The Department of Urology as part of the Department of Surgery provides diagnosis of urinary system organs where urine is produced, stored,
and discharged such as the kidney, ureter, bladder, and urethra as well as male reproductive system-related organs such as the penis, testicles, seminal duct, and prostate, and treat them often using surgical procedures.
With a rapid development of cutting-edge medical technologies and equipment, urology is consisted of specialties such as urological oncology (kidney cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, penile cancer, and adrenal tumor), prostatic diseases (prostate hypertrophy and prostatitis), andrology (sexual dysfunction and male infertility), urogynecology (bladder infection, urinary incontinence, and uterine prolapse), dysuria (overactive bladder and neurogenic dysfunction), endourology (urinary stone, laparoscopic surgery, and other minimally-invasive surgery), and pediatric urology.
AMC Department of Urology is equipped with cutting-edge equipment and technologies such as extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy, laparoscopic surgical instrument, endoscopic surgical instrument (bladder, ureter, and kidney), microendoscopy, endorectal ultrasound, urodynamic study, urinary incontinence treatment device, and high power laser device to provide best diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases; and performs various kinds of operations from radical operation to non-invasive laparoscopic surgery and microscopic surgery.
Da Vinci Si/Xi Systems which is recently introduced as a core technology in advanced medicine, is widely used in treatment of urological tumors (kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and bladder cancer) and benign urologic diseases (ureteropelvic junction obstruction and vesicoureteral reflux). The Department of Urology is committed to providing world-class treatment, education, and research based on high-quality medical professionals, clinical settings, and laboratories.
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The AMC Cancer Institute has Korea’s first integrated treatment system that determines the best and optimal treatment for each patient through cooperation among the Department of Urology that offers specialized surgical treatments depending on the type of cancer; the Department of Oncology that performs pre-/post-operative palliative chemotherapy; the Department of Radiation Oncology that implements radical, adjuvant, or palliative radiation therapy; the Department of Radiology that takes a biopsy...
AMC has adopted kidney transplantation in the 1990s. Since then the number of kidney transplantations performed in AMC has increased to reach 3,000 cases in January 2012 with around 300 a year, which is the largest in Korea. AMC has also performed around 200 ABO-incompatible kidney transplantations by October 2013.