MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery
26 Years Experience Overall (17 years as specialist)
Medical Registration Verified
Dr. Samir Shirodkar is an urologist in The Woodlands, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and CHI St. Luke's Health-The Woodlands Hospital. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. He is one of 78 doctors at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and one of 21 at CHI St. Luke's Health-The Woodlands Hospital who specialize in Urology.
A: A urologist is a doctor specially trained in and who treats diseases of the urinary tract in both males and females. Urologists may also treat diseases of the male reproductive system.
Q: What diseases can urologists treat?
A: Urologists commonly treat diseases such as urinary tract infections (UTI), cystistis, urinary incontinence, bladder stones, kidney stones,cancers, prostate enlargements, scrotal diseases. etc.
Q: What is the difference between an urologist and a nephrologist?
A: A nephrologist is a medical physician who specially treats complex diseases that affect the kidneys such as nephritis, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, and acute and chronic kidney failure. An urologist treats the urinary tract system in both men and women.
Q: When should I visit a urologist?
A: One should visit a urologist if there are symptoms such as burning and pain during urination, presence of blood in urine, pain in abdomen, incontinence or repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Q: Can a urologist treat diseases of the female reproductive system?
A: Urologists can treat common illnesses in females such as urinary tract infections, bladder inflammations, prolapse and cancers. For conditions related to uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, they are referred to a gynecologist.