American Board of Urology
600 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 150
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Urologists treat disorders of the urinary tract, male reproductive system, urinary tract infections
A urologist, also known as a genitourinary surgeon, focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders of the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. This specialist manages non-surgical problems such as urinary tract infections and benign prostatic hyperplasia, as well as surgical problems such as the surgical management of cancers, the correction of congenital abnormalities, and correcting stress incontinence.
Specialty training required prior to certification: Five years
To become certified in the following subspecialty, a physician must be certified by the American Board of Urology and complete additional training as specified by the board.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
A subspecialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is a physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology or Urology who, by virtue of education and training, is prepared to provide consultation and comprehensive management of women with complex benign pelvic conditions, lower urinary tract disorders, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Comprehensive management includes those diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for the total care of the patient with these conditions and complications resulting from them.
A pediatric urologist is trained to diagnose, manage, treat, and prevent urologic disorders in children. Such disorders include undescended testes, congenital abnormalities of the genito-urinary tract, underdeveloped genitalia, and difficulties with urination.