Urologists and specialist nursing staff offer a district-wide service to patients with urological conditions such as diseases of the kidneys, bladder, urinary tract and male reproductive organs.
Assessment clinics are based at Leicester General Hospital, where a patient can expected to be assessed, investigated and diagnosed within one visit to the hospital.
Urologists (also known as urological surgeons) treat problems of the female urinary system and the male genitourinary tract. They diagnose and treat disorders of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs.
Common open surgery procedures include:
- removal of bladder, kidney or prostrate to treat cancer
- kidney stone removal
- formation of a stoma to divert urine into a bag
- bladder reconstruction after removal