What is the future of urology?

The future of urology remains extremely exciting. Miniaturization, optical technology and robotics constitute the future of surgery. The use of state of the art imaging that avoids radiation exposure has the potential to revolutionize diagnostics.

Is Urology in high demand?

The most challenging and rewarding aspects of urology: The most challenging aspect of caring for patients in urology is the high demand with the limited number of physicians, as urology has an overall shortage.

Is there a shortage of urologists?

The shortage of urologists is likely to become more acute as both the physician work force and the patient population age. For these and related reasons, the Healthcare Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has projected a shortage of more than 1,600 urologists by 2025.

How many urologists are there in the US in 2020?

The 2020 U.S. urologist population consists of a total of 13,352 practicing urologists, an increase of 2.4 percent from 13,044 practicing urologists in 2019.

What is UroLift?

What is UroLift? The UroLift System is a straightforward procedure that utilizes tiny implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way so it no longer blocks the urethra. There is no cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue.

Is urology a good field?

I found that Urology was a great combination of medicine and surgery. Now, for example, many of my patients are followed long-term, with medical interventions; with slightly more than half being surgical patients. I think urology gives a physician the best of both aspects of clinical treatment.

Where do most urologists work?

Approximately 53 percent of practicing urologists in the United States work in private practice (down from 60 percent in 2017), while 46 percent practice in institutional settings such as hospitals or academic medical centers (up from 40 percent in 2017).

How many urologists are there per person?

Both the number of urologists and the urologist-to- population ratio in the U.S. continued to increase from (11,990; 3.72 per 100,000 population) in 2015 to (13,044; 3.99 per 100,000 population) in 2019 (FIGURE 1-1).