Patients visiting BMI Ross Hall Hospital can book an initial consultation
with an expert urologist at a time that is convenient for them. The enquiries team will provide you with detailed information that explains what to expect and how to prepare for your first appointment.
Your consultant will discuss and assess your symptoms and medical history with you to get a thorough picture of the situation, note any concerns and determine the appropriate next steps.
Depending on your condition and severity of symptoms, your consultant may request further tests be carried out to assess your potential situation in more detail. If, upon inspection, they suspect there is a possibility you could have prostate cancer, they will refer you to the Prostate Cancer Centre at BMI Ross Hall Hospital.
If your consultant doesn't suspect prostate cancer, they may still want to carry out additional tests to assess your condition further. Simple tests such as ultrasounds or blood tests are often available on the same day as your initial appointment, but specialised testing such as an MRI or CT Scan will usually be available within a few days of your appointment and will be arranged at a time and day that suits you.
The following are common tests that your urologist may recommend to investigate your condition further:
- MRI scan - A magnetic field is used to create a detailed image of the internally affected area, used if a patient's diagnosis hasn't been confirmed with blood tests or an ultrasound.
- CT scan - Often referred to as CAT Scans, X-rays are used to produce detailed images of your internal structures. CT scans can be used for a variety of conditions, including looking for kidney stones.
- Ultrasound - Uses sound waves to produce a detailed image of the inside of the body. Ultrasound is often used for bladder, kidney and testicular examinations
- Blood tests - Used to investigate a variety of factors across an array of conditions.
On completion of the necessary tests, a follow-up consultation will be booked to discuss the results of your blood tests and diagnostic scans with your consultant and to determine a treatment plan.
If further testing, surgery or referral to another specialist within BMI Ross Hall Hospital is required, we'll make sure you thoroughly understand the process and answer any questions you may have before arranging the next stage of your journey.