The Department of Urology was established as an independent entity in the KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC in the year 1994. The Department is fully equipped with the latest technology such as Endourological surgery (TUR, URS, PCNL, miniPCNL), Extracorporeal Shock wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), Urodynamics, Ultrasound (including transrectal ultrasound), Lasers, and Laparoscopic surgery. The department provides state of the art medical care for a variety of urological ailments and it serves as a referral center for complicated problems for patients from North Karnataka, Goa and South Mahahrastra.
The Department is dedicated to the teaching and training of Urology of the highest standard. The M.Ch. training program was started in the year 2001 and was the first superspeciality department in the North Karnataka region. Numerous surgical procedures of all subspecialities like reconstructive urology, female urology, procedures for renovascular hypertension, uro-oncology, renal transplantation, andrology, endourology, pediatric urology are regularly performed in the department. The postgraduates trained in the department have established themselves in various parts of the country and are providing dedicated urological services.
The department is a well established center for transplant program and is also active in cadaveric renal transplantation.
In addition, the department is actively involved in research and is pursuing active research in urinary biomarkers for prostate cancer in collaboration with Jefferson Thomson University, Also, intense research is being carried out to develop artificial intelligence protocols to diagnose prostate cancer.
The department aspires to have a state of the art robotic programme in the near future. Also it intends to enhance basic research in the areas of urogynecology and reconstructive urology.
- To train Doctors in scientific and clinical aspects of the speciality of Urology.
- To promote development of scientific temper in health sciences research.
- To deliver the highest standard of Urological care to the community.
- To establish ourselves as a premier Department of Urology with Excellence.