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Private Urology Services at BMI Kings Park Hospital in Stirling.
Appointments for most specialities are available within two days and can be arranged at a time to suit you – during the day or in the evening.
The hospital offers a calm, patient-centred environment in an accessible location and scores highly in-patient satisfaction surveys. We serve Forth Valley and central and northern Scotland, providing kind and professional care from the moment you arrive.
Our Consultant Urologists have trained with significant figures in the world of urology in some of the most renowned medical centres in the UK. They can undertake everything from routine investigations to complex surgery.
At BMI Kings Park Hospital, we hold regular outpatient clinics with Consultant Urologists who know all about the urinary tract system. Our urologists work in a multidisciplinary team to offer comprehensive treatment for a wide range of symptoms.
The most common conditions we treat are prostate problems in men, overactive bladder in both men and women, incontinence, and urinary tract infections that affect mainly women.
One in three men over 50 get urinary problems; a urologist can offer advice and conservative treatments to make you feel better. There are also non-invasive treatments for urinary symptoms and incontinence, and most surgeries are minimally invasive.
Consultant Urologists offer a wide range of treatments. They include inspecting the bladder using a tube with a lens (cystoscope) inserted through the water pipe (urethra) in a procedure called a cystoscopy. They also offer treatments for tumours, perform prostate biopsies to diagnose cancers, carry out circumcisions in men to remove the foreskin, and conduct male sterilisation procedures (vasectomy).
They can diagnose your condition and tailor a care plan to your individual needs to treat or manage your issue.
Most people are referred to our urologists through their GP. However, you can also book in without a GP referral –depending on your chosen consultant.
After receiving a warm welcome from our reception team, you’ll sit in the outpatients’ waiting area before your consultant calls you into a private consulting room for your outpatient consultation.
They will start with a discussion about your medical history and previous treatments you may have had, so you may want to prepare by bringing a list, including any medication you are on or have tried. You won’t be rushed, so take your time to provide your consultant with a thorough background of your problem. After the discussion, there will usually be a physical examination, and chaperones can be provided.
If it’s a urinary problem, you’ll be asked to urinate into a cup and do a urine flow test (uroflow) with a uroflowmeter, which measures the amount of urine you pass and how fast your urine flows. The tests can determine your urinary function and identify if there are any abnormalities.
Other possible tests include blood tests, x-rays and kidney and prostate ultrasound scans, which we can arrange at BMI Kings Park Hospital. Your consultant may also send you to BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow, our sister hospital, for a computerised tomography (CT) scan or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.
Your consultant will organise all further tests after discussion in the urology clinic, with follow-ups booked at a time to suit you. Sometimes, your consultant may speak to a colleague in another speciality or refer you to them. For example, they may consult with a gynaecologist if they suspect non-cancerous growths (fibroids) in your womb (uterus), which could be pressing on your bladder.
Most treatments are transurethral, where the consultant passes a cystoscope through the urethra to the prostate or bladder. A classic operation of this type is transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). It’s for prostate benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), where the prostate gland is enlarged, and the consultant can go in and remove some of the prostate. Another is transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT), where cancerous bladder tissues can be removed. We perform both procedures at the hospital.
Many prostate problems can be treated with lifestyle changes, such as diet and fluid management, and tablets called alpha-blockers that relax muscles or blood vessels to increase fluid flow. These are always the first-line treatment to try and avoid the need for an operation.
There are also non-invasive and non-antibiotic prevention routes to help women with recurring urinary infections, such as dietary supplements and oestrogens.
Everyone you meet at BMI Kings Park Hospital will make you feel at ease – from our receptionists to your Consultant Urologist. You may also see our friendly nurses, imaging staff (radiographers), doctors specialising in women’s health (gynaecologists) or our chartered physiotherapists.
Our job is to assess what’s troubling you, provide you with a precise diagnosis and steer you in the right direction for management or treatment. If you require an operation, this will usually be done as a day case, or you may need an overnight stay. Your consultant will be able to confirm this with you before you come in for surgery, and you’ll always recover in one of our pleasant private rooms with an en-suite, TV and WiFi.
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