“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
— Jonathan Swift
Urinary and reproductive health
Urology is the surgical speciality which deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. The organs covered by urology include the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis).
- Calculi (urinary tract stones)
- Female urology (urinary incontinence and pelvic outlet relaxation disorders)
- Male infertility
- Neurourology (voiding disorders, urodynamic evaluation of patients, and erectile dysfunction or impotence)
- Paediatric urology
- Urologic oncology (cancer)
Minimally invasive practice
Urinary stone disease of the urinary tract provides a substantial portion of urologic practice in Dubai. The availability of minimally invasive techniques to manage stones has revolutionized treatment and has largely rendered open surgical procedures for dealing with kidney and urethral stones obsolete.
These techniques include ESWL (non-surgical breakage by machine), ureteroscopy and key hole surgery for the kidney and are all performed by our experienced surgeons at our Speciality Hospital in Jumeirah.
- Prostate Surgeries
- Sexual Medicine
- Urinary Stones Management
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for Kidneys and other Urinary Stones
- Urinary and Genital tract infections
- Female Incontinence treatment and surgeries
- Endoscopic Procedures: Stones, Bladder lesions and Prostatic diseases
- Pediatric Urology: Undescended testis, Phimosis, Nocturnal Enuresis etc.
- Prostatic diseases: Infection, Hypertrophy and Cancers
- Oncology of the Urinary and Genital tracts
- Sexual disorders: Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Loss of Desire etc.
- Male infertility
What is Urinary Incontinence?
URINARY INCONTINENCE IN WOMEN
Urinary incontinence is a common condition affecting millions of women all around the world. It’s defined as a lack of control of urination; in most cases, it’s an ‘escape’ of a few drops from the urethra (urine opening).
Urinary incontinence may often occur at the inappropriate time and place causing psychological distress & social embarrassment, especially as it also affects the young active women. This condition thus could prevent them from performing their usual professional activities and it may become a handicap in their social life.
TYPES OF URINARY INCONTINENCE
There are two most common types of urinary incontinence. The first one is the Urge Incontinence, caused by accelerated contractions in the urinary bladder. These contractions make the patient feel an uncontrollable urge to urinate, regardless of time and place. This type may be accompanied by an ‘escape’ of few urine drops or even the full urination. Common trigger for this type of incontinence is the moment of returning back home and unlocking the entrance doors, or by watching the water coming down from the tap.
The second common type of incontinence is called Stress Incontinence. It causes a lady to lose a few urine drops by making any simple to moderate effort, such as carrying heavy objects or doing some exercise like jogging or even walking. It could also happen when coughing and sneezing, or even with laughing. In some cases, the above mentioned two types of incontinence may co-exist.
Most of the well known causes of the urinary incontinence are smoking, weight gain, chronic cough, and hormonal changes related to age, pregnancy and childbirth.
In most cases, the treatment of urinary incontinence is simple and ranges between taking an oral medication to reduce the bladder contractions, and a simple surgical procedure which lasts for only a few minutes, leaving no visible scars. This procedure has a very high success rate and it enables the patient to go back to her normal physical activities in a short period of time. The choice of the appropriate treatment depends on the type of urinary incontinence that the patient has. The treatment options are discussed with the Urologist after making the diagnosis. Urinary incontinence is certainly not an inevitable condition to live with. The surgical techniques in incontinence treatments have been widely developed in France and other western countries.