Many urinary symptoms in both men and women can be treated effectively without the need for any type of surgery.
Small changes in diet can relieve certain symptoms. Cutting down on the amount of caffeine and alcohol you drink can also be helpful (for many different health reasons).
Medication such as tablets or antibiotics can be effective at managing recurrent UTIs, an enlarged prostate or erectile dysfunction.
If non-surgical options are not able to provide you with suitable symptom relief, surgery may an option.
A transurethral procedure involves passing a thin tube with a camera (cystoscope) through your urethra and into the bladder. Surgical tools can then be used through the tube, allowing a variety of treatments to be carried out, such as the removal of small stones. If indicated, a biopsy (tissue sample) can be taken for further analysis.
If a bladder tumour is being investigated, a transurethral resection of a bladder tumour (TURBT) can help identify the type of tumour.
Stones in the kidney or renal tract can be removed in several ways. Your Consultant will plan the most appropriate treatment for you.
In men, surgery can be carried out to alter the size of the prostate to allow urine to flow more freely. A common operation to achieve this is a trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
For men, a circumcision can be done to remove the foreskin, while a vasectomy can be carried out as a permanent means of contraceptive.
Treatment will often be conservative (non-surgical) at first, with surgery being used if you don’t get suitable relief of your symptoms. For some conditions, surgery will be the first choice of treatment.
If you would appreciate expert treatment advice for your condition, why not book a private appointment with one of our experienced Consultants today? They would be delighted to help you.
PLEASE NOTE: While some of these treatments are available on-site at BMI The Cavell Hospital, others will be arranged at our sister site, BMI The Kings Oak Hospital. More advanced or complex treatments may be carried out another site, and this will be arranged for you by your Consultant where required.