The broad field of urology

Urology involves the prevention, recognition and therapy of diseases, inflammations, urinary stones, tumours, malformations and injuries of the male urogenital system. The urologist – colloquially known as the counterpart to the gynaecologist and often referred to as a man's doctor – is not exclusively treating men, however. As the term urology (from the Greek word "ouron" for urine) suggests, urology, by definition, focuses on the urine-forming and urinary-deriving organs.

These include the bladder, urethra, ureter and kidneys of both men and women. The widespread connotation of urologists being a "man's doctor" has perhaps to do with the fact that they are also responsible for treating the diseases of male sexual organs, i.e. prostate gland, penis, spermatic duct, seminal vesicles, testicles and epididymis. Urologists also cover areas of andrology. In addition to conservative and surgical therapies, urologists also carry out lithotripsy of kidney, gallbladder and salivary stones as well as laser treatments..

Urological illnesses and diseases, treatments / diagnostics from A-Z

Urological emergencies
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Self-tests for urological complaints

Take the following urological self-test, to check whether or not you should see a urologists.

Has your urine flow significantly decreased?
Do you have to get up more often at night to urinate?
Do you feel pain while urinating?
Do you accidentally lose urine?
Do you have blood in your urine?
Has your PSA level increased (greater than 4) more than once?
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Have you noticed any changes to the skin on your testicles or penis such as pimples, rashes or redness?
Do you have a hardening in the scrotum?
Do you have pain in the testicular area?
Do you often feel pain in the testicular area?
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Do you feel pain in your kidney area when you move?
Do you have blood in your urine?
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Do you feel pain or burning when urinating?
Are you a man who has been experiencing pain while urinating for more than two days?
Do you have blood in your urine?
Do you accidentally lose urine?
Are you under 35 and need to urinate more often or urgently than before?
Are you over 35 years old and need to urinate more frequently or urgently than before?
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Further information for you as a patient

Further information for you as a patient

As a patient with Uroviva, you automatically have access to over 26 urologists with a particular area of expertise. This ensures optimal therapy for all patients.

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Our doctors

Our doctors

Uroviva offers an experienced team of doctors with various subspecialisations. Our highly qualified nursing staff is also devoted to taking care of your well-being during your visit or hospital stay.

Overview of our urologists
Clinics and practices

Clinics and practices

The Uroviva network enables flexible, timely and comprehensive patient consultations.

All locations in and around Zurich