Many urinary symptoms and conditions can often be treated without surgery.
Lifestyle changes, like reducing the amount of tea, coffee or alcohol you drink may help to relieve symptoms.
Medication such as tablets or antibiotics can often treat conditions such as recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), an enlarged prostate and erectile dysfunction.
If non-surgical options are not able to give you suitable symptom relief, surgery may be an option.
Surgery is often done using cystoscopy. A thin tube with a camera (cystoscope) is moved through the urethra and into your bladder. Small surgical tools can then be used for a number of procedures, such as removal of small stones, or taking a biopsy (a tiny sample of tissue).
A transurethral resection of a bladder tumour (TURBT) may be carried out to determine the type of bladder tumour present.
A stone in the kidney or renal tract may require extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL). This directs acoustic energy onto the stone, breaking it into smaller pieces that are more easily cleared. We also offer more invasive treatments such as Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL).
For people struggling with incontinence, medication and physiotherapy can be helpful. Other options include an artificial urinary sphincter or sacral nerve implants.
In men, surgery to alter the size of the prostate can improve urine flow. This is usually done with a trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
Minimally invasive (keyhole surgery) prostate artery embolisation stops the blood supply to certain parts of the prostate in order to reduce its size.
For men, our surgeons also offer:
- Re-do circumcision
- Vasectomy reversal
At BMI The Park Hospital, robotic surgery can be carried out for certain conditions in the prostate, kidneys and bladder, such as removal of the prostate (radical prostatectomy). Robotic surgery provides a high degree of precision for more complex operations, and recovery is often simpler and quicker.
Whatever symptoms you’re experiencing, whether relatively mild or more severe and debilitating, our experienced Urology team are here to help you. Why not book your appointment now?