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Stoma Surgery

What is a stoma? A stoma is an opening on the abdomen that can be connected to either your digestive or urinary system to allow waste (urine or faeces) to be diverted out of your body. It looks like a small, pinkish, circular piece of…

Prostatic Urethral Lift Procedure (Urolift® System)

AD This article contains links The Urolift is a relatively new surgical procedure designed to treat men who have benign prostatic enlargement (BPE).  It is suitable for those patients where medication has been tried but has not been…

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…

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…

Sacral nerve stimulation

Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM) (also known as Sacral Nerve Stimulation) is an NHS funded therapy that may be able to help certain people who experience bladder and bowel problems.  Where successful, the treatment can be a life changing…