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Urologists deal with diseases and disorders of the kidneys, urinary tract, prostate gland, and male sex organs. (A gynecologic urologist is a specialist that focuses on female urinary-tract problems including such conditions as incontinence.)

After completion of medical school, the urologist has two years of training in general surgery, followed by a three-year training period in urology and urologic surgery and an 18-month period of clinical practice before taking specialty board examinations.

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