Urology is the field of medicine that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, the bladder, the ureters, and the urethra. The anatomy covered by urology includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, prostate and penis).
4urology has been created by urologists to help patients access the information they need to make the urological management decision that is right for them as individuals. In modern healthcare the word choice is used with increasing frequency, but it is not possible to make an informed choice if you do not have access to all the information.
We aspire to giving patients not only detailed information on urological conditions and the appropriate treatment options for their condition, but also information on who is offering these options and where they are available. Discussion forums will give people further opportunity to have specific questions answered by the experts.
Most health websites are run by medical professionals for other medical professionals, alternatively websites whose target audience is the patient, are often run by a select group of medical commentators or writers. One of our aims is to give every urologist the opportunity to contribute to online content. We believe that this ‘wikipedia’ approach will result in evolving content that offers the highest levels of up to date patient information. Every time a urologist contributes to online content they will be rewarded with a link to their profile page. Profile pages will be formulated from registration details and will give patients information on both NHS and private healthcare services that are provided including contact details and links to their website if they are available. All of these services will be offered free of charge for doctors and site visitors.
Thank you for coming to 4urology which offers a new and exciting approach to urological care, we hope that you will feel it is a worthwhile service and choose to get involved. Please contact us if you have any comments on how we can improve this service further.