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
Kidney stone disease
Pelvic floor disorders
Urinary incontinence, male and female
Urinary tract infections
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 tumours 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