Urology surgery is surgery on the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs. These include, in both men and women, the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra. These also include, in men, the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate, and penis.
This type of surgery is done by a urologist, which is a physician specializing in diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, and prevention and reconstruction associated with urologic diseases, tumours, deformities, disorders and injuries.
Your urological surgery
If you are coming for surgery, please also see the Your surgical care journey and Day of surgery pages, where you will find out important information such as how to prepare for surgery and what to do/where to go when you arrive at the hospital.
Types of urological surgery
Procedures done in the Markham Stouffville Hospital urological department may include:
- Kidney surgery
- Kidney removal (nephrectomy)
- Surgery of the ureters, including removal of kidney stones
- Bladder surgery
- Pelvic lymph node dissection
- Surgery of the prostate, including removal of the prostate
- Testicular (scrotal) surgery
- Surgery on the urethra
- Surgery to the penis