Urologic Oncology

  1. Diagnosis and treatments of tumors of urinary systems associated with prostate cancer, kidney, testicular and bladder cancer .

Kidney CANCER

ir of vital organs, located underneath the liver and stomach, and near the backbone on either side. As the blood flows through the kidneys, urea, salt, and other substances are filtered from the blood. In this way, they help remove wastes from the body by making urine. The kidneys also serve as glands that manufacture and secrete a variety of hormones.

Kidney CANCER

The kidneys are a matched pair of vital organs, located underneath the liver and stomach, and near the backbone on either side. As the blood flows through the kidneys, urea, salt, and other substances are filtered from the blood. In this way, they help remove wastes from the body by making urine. The kidneys also serve as glands that manufacture and secrete a variety of hormones.

prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer is a malignant tumour that begins most often in the outer part of the prostate. It may spread to the inner part of the prostate, and beyond the prostate, to other parts of the body. Prostate cancer is the seventh most common cancer in Singaporean men. Most men who get prostate cancer are 50 years of age or older, and the risk increases with age. It is usually curable when detected early, but can kill if diagnosed late or not treated effectively.

LAPROSCOPIC UROLOGY

Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) as opposed to the larger incisions needed in laparotomy. Keyhole surgery makes use of images displayed on TV monitors to magnify the surgical elements. Laparoscopic surgery includes operations within the abdominal or pelvic cavities, whereas keyhole surgery performed on the thoracic or chest cavity is called thoracoscopic surgery.There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure. These include reduced pain due to smaller incisions and less blood loss, shorter hospital stay, better cosmetic results and shorter recovery time.

endourology

Endourology refers to a specific specialty area in Urology which small internal endoscopes and instrumentation are used to see into the urinary tract and perform surgery.Urology is a surgical specialty which deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Endourology is also known as minimally invasive urologic surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Stones may be taken out or fragmented using tiny instruments inserted into the body through such areas the urethra, bladder, and ureter. In addition to treatment, doctors can help determine what is causing the kidney stones and help identify ways to prevent further stones from forming. Thin, flexible instruments including lasers, graspers, miniature stone retrieval baskets, special scalpels, and cautery, can be used to perform surgery without creating any incisions at all. Nearly all endoscopic procedures can be done on an outpatient basis.

prostate disease

The prostate gland (the prostate) is an organ of the male reproductive system. It is about the size of a walnut and is found at the base of the bladder. The thin tube that allows urine and semen to pass out of the penis (the urethra) runs through the prostate gland. Alkaline fluid produced by the prostate gland helps to nourish sperm and leaves the urethra as ejaculate (semen). The prostate undergoes two main growth spurts. The first is fuelled by the sex hormones made by the testes during puberty. This prompts the prostate to reach an average weight of 20 grams. The second growth spurt begins when men are in their thirties.

LAParoscopic surgery

The prostate gland (the prostate) is an organ of the male reproductive system. It is about the size of a walnut and is found at the base of the bladder. The thin tube that allows urine and semen to pass out of the penis (the urethra) runs through the prostate gland. Alkaline fluid produced by the prostate gland helps to nourish sperm and leaves the urethra as ejaculate (semen). The prostate undergoes two main growth spurts. The first is fuelled by the sex hormones made by the testes during puberty. This prompts the prostate to reach an average weight of 20 grams. The second growth spurt begins when men are in their thirties.

Kidney CANCER

ir of vital organs, located underneath the liver and stomach, and near the backbone on either side. As the blood flows through the kidneys, urea, salt, and other substances are filtered from the blood. In this way, they help remove wastes from the body by making urine. The kidneys also serve as glands that manufacture and secrete a variety of hormones.