At the interface between medicine and surgery, urology is concerned with the treatment of diseases of the urinary tract in men and women and the male genital system. Numerous diseases fall within its scope: bladder stones, kidney tumours, bladder tumours, prostate and testicular tumours, functional neurological disorders of the bladder, urinary tract infections, etc. In addition, urologists deal with malformations of the male genital tract, particularly in the case of infertility and erection problems.
The techniques used in urology are tending to become increasingly less aggressive. Bladder stones are treated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (destruction by the action of shock waves) or endoscopically (insertion of a tube equipped with a camera and surgical instruments into the urinary tract).
Clinics with this speciality