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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Urological conditions

The speciality of Urology covers a multitude of conditions, which is categorised amongst the following two headings – malignant (cancerous) and benign conditions –

Malignant (cancer)

Urologists deal with cancers of the urinary tract. These include cancers of the kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate, penis and testis. We are a tertiary referral centre for the surgical management and removal of cancers in the kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate and the penis. We have patients coming to our department from a large catchment area including the Wirral, Chester, Warrington and Isle of Man.     We offer high quality and expert surgical care delivered by consultant urological surgeons who have trained and specialised in this field. This includes offering key-hole laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery.

Benign conditions

Urology encompasses a varied breadth of benign conditions that can really impact on a man or woman’s quality of life. These include, but not limited to the following –

Kidney – stones, infections, cysts.

Ureter – stones, strictures.

Bladder – stones, infections, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) such as overactive bladder, incontinence, urgency.

Prostate – benign enlargement of the prostate causing LUTS.

Testis – chronic pain, cysts, infections.

Penis – erectile dysfunction, Peyronies disease.