Modern urological surgery: less invasive and with better results

urological surgery

Whether to treat a tumor or to improve sexual life, this specialty has managed to perfect patients’ living conditions

According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 200,000 cases of prostate cancer in the United States alone. This disease is not the only one that exists in the urinary system, but it is one of the most common. For this reason, urologists must master the most modern surgical techniques not only to treat this condition, but also problems such as kidney stones. This is precisely what TECH’s Professional Master’s Degree Update on Urologic Surgery offers physicians who wish to delve into the most modern practices of running this system.

Diseases of the urinary system can severely affect patients’ quality of life. For this reason, urologists work in conjunction with other specialists, such as oncologists, to treat more comprehensively the conditions that the person presents.

In addition, it also relies heavily on modern technologies that have made it possible to perform less invasive interventions or ease the entire procedure. Therefore, TECH’s master’s degree in Urological Surgery Update delves into these aspects and the most current clinical methods in this field.

Advances in urological surgery

Medicine is constantly evolving in all its branches and urological interventions have experienced significant advances in recent years. One of the most recent operating models in this field is robotic surgery. This uses systems such as the Da Vinci, which allows greater precision, more magnification and better maneuverability of surgical instruments. Urologists can perform complex surgeries with smaller incisions, which reduces pain, shortens recovery time and improves aesthetic results.

Moreover, image-assisted surgery such as magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography is being implemented. These techniques have improved planning and guidance during urological interventions, as surgeons can use real-time images to more accurately visualize organs and structures during the operation, which eases the preservation of healthy tissues.

Another advance to be highlighted is minimally invasive interventions, such as laparoscopic and endoscopic. These techniques have advanced considerably in urology, allowing procedures to be performed with small incisions or through the body’s natural orifices, which reduces surgical trauma, recovery time and postoperative complications.

Advantages of urological surgery

Urological surgery offers great benefits for the treatment of various diseases, such as kidney, bladder, prostate and testicular cancers, kidney stones, urethral narrowing and urinary incontinence. The operation can eliminate or treat the underlying cause of the condition, thus improving the patient’s health and quality of life.

Another advantage of undergoing this type of intervention is the relief of symptoms produced by urological diseases. Some of these may be abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, urinary bleeding or erectile dysfunction. This reduces side effects and allows patients to experience a significant improvement in their well-being.

Advances have also led patients with prostate cancer or urological tumors to preserve sexual function. To do so, practitioners employ techniques that minimize nerve damage and keep adequate vascularization to help keep erectile function.

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Thanks to its great capacity to offer programs adapted to the academic and professional requirements of distinct parts of the world, this institution has become, in just a few years, one of the 200 fastest growing companies in the world, according to the Financial Times.

In addition, TECH has been awarded the Google Partner Premier 2023 award, thanks to its commitment to the development of digital tools adapted to all types of users. The university also stands out for its leadership in employability, with 99% of its graduates finding employment in the first twelve months after completing their degrees, according to KPMG.