The Urology department at Narayana Health provides facilities for a wide range of basic and specialised urological investigations and treatments with world-class expertise in all aspects of urological care. Our department is one of the few national centres which offers highly specialised tests such as video urodynamics and template prostate biopsy.
We are one of the first to introduce steroid-free immunosuppression in renal transplant surgeries, thereby significantly reducing the risk of steroid-induced infective complications.
Some common urological conditions we treat include:
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Bladder prolapse
- Hematuria (blood in the urine)
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Interstitial cystitis (also called painful bladder syndrome)
- Overactive bladder
- Prostatitis (swelling of the prostate gland)
Diagnosis: What to expect?
Generally, a urologist will start with one or more of the following tests to find out what condition you have:
- They may perform imaging tests like a CT scan, MRI scan or ultrasound to check inside the urinary tract.
- Urologists might order a cystoscopy procedure, which involves advancing a thin scope called cystoscope in your body to see the inside of the urethra and bladder.
- A cystogram procedure can allow urologists to take an X-ray image of the bladder.
- To check how fast urine leaves the body during urination, a post-void residual urine test is conducted. It also shows the amount of urine left in the bladder after the patient urinates.
- Urine sample test can be done to check for infection-causing bacteria in the urine.
- Urodynamic testing may be performed to check the pressure and volume inside the bladder.
Surgical Procedures in Urology
Urologists are trained to perform different types of surgery, which may include:
- biopsies of the bladder, kidneys, or prostate
- a cystectomy to remove the bladder for cancer treatment
- a kidney transplant to replace a damaged kidney with a healthy one
- extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy that breaks up kidney stones so that they can be removed easily
- a procedure to open a blockage
- a repair of damage due to injury
- prostatectomy to remove all or part of the prostate gland for the treatment of prostate cancer
- repair or reconstruction of urinary organs that aren’t well-formed
- a sling procedure for the treatment of urinary incontinence. Here, strips of mesh are used to support the urethra and keep it closed.
- ureteroscopy for the removal of stones from the ureter and kidneys
- vasectomy, a procedure followed to prevent pregnancy. It involves cutting and tying the vas deferens or the tube sperm travel through to produce semen
- transurethral resection of the prostate for the removal of excess tissue from an enlarged prostate
- transurethral needle ablation of the prostate that removes excess tissue from an enlarged prostate
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
- Medical treatments and Psychosexual Counselling
- Penile Prosthetic Surgery
- Penile Straightening Surgery
- Microscopic Surgery for Infertility
2. Female Urology
- Treatment of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
- Minimally Invasive Surgery for Stress Incontinence (Synthetic Slings)
- Evaluation with Video Urodynamics (One of the Few Centres in South India)
- Intravesical Botulinum Toxin Injections under Local Anaesthesia (Only Centre in India)
- Artificial Urinary Sphincter Insertion
4. Reconstructive Urology
- Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
- Buccal Mucosa Urethroplasty for Urethral Strictures
- Neobladder Reconstruction and Bladder Augmentation
5. Renal Transplantation
- Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy Programme
6. Stone Treatments
- Endoscopic Ureteric And Renal Stone Surgery with Laser Key Hole Surgery For Renal Stones
7. Prostate Diseases
- Endoscopic Prostate Surgery (Conventional and Holmium Laser)
- Kidney Cancer - Laparoscopic Nephrectomy and Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy Bladder Cancer - Transurethral Bladder Tumour Removal and Radical Cystectomy
- (Open and Laparoscopic)
- Prostate Cancer - Radical Prostatectomy (Open and Laparoscopic)
- Testis Cancer - Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection (RPLND)
- Penile Cancer - Penile Conserving Surgeries with Reconstruction and dynamic Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (Only Centre in India)
- Blood in your urine
- Pain or burning sensation
- Frequent need to urinate
- Pain in your pelvis or lower back
- Men may also need to visit a urologist if you observe these symptoms
- Decreased sexual desire
- Lump in the testicle
- Cancers concerning bladder, kidneys, penis, testicles and prostate glands
- Erectile dysfunction
- Kidney stones
- Urinary tract infections
- Interstitial cystitis
- Bladder prolapses
- Cancers concerning bladder, kidneys, and adrenal glands
- Urinary tract infections
- Urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary tract structure problem
- Undescended testicles
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): This is a disease where the prostate gland increases in size. BPH is not directly connected to the prostate gland and is mostly observed in older men.
Urinary Incontinence: This refers to a loss of bladder control
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s): Pathogenic bacteria or viruses enter the urinary tract and causes infection.
Kidney Stones: Deposits are formed in the kidneys and cause mild to excruciating pain when passed through urine.
- Excessive fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of your legs, feet and ankles
- Reduced urine flow