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Urology is a surgical subspecialty that involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving the urinary, genital and reproductive tract. This includes both male and female as well as adult and pediatric patients. Management can be either surgical or medical or both.

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UF Health Shands Hospital is rated High Performing for urologic care by U.S. News & World Report.

Our team of urologists is highly trained and experienced in treating a wide range of urological conditions, from the most complex and advanced to everyday issues. We are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest research and treatments so that we can offer our patients the best possible care.

One of the things that set UF Health apart is our commitment to advanced urology research. Our urologists are constantly working to find new and better ways to treat urological conditions, and we are always looking for opportunities to participate in clinical trials and other research projects.

A urologic surgeon specializes in the careful diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the urinary tract. We also have expert urologic specialists that treat conditions across the spectrum of urological care. Our urologists help participate in individual patient management and disease management. This can be either chronic (long term) or acute (short term).

Additionally, we pride ourselves on offering patients multidisciplinary care. We know that when we work with multiple specialties such as medical oncology, radiation oncology, endocrinology, nephrology among others, that we can better treat the whole person, not just the problem.

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The genitourinary system includes:

  • Adrenal glands
  • Kidneys
  • Renal pelvis
  • Ureters
  • Bladder
  • Prostate
  • Uterus
  • Vagina
  • Urethra
  • Penis, testes and scrotum

The kidneys act as a filtering unit for the body’s blood, excreting waste products and excess water as urine. The urine travels from the renal pelvis of the kidney, down the ureter and is stored in the bladder, to be later expelled out of the body through the prostate (in men) and urethra.

UF Health Urology faculty have received advanced fellowship training in all subspecialty areas of urology. They offer the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic treatments. Our commitment is to provide individualized care based on each patient’s unique presenting urologic condition no matter the degree of complexity.

The urinary tract consists of the kidneys and the adjacent adrenal glands, ureters, bladder, male prostate, urethra and male testicles. Disease types can include infections, inflammation, cancer and acquired or congenital defects that affect these organs.

In addition to providing care for complex urologic conditions, we also offer urology services for everyday issues. These may include:

For all of these conditions, we offer advanced robotic surgery and laparoscopic urologic surgery when appropriate. We also offer thermal ablation, clinical trials, pediatric urology, female urology and reconstructive surgery and sexual medicine.

We understand that these issues can be uncomfortable and even embarrassing for our patients. However, rest assured, we are here to provide compassionate and confidential care. We strive to help our patients feel more comfortable and get back to their normal lives as soon as possible.

If you or a loved one is in need of urologic care, we encourage you to consider UF Health. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for all our patients. We are here to help you get the treatment you need.

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