Thank you for choosing Institute of Functional & Reconstructive Urology (IFRU) for your healthcare.
Probably you have some questions and concerns about the treatment you’re seeking, whether you’ll be having an outpatient procedure or a longer hospital stay.
We hope you’ll find the answers to your questions here.
If you have questions or concerns, please call our patient care line 25 587711, to talk to your physician. Free Wi-Fi is available
If you haven’t made a visit to urologist office, you may wonder what to expect.
First, it’s helpful to understand who urologists are.
They are physicians who specialise in the genitourinary tract—the kidneys, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra in male, female and children ,male reproductive organs, male fertility and female incontinence and genital prolapse .
Urologists are also trained in the surgical and medical treatment of diseases that affect these organs.
Your Urologist Office Visit Experience
Here are the typical things you can expect during a urologist office visit.
- Urine analysis (dip stick/microscopic) Every patient that comes to the office for an evaluation will receive a urine analysis. This will be used to screen for blood and infection.
2. Uroflow with Post-Void Residuals (PVR): The Uroflow device is simply a special urinal that allows the urologist to trace out your flow pattern and determine such parameters as peak flow, average flow and total voided volume. The Post-Void Residual (PVR) volume is the amount of urine that is left behind in the bladder after you are done urinating. Normally, there is very little urine left in the emptied bladder
3. Urodynamics: A diagnostic procedure used to evaluate the activity in the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra) with the use of state-of-the-art equipment. It involves a series of tests that measure the pressure in the bladder and the flow of urine in the urethra. The purpose of an urodynamic evaluation is to reproduce the patient’s symptoms or usual voiding pattern. By making the appropriate computer assisted measurements and observations via catheters, the underlying physiology becomes apparent.
4. Ultrasounds: We perform comprehensive ultrasounds of the kidneys, bladder, prostate, scrotum and penis in the convenience and comfort of our office
Renal, Bladder, Scrotal, and Testicular Ultrasounds: If your signs and symptoms require a kidney or bladder ultrasound, we can do this in our office.
5. Cystoscopy with bladder biopsy or fulguration. A diagnostic or therapeutic procedure during which a small bladder tumor can be biopsied and destroyed.
6. Prostate Biopsy : A diagnostic procedure used to evaluate abnormal PSA levels or abnormal rectal exams
7. Prostate cancer injections: Hormone therapy is commonly used in the treatment of prostate cancer. We conveniently offer one, three, four or six month injections. We also perform Zometa injections in our office, a medication that reduces the chance of bone loss for prostate cancer patients.
8. Intravesical Therapy for Bladder Cancer.:These intravesical agents are used to treat recurrent or high-grade superficial bladder cancer
9. Bladder instillations (DMSO) . We offer a multitude of bladder instillations in our office including those used in the management of interstitial cystitis.
10. Vasectomy :(for sterilization)
11. Meatotomy: Meatus stenosis is a relatively common condition seen in circumcised males only
12. Adults circumcision: Adult circumcision is completed for multiple reasons
13. behavor Modification and Biofeedback Therapy: conservative managements for urgency, frequency and incontinence
14. Penile Injections for erectile dysfunction:The injection of vasodilator medications directly into the penile shaft has been a successful treatment of impotence or erectile dysfunction for many years.
15. Intraurethral Supposity (MUSE) and VITAROS cream for erectile dysfunction
16. Spermatic cord blocks for chronic testis or epididymis pain
17. Injections for Peyronie disease: Peyronie’s disease is a condition that causes scar tissue formation and curvature of the penile tissue. Evidence has shown that injection of certain agents can reduce the scar tissue lessening the curvature
18. Laser fulguration of groin lesions: A therapeutic procedure that treats condylomas on the penis, scrotum or groin areas
20. Biofeedback and Electrical Stimulation: This is an office-based therapy designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles in those patients with incontinence, urinary urgency, urinary frequency and pelvic pains.
21. Treatment of penile/labial adhesions:Penile adhesion refers to the foreskin attaching to the head of the penis. This can be a complication of circumcision. Labial adhesion, also referred to as labial agglutination, occurs in girls when the inner vaginal lips (labia minora) fuse to each other
22. Pessary Insertion: A small plastic ring is inserted into the vagina to reduce a bladder or rectum drop. This is useful in patients who can not tolerate or do not wish to proceed with surgical treatment.
23: Catheterization: A procedure where a hollow flexible tube for insertion into the urethra to allow the drainage of urine from the bladder.