Spire Ahead Of The Curve in Providing Prostate MRI

The Lancet medical journal has published the results of the PROMIS study this week on Prostate MRI.  This revolutionary study has confirmed the effectiveness of (Multi-Parametric) MP-MRI in assessing the likelihood of prostate cancer before patients have to undergo biopsy, which has been reported in the Telegraph and a number of other newspapers today. The research team led by Mr Henderson, underwent training in MRI with the UCL group as one…

Urolift Now Available at Spire Tunbridge Wells

What is a prostatic urethral lift (Urolift®) procedure? A prostatic urethral lift is a minimally-invasive procedure that can help relieve urination problems caused by an enlarged prostate (also called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). It is performed as a day visit procedure in suitable men and doesn’t usually require a catheter tube to be inserted after surgery. The procedure can be done under local anaesthetic with sedation to keep the…

Prostate Problems and BPH in Kent

What is BPH? BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a slowly occurring enlargement of the prostate gland in men. It usually occurs to men over the age of 50. How would I know if I have BPH? Men usually come to see a doctor when they have problems with passing urine. These can include: Slow urinary stream A feeling that the bladder doesn’t finish emptying Frequent need to pass urine…

Tunbridge Wells Clinic for Urinary Urgency and Leakage

Both men and women may experience an urge to suddenly pass water.   The first signs may be noticing they you have to keep an eye out for where toilets are when you are going out of the house.  Doctors often call this urinary urgency.  Some patients who have more severe symptoms may experience leakage of urine (incontinence).  It can be embarrassing to discuss with your doctor and patients often…

Blood in Pee Campaign

Most people who pee blood would probably think that this was a little worrying.  Sometimes blood in the urine can be the first sign of a really important problem such as a bladder or kidney cancer.  These problems are more common in current or ex-smokers but even people with a healthy lifestyle may have them.  For many people however it is not associated with any major illness and may go…