The department provides specialized treatment for patients with urologic conditions for the whole catchment region and in the case of certain serious diseases for the whole CR. The department seeks to always provide qualified care which is not only highly effective and minimizes risks, side effects or complications but is also performed with a sensitive and friendly approach to patients.
Outpatient care is assured by six outpatient offices in operation during workdays and a permanent emergency service providing care overnight and during public holidays. Annually, more than 17,000 outpatients are treated here.
Urology is a surgical branch and operations are a basic treatment method. More than 1,700 operations have been performed every year. The department performs a complete range of operations: open, robotic, laparoscopic or endoscopic. The priority is, if possible, to perform minimally invasive interventions. For this reason the number of robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries is constantly rising. Postoperative care in complicated patients is carried out at the Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Medicine. Increasing numbers of patients who are not from the catchment area have been choosing the department for treatment.
The department participates in undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and the training of doctors as well as other medical staff. Doctors and nurses from the department regularly give lectures at conferences and publish in renowned journals. We annually organize a nationwide video-seminar focusing on innovations in surgical treatment. Staff members regularly participate as co-organizers of a countrywide urology conference and have organized five regional seminars for specialized doctors. The department also carries out a number of clinical studies and research projects.
Robot-assisted operations have been performed since January 2016. It is the most modern operation method intended for complicated abdominal surgeries. The most frequent intervention is radical prostatectomy. It is a demanding operation which is carried out in the case of localized prostate carcinoma. Unlike the open or laparoscopic operations the robotic approach is much more precise. It enables high oncological effectivity and reduces significantly the side effects of the operation and also shortens the period of convalescence.