Category: News

High profile, regular appearances in this series of Embarrassing Bodies for BPC consultant Paul Anderson

BPC’s Paul Anderson, nationally recognised for his expertise in genito-urethral reconstruction, will be regularly featured in this series of Channel4’s Embarrassing Bodies. Mr Anderson has been acknowledged in reviews as the star of the Channel Four hit series and will feature throughout series eight, now screening. The BPC specialist, who is based at West Midlands […]

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Birmingham Prostate Clinic response to the new NICE guidelines on prostate cancer treatment

Updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) states men with “intermediate” and “low risk” prostate cancer should consider having regular check-ups (active monitoring) rather than surgery or radiotherapy. We welcome this focus upon the complex question of when and how to treat prostate cancer, particularly the new protocols published on […]

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BPC consultant continues to spearhead the drive for audit and transparent results

BPC consultant Alan Doherty is continuing to spearhead the drive for improving the way doctors record, audit and reflect on the outcomes of their treatment. In his NHS post, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, he has introduced a new system for scrutinising results, bringing together professionals from different disciplines. “We know that the […]

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BPC welcomes new bladder specialist Mohammed Belal

A leading specialist in bladder pain and incontinence has joined BPC, bringing the total number consultants at the clinic to five. Mohammed Belal provides a new service for the clinic, with expertise in both stress and urge incontinence and working with both female and male patients. He teaches and trains nationally and internationally and receives […]

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‘My Outcomes’ book for BPC patients heralds a new level of surgeon accountability

BPC has launched ‘My Outcomes’ – a groundbreaking new approach which enables patients to hold key information about their treatment. Every BPC patient undergoing prostate cancer surgery will be given a ‘My Outcomes’ book, which focuses on two key measures – erectile function and continence after surgery. One of the distinctive things about ‘My Outcomes’ […]

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Major European study shows GreenLight laser is as effective as TURP but with fewer complications

A major European study has shown GreenLight laser causes fewer complications but is equally effective as TURP in treating BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). The study is the first to directly measure and compare the effectiveness, safety and recovery times for the two surgical approaches to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate) has […]

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BPC consultant on national television performing a complex and challenging operation called a bulbar urethroplasty

BPC consultant Mr Paul Anderson is one of the most regularly featured experts on the national television series Embarrassing Bodies. Tonight (Monday, March 18), Mr Anderson is filmed undertaking a procedure called a bulbar urethroplasty. This is a highly technical procedure only carried out by a small number of surgeons and Mr Anderson has completed […]

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