BMI Bath Clinic’s experienced Consultant Urological Surgeons are experts in all aspects of men’s health, from advice on urinary tract infections (UTIs) to complex urological surgery operations.
We understand the sensitivities involved for patients therefore we take the time to get to the bottom of your concerns, offering the care, investigation and treatment needed to identify the source of the issue and find a solution that works for you.
Bladder investigation and lesion removal
In order to diagnose, monitor or sometimes provide treatment for conditions of the bladder, our consultant urological surgeons will perform what is known as a cystoscopy. A cystoscopy is performed using a thin tube called a cystoscope, which examines the lining of the bladder in order to detect signs of cancer. If your consultant surgeon identifies a bladder lesion, they may conduct an operation known as a transurethral resection of bladder tumour. This operation involves passing an electrical current via the cystoscope in order to cut and remove the lesion.
Prostate surgery can take different forms, such as a biopsy of the prostate, or a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), for example. With TURP, our experienced consultant urological surgeons will remove a small section of the prostate, alleviating pressure from the bladder or urethra, which can lead to a number of symptoms that affect natural urination. Prostate biopsies will be used to diagnose the presence and severity of prostate cancer. A template biopsy will take a grid-type approach, removing samples from precise locations. A transrectal ultrasound guided (TRUS) is another type of biopsy, taking tissues from the prostate. Ultimately, your consultant will be able to discuss what the results may mean for you in terms of diagnosis, treatment or management.
Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal in Bath
Men will opt for vasectomy as a method of permanent contraception. By blocking or cutting the tubes that transport sperm to the penis, it eliminates the need for contraception although you will still be at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Our Urology Centre has offered vasectomy reversal in Bath for many years, helping many men to become fathers. The vasectomy reversal operation will aim to reconnect those same tubes to the penis, to increase the chances of regaining your fertility. Your experienced consultant urological surgeon will be able to discuss success rates based on individual factors.
BMI Bath Clinic performs adult male circumcision to surgically remove the foreskin. This treatment may be recommended for a range of conditions. These include tight foreskin, also known as phimosis, infected foreskin, also known as balanitis, inflexible foreskin, also known as paraphimosis and other conditions such as cancer of the penis.
Hyrdocele repair, sometimes referred to as a hydrocelectomy, is a type of surgery to tackle the excessive fluid around a testicle. It is possible for a hydrocele to expand in size, thus make it painful and cause discomfort in the scrotum. Surgery can be used to remove the excess fluid, shrinking the sac and alleviating swelling and pain symptoms that were previously present.