Responsibilities of a Urologist

Responsibilities of a Urologist

by Alex Hirsch (SU)

If you’ve been referred to a urologist by your primary care doctor, you may be wondering what exactly a urologist is. A urologist is a specialist who diagnoses, treats, and prevents diseases, conditions, and injuries that affect the urinary tract, kidneys, uterus, urethra, and male reproductive organs. Urologists have specialized education, training, and experience in urology. Seeing a urologist will help you get the best treatment possible for your condition.

Responsibilities of a Urologist

Urologists are responsible for the following:

●      Diagnosing and treating cancers of the testicles, prostate, and bladder

●      Treating congenital abnormalities

●      Diagnosing and treating conditions such as erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease

●      Providing medical treatment for male infertility

●      Providing family planning services, including vasectomies and vasectomy reversals

●      Working with nephrologists to treat kidney stones

●      Evaluating patient conditions and ordering further diagnostics, if needed

●      Using the most advanced technology, treatments, and procedures available in the medical subfield

●      Providing emotional support to patients and their families during treatment

●      Providing pre-operative and post-operative care to patients

What To Expect During First Appointment with Urologist

If you’ve scheduled your first appointment with a urologist, here’s what you can expect.

First, the urologist will discuss your medical history and symptoms with you. This is to develop a baseline understanding of who you are and hone in on the reason for your visit. The urologist will also conduct a physical exam to see if there are any obvious signs of an injury or condition.

Depending on the symptoms you are feeling, the urologist may recommend a variety of tests. This could include a urinalysis, imaging testing, blood test, rectal exam, or semen analysis. These tests will help the physician diagnose your condition and then recommend appropriate and effective treatment. 

It is perfectly normal to feel anxious during your first appointment with a urologist. However, rest assured that urologists are experts in their field and have a lot of experience diagnosing and treating all types of urological conditions. A good urologist will understand your anxiety and will do everything possible to keep you calm and relaxed during your appointment.

Board-Certified Urologist in Phoenix, Arizona

If you are searching for a high-quality and experienced urologist for your urological needs, consider seeing Dr. Desiderio Avila of Ironwood Urology in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Avila is a board-certified urologist and is considered a leader in treating men’s health conditions.

At our clinic in Phoenix, we are committed to diagnosing and treating a wide range of men’s health conditions. We are skilled in non-surgical and surgical treatment methods. We are also experienced in performing advanced robotic urological surgery and microsurgical procedures.

At Ironwood Urology, we make sure that you fully understand your condition and the treatment options available, so you can make informed decisions about your health. We also prioritize your comfort to ensure you have a good experience every time you visit us. 

To schedule an appointment, please call (480) 961-2323 or request an appointment now. We look forwarding to welcoming you to our clinic!