Urology

Urology

Avicenna Urology department is composed of the following sections:

Open Prostatectomy Surgery

A surgery that removes the entire prostate and the surrounding tissues as a treatment for men with prostate cancer or enlargement. It covers different techniques, that include :

Simple prostatectomy in prostate enlargement situations, in which the surgeon makes a small incision in lower abdomen to remove the prostate.

Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

TURP technique

Laser prostatectomy

Laser transurethral prostatectomy

Infertility

Urology department also includes Infertility treatment. Drugs treatment: In some cases, after several laboratory tests for semen and sperm status, several medications can be taken, after doctors confirmation.

Surgical therapies:  in case of  treating varicocele, which accounts as a primary cause of reproductive problems.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold your urine until you get to a toilet.

Happens as your bladder’s supporting muscles weaken. As a result,, you will have urine leakage.

This condition may be temporary or chronic, depending on its cause; as aging, Pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, neurologic injury, birth defects, and many other different health problems.

Types of Urinary Incontinence:

Urge Incontinence

In which the patient feels the urge to urinate. Hence, cannot delay urination, and feel the urgent and frequent need to urinate constantly even when the bladder is not full. Also, it occurs several times an hour.

It can be treated by bladder training

Stress Incontinence

Due to the weakness of pelvic floor muscles, consequently, that any sudden stress or pressure on the abdomen area such as coughing, sneezing, or weight lifting, leads to immediate bladder compression and stimulate the urine flow unintentionally.

It may be a result of pregnancy, childbirth or weight gain

Overflow incontinence

incompletely emptying the bladder,thus always remains overflowed. As a result, it leads to continuous leakage of urine, because the flexor muscles are not working properly due to nerve defect

Mixed incontinence

Has the symptoms of more than one type of urinary incontinence

Other types of Incontinence

includes the Urethral incontinence that develops after surgical procedure or a disease., or as a result of fistula development

How incontinence is treated?

The treatment methods include certain bladder training for increasing your bladder control, for instance KEGEL trainings which covers pelvic and bladder exercises.

Or by taking several medications and hormones that can reduce many types of leakages.

In some cases, the physician may suggest a surgical option.

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