Once referred, our Urology specialists will be able to consult on any male or female problems your patient may have relating to the kidneys, bladder, male genitalia or prostate gland.
Blood tests or Imaging (MRI, CT, Ultrasound or X-Ray) scans may also be necessary. If there is an ongoing concern about potential prostate cancer, a biopsy may be required. This involves sampling prostatic tissue.
If the biopsy results confirm Prostate Cancer, a referral onto our specialist prostate cancer treatment service will be organised.
Choices of treatment available and appropriate to the individual patient will be discussed.
After a period of reflection on the options available, our patient advisor will then follow up with you. If you decide to proceed with treatment at Kingsbridge, at this stage a further review will be organised within a week.
Following this pathway will give you peace of mind and rapid access to our Oncology service if required.
Our urologists can also explore bothersome urinary symptoms in both men and women. These can include storage symptoms (running more often or leakage or urine) and voiding symptoms (including poor flow and poor bladder emptying)
In some cases, our consultants will recommend non-invasive treatment such as prescriptions or adjustments to the patients lifestyle. However, some patients will require further investigation or surgery depending on the diagnosis.
Kingsbridge Prostate Clinic can facilitate all urological investigations & procedures including:
- Transperineal guided biopsy of the prostate
- Ultrasound guided biopsy of prostate (TRUS)
- Cystoscopy (flexible/local or general anaesthetic, small camera in the bladder)
- Bladder biopsy
- TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate)
- Urolift (minimally invasive treatment for Benign Prostatic Enlargement)
- Penile procedures (incl. circumcision)
- Scrotal procedures (incl. vasectomy and hydrocoele repair)
We can also undertake all forms of Intraferotal surgery.
If there is a concern, a biopsy will be required. This involves taking a sample piece of tissue in order to examine the area more closely. Blood tests or MRI, CT or X-Ray scans may also be necessary.
If there is an abnormality and the biopsy results come back positive for Prostate Cancer, your patient will be referred onto our specialist oncology service. They will be advised of the choices of treatment available to them and given time to think over their options.
Our patient advisor team will do a follow up and if your patient decides to proceed, they can be seen within the week.