Category: Patient Information

Launch of our new results system to evaluate all surgery for the enlarged prostate

Birmingham Prostate Clinic has launched a new study to evaluate surgical treatments for the enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH). We already have an established and nationally renowned results system for prostate cancer surgery and now the same principles are being applied to BPH surgery. “There are several different surgical options for the treatment of […]

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Advice for women considering vaginal slings and our position on concerns about TVT mesh implants

By Mohammed Belal, consultant urologist specialising in bladder conditions, BPC The use of vaginal slings is a long-established approach for treating stress incontinence in women. The principle is simple: the sling is fitted like a ‘hammock’ under the urethra to provide support. When there is pressure, such as during a cough, sneeze or exercise, the […]

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GreenLight laser surgery is at least as effective as the TURP, concludes NICE in new guidance

We welcome the new NICE guidance which recognises GreenLight laser surgery is at least as effective as the older TURP operation and carries fewer risks and complications. The latest guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is based on detailed analysis of studies of patient outcomes from both types of surgery […]

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Birmingham Prostate Clinic Information & Factsheets

We have developed a selection of online factsheets and articles, containing clear and useful information on the many conditions we treat, and the range of treatments we provide. Browse the selections below to read information provided by the Birmingham Prostate Clinic’s multidisciplinary team of specialists. Patient information Stages of prostate cancer assessment infographic Xgeva for […]

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Xgeva for men with metastatic prostate cancer

Is Xgeva available in the UK? Yes – it is licensed for use in the UK. Xgeva is licensed to prevent skeletal-related consequences (rather than as an anti-cancer agent or pain relief). What evidence is there and how does it work? Xgeva (Denosumab) is an antibody that targets a protein involved in cancer-related bone destruction called human […]

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The BPC response to the ban on synthetic (TVT) based slings and vaginal meshes in Scotland

For some time, there have been very serious concerns about whether vaginal slings and meshes constructed from synthetic material are safe. This week there was a significant and unexpected new development when the Scottish Health Minister issued a ban on all synthetic sling and vaginal mesh procedures while further investigations were carried out. Although the […]

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