What Is Urology?
Urology is the surgical specialty that focuses on the genitourinary tract of men and women, and on the reproductive system of men. Urologists are physicians that specialize in the field of urology. They are trained to evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage patients with urological disorders.
The organs covered by the specialty of urology include the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra and the male reproductive organs. Urology combines management of medical, or non-surgical, problems such as urinary infections and surgical problems such as the correction of congenital abnormalities and the surgical management of cancers.
What Is Urogynecology?
Urogynecology is a surgical sub-specialty that combines Obstetrics and Gynecology with Urology and is dedicated to the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women. The pelvic floor is comprised of muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and nerves that help hold up and control the rectum, uterus, vagina and bladder. Men also have a pelvic floor that supports pelvic organs, the bladder and the rectum.
Urology of Indiana has both Urologists and Urogynecologists that specialize in their respective fields of medicine.