Category: Consultants’ blog

BPC surgeon Paul Anderson describes his work in Zambia: treating urethral strictures and building a future service

For a surgeon accustomed to recently built West Midlands hospitals, it was inevitably going to be a dramatically different place for the morning ward round. “I remember seeing patients on mattresses crammed into every available space,” Paul Anderson recalls of his first day in Lusaka, Zambia, southern Africa. “My main memory from that first morning […]

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Keith Padbury’s experience of the PCA3 test, a new genetics based assessment of prostate cancer risk

Keith Padbury was one of the first patients to have a PCA3 test, a new genetics based assessment of prostate cancer risk five years ago. He has benefitted from advanced assessments which mean unnecessary biopsies are avoided. Keith describes his own experience and how an elevated PSA result does not inevitably lead to a biopsy […]

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BPC’s Paul Anderson is travelling to Zambia to train local surgeons in urethral stricture treatment

Birmingham Prostate Clinic surgeon is preparing for a trip to Zambia to train local surgeons in the treatment of urethral strictures. Mr Anderson will be travelling to Lusaka in Zambia in April, on behalf of Urolink, an organisation established by the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) to provide support and training to the developing […]

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BPC surgeon Paul Anderson invited to America to present UK experience of treating injured servicemen

BPC consultant urologist is travelling to the United States to present the UK experience of treating injured servicemen. Paul Anderson is a nationally renowned expert in penile and urethral surgery, with a key role at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) in Birmingham. Soldiers with a range of devastating combat injuries are flown into […]

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What I have learnt from my experience of the UroLift procedure

By Maya Harris, consultant urologist, Birmingham Prostate Clinic I first came across this new procedure in America four years ago, whilst attending a meeting of the American Urological Association. I was surprised by the simplicity and elegance of the idea that rather than removing the prostate tissue, it could be retracted to open the passage […]

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How reliable is the PCA3 test for prostate cancer?

How reliable is the PCA3 test for prostate cancer? What we have learnt from undertaking 688 tests By Alan Doherty Back in 2007, we were one of the first clinics in the UK to introduce a new type of test for prostate cancer. This test was based on the discovery that very high levels of […]

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GP Questions: Raised PSA and Prostate Cancer

The main question for GPs: raised PSA and prostate cancer By Alan Doherty, consultant urologist, Birmingham Prostate Clinic I am pleased to have another opportunity to meet GPs for an educational event on November 17. I attend these events as often as possible, because we need effective connections between the GP surgery and hospital. Meeting […]

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