Urology

We understand that urological diseases can have a big impact on one's comfort and confidence during normal life, social events and intimate moments. Ford Hospital uses the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to treat diseases affecting the urinary system.

Laparoscopic Urology

Various congenital and acquired urological diseases are managed comfortably with laparoscopic techniques. Procedure is performed through few small punctures in the abdominal wall. It causes the least discomfort, reduces the risks of hernias, and has better cosmetics outcome.

  •  Lap. Varicocelectomy
  •  Lap. Nephrectomy/ Radical Nephrectomy
  •  Lap. Pyeloplasty
  •  Lap. Orchidopexy
  •  Lap. Radical Prostatectomy
  •  Lap. Adrenalectomy
  •  Lap. Renal cyst decortication
  •  Lap. Ureteric reimplantation
Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a debilitating and emotionally traumatising condition. Fortunately in the recent years there has been rapid strides in its management. The services we provide are-

  •  Artificial Sphincter Placement (AMS 800)
  •  TVT (Tension free Vaginal Tape)
Urinary stone management

We offer PCNL, Mini-Perc, tube-less PCNL for the removal of stone in the urinary system. With these techniques, renal stones are removed through a small 1 cm sized hole in the back and the patient can be discharged within 4 days. All sizes of stones, including ones that cannot be broken by lithotripsy can be handled by these methods.

Other urology services
  •  Management of erectile dysfunction with medicines and penile prosthesis
  •  Urological cancer treatment
  •  Reconstructive urology
  •  Andrology
  •  Male infertility management

The department is headed by our eminent specialist Dr. Pankaj Kumar Gupta, one of the leading Cardiologist in Bihar.

Why Ford

Urology : The Department of Urology at Ford Hospital is at the forefront of providing clinical services, innovative treatment strategies, and fundamental research for diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. This Department Urology at Ford hospital offers comprehensive care to Patients suffering from the diseases of the urinary system. Urinary System includes primarily the diseases of the kidneys, ureter (tubes bringing urine to the bladder), urinary bladder, prostate and the urethra.

Our urology department also cares for patients with certain problems of the adrenal glands, male
external genitalia and male fertility problems. The department has state of art facilities for Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Procedures.Urology is a surgical super specialty dealing with ailments of genital & urinary system in male and female. It is one of the most varied branches of surgery, encompassing diseases of kidneys, bladder and prostate to include incontinence, impotence, infertility, cancer and reconstruction of the genito-urinary tract and encompasses patients of both
sexes and all ages.

Over the last 20 years, urology has become one of the most innovative surgical specialties. Urologists use traditional surgical methods, but have also pioneered the most modern high-tech, fibreoptic and endoscopic techniques (sometimes called minimally-invasive surgery). Urology is one of the first specialties to use "keyhole" surgery and still retains the most comprehensive array of minimally-invasive techniques for patients. The doctors here at Ford Hospital are leaders in handling all urological conditions such as stone disease, birth defects, infections, tumors, obstruction of the urinary system, prostate enlargement, infertility, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, kidney transplantation, etc. The department performs over a hundred operations in a year and treats over one thousand patients on an out-patient basis.

We are one of the few centres in the state of Bihar which offers highly specialised tests such as video urodynamics for patients with neurological disorders and template prostate biopsy for patients with suspected prostate cancer who have had repeated negative prostate biopsies.

Urological cancer care at our institute provides a holistic approach to cancer care with strict
adherence to current well accepted evidence based treatment. Each patient's cancer treatment is endorsed by our multi-disciplinary tumour board which has representation from urological surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologist, radiologist and palliative care medicine experts. We are at the forefront of treatment for penile cancer with the expertise to perform dynamic
sentinel lymph node biopsy which is currently performed at handful centres across the state.

With minimally invasive (key-hole) surgery becoming a gold standard in the treatment of urological cancers, this is available for kidney, bladder and prostate cancer at our centre. We have a wellestablished laparoscopy programme and offer laparoscopic nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for the treatment of kidney and prostate cancer.

With the advent of LASER technology the treatment of stone and prostate disease has evolved tremendously, at our institute both rigid and exible (also called retro grade intra renal surgery) ureteroscopy is available for effective management of ureteric and kidney stones. Holmium LASER enucleation of prostate is the only laser technology across the globe which has stood the test of time
and this is offered to patients with large prostates where conventional endoscopic surgery may not be feasible and we are one of the few centres in Patna, Bihar to offer this treatment.

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