Category: Consultants’ blog

Prostate cancer in a Covid world

By Alan Doherty, consultant urologist, the Birmingham Prostate Clinic As Covid-19 changes our lives in every conceivable way, inevitably, in the field of prostate cancer, we are working through significant change. We are becoming a little more adept with the technicalities of zoom and accustomed to consulting without being able to physically see and examine […]

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What is it like to have a video consultation?

By Maya Harris, consultant urologist, the Birmingham Prostate Clinic As a nation, we are all bracing ourselves during the current lockdown due to COVID-19 emergency.  In this difficult time, every trip to outside is a risky business, especially for those aged 70 and above people who have underlying conditions. However, life does not stop, and […]

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Theranostics and Prostate Cancer

Theranostics and prostate cancer, by Alan Doherty, consultant urologist and Dan Ford, consultant clinical oncologist, the Birmingham Prostate Clinic. Theranostics You may have heard of a new term in the prostate cancer field: theranostics. The word ‘theranostics’ has been created by combining the terms ‘therapeutic’ and ‘diagnostics’ because the concept behind it is precisely that; […]

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New technologies for overactive bladder treatment. By Mohammed Belal, Consultant Urologist, Birmingham Prostate Clinic

The overactive bladder is a very common problem, affecting an estimated one in eight adults in the UK, particularly during later age. If we think of the bladder as effectively a bag of muscle, an overactive bladder occurs when those muscles contract suddenly without control, even when the bladder is not full. Urge incontinence is […]

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Managing female stress incontinence: considerations since the suspension of vaginal mesh implants, by Mohammed Belal, consultant urologist.

Since the suspension of all procedures to implant vaginal mesh in July 2018, we are often contacted by patients and professionals for advice and help. For some patients, this involves surgery to remove mesh for female stress incontinence because it is causing pain, discomfort and/or urinary problems. I have carried out about 30 of these […]

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Evaluation of metastases-directed therapy for oligometastatic prostate cancer, by Ahmed El-Modir, consultant oncologist, Birmingham Prostate Clinic

In recent years, there have been some very positive developments in the prostate cancer field for men with advanced disease. One of these is a new approach for patients with oligometastatic disease (sometimes also known as early metastatic disease). To start with a definition: oligometastatic disease is the term used when there is some distant […]

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How do you choose between all the different treatments for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), the enlarged prostate? By Alan Doherty, consultant urologist, BPC.

As a clinic offering nearly all the different treatments for BPH, we are in a unique position to observe how patients weigh up the options; what matters to them and how they prioritise the many considerations involved. BPH treatment is a field which has seen very rapid changes in recent years: we introduced GreenLight laser […]

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