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Mission of Urology

The mission of Department of Urology is to provide unequalled urologic care in a compassionate setting. The department also seeks to make significant contributions to the field of urology through research and training of future urologic specialists.

The Department of Urology was established in 2003. The Super specialty MCh course was started in 2011 with an intake of 1 candidate. The number was increased to 2 from 2015 after the MCI inspection.

The Department of Urology strives hard to cure or reduce suffering from urologic disease and disability. The faculty offer the latest in specialized care for a wide range of urologic problems and strives to provide all patients with individualized, and compassionate care.

Future Activities
  • To start Renal Transplantation programme





Urology specialises in:
  1. 24 hr. Urological Services including Trauma Care.
  2. Uro- Andrology – problems only men have – male sexual problems or infertility (unable to have a baby).
  3. EndoUrology and Lithotripsy – EndoUrology is procedures (to diagnose and treat) done through instruments; eg cystoscope, laparoscope.
  4. Lithotripsy - breaking up stones with the shock wave.
  5. Female Urology - problems of the urinary tract in ladies.
  6. Paediatric & Reconstructive Urology – children having problems with the bladder & kidneys and the urinary or genital tract. These may be from birth or from injury or disease.
  7. Uro-Oncology – cancer of the kidneys, bladder, prostate, testis, penis & adrenals.

    SpecialX-rays Urology patients often need special X-rays – these include:

    Intravenous urogram (IVU) – an intravenous contrast (like a dye or colouring that shows up on x-rays) is injected in to the patients arm. This then goes into the blood and out through the kidneys. So when an x-ray is taken the “contrast” shows up the shape of the kidneys, ureter and bladder (the ureter connects the kidneys to the bladder).

    Micturating cystograms (MCU)– a catheter is put in through the urethra into the bladder. The contrast (like in the IVU) is put in through the catheter (the urethra is the tube from the outside to the bladder – we pass water (pee) through the urethra). Then the patient has to pass urine (pee) and x-ray pictures of the bladder and urethra are taken during this.

    Ultrasound (USG) – special pictures of the kidney and bladder can be taken without using x-ray. Different information can be seen. USG, ultrasonography, uses sound waves to do this.

    Computerised tomography (CT Scan) – x-rays show the kidneys and bladder in detail.

    Magnetic resonance images (MRI) – special pictures show details of the kidney and bladder

    Urine Flow Rate: Another useful test looks at how fast the urine is passed – the urine flow rate or uroflowmetry. Patients go to counter 240 with the receipt of payment and will get an appointment date and time and instructions. This test is done both in 240 and in the lithotripsy suite next to U ward. Patients need to pass at least 200 ml of urine for the test to give good results. So sometimes this test may have to be done again.

    Post Void Residual (PVR): This looks at how well the bladder empties. No injections or catheters are needed. The patient passes urine – the technical word is “voids”. Then an ultrasound of the bladder is done and this can measure how much urine/water is left in the bladder after passing urine (voiding).

    Extracorporeal Shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL): Stones can form in the kidney. Small ones often pass on their own, in the urine. Larger ones need treatment. Shock wave lithotripsy uses “shock waves” like vibrations to break up the stone, then the smaller pieces pass in the urine. This can be done with the machine outside the body (non-invasive) and can help to avoid an operation.

    Urodynamics: looks at how the bladder fills and the pressures inside the bladder.

    Cystoscopy: This looks inside the bladder with an endoscope. This is a small tube with a small camera that is put into the bladder through the urethra (like putting in a catheter). The bladder and urethra can then be checked for problems.

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    Surgeries being done:
    • Radical Nephrectomy
    • Partial Nephrectomy
    • Radical Cystectomy
    • Simple Nephrectomy
    • Pyeloplasty
    • Total and partial penectomy
    • Ileoinguinal Lymphadenectomy
    • Buccal Mucosal Urethroplasty
    • Hypospadias repair
    • Orchidectomy
    • Circumscission
    • Hydrocele Surgery

    Minimally Invasive Procedures
    • Per Cutaneous Nephro Lithotripsy- PCNL
    • Retrograde Intra Renal Surgery- RIRS
    • URS
    • TURP
    • TURBT
    • Laparoscopic pyeloplasty
    • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy




Will be conducting 27th Annual Conference of Association of Southern Urologists.



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Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders

Educating the future leaders in the field of urology has been and will continue to be a priority for the faculty of Department of Urology. Opportunities exist for Residents and Faculty to pursue a diverse array of training opportunities, the depth and breadth of which are unparalleled.

Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders