Description

The SDHB Urology Otago service provides specialist inpatient and outpatient services from Dunedin Hospital to patients who have conditions of the male reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder and urinary tract. The urology team provides specialist care to patients requiring surgical and non-surgical treatment. A Urology Nurse Specialist also forms part of the team providing advice and support to patients who have complex conditions.

An acute service for emergencies is provided 24 hours a day and non-urgent referrals are accepted from general practitioners according to access criteria which assist to prioritise the urgency of the referral.

Mobile surgery on the lithotripsy bus is conducted at Dunedin Hospital for patients with kidney stones.

Consultants

Procedures / Treatments

  • Urinalysis

    Urinalysis is a test that examines the content of urine for abnormal substances such as protein or signs of infection.… More

  • Urodynamic Tests

    Urodynamic tests measure the storage of urine in the bladder and the flow of urine from the bladder through the urethra.… More

  • Proteinuria

    This term means protein in the urine and may indicate that there is a problem with your kidneys. More

  • Haematuria

    This term means blood in the urine and may be the result of inflammation or other problems with your kidneys, blockages in your ureter, infection or other problems with your bladder or problems with your prostate. More

  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

    A UTI is caused by an infection in the urinary tract.… More

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control is the involuntary passage of urine (passing urine without meaning to).… More

  • Urinary Retention

    Urinary retention, or abnormal holding of urine in the bladder, is a common urological problem.… More

  • Bladder Cancer

    What causes bladder cancer is not always clear, but the risk of developing bladder cancer can be increased by smoking, getting older, long term bladder problems and unsafe exposure to aniline dyes which are used in some industries.… More

  • Kidney Stones

    This term refers to stones in the urinary system. They form in the kidneys but can be found anywhere in the urinary system.… More

  • Kidney (Renal) Failure

    Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys cannot remove waste products from the blood or control the amount of water in your body.… More

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    This is an enlargement of the prostate gland. In BPH there may be difficulties in passing urine as the enlarged prostate can cause a blockage.… More

  • Prostatitis

    This is the term used to describe inflammation of the prostate gland.… More

  • Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer typically consists of many very small, tumours within the prostate.… More

  • Vasectomy

    A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure carried out to make a man sterile (he is no longer able to father a child).… More

Contact Details

Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin - South Otago

201 Great King St
Dunedin

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Street Address

201 Great King St
Dunedin

Postal Address

Private Bag 1921
Dunedin 9054

This page was last updated at 10:23AM on June 19, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Urology - Otago.