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Comprehensive assessment and treatment for urological symptoms
At BMI Bath Clinic, we are privileged to have four highly experienced urologists working on-site who provide comprehensive investigation, diagnosis and treatment for people aged 18+. They would be delighted to help you access the most appropriate treatment for your needs, quickly.
*In men, the urinary tract also includes the:
Together, the separate parts of the urinary tract are responsible for filtering blood in order to remove waste products and excess fluid as urine. In men, the prostate, penis and testicles are part of the reproductive system, which is responsible for sexual function.
A problem in part of the urinary tract can cause a variety of symptoms, ranging in severity and impact on daily life. Due to the intimate nature of many urinary tract problems, people with symptoms will often put off seeing a doctor until their symptoms become much more severe. This means that diagnosis and treatment is delayed. For your peace of mind, we always advise seeking expert help at the earliest possible stage.
Many problems within the urinary tract are best treated when found at the earliest possible stage. If you have any of the symptoms described above, or are worried about any other symptoms, it is sensible to see an expert for assessment and advice. It may be found that there is nothing to worry about and no need for treatment. If any treatment is required, we can arrange this for you without delay.
Why not book your private urology appointment in Bath now?
Some symptoms may be relieved by making simple lifestyle changes, like reducing the amount of caffeine or alcohol you drink.
Pelvic floor muscle exercise or bladder training will often help to manage incontinence, and our experienced on-site physiotherapy team will be able to help you with this.
Prescribed medication such as tablets or antibiotics can be effective at treating a number of conditions, such as recurrent UTIs, stress incontinence, erectile dysfunction or an enlarged prostate.
If conservative treatments are not able to relieve your symptoms, or are not effective, you may require surgery.
Surgery for urinary conditions is often with cystoscopy (both flexible cystoscopy and rigid cystoscopy can be carried out at BMI Bath Clinic). A cystoscope is a thin tube with a camera. Passed through your urethra and into the bladder, it gives your urologist an excellent view of these internal structures, allowing them to look for any abnormalities, such as stones, growths or blockages.
Certain conditions can be treated at the same time as a cystoscopy by passing special surgical tools through the cystoscope. For example, small stones can be removed from the bladder, or a biopsy taken if required.
Many types of procedures within the urinary tract can be carried out by laparoscopy (keyhole surgery). This minimally invasive surgery uses only small incisions (cuts) in the skin, leading to less pain, a faster recovery and less scarring.
Stones in the kidney or renal tract can be treated in different ways, and your urologist will discuss suitable options with you once a diagnosis has been made.
A urethrotomy can be carried out to repair a narrowing in the urethra that has been caused by injury, inflammation or infection.
At BMI Bath Clinic, we offer advanced cancer diagnostics, with specialist MRI scans of the prostate and prostate biopsies (including transrectal ultrasound guided biopsies and saturation biopsies) available.
If cancer is found in the prostate, kidney, bladder or testicles, treatment may be with surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Your urologist will work closely with the on-site oncology team to ensure you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment available for your specific cancer.
A transurethral resection of a bladder tumour (TURBT) may be carried out to establish the type of bladder tumour present and to scrape away (resecting) a superficial tumour.
Kidney cancer may be treated in a number of ways, including surgery or medication. Treatment options will depend on its exact location on the kidney, its size and whether it has spread outside the kidney. Complete removal of a kidney may be needed in some cases.
A radical prostatectomy (complete remove of the prostate and seminal vesicles) may be advised if prostate cancer is found that has not yet spread outside the prostate.
Testicular cancer is normally treated by surgically removing the testicle (this is known as an orchidectomy). An artificial prosthesis may then be inserted into the scrotum in order to give it a more natural appearance.
Where an enlarged prostate is causing problems by pressing on the urethra, surgery can be carried out to reduce its size. Trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP) involves removing enough prostate tissue to relive the pressure on your urethra.
For men, the following are also offered at BMI Bath Clinic:
With a wide range of treatments available, both conservative and surgical, help is available for you from highly experienced urologists. Treatment is always tailored to your specific needs.
If you have any concerns or would like to discuss treatment options for your condition, the best way to move things forward is to book a private urology appointment in Bath.
Most first appointments are held face to face, but some can be conducted by telephone or video consultation.
You may need a physical examination. In men, this might include a prostate examination (digital rectal examination/DRE), which is quick and painless.
A Flow Rate test is quick and easy to carry out and is a way of measuring the speed and volume of urine passed. It can also be a good indicator of general bladder function.
Blood tests may be helpful when investigating possible infection, inflammation or cancer.
A flexible cystoscopy may be carried out to look for any blockage or narrowing along the urethra.
There are a number of diagnostic tests that can be carried out on-site, including ultrasound, CT and MRI scans. We may not always be able to carry these out for you on the same day as your appointment, in which case they will be arranged for you as soon as possible.
For some symptoms, your urologist may ask you to fill out a symptom questionnaire or to keep a bladder diary for a certain time to record how many times you go to the toilet each day. These can be particularly helpful in showing the impact your symptoms are having on your quality of life.
Once the results of any investigations are back and a diagnosis has been made, your urologist will meet with you again to discuss suitable treatment options so that you can make an informed choice about treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be very happy to talk through them with you.
Many are referred to us by their GP or their private medical insurance provider, while a number are recommended to us by a friend or family member. A medical referral can be helpful, but you can self-refer to avoid delay.
We treat people with private medical insurance and self-pay patients.
If you have any concerns about the health of your urinary tract, we believe that BMI Bath Clinic is the very best place to come for investigation, diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment support.
When you visit a urologist at BMI Bath Clinic you will benefit from:
If you live in or around Bath and have any symptoms that are causing you concern or affecting daily life, why not book your private urology appointment now? We would be delighted to help you.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.
Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)