A urologist is a doctor who specializes in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and disorders of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system. Most urologists sub-specialize in one of the following areas:
- pediatric urology;
- urologic oncology;
- renal transplatation;
- male infertility;
- female urology;
- neurourology; and
- erectile dysfunction.
There are approximately 8,000 active urologists in the United States. After medical school, each must complete a 1 year residency in general surgery followed by at least 4 years in a residency or fellowship in clinical urology. According to a recent report prepared by the American Medical Group Association, the median salary for the specialty is just over $389,000.00 per year.
Urologists are called upon by patients to perform cystectomies, cystoscopies, nephrectomies, urethroplasties, ureteroscopies, orchiectomies, vasectomies, urethrovesical suspenion and many other procedures involving diseases or conditions affecting the kidney, perinephrium, ureter, retroperitoneum, bladder, urethra, prostate, testes and pelvic floor. Where a urologist fails to order the appropriate test (such as a intravenous pyelogram or 24-hour urine catch), make the appropriate referral, or treat a urological condition appropriately, he or she may be liable for medical malpractice. Common conditions or diseases treated by urologists include:
- benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH);
- prostate enlargement;
- bladder cancer;
- glomerular disease;
- erectile dysfunction;
- incontinence; and
- urinary tract infections.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice cases due to or arising out of urology malpractice. If you or a loved one had/have a urological disorder that was not treated properly, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
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