Urology services provided within WDHB include consultations, investigations and elective surgery.
Inpatient urology surgery and urodynamic tests are currently only available at the North Shore Hospital site not at the Waitakere site. Flexible cystoscopy and prostate biopsies are available at both hospital sites.
Urology outpatient clinics consist of first assessment and follow-up appointments. Patients are seen by a consultant urologist, registrar or urology nurse practitioner or urology nurse specialist. The majority of urology outpatient clinics are at North Shore Hospital. Limited appointments are available at Waitakere Hospital.
WDHB cannot admit acute urology patients. Patients presenting to either North Shore or Waitakere Hospital's emergency departments will be transferred to Auckland City Hospital if they require admission or acute surgery.
Urology is the branch of medicine that looks at diseases of the urinary system in females and the genitourinary system in males.