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Urology

Urology

Israeli urology offers patients comprehensive diagnosis and treatment methods for genitourinary system disorders. Israeli specialists constantly continue to grow and refine their skills in both medical practice and clinical research in urology.

The areas of expertise include urologic cancers and non-oncologic disorders.

Common urologic oncologic diseases:

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the 2nd leading cause of death among men. Initially, it may cause no clinical symptoms, in later stages patients often feel an increased need to urinate, straining while urinating, blood in the urine, a feeling that the bladder is not empty, pain in the pelvis, fatigue.

The most common tests for prostate cancer are PSA blood test, rectal physical examination of the prostate gland and a biopsy.  

Many cases of prostate cancer can be cured if diagnosed and treated in the early stages.

The choice of treatment options depends on the type and cancer stage. The treatment may include:

  • ✓ Monitoring (“watchful waiting”)
  • ✓ Surgical removal of the prostate
  • ✓ Radiotherapy
  • ✓ Hormone therapy
  • ✓ Cryotherapy

Renal cancer is the cancer that originates in the kidneys. In the early stages, there may be no signs or symptoms of the disease, in the later stages, the most common symptoms are blood in the urine (hematuria), persistent abdominal pain, fatigue, weight loss, abdominal mass.

The most common tests for renal cancer are Ultrasound examination, blood tests, cystoscopy, CT urogram, Intravenous pyelogram (IVP), MRI, biopsy.

The treatment depends on the type and stage of the cancer. Treatment options include:

  • ✓ Surgical removal of the kidney
  • ✓ Chemotherapy
  • ✓ Biological therapy
  • ✓ Immunotherapy
  • ✓ Cryotherapy

Bladder cancer is the 4th most common type of cancer in men. The most common symptom is blood in the urine (hematuria), pain during urination, frequent need to urinate, pelvic pain, flank pain. The most common tests for bladder cancer are cystoscopy and biopsy. The treatment options depend on the stage of the disease and may include one of the following methods or their combination:

  • ✓ Transurethral resection of the bladder tumor (TURBT)
  • ✓ Immunotherapy
  • ✓ Chemotherapy
  • ✓ Surgical removal of the bladder (Cystectomy)
  • ✓ Radiation

Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed solid tumor in young men aged 15-35 in Western countries. Globally, during the last century the incidence of testicular cancer has been increasing, although over the recent decades the mortality rates have been decreasing. Patients may experience a wide range of symptoms. Most often testicular cancer is detected as a painless lump or swelling of the testicle; other symptoms may include hardness on the testicle, pain in the testicle, lower abdomen or groin.

The common tests for diagnosing of testicular cancer include physical examination, blood tests for tumor markers (AFP, β- hCG, LDH), Ultrasound examination.

Testicular cancer is one of the most curable types of cancer, especially, when diagnosed and treated in the early stages. The choice of treatment depends on the type and stage of the disease and may include one of the following treatment options or their combination:

  • ✓ Surgery
  • ✓ Chemotherapy
  • ✓ Radiotherapy
  • ✓ Stem cell transplant

Common non-oncologic urologic disorders:

  • ✓ Hyperplasia of prostate
  • ✓ Kidney stones
  • ✓ Male infertility
  • ✓ Erectile dysfunction
  • ✓ Neurogenic bladder
  • ✓ Female bladder problems
  • ✓ Hypospadias
  • ✓ Hydronephrosis
  • ✓ Cryptorchidism

The Israeli urology offers patients the full range of latest robotic- assisted technologies. Minimally invasive surgical approach has become an option of choice for performing different urologic procedures, such as

  • ✓ Da Vinchi prostatectomy
  • ✓ No-scalpel vasectomy
  • ✓ Da Vinchi nephrectomy
  • ✓ Laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • ✓ Shock-wave lithotripsy for kidney stones
  • ✓ Holmium Laser Enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
  • ✓ Robotic cystectomy for bladder cancer


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