Expert Care for Urinary Health
At North Canyon Urology, we understand that urologic conditions can impact everyone. From urinary incontinence to urinary tract infections to kidney stones to bladder cancer, pediatric and adult populations often require medical expertise - especially since illnesses that affect the urinary tract are worrisome and can be overwhelming. This is why it’s important to have specialty care available for urologic-related medical issues. Our urology team at North Canyon is led by a university-trained and board-certified urologist with more than a decade of experience.
Urology is a medical specialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating medical conditions of the male and female urinary tract. Medical specialists who treat such conditions are called urologists. This field of medicine requires extensive education and a high level of training and expertise in dealing with disease processes that affect the kidneys, ureter, bladder, and urethra.
When Should I See a Urologist?
Oftentimes, basic urologic conditions can be addressed by a general practitioner, but there are many situations where it is wise to seek the medical opinion of a specialist. If you experience any of the following, we recommend you see a urologist:
- Trouble with bladder control (urinary incontinence)
- Pain or difficulty when urinating
- Blood in your urine
- Frequent urination
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased sex drive
- Penile or testicular growths or tumors
- Kidney or lower stomach pain
What Is Urology?
Urology is a branch of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases and conditions related to the urinary tract in both men and women, as well as the male reproductive system. It is a specialty that requires knowledge of both medicine and surgery, as urologists are often required to perform surgical procedures, but also manage conditions such as urinary tract infections through medical treatments.
The urinary and reproductive systems that urologists are responsible for include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs. Given the wide scope of this specialty, urologists often work with physicians in other specialties, such as gynecologists, nephrologists, and oncologists, to provide comprehensive care to patients. If you need to schedule an appointment with a urologist, contact us today.