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Urological Surgery Doctors and Physicians (Urological Surgeons)

Urological surgery is surgery performed on the urinary tract in males and females, and the male reproductive system. A urological surgeon, also called a urologist, is a physician who treats diseases and disorders of the genitourinary system. The urologist deals with urinary tract infections, cancer of the urinary system, and surgery of congenital problems. Urologists also diagnose and treat incontinence, and are knowledgeable in endoscopy (surgery using a tiny scope to view the surgery area inside the body). Physicians in this specialty treat patients suffering from numerous diseases and illnesses, but some of the most common are Prostate cancer, Prostatitis, pectus excavatum, Malignant pleural effusions, Mesothelioma, Tracheal tumors, Testicular cancer, thymoma, Pulmonary metastases, thoracic neoplasms, lung disease, Chest wall tumors, Erectile dysfunction (impotence), cardiovascular disease, Aortic aneurysm, Bladder cancer, Kidney stones, lung cancer, Infertility, and Esophageal carcinoma. Once properly diagnosed, practitioners can perform numerous procedures on patients including Bullectomy, Congenital heart disease, lung volume reduction, Lobectomy, lung transplantation, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG), Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Heart Transplantation, arrhythmia surgery, Circumcision, Aortic dissection, Mediastinoscopy, Vasectomy, Ventricular assist device, Radical perineal prostatectomy, thoracic aorta repairs, Robot-assisted nephrectomy and prostatectomy, Ventricular Restoration (Dor Procedure), mitral valve replacement, and Nerve-sparing prostatectomy. To diagnose patients with possible illnesses and diseases, specialists will often perform one of many tests including physicial examination, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), x-ray, Upper GI (Barium Swallow), Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan, Computed Axial Tomography (CT or CAT Scan), Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Kidney, Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray, biopsy, Cystoscopy, Intravenous Pyelogram, Kidney Ultrasound, Retrograde Cystography, Renal Venogram, Prostate / Rectal Sonogram, Uroscopy, Uroflowmetry, Renal Angiogram, and Kidney Scan.

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