Author: Chris Barker

Male sling testimonial – Andrew Richards*

Andrew Richards* describes his experience of prostate cancer, the incontinence he developed after treatment and subsequently having a male sling fitted Diagnosis For a number of years I had been having an annual PSA test always at my instigation rather than my GP’s. A lot of doctors actively discourage the use of this test because […]

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HIFU prostate cancer treatment testimonial – Andrew Pearce

Andrew Pearce* decided HIFU prostate treatment was the best option for him after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007. The minimally-invasive operation was so successful that Andrew was able to go back to work the day after the procedure. “When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I discussed all the options with Mr Doherty. […]

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Post vasectomy testicular pain testimonial – Mr L

Mr L* is a 55-year-old from Birmingham who experienced post vasectomy testicular pain, also known as post vasectomy pain syndrome. The pain was severe so severe that Mr L was treated with a vasectomy reversal and a procedure called denervation of the testicular cord. Mr L describes his experience of the condition and treatment. “I […]

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Keyhole prostate surgery testimonial – Peter McIvor

Peter McIvor from Stourport-on-Severn underwent revolutionary keyhole prostate surgery under surgeon Alan Doherty at the Priory Hospital. Mr McIvor left hospital after two days and was back at work within less than a month following the operation, which enables patients to make a better and swifter recovery. Mr McIvor, a 61-year-old self-employed tool maker from Stourport-on-Severn, […]

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Male sling testimonial – Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis, aged 65 from Warwickshire, describes his experience of having the male sling fitted to treat stress incontinence. “My incontinence was due to having my prostate removed following a diagnosis of prostate cancer. When I considered the operation, I knew that incontinence was a possible complication, but I also found out that a large […]

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Prostate cancer testimonial – David Lehane

David Lehane is a 57-year-old dentist who had a nerve-sparing laparoscopic prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer in July 2009. Mr Lehane is an index patient, which means he is part of a follow-up study to assess the effectiveness of nerve-sparing surgery. He was also one of the first patients to leave hospital without a urethral […]

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Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy testimonial – Raymond Ledbrooke

Raymond Ledbrooke was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in August 2009. Mr Ledbooke describes his experience of prostate cancer, surgery and the support he received in order to regain his continence. Birmingham Prostate Clinic works closely with physiotherapists at the BMI Priory Hospital in order to provide post-operative support to […]

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Prostate cancer keyhole surgery testimonial – Brian Kingett

Brian Kingett had pioneering keyhole surgery at the Priory Hospital in Birmingham to remove his prostate after developing cancer. Mr Kingett explains why it is so important that men are aware of the warning signs for prostate cancer – and understand the different treatments available. The 68-year-old retired Head of Management Development for an International […]

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GreenLight laser therapy testimonial – Terry Jones

Terry Jones, aged 58, from Coventry, was one of the first patients to have GreenLight laser therapy at Birmingham Prostate Clinic. “It started when my GP found blood in my urine. The first thing that hits you is ‘it could be cancer’. I had a series of tests which showed I had a benign enlarged […]

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