Urologists provide a wide variety of fine, invasive diagnostic and ambulatory treatment procedures including:
Cystoscopy – including biopsy of the bladder.
Advanced imaging techniques such as trans-rectal ultrasound for diagnosing prostate problems.
Ultrasound with the Doppler Effect for diagnosing vascular problems of the reproductive system and causal factors of sexual dysfunction.
Urodynamic assessment of bladder dysfunction.
Urologic operations (laparoscopic, trans-urethral, or open):
Prostatectomy for benign enlargement and/or malignant tumors of the prostate.
Partial and/or total bladder resection in malignancies.
Kidneys and urethral resections.
Special surgical procedures correcting sexual dysfunction, infertility, and incontinence.
Surgical and ultrasonic removal of kidney stones.
A combination of intravesical instillation of a cytotoxic drug and warming the bladder to 420C with microwave energy (the Synergo technique). This new technology is believed to achieve better results than intravesical chemotherapy alone.
Cryotherapy is a method of freezing of the prostate, using electrodes that deliver very low temperatures into the prostate. The procedure is done under regional or general anesthesia. The prostate is freezed and thawed several times during one treatment session. The physical effect of freezing and thawing results in complete destruction of the tissue including the malignant growth within the prostate.
Cryotherapy of kidney tumors has been used during the last 5 years and the results were very good. In 92% of the cases the tumors were completely destroyed by the technique with no significant side effects to the patients.
And unique urologic operations designated to correct various congenital defects are carried out by Pediatric Urologists.
An advanced technique utilizing radioactive iodine isotopic implants in the prostate, for treating prostate cancer is also available. This technique allows a minimal detriment to the quality of life of the patients. According to research findings, this approach has received widespread favor internationally and its reputation is excellent.
Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery carries inherent advantages to the patient, including a decrease in post operative pain, shorter hospital stay, shorter convalesce and a better cosmetic result. During the last decade, laparoscopic surgery has rapidly spread in the urological field.
Laparoscopy is successfully applied for surgery of the adrenal gland and the kidney (including cases of kidney tumors). Performing laparoscopy, instead of open surgery, for living donors increased the public willingness to donate kidneys worldwide. Reconstructive surgery of the ureter and renal pelvis is feasible and effective.
In women, the laparoscopic management of pelvic floor dysfunction offers a definitive treatment for problems such as cystocele & rectocele (vaginal vault prolapse of all degrees), uterine prolapse and associated urinary incontinence.
In men, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy may be offered for localized prostate cancer, with excellent results in terms of disease control, urinary continence and preservation of erectile function.