What is Urology?

Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. The organs under the domain of urology include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, prostate and penis).

Urinary tract

Did you know that 10% of the GDP (€17 trillion) in the EU is spent on healthcare? That’s about €2,500 per citizen per year! And 10% of that daily medical care involves urology.

There are 25 million or 16% of Europeans above 40 years of age who experience some symptoms of urinary incontinence. The costs of urinary incontinence in just six countries adds up to €7 billion!

Urology is not solely about prostate cancer. It’s more than the diagnosis of other urological conditions, their treatments and the best practices. It’s about the role it plays in the lives of the people you know, the people you care about and even your own.

What does urology mean to you?