What is Urology?

June 4, 2021

Urology is a specialized type of health care that deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract. This includes the bladder, kidney, and ureters for men and women, as well as the prostate, penis, scrotum and testes for men.

Additionally, urology addresses reproductive conditions such as male infertility. Urology is known as a surgical specialty, however many conditions are treated medically as well.

The scope of urology is big and the American Urological Association has named seven subspecialty parts:

  • Pediatric Urology (children’s urology)
  • Urologic Oncology (urologic cancers)
  • Renal (kidney) Transplant
  • Male Infertility
  • Female Urology
  • Neurourology (nervous system control of genitourinary organs)

Conditions that are typically treated in urology include: bladder problems, urinary tract infections, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, kidney blockage, kidney stones, overactive bladder, incontinence, prostate issues, prostate cancer screening, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, infertility, prostate cancer, testicular conditions.

If you are in need of urologic care, contact Austin Urology Institute to schedule a consultation with any provider at 512.694.8888.