Tunbridge Wells Urology blog

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…

My Recovery From Kidney Cancer

As a 57 year old woman with a family history of raised cholesterol and heart disease I have tried to keep healthy.   I do not smoke, I keep fit and maintain a healthy weight. Last year a visit to my GP with symptoms of what seemed to be food poisoning resulted in tests including an Ultrasound scan.  Two weeks later I was completely recovered and returned for the test results…

Movember 2014 ! Changing the face of Men’s Health

This Movember, I’ve committed my upper lip to help change the face of men’s health by growing a moustache, and now I need your support at http://mobro.co/alastairhenderson. The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. I’m passionate about this cause because too many men are dying unnecessarily from prostate cancer. Each year, 40,000 men in the UK alone are diagnosed with prostate…

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