At Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital, our experienced urology consultants specialise in prostate surgery and can provide you with rapid access to surgery.
Why might I need prostate surgery?
The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. If something goes wrong with the prostate gland it can affect your sex life, or cause difficulties with passing urine.
There are several health issues that can cause prostate problems.
Two conditions that affect your prostate gland are:
- Prostate enlargement
- Prostate cancer
If conservative treatments have not improved your prostate symptoms, surgery could improve your health and quality of life.
This condition is sometimes called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). It is more common in older men, and is not cancerous. As men get older, the male hormone, testosterone, can cause an increase in the growth of your prostate cells. This makes the prostate gland enlarge. Symptoms of prostate enlargement include:
- Frequency – you may pass urine more often.
- Urgency – you need to get to the toilet quickly.
- Less flow – you may have a poor stream of urine.
- Hesitancy – you have to wait for the urine to start.
- Dribbling – sometimes urine may trickle out after you’ve finished at the toilet.
- Poor emptying – you feel you have not quite emptied your bladder.
How we can help if your prostate is enlarged
We begin with tests to help us diagnose the problem. It’s important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure we can offer the best treatment, so there’s a wide range of tests that we can use. These include examination of the prostate by rectal examination, blood and urine tests, and ultrasound.
Treatment of this condition varies depending on your symptoms. Some of the treatments available are:
- Drug or alternative medicine treatments, which would be advised by your consultant.
- A tube (catheter) in the bladder to drain urine
- Surgery to reduce the size of the prostate gland by removing tissue:
Prostate Cancer: Signs and Symptoms
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. The causes are not clear, but we do know that if you have a male family member that has been diagnosed with the disease, there is an increased risk of you developing it. And the risk of getting prostate cancer gets higher as you get older. Some prostate cancer symptoms are more noticeable than others.
See us for a check-up if you:
- have lower back pain
- feel pain in the hips or pelvis
- have any signs of urine-related symptoms.
For more information, or to book a consultation with one of our experts in Chichester, Please call 01243 530600. Alternatively, fill in the form below and we will get back to you at a time that suits you.
78 Broyle Road, Chichester, PO19 6WB
|Initial consultation||from £185|
|Diagnostics||If needed to determine treatment plan|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£6,985|
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