incontinence, genitourinary fistulae, urethral strictures and neuropathic bladder.
Andrology and Infertility
A comprehensive andrology service is offered, ranging from diagnostic to therapeutic services. Full ranges of surgical services are available to manage these problems. These include surgical correction of penile abnormalities and penile implant.
There is close collaboration between the urology department and the IVF Unit to assist in providing a wide range of infertility services. Theses include microscopic epididymovasostomy or vasovasostomy, and sperm harvesting, i.e., PESA, MESA, and open testicular sperm collection.
Close collaboration exists between the department and obstetrics. All types of disorders including antenatally diagnosed and congenital anomalies are treated.
In addition to the highly specialized services, the department also caters for routine urological problems, such as inguino-scrotal disorders and prostatic diseases.