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Urology

Our Consultant Urologists and specialist nursing staff offer services for patients with diseases affecting the urinary tract and male reproductive organs. We offer services for both adults and children.

We offer one-stop clinics for the assessment and diagnosis of new patients in Reading, Henley, Bracknell and Newbury. 

We run these services through our urology procedures department, Day surgery unit and Hopkins Ward in the Royal Berkshire Hospital. We offer treatment for patients requiring complex abdominal surgery for cancer as well as benign urological related diseases.  

Andrology and Male Infertility

We have recently been commissioned by the NHS to provide a regional male fertility service and offer several types of surgical sperm retrieval procedures.

We have a dedicated erectile dysfunction clinic and offer extensive treatments including penile implant surgery for end stage erectile dysfunction.

We are a tertiary referral centre for complex and recurrent urethral stricture disease offering Optilume urethral dilatation and Urethroplasty. 

Benign Prostate Enlargement

We offer numerous treatments for benign prostatic enlargement. We are a high volume centre for HoLEP (Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate) and Prostate artery embolization. We were one of the first NHS trusts to offer aquablation. We also offer Rezum procedure and monopolar and bipolar TURP. 

Bladder Disorders

We offer treatment for female incontinence and recurrent urinary tract infections. We offer urodynamic testing, intravesical bladder treatments, mesh-free surgery for urinary incontinence and are due to start nerve stimulation treatments for incontinence. 

Paediatric Urology

We run weekly paediatric clinics for urological conditions affecting children including undescended testes, foreskin problems, hydrocele and complex day and night-time wetting which has been refractory to treatment in the community. 

Stone Disease of the Urinary Tract

We are a high volume centre dealing with stone disease in the kidneys, bladder and ureter. We offer External Shockwave lithotripsy, Ureteroscopy and laser stone fragmentation and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy for the treatment of renal stones. 

Urological Cancer Services

We are a tertiary robotic centre for bladder, prostate and kidney cancer and perform over 200 robotic operations per year. We were one of the first centres in the country to operate using the Da Vinci robot for prostate Cancer. We offer local anaesthetic laser treatments for superficial bladder cancer as well as intravesical BCG and chemotherapies for prevention of bladder cancer recurrence.

We are regional tertiary referral centre for penile cancer with links to University College Hospital in London.

We are a part of the University of Reading as a recognised department and actively involved in Research and education within the hospital. Our consultants have won regional research and educational awards.