At BMI The Blackheath Hospital, we offer private urology services to patients who are based in Greenwich, Lewisham or Bexley.
If you have or suspect you may have a urological condition, BMI The Blackheath Hospital’s specialist team is here to help you.
Urology is the area of medicine that looks after the urinary tract system, which comprises your bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra. It also looks after the prostate, which is found only in men.
Private Urology in Greenwich
Our experienced consultant urologists work with a multidisciplinary team to offer comprehensive treatment for a wide range of conditions. If you have symptoms, we can help to diagnose your problem and create a bespoke care plan to treat or manage the issue.
Is urology the right department for me?
You should visit a urologist if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Blood in your urine
- The urge to urinate frequently
- Leaking urine
- Pain in your back or sides
- Pain, stinging or burning during urination
- A testicular mass
- Difficulty urinating
Private Urology Treatments offered in Greenwich
Our urology team is trained to deal with a wide variety of conditions. Some of the most common treatments we offer are:
Private Vasectomy Reversal in Greenwich
A vasectomy is meant to be a permanent method of male contraception. However, some men decide to reverse the procedure.
The surgery rejoins the tubes with an aim to allow sperm to mix with your semen, making you fertile again.
Vasectomy reversal success is not guaranteed. Your consultant surgeon will be able to tell you their personal success rate, as these vary by surgeon.
Private Urinary Incontinence Treatment in Greenwich
Urinary incontinence is very common, especially among women. Speak to a urologist if you have any of the below symptoms:
- Loss of urine when coughing, sneezing or changing position
- A sudden strong need to empty your bladder
- Urine leaks if you can’t get to the toilet in time
- Urine leaks during sex
- Needing to empty your bladder more than six or seven times a day or once or twice at night
Our consultant urologists will help you to identify the causes of your incontinence and work with you to solve the problem.
We offer a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments and can also advise you on exercises and lifestyle changes that could help you take control of your bladder.
Private Adult Circumcision in Greenwich
Adult circumcision surgery involves removal of the foreskin. Although it is a relatively low risk operation, alternatives are generally preferred and it will not be suggested unless necessary.
Circumcision is recommended for a number of common medical complaints including frequent infections and pain during sex.
Private Prostate Cancer Care in Greenwich
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the UK. It tends to affect men over 50, though younger men can get prostate cancer too.
Prostate cancer often causes no symptoms. It is frequently detected via blood tests and rectal examinations you have during your routine screening.
It is important to consult your doctor if you have pain or discomfort when you urinate, difficulty emptying your bladder, or notice blood in your urine.
There are various treatments available for prostate cancer. Your BMI Healthcare consultant urologist and prostate cancer care nurse will talk these options through with you.
Private Trans-Urethral Resection of The Prostate (TURP) in Greenwich
As we get older, it's normal for our prostate to get bigger. However, sometimes this growth can mean it tightens around the urethra interrupting the flow of urine.
A trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is an operation to reduce the pressure on your urethra. It will normally be recommended if medication has not improved your symptoms.
Private Cystoscopy (Flexible and Rigid) in Greenwich
A flexible cystoscopy is a procedure to check for any problems in your bladder. A flexible fibre optic telescope is passed into your bladder via your urethra.
The procedure should only take five minutes. Afterwards your consultant will tell you if you need further tests or treatment.
A rigid cystoscopy uses a rigid fibre optic telescope. This can be used to treat certain problems at the same as examining the bladder.
However, this procedure requires general or spinal anaesthetic (while flexible just requires local anaesthetic).
Your consultant will advise you on the best option for you.
Other private urology treatments and procedures we offer in Greenwich
Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.
If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.
If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.