Mr Madhusudan P Koya (Madhu) is a fully trained urologist and a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology. He is also a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow in the UK from his time training in surgery in the United Kingdom. He was extensively trained in general surgery in the UK, urology in New Zealand and is fellowship trained in the USA in urologic oncology under the internationally known and respected Professor Mark Soloway in Miami.
Madhu has a subspecialty interest in urologic cancers including prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. He regularly carries out major surgical interventions for these at North Shore Hospital in public and Brightside and Mercy Hospitals in private with excellent outcomes.
His other interests are stone disease and urinary incontinence - both male and female.
Madhu also routinely carries out urodynamics, day stay treatment of stones (lithotripsy), vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.
Madhu is currently Clinical Director of Urology at North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals.
What is Urology?
Urology is the branch of medicine that looks at diseases of the urinary system in females and the genitourinary system (urinary system plus genital organs) in males.
The urinary system is made up of the:
- kidneys (where urine is formed from material filtered out of the blood)
- ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder)
- bladder (a balloon-like organ that stores urine)
- sphincter muscles (muscles around the opening of the bladder into the urethra)
- urethra (the tube that carries urine to the outside of your body).
The male genital organs include the penis, scrotum and prostate gland. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis and in front of the rectum. The urethra passes through the center of the prostate.
A doctor who specialises in disorders of the urinary system and also the male reproductive system is known as an urologist. A doctor who specialises in kidneys and their function is called a nephrologist.