Urologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the urinary tract, including the kidneys, bladder, urethra, and male reproductive organs. Urologists are doctors who are highly trained in treating conditions such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and male infertility.
Urologists use different kinds of equipment to diagnose and treat their patients. Without the proper equipment, a urologist would be unable to properly diagnose and treat patients with conditions affecting the urinary tract. This includes things like erectile dysfunction, an enlarged prostate, bladder cancer, kidney stones, and more. The right tools are essential for ensuring that patients receive the best possible care.
Below are just some of the most commonly used equipment by a urologist.
Urology Examining and Operating Tables
Urologists use urology examining and operating tables to examine and operate on patients with urological conditions. The examining tables have a padded top and stirrups for the patient’s legs. The urologist can adjust the height of the table and position of the stirrups to suit each individual patient.
The operating table is used for surgical procedures and has a hard, flat top with no stirrups. The urology operating table is specifically designed for surgical procedures of the urinary tract, including prostate surgery, kidney surgery, bladder surgery, urethral surgery, vasectomy, and vasectomy reversal. The table features a split leg section to allow easy access to the operative site while providing optimal stability during procedures.
Urology ultrasound equipment is a medical imaging tool used to examine the urinary system and male reproductive organs. It can be used to diagnose problems with the kidneys, bladder, or prostate gland. The device uses sound waves to create images of what’s inside the body. A penile Doppler ultrasound can visualize blood flow in the penis during and after an erection.
The 100 Watt Holmium Laser is a powerful surgical tool that can be used to treat a variety of conditions. It is commonly used to remove kidney stones, but it can also be used to treat other reproductive conditions like enlarged prostate. The laser is very precise and can target specific areas without damaging surrounding tissue.
The Mobile C-arm is a portable X-ray machine that can be used in various settings, including urology. This type of machine is often used to take images of the urinary tract, as well as for other procedures such as biopsies. The Mobile C-Arm provides clear and concise images that help physicians diagnose and treat conditions affecting the urinary system.
There are many different types of instruments used in urology, each with its own specific purpose. For example, cystoscopes are used to examine the bladder and urinary tract, while urodynamic machines are used to measure urine flow and bladder pressure. Other common instruments include forceps, which are used to remove tissue or foreign objects from the body; catheters, which are used to drain urine from the bladder; and stents, which are placed in the urinary tract to help keep it open.
Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Urologist in Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Desiderio Avila Jr. at Ironwood Urology is a highly trained and experienced urologist who uses the most advanced tools and equipment to deliver the best urologic care. He is considered a leading expert in men’s health issues in the Phoenix area and stays up to date on the latest in the field of urology and men’s sexual health. Dr. Avila is compassionate and customizes our patients’ treatment plans.
When it comes to problems with your urinary tract and reproductive health, choose Dr. Avila. To schedule an appointment, call our urology office today at (480) 961-2323 or use our convenient online appointment request form. We look forward to serving you.