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Urology

Our consultant urologists and specialist nursing staff offer a district-wide service to patients with urological conditions such as diseases of the kidneys, bladder, urinary tract and male reproductive organs.

Services include one-stop haematuria and prostate assessment clinics, where a patient is assessed, investigated and diagnosed within one visit to the hospital.

The assessment centre is based at Leicester General Hospital. The unit manages patients with catheter and stricture problems, teaches intermittent self-catheterisation techniques and offers lithotripsy treatment - the shattering of kidney stones.

Consultants offer a service for patients requiring complex abdominal surgery for both cancer and benign urological related diseases, with specialist nurses available to support patients through this process. 

The department also has an active research programme looking at risk factors, screening and improved treatments for men with prostate cancer.

 

Related Links:

Kidney Services - click on the link for information about our services for patients with kidney problems

Bladder disorders - links to useful information and support organisations

Cancer Research UK - lots of information about cancer

Erectile dysfunction - information for people who have trouble getting and maintaining an erection, from NHS Choices

Prostate Cancer Charity - prostate cancer information

British Sign Language (BSL) Guide to the Prostate Gland - video with information about the prostate gland and prostate problems