Facilities of the VIRTUS Clinic Urology Department
Male urology is directly connected with andrology. Thus, in addition to the function recovery of urinary system, it involves the treatment of reproductive and sexual diseases. Female urology and gynecology are related to each other as well – they deal with female genitourinary system therapies.
The VIRTUS Institute of advanced medicine provides all the necessary equipment for the diagnostics and treatment of genitourinary system diseases in both men and women. In addition to the up-to-date facilities, we do our own unique research in the field of regenerative medicine.
The use of medical preparations derived from the patient’s stem cells allows initiating the process of natural recovery of damaged organ tissues, such as kidneys. With the help of cell-based therapy we manage not only to restore the organ functionality, but eliminate the risk of its transplantation. Cell-based medicinal products contribute to safe and effective treatment of genitourinary diseases. As a result, our patients lead productive lives.
Treatment of Urological Diseases
The Urology Department of the VIRTUS Institute conducts the diagnostics and treatment of the following diseases:
- renal disease;
- prostate adenoma;
- nephrolithiasis (urinary stone disease);
- erectile dysfunction.
Prostatitis is one of the most common problems of the genitourinary system in men. If there is no timely therapy provided, inflammation of the prostate gland will lead to severe complications, such as ejaculation disorders and impotence. Thus, the treatment of prostatitis should be started immediately. Early detection and effective therapy help prevent the chronic disease forms and keep the male health.
Treatment of lower urinary tract infections – cystitis, prostatitis, urethritis – involves antimicrobial therapy on an outpatient basis. Advanced cases of cystitis require a procedure of bladder irrigation through medicinal preparations that eliminate inflammation and accelerate the healing of mucous membrane.
Services and Procedures in Urology
The Urology Department of the VIRTUS Institute provides the following services and procedures:
- lithotripsy – laser removal of kidney stones. In the most common procedure, a thin,connected to the laser endoscopic probe is led to the stone through the urinary tract, bladder and ureter. The doctor monitors the whole process on the screen. The laser turns on – and the kidney stone is broken into tiny pieces (like grains of sand), which are easily excreted with the urine;
- vasoresection – a method of male sterilization (cutting and tying of deferent canals). The operation is minimally invasive (all manipulations are performed through the two small skin punctures under local anesthesia);
- circumcision – removal of penis foreskin. The operation is performed either for medical reasons (phimosis, paraphimosis, foreskin inflammation, reducing the risk of urinary tract infections) or as desired (at the patient’s request, optional);
- frenuloplasty (removal of frenulum) is medically necessary in case of having a short frenulum (to prevent its rupture during intercourse) or the problem of rapid ejaculation;
- esthetic plastic surgery on the genitals – restoration of vaginal muscle tone (vaginoplasty), shape and size correction of the labia minora and labia majora (labioplasty).
Symptoms of urological diseases include burning and pain during urination, pulling or sharp pains in the lower abdomen, blood impurities in the urine, frequent urges to urinate (especially at night), a constant feeling of fullness of the bladder.
The urologist prescribes a general analysis of blood and urine, a swab for microflora from the urethra or vagina, a PCR analysis, an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), a spermogram.
Two days before the visit to the urologist, it is necessary to exclude sexual contacts. Before the consultation, men must empty their bowels, as palpation of the prostate, which is performed through the anus, may be required.
You also need to take a shower (without using gels for intimate hygiene or soap).
A few hours before the doctor’s appointment, it is recommended to refrain from urinating (in case you need to do an ultrasound of the bladder or take a urine test).