Urologists treat all conditions involving the urinary system in both men and women, including the kidneys and bladder.
They also treat all conditions involving the male genital system (prostate, penis and testicles).
While urinary incontinence and bladder infections are some of the first conditions that may come to mind, urologists treat other major diseases, including cancer, kidney stones, infertility and sexual health concerns.
Even though urological conditions differ in severity, they are relatively common. The American Cancer Society estimates that urological cancers –of the bladder, kidney, prostate and testicles—account for nearly one quarter of all cancers in the United States.
In infants and children, abnormalities of urological organs occur more commonly than in any other organ system.
Charles Brendler, MD, Co-Director of the John and Carol Walter Center for Urological Health, identifies some of the key preventative measures for maintaining urological
What are you doing to reduce your risk of urological conditions? What other questions do you have about urological health?
Talking to your physician about sexual health issues may not always be an easy, comfortable conversation – even if conditions
are common in men and women of all ages.
Sexual disorders can be a result of cancer treatments and other health concerns, menopause, medication and environmental/lifestyle factors. With the right treatment, these disorders can often be minimized and resolved.
Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist at the John and Carol Walter Center for Urological Health, identifies sexual disorders found in
both men and women:
What other sexual health topics would you like to learn more about?