Department of Urology
Goals, objectives, relevant historical facts
Kaunas Urology Department was established on 27th of September in 1955, and in 1992 the Urology Clinic was founded. It consists of LUHS Kaunas Clinic Department of Urology and LUHS Kaunas Clinics outpatient clinic of urology. Experienced doctors urologists work here. Urology clinic has 35 beds. Yearly about 2,000 patients are treated; about 1,800 operations and about 30-40 kidney transplantations are performed.
LUHS KK Urology Clinic aims: to provide modern knowledge about urology to students and residents, to develop modern science of urology, to provide professional, timely support to urological and oncourological patients based on contemporary, evidence-based urology.
LUHS Kaunas Clinic doctors promptly examine and diagnose patients with diagnostic equipment according to Western standards (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission computed tomography, ultrasound).
Kaunas Clinic is in a multi-profile hospital, and urological patients, especially the ones with cancer are advised by other high level professionals such as chemotherapy oncologists, radiotherapists, nephrologists, microbiologists, intensive care specialists. This is particularly important in selecting the right treatment tactics when rescuing patients from serious and complex conditions.
Main research activities
Oncological urology, urological gynecology, andrological urology, urinary tract stones.
Clinic researchers’ findings have been published in the national and foreign press, conferences and congresses. Urology clinics members published a professional guide "Urology" (1989), textbooks "Fundamentals of Urology (2000)," Family physician urology“ (2002), Kidney Cancer“ (2006), „Urinary tract stones“ (2006), „Bladder cancer“ (2008 ), „Erectile dysfunction“ (2012), also are coauthors of the textbook "Surgery“.
The clinic participates in the medical curriculum: for fifth-year medical students a module „Kidney and Urinary Tract Pathology and Clinical Toxicology“; for medical residents "Urology program“. Physicians are provided postgraduate biomedical training courses: Oncourology; Endourology; Prostate diseases, Modern trends in the diagnosis and treatment.
Key Projects: Lithuanian Research Council, LUHS Science Foundation, international projects
Ongoing scientific studies together with the Lithuanian Society of Urology
Residency programs, the number of students
The Urology clinic is a students education base.Every year lectures and practical works are taught for 30 groups (320 students) of fifth-year medical faculty students.Module „Kidneys and Urinary Tract Pathology and Clinical Toxicology“ is taught. The clinic held preparesurological residents.Family medicine residents and interns deepen their knowledge in urgent urology, surgery and nephrology. For training purposes the Clinic uses LUHS Kaunas Clinic Urology Departments operating rooms and consulting offices.
The most important clinical activity fields: oncourology, transplantantology, plastic and reconstructive urology, kidney stone treatment and prevention, andrology, minimally invasive surgical techniques in the treatment of urologicalpatients.
All transurethral surgery is performed: resection of the prostate due to benign prostate hyperplasia, bladder tumors resection, uretrotomies and others. Minimally invasive procedures are performed - renal artery embolization, percutaneous nephrostomy, retrograde and anterogradeinner gonadal vein sclerotherapy, laparoscopic v. testicularis ligation, v.v. epigastral-testicular junction. Kidney stones are treated with modern techniques: endoscopic surgery is performed (ureteroscopy and percutaneous nefrolitotripsy with flexible or rigid instruments); extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. The clinics members are actively involvedin „Prostate cancer early detection program“/
Urologic Clinic doctors are active members of Lithuanian and European urology associations, are involved in activities of „Lithuania Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Association“, „Lithuanian Gynecourological Association“.
The Urology Clinic maintains close relations with Western Europe and the U.S. urology clinics, conducts exchange programs inviting foreign urologist to our clinic to share experience. Most of our urologists had internship in various foreign clinics.