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Ryan came to Seattle for a penile transplant

Urology is a surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. Medical professionals specializing in the field of urology are called urologists and are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with urological disorders. The organs covered by urology include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis).

Notable UrologistsEdit

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • Shonda revealed on her Twitter page that she only wants one case per season related to the male reproductive organs.
  • Seasons 4 and 12 are the only seasons of Grey's Anatomy not to include a medical case related to the male reproductive organs. For season 4, it's possible that the case was missing because the season was cut short by the Writers Guild of America strike.
  • While disease of and trauma to the male reproductive organs falls under urology, surgeons from other specialities have been seen treating the former with no known involvement of a urologist. For example, in The First Cut Is the Deepest, Miranda Bailey (a general surgery resident) repaired the remains of the Vic the rapist's severed penis. Owen Hunt (a trauma surgeon) was the lead surgeon in repairing Mark Sloan's broken penis. Lastly, Mark Sloan (a plastic surgeon) took the lead in installing Irving Walker's penile implant (however there was an unidentified male surgeon at the table with him who in all likelihood was from urology).

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