Definition - What does Urologist mean?

A urologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive tract. Certain conditions causing infertility in men may require examination and treatment by a urologist.

FertilitySmarts explains Urologist

Urologists specialize in the function and disorders of the urinary system and the male reproductive system. Urologists and fertility doctors work closely together in addressing issues of fertility in men. A man may be referred to a urologist for assessment and treatment of certain conditions that can contribute to infertility. These include varicocoele, physical obstruction, retrograde ejaculation, vasectomy reversal, and genetic conditions causing decreased sperm production.

Urologists are highly educated individuals. Typically, they will have completed four years of an undergraduate degree and four years of medical school to receive their Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. After graduating medical school, these individuals complete a multi-year residency in urology and write state board examinations allowing them to practice medicine.

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