Frequenly Asked Questions

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  • 1. Where does Dr. Shashanka Dhanuka practice?

    Dr. Shashanka Dhanuka practices at MANIPAL Hospital, Mukundapur, Kolkata.

  • 2. Why do patients visit Dr. Dhanuka?

    Patients frequently visit Dr. Shashanka Dhanuka for treatment of Kidney and Ureteric stones, Prostate problems (both benign and malignant), UTIs (in both women and men), Kidney cancer, Bladder cancer, Prostate cancer, Male sexual health problems, Infertility and all other Urological conditions.

  • 3. What is Dr. Shashanka Dhanuka's education qualification?

    Dr. Shashanka Dhanuka has the following qualifications - MBBS, MS, MCh (Urology), MRCS (Edinburgh, UK), FAIS. He also has the experience of working in the prestigious NHS of the United Kingdom (UK).

  • 4. What does Dr. Shashanka Dhanuka specialises in?

    Dr. Shashanka Dhanuka specialises as Urologist, Urological Surgeon.

  • 5. Can I make an appointment with Dr. Shashanka Dhanuka online?

    Yes, you can make an appointment online with Dr. Shashanka Dhanuka.

  • 6. What languages does Dr. Shashanka Dhanuka speak?

     Dr. Shashanka Dhanuka speaks Bengali, English, Hindi, Tamil and Oriya.

  • 7. Do urologists treat both males and females?.

    Yes. Urologists treat men and women of all ages

  • 8. What are some of the common conditions that urologists treat?

    Dr. Dhanuka treats virtually any urologic condition, some of the more common disorders include kidney and ureteric stones, prostate conditions (both benign and malignant), urinary tract infections (UTI) in both women and men; kidney cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, impotence or erectile dysfunction; incontinence or loss of bladder control; infertility.

  • 9. What is urology?

     Urology is a surgical specialty that addresses diseases of the urinary tract in both male and female, as well as male reproductive system disorders.

  • 10. What can I do to maintain good urologic health?

    Generally, the best way to avoid urological problems is to maintain good overall health habits such as exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding tobacco, excessive alcohol and caffeine and diuretics (food or substances that remove water from the body).

  • 11. When should you see a Urologist?

    Often a primary care physician can treat mild urinary issues such as a urinary tract infection. But if you experience any of the following symptoms, you may want to consult a urologist:
    •    blood in your urine
    •    a frequent or urgent need to urinate
    •    pain in your lower back, pelvis, or sides
    •    pain or burning during urination
    •    trouble urinating
    •    urine leakage
    •    weak urine flow, dribbling
    •    a decreased sexual desire
    •    a lump in the testicle
    •    trouble getting or keeping an erection

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