By Mr Alan Doherty, Clinical Director Birmingham Prostate Clinic Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers affecting men worldwide. Early and accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment and better patient outcomes. Traditionally, transrectal biopsies have been the standard for diagnosing prostate cancer. However, advancements in medical technology have paved the way for […]Read more
Advice to BPC patients regarding Coronavirus
At Birmingham Prostate clinic we’re committed to ensuring the safety of our patients and staff. Whilst COVID-19 restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday 19th July, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines will remain in place for all staff and visitors with precautionary measures including additional cleaning, PPE, screening and testing. We continue to operate our services face to face or alternatively remote services are available for patients including video and telephone consultations with our team of consultants and nurse specialists.
What is radiotherapy?
A three-minute history of radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
Inside the MDT
Meet the Birmingham Prostate Clinic’s multi-disciplinary team and see why their role is so important.
How do you choose treatment for the enlarged prostate?
Our specialists discuss GreenLight laser, UroLift and Rezum.
BPC’s Alan Doherty in conversation with Clare Delmar to discuss current thinking about focal therapy.
What do patients’ want? BPC’s Alan Doherty reflects on what he has learnt about the patient perspective.
Read our patients’ experience of prostate cancer, BPH and bladder problems: the treatment they chose, their experience and advice. See all our patient viewpoints here.
- We have undertaken one of the largest prostatectomy caseloads in the UK, having performed more than 3000 operations.
- We have a unique, award-winning online results centre, allowing patients to track and compare their recovery progress.
- Our surgeon Mr Alan Doherty has twice been voted one of the top ten prostate cancer surgeons in consecutive Daily Mail polls of urologists.
- See our consultants in national television documentaries and describing the treatments we offer in our films section
‘Yes it is!’ says Mr Alan Doherty, consultant Urologist at the Birmingham Prostate Clinic. ‘But it has to be done properly with precision diagnostics and good patient counselling to explain the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment.’ High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive treatment for prostate cancer that uses focused ultrasound energy to selectively […]Read more
By Alan Doherty, consultant urologist, BPC In prostate cancer, the biggest step changes in recent years have been in the way we assess disease. At the Birmingham Prostate Clinic, we were early adopters of what is now widely accepted as best practice: MRI before biopsy to decide whether a biopsy is required and as a […]Read more