What is Urology?

What is Urology?


Whether you have a condition or disease affecting your urinary tract or male reproductive system, you want to know the treatment you are receiving is always quality. Thankfully, quality, compassionate care is exactly what we provide here at Potomac Urology. Read on to learn more about the field of urology and how the urologists at Potomac Urology can help you.

What is Urology?

Urology is a surgical specialty that assesses, diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the urinary tract or the male reproductive organs. It includes the treatment and care of organs including the bladder, kidneys, uterus, urethra and male productive organs as well as conditions including kidney stones, incontinence, impotence, male infertility and cancer. If you have a condition affecting the urinary system or male reproductive organs, a urologist may be able to help you.

What Do Urologists Do?

Urologists assess, diagnose and create treatment plans for patients with symptoms or conditions affecting the urinary tract or male reproductive organs. They also perform physical examinations, cancer screenings and several types of surgical and nonsurgical treatments including cystoscopy, urodynamics and biopsy.

What Conditions Do Urologists Treat?

Urologists diagnosis and treat a large number of medical conditions, including but not limited to the following:

Urinary tract infections
Kidney stones
Enlarged prostate
Bladder prolapse
Undescended testes
Erectile dysfunction
Male infertility

Why Would I Need to See a Urologist?

Do you struggle with erectile dysfunction, infertility, bladder leakage or pain while urinating? If so, it's likely time to visit Potomac Urology for a diagnosis and treatment plan. While you may find some help consulting with a general practitioner, no one is going to be as knowledgeable or as thorough with matters concerning the urinary tract or male reproductive organs as a urologist.

You owe it to yourself to remain in good health, and visiting a urologist as needed is one good way to do just that. If you've been experiencing any suspicious symptoms lately or if it's time for that routine check-up, don't delay making your next appointment. 

For more information on our Urologists in the Alexandria, VA area call Potomac Urology at (703) 680-2111 today!