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Urology

In urology, we treat male and female kidney and urinary tract disorders and male genital disorders. We also engage in research and give patients surgical and medicinal treatments.

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Cancer treatments form a significant part of urology. Disorders that we treat surgically include tumors in the kidneys, bladder and prostate; benign prostate hyperplasia; bladder stones; urinary tract injuries and urethral strictures.

Urology also includes examinations and treatment for male and female functional urological disorders and incontinence. The specialty further includes hormonal, functional and reproductive disorders of the male genitalia. 

Benign prostate hyperplasia is the most common cause of male functional urological disorders. Another important cause is cancer in the urinary tract or genitalia, particularly prostate cancer. 

The most demanding procedures in urology are bladder removal and neobladder reconstruction using the small intestine, removing large kidney tumors surgically, and removing peritoneal metastases in testicular and penile cancer patients. Reconstructive urology, treating urethral strictures, artificial urinary sphincter surgery, gender reassignment surgery, and laparoscopy and robot-assisted procedures require special expertise.

Treatment facilities

Abdominal Center’s Outpatient Clinic

At the Abdominal Center Outpatient Clinic at Meilahti Tower Hospital, we perform minor surgical procedures in the abdominal area.

Abdominal Center Joint Ward M13 and the VARKO unit

Joint Ward M13 in the HUS Abdominal Center at Meilahti Tower Hospital consists of a 15-bed multi-specialty surgical inpatient ward, and a 15-bed early…

Emergency Surgery Wards M4 + M5

Emergency Surgery Wards M4 and M5 at Meilahti Tower Hospital are emergency wards for gastrointestinal surgery.

Surgery Outpatient Clinic

Treatment at the Surgery Outpatient Clinic at Peijas Hospital requires a referral and an appointment. We serve patients in the specialties of orthopedics…