About the Department
Urology is the medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) and male reproductive organs (penis, scrotum, testes, epididymis, vas deferens and prostate).
The operating theatre of the Medicover Hospital has state-of-the-art technical facilities which allow us to perform surgical procedures using classical methods, laparoscopy and urological endoscopy. In 2018, the Hospital purchased the most advanced robotic system in the world – da Vinci – used in the surgical treatment of a number of conditions, including the most common cancers.
Operations using the da Vinci surgical robot are performed by Dr. Paweł Salwa who specialises in this method. It is currently one of the most effective methods to treat prostate cancer. It allows in most cases for conservative surgery which is a condition of urinary continence and return of erections after surgery.
In the Urology Department of the Medicover Hospital, our specialists perform a wide range of urological examinations and surgical procedures including the following:
- da Vinci surgical robot – treatment of prostate cancer
- Magnetic resonance imaging-guided prostate biopsy
- Transurethral incision of the prostate
- Cystoscopy (urethrocystoscopy)
- Transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT)
- Removal of a kidney (nephrectomy)
- Testicular cancer
- Birth and acquired defects of the urinary tract:
- spermatic cord hydrocele surgery
- laparoscopic varicocele surgery
- urethral stricture disease surgery (urethrotomy)
- Phimosis (circumcision)
- Urinary disorders (urinary incontinence, urinary urgency and frequent urination)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Removal of a testicle (orchidectomy)
Procedures are performed by specialists with many years of experience. Urology consultants and operators at the Medicover Hospital: Dr. Paweł Salwa, Dr. Paweł Stajno, Dr. Marcin Rafał Rudziński , Dr. Piotr Dzigowski, dr. Piotr Grabiec Procedures are performed both as same-day surgery and as long-term inpatient procedures in the General Surgery Department.