Urology

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Urinary tract and men's reproductive health

Our expert urologists offer screening, diagnosis and treatment for a range of conditions — from urinary tract infections to prostate cancer

Overview

Urology is an area of medicine focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive organs. Our experienced urologists specialise in problems of the bladder, prostate and kidneys, providing care for conditions including incontinence, impotence, infertility and cancer. Under our care, you'll benefit from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of consultants and access to the latest diagnostic and treatment technology. Our hospitals were among the first in the UK to use key technological advances, such as the da Vinci© robot, to provide the most precise minimally invasive procedures. If your child needs care, The Portland Hospital is home the some of the UK’s leading paediatric urologists, specialising in conditions of the urinary tract and male reproductive organs in children.

Expertise

Our on-site diagnostic facilities and advanced treatment technology help our us to deliver the very best personalised care, whatever your condition.

  • Cystoscopy

    Need to know

    Your consultant might suggest you have a cystoscopy to help diagnose any problems in your bladder or urethra. Examples include looking for causes of infection, bleeding or to help identify the cause of incontinence or other bladder issues. The procedure is quite quick and usually takes around 10 minutes.

  • Transurethral resection of the prostate

    Need to know

    Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) treats an enlarged prostate, which is called benign prostate enlargement (BPE) or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). If you have an enlarged prostate, it can obstruct the flow of urine from your bladder and make it difficult to pass urine.

  • Greenlight laser prostatectomy

    Need to know

    Also called photo-selective vaporisation of the prostate (PVP), Greenlight laser is used to treat problems caused by an enlarged prostate. It's not unusual for your prostate to get bigger with age. A benign (non-cancerous) growth can put pressure on the urethra, making it difficult urinate.

  • da Vinci© surgery

    Need to know

    This robotic alternative to open surgery and conventional laparoscopy can treat many conditions. It causes less damage to surrounding tissue, nerves and vessels so you'll feel less pain and discomfort. A da Vinci© surgery procedure should take two to three hours, depending on the type of treatment. This...

  • Vasectomy

    Need to know

    A vasectomy is a highly effective form of male contraception. It involves making a small cut in the tubes that carry sperm from each testicle and sealing them. This prevents sperm from mixing with your semen. The procedure is usually considered permanent, although you can choose to have it reversed.

  • Circumcision

    Need to know

    Circumcisions are straightforward surgical procedures that are suitable for men, boys and babies. They're often carried out for cultural or religious reasons. But we usually recommend having them for medical reasons only - for example, if you or your child keeps getting infections.

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Our consultants

We're proud to work with world-class consultant urologists from the UK's top teaching hospitals, all of whom are experts in their field.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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The Centre for Urological Care

The Centre for Urological Care at The Princess Grace Hospital provides comprehensive screening, diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of conditions. Our team of leading urologists and highly experience surgeons specialise in the latest laser and robotic-assisted procedures.

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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