Mercy Hospital Dunedin - Urology
Private Surgical Service, Urology
Mercy Hospital is a not-for-profit surgical hospital committed to delivering 'exceptional care that makes a difference' to Otago and Southland residents.
Independent specialists provide surgery that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. Urologists are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with urological disorders. The organs covered by urology include the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs.
This surgical service is provided at our facility by the following medical specialists. For further information please seek a referral through your GP or contact your preferred specialist directly.
Procedures / Treatments
The foreskin is pulled away from the body of the penis and cut off, exposing the underlying head of the penis (glans).… More
Incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen (stomach) to allow access to the bladder.… More
A long, thin tube with a tiny camera attached (cystoscope) is inserted into the urinary opening and through the urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body) to your bladder.… More
Incisions (cuts) are made in the side of the body, between the ribs and hip, to allow removal of one or both kidneys. More
A tube is inserted into the kidney to allow urine to drain out.… More
A small incision (cut) is made in the groin on the side of the undescended testicle and the testicle pulled down into the scrotum.… More
Scrotal: a small incision (cut) is made in the front of the scrotum and the testicles removed.… More
A thin wire is inserted into your lower back and guided using x-ray imaging to your kidney.… More
Incisions (cuts) are made in either the lower abdomen (stomach) or between the scrotum and the anus to allow removal of the enlarged parts of, or the entire, prostate gland. More
Small incisions (cuts) are made in the lower abdomen (stomach) and in the front wall of the vagina.… More
Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumour (TURBT)
A long, thin tube with a tiny camera attached (resectoscope) is inserted into the urinary opening, through the urethra and into the bladder.… More
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
A long, thin tube with a tiny camera attached (resectoscope) is inserted into the urinary opening of the penis and through the urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body) to your bladder.… More
A long, thin tube with a tiny camera attached (ureteroscope) is inserted into the urinary opening, through the urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body) and bladder to the ureters (the two tubes that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder).… More
An incision (cut) is made in the penis and the narrowed part of the urethra (the tube that carries urine to the outside of your body) is removed and the urethra rejoined.In balloon urethroplasty, a thin tube with a balloon attached is inserted into the opening of the penis.… More
A tiny incision (cut) is made in the scrotum and a short length of the vas deferens (the tube carrying sperm away from the testicles where it is produced) is removed. More
Dunedin - South Otago
72 Newington Avenue
72 Newington Avenue
Private Bag 1919
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This page was last updated at 9:10AM on January 17, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Mercy Hospital Dunedin - Urology.