Tag: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr Martin Watson travelled from north-east Scotland to the Birmingham Prostate Clinic for treatment. He describes the new model of healthcare that made this possible and why he chose BPC.

“I had been suffering from BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate) for several years. On Boxing Day, I reached a crisis point. I went into acute urinary retention and by the following day, I was taken in an ambulance to A&E. With medication after some weeks, I was able to void again without a […]

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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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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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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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What is the new UroLift for benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Earlier this year, a new approach to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) received approval for use in the NHS. The new approach is called UroLift and is designed to alleviate the symptoms of BPH without cutting or vaporising the surplus prostate tissue. To understand this new treatment, we need to start by looking at what happens […]

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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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