Welcome to Urology West
Based in Galway, Urology West offers the highest standard of urological care and surgery; from simple procedures, through to highly complex operations.
Led by distinguished Consultant Urological Surgeons Mr. Kilian Walsh and Mr. Garrett Durkan, we provide surgical excellence in state of the art facilities. Following discussion we employ the appropriate investigations to allow a clear and concise explanation of our diagnosis and proposed management of conditions.
A resource for patients who would like further information about certain urological symptoms, conditions and treatments.
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Both male and female patients can present with lower urinary tract symptoms namely frequency, urgency, nocturia (getting up at night), poor flow, hesitancy and terminal dribbling. Read more
Stress incontinence usually affects women after childbirth. A typical history is that they present with urinary leakage on coughing, sneezing, dancing, running or vigorous movement. Read more
Haematuria - Blood in Urine
Haematuria can either be microscopic (i.e. detected with the GPs urinary dipstick) or macroscopic (i.e. the patient sees the blood in the urine themselves), either way Urologists would advise investigation. Read more
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections are more common in females than in males but occur in both men and women. Read more
Kidney Stones are more common in males than in females and occur more commonly during the summer than the winter. Read more
Prostate Cancer / Raised PSA
An elevated PSA in a gentleman over the age of 40 can indicate prostatitis and enlarged prostate, and sometimes a prostate cancer. Read more