Urology is a medical/surgical specialism responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of morphological kidney diseases and diseases of the urinary tract and retroperitoneum affecting both sexes, as well as the diseases of the male genitalia, with no age limit. The main urological diseases are trauma and tumours of each of the organs mentioned above, urinary infections, urolithiasis, stenosis, kidney and urinary tract malformations, urinary incontinence and other urinary disturbances in both men and women, prostate problems, erectile dys, infertility, as well as other male genital problems and certain problems with the female pelvic floor. The development of urology during the 20th century were extraordinary. Significant advances in optical, mechanical, electrical and laser technology were made.
Endoscopic techniques have been applied at kidney and urethral level since the 1970s and urological surgical equipment has served for the development of laparoscopic surgery, with applications in the adrenal, kidney, ureter, retroperitoneal space, bladder, prostate and urethra. Modern urology can tackle all problems of its anatomical and nosological area of influence from an integral – medical and surgical – viewpoint, and can give a response to the problems of our patients, based on profound and complete knowledge of the specialism.
The technological future in urology considers medical and surgical options, both focused on treatment urology patients in a minimally invasive manner. Through gene therapy, solutions to various forms of urological cancer will be obtained. In the diagnostic field, endoscopy and magnetic resonance will make it possible to reconstruct the urinary tract in detail, and currently make it possible to locate tumours with maximum precision; and the new tumour markers will make it possible to detect disease early and monitor it with great precision. All of these sections are now an emerging reality in our world, which is giving way to new biotechnological expectations. Aspects such as robotics, telemedicine, the use of laser, endoscopic techniques, the daily improvement of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic methods, nanotechnology and tissue engineering are increasingly used in our specialism, and our department strives each day to apply them and be able to offer our patients the best diagnostic and therapeutic options that science and the art of medicine provide us day by day.
To make the Urology department a leader and benchmark in this field in private medicine in Madrid, the philosophy of multidisciplinary work as opposed to the obsolete individual approach becomes a reality. As part of this, aside from our tradition of teamwork, we consider it a privilege to have the support of a company such as Sanitas, with a long-standing tradition of technological and work as well as care, always at the service of the patient.
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The medical team uses evidence-based medical criteria d according to different national and international clinical guidelines. Furthermore, it participates and collaborates actively in the different scientific and teaching activities carried out at the hospital and at Sanitas.
The medical team has broad teaching experience through the rotation of students from different medicine programmes:
The Urology department at the Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Moraleja performs all types of education in hygiene and dietetic measures with its patients in order to control urinary infections, sexually transmitted infections and fertility problems, as well as education on correct diagnosis and management from the scientific and human viewpoint of all the pathologies dealt with in the specialism. We have also d recommendation sheets on some of the most common conditions, which are usually given to the patients who them.
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