The Urology Clinic Haut-Valais

The Urology Clinic offers a whole range of urology services with the exception of kidney transplants.

Key interests include uro-oncology including the surgical treatment of bladder, prostate, kidney and testicular cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Additional fields of interest cover the full range of minimally invasive urogynaecology services and mesh and band inserts in cases of cystoceles and urinary incontinence.

The Urology Clinic has access to a modern ultra-sound device with special probes for stomach examinations, high-resolution special probes for diagnosis of testicle, penis and groin disorders and endo-probes which are used to carry out specialist scans through the lower rectum and vagina. With all of these procedures, a Doppler function and power duplex process can be activated to enable a functional examination of the organs.

  • Scanning for aggressive prostate cancer
  • Scanning for early forms of bladder cancer
  • Diagnosing incontinence in women
  • Diagnosing incontinence in men
  • Diagnosing a constant urge to urinate
  • Clarification of erectile disfunction
  • Diagnosing recurrent kidney and ureteral stones

The Urology Clinic has an X-ray table with digital imaging technology for carrying out all specialist urological X-rays. This special X-ray table is set up so that operations which require X-ray investigation during surgery can also be carried out at the same time. Computer tomography using spiral computed tomography and MRI scans can also be carried out in close collaboration with the Radiology Clinic.

All micro-biological invitations can be undertaken at the hospital group’s micro-biology laboratory promptly and with a patient focus.

Cancer cells from urine samples and prostate aspiration are analysed at the Pathology Institute in Sion. Sperm analyses to diagnose fertility are carried out at the SZO laboratory.

The focal point of diagnostics at the SZO is a close and trusting collaboration with all of the specialist departments in the hospital group and with the specialists at the Bern University Hospital to enable interdisciplinary diagnostics at the very highest level.

Range of urological procedures

    • Removal of part of the kidneys, including in cases of kidney cancer, where part of the kidneys can be preserved
    • Restoration of kidney drainage in cases of congenital renal pelvic stenosis
    • Removal of large kidney stones using a minimally invasive, endoscopy procedure (percutaneous removal)
    • Removal of disruptive and inconveniently placed renal cysts
    • Non-invasive destruction of kidney stones using ultrasound lithotripsy (ESWL)
    • Emergency urinary diversions to avoid kidney failure (nephrostomy)
    • Treating all kinds of kidney injury
    • Re-inserting the ureter into the bladder in cases of a ureteral tumour close to the bladder or narrowing caused by scarring. Restoration of ureters damaged by deformed sections of intestine
    • Minimally invasive removal of ureteral stones using a laser
    • Minimally invasive removal of ureteral tumours using a laser
    • Re-inserting the ureter with restoration of backflow prevention (anti-reflux surgery)
    • Radical removal of the ureter and any affected surrounding organs in cases of aggressive bladder cancer
    • Complete replacement of the bladder with restoration of continence in men and women
    • Removal of small, less aggressive bladder tumours through the urethra
    • Removal of bladder stones
    • Partial removal of the bladder
    • Bladder diverticula removal
    • Bladder widening operation in the case of a contracted bladder
    • Careful reduction of the prostate through the urethra using a bipolar high-frequency surgery technique to protect fertility
    • Radical removal of the prostate in cases of cancer with retention of the reproductive organ nerves and radical removal with extensive lymph node removal
    • Treatment of incontinence in women with the careful implantation of tension-free strips
    • Complete reconstruction of the female pelvis floor with or without mesh support
    • Treatment of incontinence in young women with minimally invasive lifting of the urethra according to the Burch procedure
    • Implantation of continence-supporting bands in men with incontinence following a radical prostate removal
    • Reconstruction of a narrowed urethra with an oral mucosa transplant
    • Partial or complete removal of the penis in cases of penile cancer
    • Endoscopic, minimally invasive removal of urethral tumours
    • Internal urethrotomian slits in cases of short areas of urethral stenosis
    • Treatment of hydroceles and spermatoceles
    • Circumcision
    • Hernia surgery
    • Testicle removal
    • Vasectomy
    • Vasovasostomy
    • Vasoepididymostomy
    • Testicular biopsy in fertility diagnostics
    • Percutaneous sacral nerve stimulation with implantation of a new neuromodulator (planned)
    • Bladder expansion surgery
    • Bladder replacement surgery
    • Botulinum toxin injections into the bladder muscles or sphincter
    • Bio-feedback training  
    • Replacement bladder from the small intestine according to the Studer procedure
    • Ileum and colon conduits
    • Replacement ureter with ileum