Insight about urological disease at MPUH, Nadiad

Internationally renowned doctors are laying emphasis on creating awareness to curb high risk areas such as urological diseases due to old-age and the tropical weather in the country. Latest innovations and technology in urology were discussed at a recently held symposium at the Maljibhai Desai Urological hospital (MPUH) in Nadiad in the presence of experts from across the world. MPUH has started a separate uro-oncology department. On the sidelines of the symposium, experts opined that people should be made aware about urological diseases, especially cancer, related to the kidney, bladder and prostate. "Urological cancer (kidney, prostate and bladder) is an old-age-related disease and it can be found commonly after 50 years of age. As the population gets older, cancer is becoming more important," said Dr Michael Marberger, chairman and professor of department of urology, University of Vienna.Marberger said, "Though there are inventions and latest technology, it needs to be detected early to decrease mortality rate. The main cause behind such cancer is only growing age. Pointing out the significance of uro-oncology, he said, "Recently, many people died due to swine flu, but mortality rate from cancer is still higher than that of swine flu". Dr Mark Soloway, chairman of the urology department, university of Miami cautioned youth to stay away from smoking. "Though the urology is the age-related disease, youth should also be concerned especially if they are habitual smokers. Smoking is a prime reason behind bladder cancer. Youths have to consult doctors regularly before they are affected by this deadly decease", he added. Kidney-stone is also a major concern for Indians. "Stone in kidney is prevalent among nine percent of country's population", said Dr Christian Chaussy, who pioneered the removal of stone without surgery by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) technique. "After the innovation, as many as 25 million people have been treated by this technique," he said. ESWL uses shock waves to break a kidney stone into small pieces that can more easily travel through the urinary tract and pass through the body. Dr Mahesh Desai, head of the urology department at MPUH, said, "We will have specialised techniques and team of expert doctors to cure uro-oncology". Dr Rohit Patel, chairman of the MPUH said, "Our focus is to create more and more awareness about uro-oncology and that is why we have started a separate department. After 40 years of age, people should undergo health check at least once in a year to diagnose urological disease".