Urology

Urologists are surgeons that specialize in the treatment of the urinary tract in both males and females of all ages. Problems of the male reproductive organs are also treated by urologists whereas gynaecologists treat the female reproductive organs. 

We have a group of 7 urologists that service Lakeridge Health from 2 primary locations - Oshawa and Ajax. They provide expertise in

  • Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery including nephrectomy, pyeloplasty
  • Major cancer surgery including prostatectomy, cystectomy
  • Organ-sparing surgery for kidney cancer
  • Endoscopic laser and percutaneous surgeries for kidney stones
  • GreenLight laser outpatient surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Minimally invasive injection therapies and other surgeries for incontinence
  • Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of kidney cancer by our interventional radiology department
  • Transrectal prostate biopsies with MRI correlation

 

Our urologists strive for the best outcomes and consistently rank among the top hospitals in the province. They also work closely with our colleagues in radiation oncology and medical oncology at the Durham Regional Cancer Centre to provide comprehensive cancer care. Difficult cancer cases are routinely reviewed in weekly multidisciplinary tumor rounds, including eligibility for clinical trials are offered through the Cancer Centre. We provide quick access to our Prostate Diagnostic Assessment Unit to address prostate concerns. Family doctors and nurse practitioners can make referrals directly to this Unit.

Our urologists are actively involved in the teaching of Queen's University family medicine and urology residents with particular emphasis on evidence-based medicine/surgery and best practice guidelines.

For your surgery:

Please contact your surgeon's office directly if you need more information about your pre-op appointment of surgery booking.

 

Directions:

At Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering, proceed to the Admitting Department on the main floor to register.

At Lakeridge Health Oshawa, take the escalator to the second floor from the main lobby and proceed right to the Surgical Registration Desk.

 

Before Your Surgery:

Make sure you carefully read and follow the instructions outlined in the Surgical Passport.

You will need to bring:

  • Your OHIP card
  • If applicable your private insurance and credit card information
  • Other items listed here

 

What To Expect on Your Surgery Day

After you report to the registration desk, you'll be asked to wait in the waiting room until a support attendant arrives to take you to a change room. You'll be asked to change into a hospital gown that ties up in the back and a housecoat that goes over the gown and ties up like a jacket at the front. You'll be given booties to wear on your feet and a clear plastic bag for your belongings that can be locked up during your procedure.

You will then be directed to a surgical waiting area where you will wait to meet members of your surgical team. They will take you into the operating room while your family members will be directed to an appropriate waiting area. Your relatives can track your progress on the Family Tracking monitor in the waiting area as each patient is given an identifying number and a card showing the colours of each area you'll be travelling to on your surgical journey.

Watch our video of what to expect when you visit Lakeridge Health for surgery.