What does a urologist do?

October 24, 2014

If you’ve noticed something unusual with your body and chosen to see a urologist, or been referred to a urologist by another doctor, you may not know what to expect or what a urologist actually treats.

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.

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.

If you’ve been looking for an Austin urologist, Dr. Shaw and Austin Urology Institute diagnose and treat a variety of urologic conditions.