Urology resident's guide

Head of the Teaching Unit
Joan Prats López

Naim Hannaoui Hadi

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MEF Program Summary

The specialty

Urology is a medical-surgical specialty that deals with the study, diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical conditions of the urinary tract and retroperitoneum in both sexes and the male genital tract without age limit, motivated by congenital, traumatic, septic, metabolic, obstructive and oncological suffering. Like such specialty, Urology has its propaedeutics, semiology, nosology and specific diagnostic and therapeutic, surgical, endoscopic procedures and by physical means. A comprehensive view of Urology includes the following areas: Andrology, Urolithiasis, Endourology, Laparoscopy, Oncology, Female and Male Functional Urology and Urodynamics, Orthopedics, Kidney Transplant and General Urology which studies the rest of the nosological entities. To deal with these various pathologies, Urology has diagnostic procedures that are common to many other specialties and others that are specific to it, and the realization of which involves learning and dedication commitments not inferior to those related to therapeutic procedures.

Service Description

The Urology service has strengthened its teaching faculty in recent years and since 2009 has been accredited for the training of specialists in Urology. He is currently enrolled in undergraduate medical training in the field of the teaching unit of the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Given the large area of ​​reference, the Service collaborates closely with primary care physicians with the aim of offering continuous care between levels of care of the highest quality, performing consensual protocols, rapid circuits of care in urgent and tumor pathology, and training and refresher courses in prevalent urological pathology.

The Urology Service has several units:

  • Andrology and prostate pathology unit
  • Laparoscopic surgery unit.
  • Urological oncology unit.
  • Urolithiasis unit.
  • Functional urology unit and pelvic floor.

Service Structure

External consultations, Continuing Care. Urology Office: Ambulatory Endoscopy, Urological and Andrological Ultrasound and andrological functional tests and pelvic floor pathology.

Day hospital. Hospitalization plant.

Surgical activity: Central surgical block, 8 weekly sessions (4 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon) and one weekly morning surgical session of major outpatient surgery.



The service consists of a total of 11 deputies and 5 doctors in training (MEF),

One administrative officer.1 plant nursing supervisor, 14 nurses, 16 plant nursing assistants, one CCEE nurse, and 2 CCEE assistants.