What is Urology?


According to the American Urological Association, urology is a surgical specialty which deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. The specialty also includes surgical care of the male and female adrenal glands. Midwest Urology Center, P.C. provides services for most urological diseases. We provide treatment for most urological diagnoses for adult and some children including: urinary tract calculus disease (stones), and bladder, prostate, testicular and kidney cancers. We also treat other common conditions such as urinary flow symptoms, overactive bladders, enlarged prostates, and many types of urinary incontinence. Some other common conditions we treat are urinary tract infections, injury to urologic organs and male erectile dysfunction. Although urology is classified as a surgical specialty, a knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, and other specialties is required by the urologist because of the wide variety of clinical problems encountered. In recognition of the wide scope of urology, the American Urological Association has identified seven subspecialty areas:

  • Urological Oncology (cancer)
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Male Infertility
  • Pediatric Urology 
  • Calculi (urinary tract stones)
  • Female Urology (urinary incontinence and pelvic outlet relaxation disorders)
  • Neurourology (voiding disorders, urodynamic evaluation of patients, and erectile dysfunction or impotence).