Urology and Urologist

The branch of the medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the urinary tract or urogenital system is called Urology, or you can sometimes hear doctors and specialists say it as urogenital medicine.

Urogenital medicine covers kidneys, bladder (urinary), ureters, urethra and male reproductive organs: testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis). Urogenital medicine is a complicated specialty. Clinical problems are encountered a lot because of its complexity. And it is because of this reason why the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery required that urologists study and be knowledgeable of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, and other specialties. You may find the following treatments commonly offered in health institutes.
Kidney Stone Treatment
Reconstructive Surgery
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Testicular Cancer Program
Pediatric Urology

Being a urologist requires a lot of patience, perseverance and commitment. Formal education and training requirements for physicians alone are among the most demanding of any occupation—4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years of internship and residency. And how many urologists are there? There are currently 648 urologists practicing in all of Canada. Of these, 7% are under the age of 35, 51% are 35-54, and 41% are 55 and older. Not a lot. In Toronto, there are approximately 40 registered urologists.

Excellent surgical skills, manual dexterity, and good hand-eye coordination are important to being a urologist.

Satisfaction statistics indicate that urologists are less likely to be very or somewhat satisfied with finding a balance between personal and professional commitments.

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