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Helping patient to feel comfortable visiting urology through patient-focused customized treatment

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Helping patient to feel comfortable visiting urology

through patient-focused customized treatment

Urological diseases, which degrade a quality of life, can occur to anyone.  Department of urology in Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary’s Hospital has suggested health solutions for 100-year life to improve the quality of life through customized treatment and become a place where men and women of all ages can visit without prejudice.




More accurate and safe with wide clinical experiences and know-hows

People go to see a dentist for toothache, and go to ophthalmic clinic for eye problems. It is obvious to visit urology to solve the urologic problems. However, it is hard for people to visit urology even though urology handles with diseases closed to the quality of life, such as tumors on urinary system, micturition disorder, urolithiasis, men’s sexual dysfunction, etc. Professional medical staffs with wide clinical experiences in urologic disease help to improve the quality of patients’ lives through customized treatment in the department of urology in Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary’s Hospital. A senior professor, Yoon, Byungil, Prof. Jung, Jinwoo, and Prof. Jung, Moonsu are performing the best form of customized treatment based on their know-how and wealthy experiences in working at Korea’s distinguished university hospitals.

 

Strong teamwork and strengthening of ability

One of the advantages of urology in Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary’s Hospital is strong teamwork between medical staffs. When the case is difficult to treat, professors frequently have a meeting and discuss the case in order to guide treatment. For the best form of treatment, each professor’s ability is important for sure. However, it is even more significant to early detect the disease and work cooperatively through teamwork. Surely, professors in urology continually work hard on improving their abilities as well. Professors currently sit on sub-committees for each disease including major conference of urology and make efforts to broaden new knowledge on urologic medicine, which is rapidly changing.

 

The hospital which first introduced flexible ureteroscopy in Incheon area

Urology at Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary’s Hospital introduced high-tech medical equipment and it offers patients a high level of satisfaction on treatments, which is an entirely different level from the past. A rapid recovery from the surgery with leisure for prostatic hypertrophy became possible without bleeding. As well, laparoscopic surgery, a minimal invasive surgery, for tumors on urinary system, which used to be difficult to perform before, is now possible with minimized side effects and increased success rate of surgery. In particular, recently introduced high-tech equipment, flexible ureteroscopy, for kidney stone treatment has been favorably received by patients. A characteristic of flexible ureteroscopy is that the equipment, unlike the existing equipment, can be freely bent. This equipment can be utilized even for surgeries on upper ureter, which used to be hard to reach, and urinary tract inside the kidney.

Diameter of flexible ureteroscope is as thin as 2.5mm, and there is a hole so small equipment can go inside. Stone is treated by inserting instruments such as laser and so on through the hole. Since the surgery is performed through urethra by flexible ureteroscope, causing no harm on either skin or parenchyma of kidney, and therefore there is a less pain and rapid recovery is possible.

 

Men and Women of all ages can visit

Even though urology is necessary clinical department for all men and women, people tend to think that only men go to urology. Urology of International St. Mary’s Hospital treats female urinary tract diseases, such as cystitis, urinary incontinence, pyelonephritis, female urethral syndrome, etc. Patients can receive satisfactory results through professional diagnosis and treatment on female urinary tract.

International St. Mary’s Hospital is trying to improve awareness of people on urology. Therefore, not only does it offer consultations to patients visiting the hospital but also provide lectures to the general public in order to deliver the idea that urology is necessary clinical department for all men and women. As well, various medical services angled towards patients are helpful for patients to feel the familiarity with urology. First of all, whenever patients come to the hospital, staffs always give big smile, saying “welcome!” and try to offer relaxing time to patients. Additionally, besides simple treatment, medical staffs are willing to explain treatment methods which are difficult to understand because their role as a consultant is as important as treatment. This actually helps to build up trust between medical staffs and patients. Urology at International St. Mary’s Hospital is trying to improve treatment effect and patient’s satisfaction through mutual trust.

 

Major Diseases in Urology

  Tumors on urinary tract ? bladder cancer, renal cancer, prostate cancer

  Dysuria ? prostatic hyperplasia(for men), urinary incontinence and irritable bladder(for women)

  Urolithiasis ? bladder stone, pyelonephritis, kidney stone

  Urinary tract infection ? cystitis, nephropyelitis, urethritis, prostatitis

  Male sexual dysfunction

  Pediatric urologic disease - vesicoureteral reflux, nocturia, undescended testis

 

Prevention of Urolithiasis

  Fluid intake ? take enough water about 2.5L per day

  Citric acid intake ? citric acid suppress the formation of stone. Therefore, eat acid fruits, such as oranges and mandarin routinely.

  Limits salt intake ? avoid slat because salt increases crystallization of calcium in urine and it causes the formation of stone.

  Obesity ? changes in metabolic function due to obesity causes the formation of stone. Therefore, maintain average weight.