Urology

The Department of Urology offers state-of-the-art facilities for the analysis and treatment of genitourinary and kidney issues in adults and children. A highly qualified and experienced group of urologists and urology surgeons are accessible 24 hours a day. The most advanced cutting edge innovation and equipments are accessible to subspecialises in the fields of Pediatric Urology, Laparoscopic Urology, Endourology, Uro-oncology, Andrology, Neuro-urology, Female Urology and Reconstructive Urology. Alongside the support of the Nephrology administrations, we also take care of renal transplantation.

Available Hospitals

We provide excellent care, right from diagnosis to the treatment and beyond at our world-class hospitals.

Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Diagnostic for Urology

Cystoscopy
Ureteroscopy
Focussed ultrasonography
TRUS
CT scan

Outpatient & Day care Division

Outpatient Consultation for patients of all ages
Extracorporeal shock wave Lithotripsy for renal and ureteric stones
Flexible Cystoscopy for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Transrectal Ultrasound guided prostrate biopsy
Minor procedures like urethral dilatation, suture removal, BCG installation

Minimal Access Robotic Surgery

Aster Medcity, for the first time in Kerala, introduces Robotic Surgery with da Vinci Robot- a highly advanced surgical Robot that performs minimally invasive surgeries with utmost precision. What can be called the next level in surgery, the da Vinci Robot has multi-limbed surgical robot with tiny wrists that bend in all directions, offering precision, dexterity and fine manipulation beyond that of human hand. The Surgeon performs minimally invasive surgeries by manipulating three robotic arms and a video camera that are inserted through small skin incisions, while seated in front of a computer console with 3D video screen and controls. The option of Robotic surgery is available in the Urology, Cardiothoracic, Gynaecology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Bariatric and Paediatric Surgery Departments at Aster Medcity.

Operation Theatres

ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres With 22 Operating Rooms that are on par with some of the largest in the world, Aster Medcity, for the first time South India, introduces ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres using Karlstorz OR1 Fusion - Asia Pacific’s first complete digital integration system.
The integration enables real-time sharing of images, videos and medical reports, which not only facilitates virtual participation from any location in the world, but also helps the rest of the surgical team to monitor the patient closely during the operative procedure, much to the benefit and safety of the patient undergoing the surgery.
Aster Medcity is also the first surgical facility in the state to offer Robotic Surgery using high-precision da Vinci Surgery Robot.

Faqs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

When should I consult a Urologist?

Have blood in your urine (Hematuria).
Experience consistent pain or burning while urinating, which could indicate a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
Have a frequent need to urinate or have difficulty urinating.
Experience incontinence.
Have frequent UTIs.
Have severe constipation.
Conditions exclusive to men include problems with getting or keeping an erection; anything related to fertility; an elevation or change in your prostate-specific antigen (PSA); an abnormal prostate exam or a testicular mass or persistent pain. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men, yet in its early stages, prostate cancer often has no symptoms.

Women experience urological problems differently, such as urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections. They also may have a urinary fistula, pelvic organ prolapse, and voiding dysfunction.

How long Does it take to heal from Cystoscopy?

These symptoms should get better in 1 or 2 days. You will be able to go back to work for usual activities in 1 or 2 days

What type of procedure does a Urologist perform?

When you visit a urologist, they’ll start by doing one or more of these tests to find out what condition you have:

Imaging tests, such as a CT Scan, MRI Scan, or Ultrasound, allow them to see inside your urinary tract.
They can order a cystogram, which involves taking x-ray images of your bladder.
Your urologist can perform a Cystoscopy. This involves using a thin scope called a cystoscope to see the inside of your urethra and bladder.
They can perform a post-void residual urine test to find out how fast urine leaves your body during urination. It also shows how much urine is left in your bladder after you urinate.
They can use a urine sample to check your urine for bacteria that cause infections.
They can perform urodynamic testing to measure the pressure and volume inside your bladder.
Urologists are also trained to perform different types of surgery. This may include performing:

