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Urology

Our private urology service has world-leading reputation for treating urological issues – conditions that affect male and female urinary tracts and the male reproductive system.

The urology department at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the two largest centres in London for the surgical treatment of urological cancers.

At Imperial Private Healthcare, consultants have broad experience in diagnosing and treating issues affecting the organs covered by urology:

  • bladder
  • kidneys
  • male reproductive organs
  • the prostate
  • ureters (tubes that run from the kidney to the bladder)
  • urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to where it leaves the body)

Our expert team uses high-tech equipment and sophisticated approaches to provide urological services including:

  • continence and pelvic floor disease management
  • upper urinary tract infections and obstruction (for example kidney stones) including emergency interventional radiology (minimally invasive procedures using imaging)
  • urology diagnostic unit for flexible cystoscopy (bladder camera), TRUS (transrectal ultrasound) biopsy for prostate and urodynamics (bladder and urethra assessment)
  • male-female gender reassignment service
  • surgical problems
  • correction of congenital abnormalities
  • management of cancers (e.g. prostate, bladder), including weekly multidisciplinary clinic
  • correction of stress incontinence
  • male fertility

We also run regular clinics on the following conditions:

  • andrology – erectile dysfunction
  • one-stop haematuria (blood in urine) and urology
  • designated lower urinary tract symptoms – for benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate) and bladder outflow obstruction (difficulty urinating)
  • trial without catheter (TWOC)
  • urological (kidney) stone, with on-site lithotripsy (stone destruction) service

Specialist equipment & research

Our state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment includes a customised operating theatre for keyhole surgery. We also use a specialist camera for detecting bladder tumours, and high-tech units that treat these tumours by filling the bladder with medication.

We were the first UK centre to establish a robotic prostate removal programme. At St Mary’s Hospital, we use the Da Vinci robot to carry out minimally invasive prostatectomies, and we are continually developing this technology’s potential for other urological procedures.

Our diabetes and endocrinology service is well known for its award-winning research programmes, which are at the heart of the North-West Thames specialist registrar training programme.