Leading urologist, Mr Andrew Ballaro, talks to us about an exciting new treatment for benign prostate enlargement, a condition that affects many men in their older age. Rezum presents a minimally-invasive approach that has shown to produce good results, without the risk of invasive surgery or the complications associated with it.
Kidney stones and urinary tract infections are painful. Once you get one your chances of getting another increases. This is why – as consultant urologist Mr Rono Mukherjee argues – prevention is better than cure, and the best thing you can do is drink more water. This article looks at why kidney stones and UTIs occur and why drinking more water is so effective.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are never fun, with patients suffering pain while urinating, frequent trips to the toilet, and abdominal pain. The worst part is that some people seem to get them again and again. What causes recurrent UTIs? Expert urologist Mr Ranjan Thilagarajah provides some answers to this common problem.
Benign prostate enlargement is a common problem experienced by men as they age. The good news is that benign prostate enlargement is very treatable. Mr Neil Barber, a top urologist, describes the Aquablation and AquaBeam approach which offers a less invasive means of treating this condition.
With increasing age, the prostate changes and there are alterations in the way the prostate is made up with different amounts of fibrous and muscular tissue. This increase in size and increase in fibrous muscular tissue is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. Mr Jeremy Crew, a leading urologist, discusses the treatment options available for BPH.
Prostate cancer is a big worry for many men as they get older, and when urinary symptoms start, it is best to get checked out by a doctor, even if just to be on the safe side. There are a number of different tests and scans to check for signs of prostate cancer. Multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) scans are an advanced form of MRI scanning which produces more detailed images than standard MRIs. Leading urologist Professor Richard Hindley explains.
Vasovasostomy is a surgical procedure that reverses a vasectomy. Having a vasectomy is usually done as a form of contraception for men who want to prevent pregnancy occurring. It is a microsurgical procedure and takes a lot of skill. Mr Nikesh Thiruchelvam, a top urologist who runs a dedicated vasectomy reversal clinic, explains how vasectomy reversal is achieved.
BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), also known as prostate enlargement, produces urinary symptoms including a frequent urge to urinate, an inability to fully empty the bladder and difficulty starting to urinate. Alongside these symptoms, having BPH can lead to urinary tract infections (UTI). Mr Jeremy Crew, a top urologist, explains these symptoms.
Cystitis is quite simply inconvenient, from the burning sensation when trying to urinate to sitting on the toilet in utter frustration. Sometimes, however, the discomfort of trying to empty the bladder could be a symptom of another complex nerve condition, which has been mistaken as a UTI. Expert urologist Mr Keng Jing Ng explains how to differentiate between cystitis or something else…