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Urology Unit

Centre of Excellence for Urology provides a comprehensive range of evidence-based urology treatments.

Urinary problems can be uncomfortable and difficult. You may experience pain, incontinence, recurrent infections and sleep disturbance. Long waits for investigation, treatment or surgery can affect your confidence and your physical and mental health.

The Urology Unit offers excellent care and short waiting times so that you can access the treatment you need without delay. Our highly experienced consultant urologists will help you get back to better health. If you require help for a urinary problem, you’ll want to ensure the best treatment possible and a quick, full recovery.

During your time with us, you’ll benefit from an unsurpassed level of dedicated care tailored just for you, in luxurious and award-winning hospital surroundings.

Our specialist urology unit brings together leading consultant urologists and medical professionals to ensure that whatever medical challenge you have, we can help treat it.

Book your private appointment directly with us and you’ll be seen refreshingly quickly, by an experienced, expert consultant. We’re experts in urinary health and have a team of dedicated professionals ready to help you.

How our urology team can help you

Urology focuses on the urinary tract, as well as the kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder, urethra and the male reproductive organs. If you’re experiencing issues in any of those areas, why not book to see us today?

For example, you may be finding that:

  • You’re seeing small amounts of blood in your urine (haematuria)
  • You have pain in your lower back that you think is being caused by kidney stones

You’re urinating more frequently or experiencing a burning pain when urinating and you’d like to see a doctor for help

For your peace of mind, we regularly see and treat people who require:

  • Urinary stone disease treatment
  • Prostate surgery
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI) treatment
  • Circumcision
  • Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal
Treatments and procedures include:

Investigation and treatment of prostate problems
TURP- Transurethral resection of the prostate
Urolift – An innovative minimally-invasive procedure to treat benign prostate hypertrophy
Cystoscopy- Investigation of bladder problems
Urodynamic investigations and treatment of stress incontinence
Investigation and surgery for bladder stones
Investigation and treatment of urinary tract infections
Surgery for strictures
Management of male erectile dysfunction.

Your consultation and treatment will be carried out by the specialist consultant urologist at Sulis Hospital. All our staff are experts in urinary tract problems and are dedicated to getting you treated and fully recovered quickly and safely.

We know that you’d prefer not to need any treatment for your urinary tract, kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder, urethra, or male reproductive organs.

When you book an appointment at Sulis Hospital you’ll be seen by one of our friendly consultants who specialises in urological problems.

All of them are recognised leaders in their field and have many years of experience treating issues of the urinary tract, kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs.

They’ll have a very detailed chat with you about your symptoms, your concerns, and your previous medical history to get a thorough understanding of things.

You may be asked to complete a questionnaire about urinary symptoms (this is known as the International Prostate Symptom Score).

Depending on the symptoms you’re experiencing, they may want to carry out some specialised tests to help them assess things more accurately (don’t worry, they’ll explain any examination they need to do. You’ll always know what’s being done and why it’s being done).

At Sulis Hospital we have a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ensure you’ll receive a fast and accurate diagnosis.

Some of the tests that your consultant may want you to have include:

  • a blood test: to check if there are any signs of inflammation or infection that may be causing your symptoms
  • an ultrasound scan of your bladder or kidneys: this can help assess the size, location, and shape of them, as well as detect abnormalities
  • flow rate: this measures the speed of your urinary flow, and can help assess bladder function

Not all of these additional tests will necessarily be required, and the consultant may want you to have additional tests that aren’t listed above. Again, these will all be thoroughly explained to you beforehand so that you know how the tests will be carried out and why they’re being done.

You’ll be pleased to know that we believe in giving you a quick, accurate diagnosis. After all, why should you have to wait for a fortnight (or longer) for your results to come back? A longer wait for results means additional worry, discomfort and uncertainty that you just don’t need.

It should be noted that after this initial meeting the consultant may decide that surgery isn’t needed and that treatment can be provided by some other means (for example medication).

If it’s determined that surgery is in fact required, the consultant will talk you through the process thoroughly and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

The Sulis Hospital has state-of-the-art operating theatres equipped with the latest surgical technology to support the skills of our urologists. There is also a modern, dedicated daycare unit with the latest endoscopic equipment to investigate and treat urinary problems.

Sulis Hospital offers exceptional surgical care and a positive experience throughout your patient journey. The bedrooms, consultation rooms and daycare unit are clean, airy and comfortable. The chef cooks up a variety of delicious meals and snacks to fuel your recovery.

Nothing is too much effort. The ward and endoscopy staff have the time to answer your questions, provide sensitive support and offer reassurance and a friendly smile.

The urology team takes infection protection seriously. With rigorous cleanliness and attention to detail, we work to prevent surgical infections and keep you safe.

All urology patients are screened before surgery and given antibiotics to prevent urinary infections. Antibiotic usage is very strictly monitored. The equipment is thoroughly sanitised, and we perform regular swabs and screening to ensure your security from COVID and other infections.

The Urology Unit is run by an experienced and skilled multidisciplinary team. The consultants, diagnostic and imaging professionals, specialist nurses and ward and theatre staff work together to treat your condition and support your healthy recovery.

If you require treatment for a urological problem, we believe you’ll find no better place to come for expert help than Sulis Hospital.

Whether you need a prostate biopsy, a bladder investigation or a vasectomy, with our state-of-the-art equipment, luxurious facilities and a medical team that includes some of the top urology specialists in the country, you can be assured that you’ll be in expert and experienced hands when you’re with us.

At Sulis Hospital Bath, we like to do things differently. Unlike many other hospitals, you’ll benefit from:

  • receiving your treatment within two weeks of initial diagnosis: with no waiting lists, we can get your urological problem treated and help you get back to better health quickly.
  • treatment by a specialist consultant surgeon: with decades of shared experience treating urinary tracts disorders, our consultants include internationally-renowned surgeons (in fact, they’re often asked for help and advice from other specialists).
  • our multidisciplinary team: we have built an incredibly strong and diverse team of like-minded medical experts who all work together every day to achieve the best possible result for everyone they treat for urological issues. Being able to draw upon such a vast amount of shared experience means that you will always receive the absolute best advice and treatment possible.
  • our vast experience in treating urology problems: our consultants are all hugely experienced. You’re in good hands when you’re seen by them.

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