Prostate dysfunction

Our goal is to help people make better decisions about the treatment choices of localized prostate dysfunctions and the most effective surgical techniques

Our doctors are world leaders in urogenital surgery, having developed or improved many of the modern andrological operating techniques

All the techniques we employ are minimally invasive and are performed as day care surgeries allowing our patients to continue with their daily lives the next day

Prostate enlargement is a common condition associated with ageing. About a third of all men over 50 years of age will have symptoms of prostate enlargement.

Medications, such as alpha blockers, are available to help relax the prostate gland muscles, or reduce its size, making it easier to urinate.

In severe cases that fail to respond to medication, the inner part of the prostate gland that is blocking the urethra can be surgically removed.

The prostate gland becomes inflamed (red and swollen). Inflammation often occurs as a response to infection, but in most cases of prostatitis no evidence of infection can be found.

Prostatitis is thought to affect up to 3 in 20 men (15%) at some point in their lives. Although it can affect men of any age, it is more common in men between 30-50 years of age. Prostatitis can be treated using a combination of painkillers and a type of medication known as an alpha-blocker, which can help relieve the symptoms.

In the UK, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year and chances of developing prostate cancer increase with age. Most cases occur in men who are 50 years of age or older.

The causes of prostate cancer are unknown, but risk factors include age, ethnic origin and family history.

The outlook for prostate cancer is generally good because, unlike many other types of cancer, it usually progresses very slowly.

If treated early, prostate cancer can often be cured. Treatments include radiotherapy, hormone therapy and surgery to remove the prostate gland