The Holly Private Hospital is home to some of the country’s most skilled and experienced consultant urologists, doctors who diagnose and treat problems of the male genitourinary tract and the female urinary system. One of the common reasons patients come to The Holly is for examinations and treatments of the prostate, a small gland in the pelvis found only in men.
What are the signs of prostate trouble?
Your prostate gland is an organ that is positioned under your bladder and surrounds the tube that carries urine and semen to the tip of your penis, known as the urethra. As you get older, your prostate gland may get bigger. This can narrow your urethra and make it more difficult for you to pass urine.
If the prostate gland tightens begins to tighten around your urethra, it can hinder the flow of urine from your bladder. Symptoms include:
- The need to pass urine more frequently
- Slow flow of urine, with dribbling
- Needing to wait a long time before passing urine
- Feeling like you have not completely emptied your bladder
- Sudden urges to pass urine
What does the TURP operation involve?
The operation is usually performed under a general or spinal anaesthetic and takes less than an hour. Your surgeon will insert a resectoscope (a small operating telescope) into your urethra and will use it to remove enough prostate tissue to relieve the pressure on your urethra. Occasionally, prostate tissue is treated with laser energy passed through the resectoscope.
At The Holly Private Hospital, we have London’s leading consultant urologists who treat prostate and other urinary tract problems. They assess your symptoms, arrange any tests and agree an individual treatment plan with you. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for surgery to treat urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate.
Prices for the TURP procedure, including a routine microscope study and one follow-up appointment, start from £5,175 (terms and conditions apply).
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