Urology at an overseas clinic
Urology is a medical specialty concerned with diagnostics and treatment of diseases associated with urinal tracts in men and women and reproductive organs in men. More than 20 million Americans live with the certain type of urologic condition while in China the number of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) amounts to 1.4 million.
Urology specialists are trained to fight:
- benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- erectile dysfunction (ED)
- male infertility
- urinary incontinence
- urinary tract infection (UTI)
Even though the list of such disorders is longer than wanted, treatments available today comprise an oral medication, transurethral resection (TUR), microvascular or reconstructive surgery, penile prosthesis, assisted reproductive technologies (ART) etc.
Patients looking for treatment options abroad also inquire about vascular surgery, alternative medicine, and immunotherapy.
5 questions to ask your urologist during your first appointment at an overseas clinic:
- What is your education/experience in urology?
- What type of anesthesia will you be using: general or local?
- How does the follow-up care look like?
- How long will the treatment last and how much will it cost?
- What are possible side effects of the procedure?