Urology is a special field covering the organs of the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder and urethra) and the male reproductive system (prostate, testis and penis etc.) The diseases related to the adrenal gland and the retroperitoneum are also an object for urology. Urology has responsibility for the entire process of medical management from diagnosis (including endoscopic diagnosis) through therapeutic medicine to follow-up management.
Content of treatment
There are variety of diseases in the field of urology, such as urological cancers (prostate cancer, renal cancer, urothelial cancer and testicular cancer etc.) and urinary dysfunction (benign prostate hyperplasia, overactive bladder and urinary incontinence etc.). Furthermore, urology also encompasses female urology, pediatric urology, male sexual dysfunction, male infertility, urinary infection and urinary stone. In our department, professional staffs in each fields can manage a wide range of urological diseases in specialty outpatient clinic. A woman doctor is always in charge of outpatient clinic for female urology. Urology is a part of surgery and our department can offer a variety of options including the state-of-the-art treatment as well as the standardized medicine and surgery while considering the efficacy, safety and invasiveness of treatment, and quality of life for patients. For examples, there are a lot of options such as robot assisted surgery, laparoscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery, highly difficult open surgery, urinary diversion, percutaneous cancer targeted therapy, new medical treatment, new function-sparing therapy, the latest radiation therapy, active surveillance and palliative care. We can provide accurate information in order for patients to select the best option in their own situations. I believe that patients’ proactive decision (adherence) is one of the most important keys that leads to the success of the treatment.