BMI The Chaucer Hospital offers a range of services for the management and treatment of urological conditions. Urology covers the management of diseases relating to the bladder, kidneys and prostate. It also covers the study and treatment of disorders relating to cancer and its management, reconstruction of the genito-urinary tract, incontinence and impotence.
A specialist nurse works alongside our Consultant Urologists and can provide training on Intermittent Self Catheterisation (ISC) to help you feel confident in performing this yourself.
If you would benefit from an overall indication of your health, or have any symptoms you would like investigated you might want to find out more about our Men’s Health Hub
We offer the following treatments:
Our Consultant Urologists will advise of the best course of treatment for kidney or bladder stones. This may include medication and or/ surgery. Lifestyle changes may also be recommended to prevent reoccurring problems.
There are some instances when adult circumcision is medically advisable (e.g. if a patient is prone to recurrent infections). This procedure is usually carried out in our theatre department without the need for an overnight stay.
A consultant urologist commonly investigates the bladder via cystoscopy; a narrow tube camera (cystoscope) is inserted into the urethra, enabling the consultant to view inside the urethra and bladder. This can be carried out in our outpatient department.
Urinary incontinence is managed and treated in different ways depending on the underlying cause of the problem. At The Chaucer Hospital our physiotherapy team can suggest exercises to help strengthen the pelvic floor as part of a holistic approach to managing incontinence.
Prostate disease- TURP
An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) can cause multiple urinary problems. A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) may be the best treatment. This is where sections of the prostate are removed using an incision-free process.
Vasectomy is a permanent method of contraception which results in male sterilisation. It is typically carried out under local anaesthetic. Vasectomy reversal is often possible but can be a more complicated procedure requiring a general anaesthetic.
Our consultants can help diagnose and treat impotency. Often impotence is a psychological condition and, once physical causes have been ruled out, patients may be referred for psychosexual counselling.
Testicular/ scrotal swelling
Scrotal swelling may be caused by fluid collecting around the testicle (hydrocele), varicose veins (varicocele) infection or tumour. Your consultant will recommend the best treatment depending on your diagnosis. Benign conditions may just require aspiration or medication.
Urological cancer treatment
Our consultant urologists have experience with malignant conditions relating to the bladder, testes, kidney and prostate. You can find out more about The Chaucer Hospital’s cancer services here.
- Bladder cancer- TURBT
- Ureteroscopy rigid
- Urinary tract infections
- Bladder dysfunction
At The Chaucer hospital in Canterbury we offer the following treatments relating to urology:
To find out more about the treatment of urological conditions available at BMI The Chaucer Hospital please call 01227 825100 or make an online enquiry.