Kidney stones more prevalent in men, can be avoided

Kidney stones are twice as common in males than females and although sometimes genetic, they may be avoided through adopting a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Kidney stones develop when urine contains high levels of crystal-forming substances such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid, resulting...

Botched penis operations can be avoided — specialist

An estimated one in 300 males are born with the penis defect hypospadias and should be referred to a specialist paediatric urologist within the first six months of birth for corrective surgery.

The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, performs first robotic partial kidney removal

The Urology Hospital in Pretoria has successfully conducted its first robotic-assisted partial removal of a cancerous kidney (partial nephrectomy). Dr Marius Bongers, who undertook the procedure late last year, said it involved the successful removal of a cancerous tumour. Since then, five more successful robotic partial...

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