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Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Departments

Department of Surgery

Academic Head: -currently unspecified- (Chief Specialist)

Department of Urology

The Urological department is situated on the 4 floor of G&H ward Blocks, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Beds: The Department of Urology has over 45 adult beds. Children are admitted to the Paediatric section.

Outpatient Dept: The department sees approximately 240 patients per week.

Equipment: The Department is well equipped, with the most updated urological endoscopes and laparoscopy equipment, including a modern urodynamic, power Doppler ultrasound.

Students: Fifth year medical students undergo urological training for 2 weeks. The program includes: Clerking of patients, case presentations, outpatient practical training, orientation to urological surgery, daily tutorial and departmental meetings. The two weeks of training ends with an oral exam.

Scientific program: Conducted studies include:

  • Urethral stricture influence on the level of PSA. Prospective, randomised studies. Coordinator Dr. G. Basiewicz, responsible person Dr. M. Kasapatu
  • Enzymatic activities in Fuornier's gangrene and other genital sepsis
  • Bacteriology of the purulent diseases of the male genitalia
  • Use of radioisotopes as a guide for debriement in perineal sepsis
  • Hydronephrosis related to transureteroureterostomy-YOYO effect

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