The Urology Department at the Palo Alto Medical Center offers a wide range of services. The Department is composed of board certified urologists and specialty-trained physician assistants (PAs).
Urologists are physicians with specialized training in diagnosing and treating problems regarding the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.
After graduating from medical school, urologists enter an accredited urology residency program. Lasting for a minimum of five years, the program consists of training in general surgery, clinical urology and a clinical discipline relevant to urology.
Due to the diversity of the clinical problems and diseases encountered in the specialty, urologists must also be knowledgeable in internal medicine, pediatrics and gynecology, as well as a having a vast amount of training in surgery.
PAs in urology perform various duties under the supervision of PAMF's licensed urologists, such as evaluating patients and designing follow-up treatment. They also assist in surgical procedures and perform routine procedures concerning common urological problems.
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