Biopsies of the bladder, kidneys, or prostate.
A cystectomy, which involves removing the bladder, to treat cancer.
Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, which involves breaking up kidney stones so they can remove them more easily.
A kidney transplant, which involves replacing a diseased kidney with a healthy one.
A procedure to open a blockage.
A repair of damage due to injury.
A repair of urinary organs that aren’t well-formed.
A prostatectomy, which involves removing all or part of the prostate gland to treat prostate cancer.
A sling procedure, which involves using strips of mesh to support the urethra and keep it closed to treat urinary incontinence.
Transurethral resection of the prostate, which involves removing excess tissue from an enlarged prostate.
Transurethral needle ablation of the prostate, which involves removing excess tissue from an enlarged prostate.
A ureteroscopy, which involves using a scope to remove stones in the kidneys and ureter.
A vasectomy to prevent pregnancy, which involves cutting and tying the vas deferens or the tube sperm travel through to produce semen.
 

What will a urologist do on the first visit?

They take your history and examine you. They also suggest few investigations as required.

Patient Stories

Our patients are our best advocates, hear the inspiring stories of their treatment journey

Dr.Kishore T.A

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Dr.Kishore T.A
Consultant
Fellowship in Robotic Surgery, Fellowship in Urologic Oncology, Fellowship in Endurology, MCh in Urology, DNB in General Surgery, DNB in Urology, MRCS, M S in General Surgery, MBBS
Speciality
Urology
Experience
15 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Languages
English, Malayalam, Hindi
Overview

One of the top Urologists in the region, Dr. Kishore T A has more than 15+ years of experience in comprehensive management of complex genitourinary diseases. Trained at some of the finest medical institutes in the United States and India, he is an expert in robotic surgery, renal transplantation, urological oncology, advanced endourology and laparoscopic urology. Dr. Kishore is the first Urologist to perform NOTES assisted vaginal donor nephrectomy, robotic assisted radical nephrectomy and IVC thrombectomy in India; the third in the world to perform Transvaginal Assisted Robotic Renal Transplantation; the fourth in world to complete 50 robotic renal transplantation surgeries and first in south India to perform Robotic Assisted Renal transplantation.

Area of expertise
  • Robotic Surgery: Robotic Prostatectomy /Cystectomy, Partial Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopy: Partial Nephrectomy, Radical Nephrectomy, Donor Nephrectomy
  • Genitourinary Oncology: Open/ Laparoscopic and Robotic Prostatectomy, Cystectomy, Neobladder
  • Robotic Renal Transplantation
  • Advanced ablation procedures like RFA, Cryotherapy
  • Endourology procedures including Flexible Ureteroscopy, PCNL, TURP, TURBT, laser prostate surgeries
     
Awards and recognitions
  • Performed more than 600 laparoscopic donor nephrectomies & renal transplantations
  • Performed over 750 robotic surgeries including 200 robotic radical prostatectomies
  • First in India to perform NOTES assisted Vaginal Donor Nephrectomy
  • First in India to perform robotic radical nephrectomy and IVC thrombectomy
  • Third person in the world to perform transvaginal assisted robotic renal transplantation
  • Fourth in the world to complete 50 robotic renal transplants
  • First in South India to perform robotic renal transplant
  • First in Kerala to perform Single Incision Donor Nephrectomy
  • First surgeon in Kerala to use da Vinci Surgery Robot (at Aster Medcity, Kochi)
  • Has the second largest published series in the world on NOTES assisted vaginal donor nephrectomy


Awards & Accolades

  • Chandigarh best video prize USICON 2016
  • Best video award in SZUSICON 2015 and 2016
  • Chandigarh best video prize USICON 2013
  • Best paper award Indian Journal of Urology 2013
  • Best video award UAKON 2013
  • SS Bapat prize for the best innovation in urology in USICON 2014


Editorial Memberships

  • Member of the Editorial Board of:
  • International Journal of Urology and Nephrology
  • Asian Network for Scientific Information
  • Open Urology and Nephrology Journal
  • Open Prostate Cancer Journal


