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About Urology

Urologic diseases or conditions include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bladder control problems, and prostate problems, amongst others. Some urologic conditions last only a short time, while others are long-lasting.

Urologists are medical specialists best trained to treat any condition involving the urinary tract (bladder, kidneys) and the male reproductive system (prostate). A urologist also works with an oncologist to treat prostate cancer.

Why Would You See a Urologist?

A urologist treats prostate and bladder problems, urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder and kidney cancer, kidney blockage, and kidney stones.

Examples of urinary disorders include cancers of the urinary tract, incontinence (inability to control urine flow), interstitial cystitis, kidney stones, kidney failure, and urinary tract infections.

Signs of underlying bladder or prostate problems may include difficulty to pass urine, more frequent urination, blood in the urine or painful urination.

Patients may be referred to a urologist if their physician suspects they may need treatment for a condition relating to bladder, urethra, ureters, and kidneys.


In men, urologists treat disorders related to the prostate, seminal vesicles, epididymis, testes, and the penis. Male infertility is also treated by a urologist.

Some of the most common urological procedures are:

  • Prostate: Endoscopic or open surgery
  • Kidney stones: Lazer, shockwave or open procedure (surgery)
  • Prostate cancer: Brachytherapy (Radioactive seed implants) or radical prostatectomy
  • Circumcisions
  • Vasectomies


Women may need to see urologists to treat problems that affect the urinary tract. A urologist has special training in treating bladder control problems and other conditions involving urinary tract, such as urinary tract infections and incontinence of urine. Some common procedures are:

  • Bladder sling surgery for incontinence
  • Cancer related surgery
  • Kidney stones
  • Treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)


Urologists are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage urinary and genital problems in infants and young children.

The following paediatric problems might be referred to a urologist :

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Circumcisions
  • Bedwetting and urinary incontinence
  • Undescended testes (When one or both testicles haven’t moved into its proper position in the scrotum before birth)
  • Hypospadias (congenital condition where the opening of the penis is on the underside rather than the tip)

More about Dr Pakendorf:

Dr Werner Pakendorf is a Specialist Urologist, based in the Lowveld. His practice is situated at Mediclinic in Nelspruit.

Dr Pakendorf has been serving the community in the Lowveld, as well as patients from Mozambique, Swaziland and other neighbouring countries for more than 20 years.

Dr Pakendorf has the following Medical Degrees :

  • MBChB (UOFS)
  • MMed Uro (UP)
    – Master of Medicine Urology
  • FCS Uro (SA)
    – Fellowship of the College of Urologists of South Africa

Contact Details

+27 (0)13 745 7472 or
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+27 (0)13 745 7058

Physical Address:
Room 304, 3rd Floor – Medical Centre
Mediclinic Nelspruit
1 Louise Street

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Dr W U Pakendorf

Room 304, 3rd Floor – Medical Centre
Mediclinic Nelspruit
1 Louise Street