Urology is the surgical speciality that focuses on the urinary tracts of men and women, and on the reproductive system of men. Medical professionals specialising in the field of urology are called urologists and are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with urological disorders.
The organs covered by urology include the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, prostate, urethra, and the male reproductive organs.
Guidance for patients
Urology is a specialty that cares for patients with a wide variety of different conditions, each of which require specific advice and guidance. Our website provides patient information leaflets which offer guidance for specific urology conditions and procedures.
What should I do if my health is deteriorating?
If you have been referred to the urology department and are awaiting an appointment, please contact your GP if you feel that your condition is deteriorating.
If you have already been seen by a clinician in the urology department and are awaiting investigation or treatment then please contact either your GP or the department directly using the details below.
The following are examples of situations, which might indicate that your condition is worsening:-
- Recurrent urine infections and / or episodes of urinary sepsis
- Increased pain that does not respond to over-the-counter medication