Surgical Treatments Category

Surgical Treatment

Welcome to the surgical treatments section where you can find information about some of the surgical options available to treat bladder and bowel conditions

Here you will find advice on:

  • Surgery to treat bladder incontinence
  • Surgery to treat bowel incontinence
  • Surgery to treat Prostate problems
  • How Botox can be used to treat some bladder and bowel disorders
  • Surgery to treat bladder, bowel and prostate cancers
  • Surgery to treat Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Surgical treatments may be offered to you if your bladder or bowel condition is severe, conservative and medicinal treatments haven’t made enough of an improvement and your condition is having a significant impact on your life.

Many bladder and bowel conditions can be treated using a less invasive method such as botox treatments or via a laparotomy (keyhole surgery) for a quicker recovery. There are many methods available to treat a condition and your surgeon will be able to advise on the best route for you.

Please note that the information contained within these pages are a guide only. Your GP will be able to advise on the best methods of treatment for your condition. Please speak to your GP or Healthcare Practitioner before undertaking any of these treatments.

Trans obturator tape

In some people, stress incontinence does not sufficiently improve with the other more conservative treatments and that is when you may wish to consider surgery. Every person is different, and a surgeon will be able to discuss with you what…

Urinary diversion

If your bladder is removed during a radical cystectomy, an alternative way of passing urine out of your kidneys will need to be found. There are a number of different treatment options, which are described below. In some cases, you may be…

Vaginal mesh support

There are a number of surgical procedures used to correct vaginal wall prolapse. Many of these use a material called mesh. Mesh may be made of natural ('biological') or synthetic materials, or a combination of both, and may be absorbable or…

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure used to treat prostate enlargement and involves cutting away a section of the prostate gland. It is one of the most common types of surgery for an enlarged prostate.…

Transurethral Incision of the Prostate

Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) is an alternative to TURP for men who have a moderately enlarged prostate, and/or are in very poor health and are not suitable for TURP (TUIP generally involves less blood loss than TURP so it…

Bladder augmentation

If you have Overactive Bladder or the symptoms of urge and urgency, you may wish to consider surgery if other more conservative treatments have not proved successful. Every person is different, and a surgeon will be able to discuss with you…

Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin commonly known as botox, is a powerful neurotoxin made by a bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It works by blocking the transmission of the electrical impulse from a nerve which makes a muscle contract. Thus injecting…

Detrusor myectomy

If you have Overactive Bladder or symptoms of urge and urgency, you may wish to consider surgery if your symptoms have not sufficiently improved after you have tried other more conservative treatments. Every person is different, and a…

Radical Prostatectomy

Radical prostatectomy is the most common surgery performed when cancer is confined to the prostate. The surgery involves removing the whole gland along with the tumour. This operation will involve a hospital stay of approx. a week and will…

Colposuspension

In some people, stress incontinence does not sufficiently improve with the other treatments and that is when you may wish to consider surgery. Every person is different, and a surgeon will be able to discuss with you what exactly is causing…