Urological surgery

Procedure name Common name Description
Circumcision Removal of foreskin of male penis The surgical removal of the foreskin (the loose tissue) covering the glands of the penis.
Inguinal hernia repair Hernia repair The surgical correction of an inguinal hernia (opening, weakness, or bulge in the lining tissue of the abdominal wall in the groin area between the abdomen and the thigh).
Prostate biopsy Prostate tissue examination A surgical procedure that involves removing a small piece of prostate tissue for microscopic examination.
Scope and pyelogram Examining of prostate and bladder Cystoscopy (cystourethroscopy) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a cystoscope, which is an endoscope especially designed for urological use to examine the bladder, lower urinary tract, and prostate gland. A contrast agent can be injected and the kidneys and ureters examined.
Vasectomy Male sterilisation A surgical procedure performed on males in which the vas deferens (tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the seminal vesicles) are cut, tied, cauterized (burned or seared) or otherwise interrupted so conception cannot occur.