What We Treat
Urologic conditions can affect the urinary tract (which includes the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra) and men’s reproductive organs (penis, testis and vas). We treat all of these urologic conditions and have special interest and expertise in minimally invasive techniques for treatment of these conditions.
Otago Urology applies expert diagnostic techniques that allow us to identify our patient’s problem. After we take that important step, we employ up-to-date therapeutic and surgical techniques that will help restore the patient’s health and quality of life.
Common Urologic Conditions
- Kidney and Ureteric Stones
- Kidney tumours
- PelvicoUreteric Junction (PUJ) Obstruction
- Bladder Tumours
- Benign Prostate Enlargement and Lower Urinary Symptoms
- Prostate Cancer and Elevated PSA
- Urethral Strictures
- Urinary Incontinence in Men and Women
- Testicular Tumours
PSA testing and screening
What is the PSA test?
Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in a man’s blood.
The blood level of PSA can be elevated for a number of reasons. The most important is prostate cancer but in addition a number of benign (non-cancerous) causes can raise the PSA. This includes a urinary tract infection, inflammation of the prostate or an enlarged prostate.