Specialty

Urology

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK CONSULTANT RADIOLOGISTS UNDERTAKE

The Consultant Urologist is a specialist surgeon who operates on the kidneys, bladder, prostate, ureter, urethra, penis and testes. He/She deals with prostate and bladder cancer as well as cancer of the testicle. In female patients he/she deals with urinary incontinence and urodynamic problems.

SUB-SPECIALITIES / ALTERNATIVE AND ADDITIONAL JOB TITLES

There is some overlap between Consultant Urologists and Consultant Gynaecologists in the management of female urological problems. Some Urologists may specialise in childhood urology and may be known as Consultant Paediatric Urologists.

USUAL QUALIFICATIONS

The Consultant Urologist will be known as Mr rather than Dr and will have FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons) after his name.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

The Consultant Urologist may be a Lecturer or Professor in Urology. He/She may be an Examiner for one of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.

Source: http://www.medicalcasenotes.co.uk​​​​​​​



Helpful Information for Patients

When an operation is scheduled under a general anaesthetic, the anaesthesiologist requires the patient to be fasted for at least 4 hours. An empty stomach is important during the induction of an anaesthetic to prevent any food debris from entering the patient's lungs when he is unconscious.Aspiration of stomach contents into the lungs can be fatal. This is why it is important that a patient should NOT eat before an operation.

Doctor Profile

Find Health Information

All Topics by Letters

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N 0 P Q R S T U V W X Y Z