What is a urologist?

A urologist is a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis & treatment of conditions of the urinary tract in both males & females. They deal with diseases of the kidneys, ureters, bladder & urethra, as well as organs of the male reproductive system (penis, testicles and prostate). Urology is a surgical specialty. Besides surgery a urologist is a doctor with wisdom in internal medicine, paediatrics, gynaecology & other parts of medicine too.

When should I see a urologist?

Men’s health

Erectile dysfunction  

Benign prostatic hypertrophy (non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate)  

Prostate cancer  

Other urological cancers (Kidney, ureter, bladder, penile & testicular) 

Scrotal or testicular pain 

Male Infertility  

Peyronie’s disease 




Kidney stones 

Urethral stricture 

Women’s health

Bladder prolapse 

Pelvic organ prolapse 

Urinary Incontinence  

Recurrent Urinary tract Infections 

Overactive bladder  

Painful bladder syndrome 

Kidney stones 

Children’s health

Foreskin problems (phimosis, paraphimosis) 




Undescended testicle 

Vesicoureteric reflux  

Pelviureteric Junction Obstruction 

Posterior urethral valves 

Congenital hydronephrosis (dilatation of the kidneys) 

Ambiguous genetalia & disorders of sexual differentiation 

Testicular torsion 

Spina Bifida & neuropathic bladder 

UTI’s and pyelonephritis