Reviewer of:

  • Journal of Endourology ; Journal of Urology, Urologic Oncology; European Urology; British Journal of Urology; Advances in Urology; International Journal of Urology and Nephrology; BMC Urology; International Journal of Urogynecology,; International Journal of Nephrology and Urology; Urotoday International and Urology Journal Publications
  • Published 38 articles

Dr. Ravish I R

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Dr. Ravish I R
Lead Consultant - Urology
MBBS, MS, MCh, Fellowship in Pediatric Urology
Speciality
Urology
Experience
20 Years
Hospital
Aster RV Bangalore
Languages
English
Overview

Dr I. R. Ravish is a highly qualified surgeon in the field of Urology. Currently, he is working as a Lead consultant- urologist at Aster RV Hospital in JP Nagar, Bangalore.

With over an outstanding experience of 20 years in treating a wide range of urology diseases with treatment par international standards.

He is a prominent doctor known as the Best Urologist in Bangalore for offering the highest quality urology care for patients. He is keen on Pediatric Urology, Laparoscopic Surgery, and Reconstructive Urology.

Dr. Vidyashankar P

Dr. Vidyashankar P
Dr. Vidyashankar P
Lead Consultant - Nephrology
MBBS, DCH, DNB, DM (Nephrology)
Speciality
Nephrology, Urology
Experience
18 Years
Hospital
Aster RV Bangalore, Aster CMI Bangalore
Languages
English
Overview

Dr. Vidyashankar P. is the Lead Consultant Nephrologist. Underwent Nephrology training from prestigious Seth GS Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai under the renowned nephrologists, Dr. Alan F Almeida and Dr. N.K Hase. He is a Baxter Scienticia Scholar in CAPD University of Bejing. He excels in Percutaneous CAPD catheter insertion and Perm catheter insertion.

Dr. Vidyashankar’s expertise is in Critical care Nephrology, Transplantation, CAPD and Pediatric Nephrology. He is an active Member of Indian Society of Nephrology, Member of International Society of Nephrology and also a Member of European Dialysis and Transplantation Association. Having an appreciable number of publications and paper presentations nationally and internationally. Dr. Vidyashankar was involved in numerous research programs such as, Validity of Iron studies in the diagnosis of iron deficiency in the presence of inflammation of hemodialysis and pre-dialysis patients, Efficacy and safety of Lanthanum carbonate in the management of hyperphosphatemia of chronic kidney disease, Factors determining the inflammatory state in hemodialysis patients: a cross sectional study

Area of expertise
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Transplantation
  • CAPD and Pediatric nephrology
  • Percutaneous
  • CAPD catheter insertion
  • Perm catheter insertion
Awards and recognitions
  • Secured third position in the MBBS final examination conducted by the Gulbarga University, Karnataka.
  • Winner of Indian Academy of Paediatric quiz at Zonal level held by Indian academy of Paediatricians.
  • Won a first prize in National Neonatology Forum quiz at Zonal level. CAPD.
  • Ranked 1st in DM Entrance examination conducted by Directorate of Medical Education, Maharashtra
  • Presented with the first prize in Nephropathology quiz at the Renal pathology national workshop held in Mumbai
  • Khurdeshji Bhurjis Best research paper in ISN west zone for –Determinants of inflammation in hemodialysis patients.
  • High DSA and anti HLA antibody patients


Memberships

  • Karnataka Medical Council
  • International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
  • Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
  • European society of dialysis and transplantation


Papers Published

  • Number of publications and paper presentations nationally and internationally

Dr. Govardhan Reddy

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Dr. Govardhan Reddy
Lead Consultant - Urology & Uro Oncology
MBBS, MS, DNB (Urology), MRCS, FEBU
Speciality
Urology
Experience
21 Years
Hospital
Aster CMI Bangalore
Overview

Dr. Govardhan Reddy is the lead consultant Urologist, Uro-oncologist, transplant and robotic surgeon. He is the lead surgeon in Uro-Oncology and renal transplantation at Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore and is presently involved in high end work in urology. Dr. Reddy is well-versed in the use of lasers for prostate and stone problems. He is one of the experts in PCNL (Percutaneous nephrolithotomy), which is percutaneous pinhole surgeries for big stones in the kidneys.

