• 02 OCT 19
    The importance of urological reviews in men

    The importance of urological reviews in men

    Problems related to the prostate are some of the most common pathologies in men, especially after 50 years. Often, many men do not go to the urologist for a periodic check-up, either because of fear, shame or because they simply are not given the importance that is due to these reviews.

    However, urology reviews are of vital importance in the detection and early treatment of prostate problems and pathologies:

    Detection and early treatment of prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer is one of the most frequent in men (in Spain, approximately 22% of cancers diagnosed in men are prostate). It mainly affects men between 55 and 69 years old, being one of the most frequent pathologies of the prostate.

    Although it is a serious pathology, if it is detected and treated early its cure rate is very high, 90%. However, in its initial stages it does not produce obvious symptoms, so the only way to be able to detect it early and in time to treat it with good healing expectations is through urological examinations.

    For this reason, the recommendation is that from the age of 50 all men should go to urological exams to make an early diagnosis in case of prostate cancer, and if necessary, be able to treat it in time. In the case of having a family history, it is advisable to start going to revisions even earlier, over 45 years.

    Other problems and frequent pathologies of the prostate

    Although less serious than the previous one, there are also other frequent problems that affect the prostate and can be treated early thanks to a review:

    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasty (BPH): it consists in the growth of the prostate gland, which, as it grows, hinders and obstructs urine output. Because it is related to age, it is the most frequent pathology of the prostate, so that it affects 90% of men, although it is not a serious pathology.
    • Prostatitis (prostate infection): less frequent than the previous ones, it usually affects younger men. It consists of germ-generated urine infections. They can become chronic easily if they are not treated on time properly, so it is important to see a specialist soon.

    Symptoms of prostate related problems

    Among the usual symptoms of prostate problems are the following:

    • Symptoms of filling: increased frequency and need to urinate, urinary incontinence, etc…
    • Symptoms of emptying: feeling of difficulty emptying the bladder from the urine, difficulty and/or effort to urinate…
    • Bleeding and Hematuria (reddish urine)
    • Repeated infections

    Before the appearance of any of these symptoms, the specialist should be consulted as soon as possible to diagnose the problem and indicate the appropriate treatment, without forgetting that, although we do not have any symptoms, we should periodically review it as a preventive measure, especially after age 50, when problems such as prostate cancer are more frequent.

    Urology at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

    In the Urology Department at Vithas Xanit International Hospital we put at your disposal the best specialists in urology, who will provide you with the best care both in the review and diagnosis and, when necessary, in the treatment of prostate pathologies. Contact us for more information or make an appointment.

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    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

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    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

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  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

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    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

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    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

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    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.