Patients of both sexes with diseases of the urogenital tract are cared for in the Urology Department. The specialists are confronted daily with disorders due to cancer, male and female incontinence, stone ailments, infertility and impotence, to name only a few. Understanding, discreet discussions and counselling are especially important in this specialty.
A variety of specialised methods are used to diagnose urological disorders, such as urine analysis, and use of ultrasound, computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The urologist is able to call upon a variety of drugs for treatment. If necessary he will operate to, for instance, disintegrate kidney stones or remove an enlarged prostate via the urinary tract.
The paramount goal is maintaining as much quality of life as possible, using minimally invasive procedures. In case an operative procedure becomes necessary, the effort is directed toward employing a surgical technology that protects the tissue and conserves as much blood as possible. The most modern operative (da Vinci technology, laser) and diagnostic technologies support the activities. As a result, there is a reduction in pain and a shortened rehabilitation phase. The high standard of technology can also mean significant uncertainty for the patients. Human caring and extensive patient education are a matter of course for our urologists.