American Board of Urology
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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 board certification: Five years
To become certified in a particular subspecialty, a physician must be Board Certified by the American Board of Urology and complete additional training as specified by the Member Board.
- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
This subspecialist provides consultation and comprehensive management in cases involving 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.
- Pediatric Urology
A pediatric urologist is trained to diagnose, manage, treat, and prevent urologic disorders in children. Such disorders include undescended testes, congenital abnormalities of the genitourinary tract, underdeveloped genitalia and difficulties with urination.