What does a urologist do?

December 18, 2013

A urologist is a specialist who deals with problems of the urinary system which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, and urethra.  In addition to the urinary system, a urologist also sees male patients for issues with erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and pain in the prostate or testicles.

There can be some confusion between a urologist and nephrologist, since both specialists treat disorders of the kidneys. While both specialists may work together on certain cases, a urologist will mostly take care of anything physically or structurally wrong with the kidney, usually surgically. A nephrologist deals more with kidney function medically. Urologists perform a variety of surgeries including kidney stone treatment, prostate removal, surgical treatment for prostate enlargement, kidney removal, removal of kidney tumors, circumcision, and vasectomy.

Please call to schedule an appointment with an Austin urologist for preventative/follow-up care: 512-694-8888