UROLOGY SERVICE/OUTPATIENT CONSULTATION
The urology service accepts all male patients with genitourinary problems, females with urinary symptoms and children of both sexes with congenital and other acquired conditions.
Mainly, the work of our Urology department comprises patient consultation, mostly referred cases and urological assessments including all uroradiology investigations.
Patients needing procedures without anesthesia are managed as outpatient surgery under local anesthesia. Most of the cases are done with intravenous analgesics and local lidocaine jelly/solution.
Patient comfort and safety are given paramount importance. High risk cases are not taken up for such procedures. Those procedures needing anesthesia, day care, and inpatient care are done in the hospital setting privileged by Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD). At present, they are done in Al Raha Hospital and Medeor 24x7 Hospital Abu Dhabi. Surgeries in the hospital are done without much disturbance in the outpatient service.
We provide urology service of highest international standards in very professional and ethical settings. We proudly present the fact that for the last eight years, we have been giving urology service without any major complaints or complications.
OUT-PATIENT PROCEDURES PERFORMED BY AMRITA UROLOGY DEPARTMENT
- CYSTOURETHROSCOPY - A diagnostic procedure that allows your provider to visually examine the inside of your bladder and urethra. This is done using a flexible tube (cystoscope), which is inserted through the urethra and into the bladder, under local anesthesia (lidocaine jelly).
- CYSTOURETHOSCOPY AND DILATATION OF STRICTURE URETHRA - The urethra is widened or dilated after cystoscopy. Topical anesthesia will be applied in the urethra before the procedure. A thin instrument (metal bougies) is inserted into the urethra to stretch it.
- URETERIC STENT REMOVAL BY CYSTOURETHROSCOPY - Removing a ureteric stent by performing cystoscopy. The urologist will use a camera to enter the bladder through urethra, use a grasper to securely grab the stent.
- TRANS-RECTAL ULTRASOUND-GUIDED BIOPSY OF PROSTATE - Trans-rectal ultrasound is used to help the physician properly place a thin needle, which is projected through the tip of a probe inserted through the rectum under local anesthesia. The needle quickly enters the prostate gland and removes a tissue sample. Between 6 and 12 samples are taken from different areas of the prostate.
- DIRECT VISUAL INTERNAL URETHROTOMY (DVIU) - A simple surgical procedure used for the treatment of urethral stricture. The procedure helps to widen the urethral passage and improve the flow of urine. A topical anesthetic (lidocaine) is instilled into the urethra. A urethrotome (an endoscopic device with a tube, camera and a light) will be inserted into the urethra and advances it to the stricture to view the narrowed region. An endoscopic blade is used to cut through the urethral stricture and open the segment.
- INTRAVESICAL INSTILLATION THERAPY – It involves instillation of a therapeutic agent directly into the bladder via insertion of a urethral catheter utilizing sterile technique under local anesthesia for treatment of interstitial cystitis flares, or non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.
- SURGICAL REMOVAL OF GENITAL WARTS BY EXCISION AND/OR CAUTERY - The procedure involves the physical removal of the visible lesion down to the normal skin or mucosa with the aid of scissors or a scalpel under local anesthesia. Electrosurgery can be done to smaller warts. It is a procedure involving electrocautery to burn, desiccate and destroy warty lesions using high-frequency electrical currents.
- INCISION AND DRAINAGE - A minor surgical procedure to cut open the skin and drain pus from the abscess allowing pus fluid to escape by draining out through the incision. It is performed utilizing sterile technique under local anesthesia.
- BIOPSY OF PENILE/GENITAL LESION - It is used to diagnose benign and malignant lesions of the penis. It is performed under local anesthesia.
- CIRCUMCISION – The surgical removal of the foreskin, the tissue covering the head (glans) of the penis. The procedure may be recommended in older men to treat phimosis (the inability to retract the foreskin) or to treat an infection of the penis.
- URINARY CATHETERIZATION - A medical procedure that facilitates direct drainage of the urinary bladder. It may be used therapeutically to relieve urinary retention.
- BLADDER IRRIGATION - A process of flushing out or washing out the urinary bladder with specified solution to flush clots and debris out of bladder.
- RETROGRADE AND VOIDING URETHROCYSTOGRAM - A diagnostic procedure performed most in male patients to diagnose urethral pathology such as trauma to the urethra or urethral stricture. It is performed via the retrograde injection of radiopaque contrast into the urethra to elucidate urethral pathology. A voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG), also micturating cystourethrogram (MCUG), is a technique for visualizing a person's urethra and urinary bladder while the person urinates (voids).