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Office Urology

The general objective of this unit is to understand the essentials of office urology, and know the scope of office urology, including office consultations, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic modalities practical in an office setting, including sexual counseling.

Patient evaluation

Develop competence in the following skills.

  • History and physical examination
  • Urine studies:
    • Routine urinalysis
    • Residual urine measurement
  • Semen analysis
  • Urologic radiology (interpretation)
  • Urologic instrumentation:
    • Cystoscopy

Office therapy

Acquire skills in identifying and treating urologic disease in the office, including:

  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Bladder outflow obstruction
  • Calculus disease
  • Cancer of the bladder
  • Cancer of the kidney
  • Cancer of the penis
  • Cancer of the prostate
  • Cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter
  • Cancer of the testes
  • Cancer of the urethra
  • Testicular maldescent
  • Cystic disease of the kidney
  • Enuresis
  • Epispadias and exstrophy
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fistulae
  • Genitourinary tract infections
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Intersex
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Non-bacterial cystitis, prostatitis and urethritis
  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Priapism
  • Renovascular hypertension
  • Trauma
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Urethral stricture
  • Urinary diversion
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Acute scrotum
  • Acquire skill in performing the following procedures:
    • Cystoscopy/urethroscopy
    • Removal of stents
    • Urethral dilation
    • Local therapy (instillation of medication) including treatment of complications
    • Catheter care, including:
      • Nephrostomy tube care and changes
      • Cystostomy tube care and changes
      • Urethral catheter care and changes
      • Ureterostomy tube care and changes
    • Stoma care
    • Wound care
    • Vasectomy
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