Its primary function is to store urine produced by the kidneys before it is eliminated from the body through the urethra. The bladder has a capacity to expand and contract as urine fills and is released. The control of bladder function involves a complex interplay of nerves, muscles, and signalling mechanisms.
It is important to note that this overview provides a general understanding of common bladder conditions. However, each individual case can vary, and it’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment options.
All of our urologists have significant experience managing common bladder conditions and performing surgery for bladder disease. However, some of our specialists have longer waiting times than others due to their various sub-specialised areas of expertise in specific procedures, or their commitment to public practice. If you are unsure which specialists to see, or want to ensure the shortest waiting time, please contact us for a recommendation.a
At South Coast Urology, we offer comprehensive, clinically excellent, multidisciplinary urological care. We run clinics in Wollongong, Shellharbour and Nowra and operate at leading private hospitals across the Illawarra.