The Urology Department treats patients with benign diseases, inflammations and cancer of the urinary tract and reproductive organs. The most commonly performed surgeries are prostate surgeries. Modern equipment and proven effective methods are employed in the treatment of patients.
On weekdays, the ward has 16 beds, but functions are notably scaled down for the weekend. The Urology Department works in joint facilities with the gastrointestinal surgery ward. The ward has a common nursing staff, trained in both specialities. An Into Surgery from Home -team works on the ward, taking care of urology and gastrointestinal surgery patients and day surgery patients who arrive at the hospital on the morning of the operation.
Kuopio University Hospital also has a sexual health counsellor and urotherapist available for urology patients.