We have a dedicated team of specialist doctors, nurses and health professionals to look after you when you are in our care.
Our Urology Service provides expert diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of urological conditions at designated units for urology at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals. We try to run our clinics in a one-stop model wherever possible to reduce the number of times patients have to attend the hospital and we have designated units for urology.
Our multi-disciplinary team is led by our consultant surgeons; experts in their respective fields. Our urology nurse specialists are trained in both cancerous and non-cancerous urological problems.
Urology covers the management of medical (i.e. non-surgical) problems, such as urinary tract infections and benign prostatic hyperplasia, as well as surgical problems, such as the surgical management of cancers, the correction of congenital abnormalities or correction of stress incontinence.
- open and laparoscopic (keyhole) prostate removal for prostate cancer
- laparoscopic radical nephrectomy or partial nephrectomy – removal or partial removal of the kidney and surrounding tissues
- flexible cystoscopy
- prostate biopsy (TRUS biopsy in outpatients, transperineal in theatre under general anaesthetic)
We use state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment including:
- custom-made urological laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) operating theatre
- laser ablation of recurrent bladder tumours in an outpatient setting, removing the need for a general anaesthetic
- cystoscopy (bladder camera) which, in select cases, may detect bladder tumours that may otherwise be missed by traditional techniques
- intravesical instillations unit for treatment of bladder tumours (filling of bladder with medication)
- We also provide state-of-the-art minimal invasive radical prostatectomy at Cheltenham using the Da Vinci robot. Other robotic operations are in evolution, including radical cystectomy (bladder removal)