Well versed in robotic urology work, Dr. Reddy is presently conducting robotic transplantation of kidney. He travels outside the state and India to conduct various surgeries in urology including renal transplant surgery. Dr. Reddy is invited as faculty to various urological educational forums in the state and outside and is also involved in treating international patients.

Dr. Reddy has completed his MBBS, MS (General surgery), DNB (urology), MRCS (UK) and FEBU and is a fellow of the European Board of Urology. After completing his graduation and working in India, he travelled to the UK and worked at various hospitals, especially concentrating on Uro-Oncology work.

Area of expertise
  • Critical care Nephrology, Transplantation, CAPD and Pediatric Nephrology
  • Uro-Oncology and renal transplantation
  • Percutaneous pinhole surgeries for big stones in the kidneys.
  • Laser for stones and prostate(HoLEP)
  • Laparoscopic surgeries
  • Paediatric urology
  • Uro Gynaecology (Sling surgeries and Prolapse surgeries)
  • Andrology
Awards and recognitions
  • Graduated with distinction at undergraduate level
  • Best outgoing postgraduate in surgery at KIMS, Hubli
  • Best DNB (urology) graduate from Apollo Hospital, Chennai
  • Honoured as best urologist at national level.


Membership

  • Karnataka Urology Association
  • Bangalore Urology Association
  • Indian Medical Association
  • European Board of Urology.


Papers Published

  • 'Our Experience in Cadaver Transplantation'
  • South Zone, Urological Society of India Conference (USICON), July 2002
  • 'Our Experience in Paediatric Renal Transplantation’'All India Urological Society of India Conference (USICON), Dec 2004
  • A Rare Case of Von Hippel Lindau’s Disease, Published in Apollo Hospital Proceedings, India.

Dr. Malakonda Reddy Kota

Dr Malakonda Reddy Kota
Dr. Malakonda Reddy Kota
Consultant - Urology
MS, MCh
Speciality
Urology
Experience
4 Years
Hospital
Ramesh Sanghamitra Hospital Ongole
Languages
English
Overview

Dr. Malakonda Reddy K is a Consultant in Urology at Ramesh Sanghamitra Hospitals, Ongole. He completed his MBBS from Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, and did his MS at Andhra Medical College. He was awarded MCh in Genito Urinary Surgery from Andhra Medical College.

His areas of interest include Endoscopic Procedures like TURP, URSL, PCNL, Cystoscopy. Laparoscopic Procedures like Orchidopexy, Ureterolithotomy, and Open procedures like Pyeloplasty, Radical Nephrectomy, Ureteric Reimplantation and Renal Transplant.

Area of expertise
  • Endoscopic Procedures
    • TURP
    • URSL
    • PCNL
    • Cystoscopy
  • Laparoscopic
    • Orchidopexy
    • Ureterolithotomy
  • Open procedures
    • Pyeloplasty
    • Radical Nephrectomy
    • Ureteric Reimplantation
    • Renal Transplant

Dr. Ashok Rijhwani

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Dr. Ashok Rijhwani
Senior Asso. Consultant
DNB, MCh, FRCS, MS, MBBS
Speciality
Urology, Paediatrics & Neonatology
Experience
27 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Languages
English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada
Overview

A Paediatric Surgeon and Paediatric Urologist with more than 27 years of experience, Dr. Ashok Rijhwani is an expert in surgical management of complex medical conditions in children. Trained at some of the finest institutions in the United Kingdom, United States and India, he is an expert in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery in newborns.

Awards and recognitions
  • Published articles in Paediatric Surgery and Perinatology

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