Urology, concerned with the urinary tract of males and females including the kidneys, adrenal gland, urinary bladder, ureters, urethra and the male reproductive system, can be managed medically or surgically.
Surgical interventions may be used for the management of :
- Cancers, such as prostate or bladder cancer
- Stress incontinence
- Stone removal
- Congenital abnormalities
- And others
Today, laparoscopic or minimally invasive techniques can be used including robot-assisted surgery performed at the Latrobe and Westmoreland campuses with the da Vinci system. Robot-assisted surgery allows for better results, less scarring, less blood loss and pain for patients, and is ideal for various forms of prostate surgery.