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Specialized Services

Urology

 

Urology is the specialty that treat problems involving the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Urologists provide care throughout the human life cycle — from newborns to elderly. Because of the broad range of clinical problems they encounter, Urologists have a familiarity with many other medical fields — such as internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, geriatrics and oncology — in addition to surgical training. The expertise of the Urology Department at Lily Hospitals covers the spectrum of Clinical Urology.

The Urology Department at Lily Hospitals offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for adult and pediatric urological conditions. Patients with kidney stones are treated with minimally invasive stone removal techniques, and are medically evaluated to determine risk factors for recurrent stone formations.

Lily Urology Centre which is a unique centre for Urology in Nigeria is equipped with:

  • Electronic operating table for the theatre suitable for all urological procedures
  • C-Arm for endourological procedures to be monitored under fluoroscopy
  • Laser device for use in most of the urological procedures
  • Bipolar diathermy device for resection of prostate and bladder tumours
  • Pediatric endoscopy sets for some pediatric diseases
  • Uroflowmetry device to measure urine flow rate and for diagnosis of bladder oulet obstruction

The centre can receive all urological cold and emergency cases, 24 hours throughout all days of the week from Monday to Sunday and also present many urological services under supervision of many well experienced consultant Urologists.

Urologic Conditions Treated

Specific Conditions Treated Include:

  • Cancer of the adrenal gland, bladder, kidney, prostate, penis, and testicles
  • Enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Hematuria, or blood in the urine
  • Hydrocele/Spermatocele
  • Kidney stone disease
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Overactive bladder
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Urethral stricture
  • Urinary incontinence, male and female
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Varicocele
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral reflux or a backflow of urine into the ureter
  • Voiding dysfunction or abnormal bladder emptying

Sub-Specialty Services Offered

  • Prostatic Diseases: This covers consultation and treatment of benign and malignant prostate diseases. Assessment may include ultrasound of the prostate, measurement of the urine flow rate and specialised blood tests. Surgery to the prostate is also being offered. Early cases are treated by radical prostatectomy. Advanced cases are treated by hormonal treatment either by surgical castration or antiandrogen therapy.
  • EndoUrology and Urinary Stone Disease: We provide consultation and treatment of urinary stone disease through a wide range of treatment options
    Uro-Oncology Bladder Tumours
    Non Invasive Bladder Tumours: Are treated by complete tumour resection by endoscopy (laser or bipolar) followed by maintenance therapy (intravesical chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy)
    Invasive Bladder Tumours: Are treated by radical cystectomy and all types of urinary diversion can be done according to the patient situation even creating ileal neobladder (fashioning part of terminal ileum to be spherical as the bladder and the patient pass urine from the normal urethra)
  • Kidney Cancer: Small localized tmours treated by partial nephrectomy and Larger tumours treated by radical nephrectomy
  • Ureteric Tumours: Small localized tumours by complete endoscopic resection of tumour and Large invasive tmours by radical nephroureterectomy
  • Stone Diseases: Stone kidney, stone ureter, and stone bladder are treated by endoscopic laser fragmentation of stones
  • Female Urology Unit: Treatment of stress urinary incontinence and surgical repair of vesico-vaginal fistula, uretero-vaginal fistula, vesico-uterine fistula.
  • Pediatric Urology: Treatment of all congenital anomalies in urology either by endo or open surgery such as:
    • Pelvi - ureteric junction obstruction
    • Vesico - ureteric reflux
    • Posterior urethral valve
    • Undescended testicle