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Urology

The department provides the complete range of elective (planned) and emergency urological services

Preparing for Robbie surgery

Based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, with a dedicated ward and specialist urology procedures department, it also has outreach clinics in Wallingford, Henley, Newbury and Bracknell. 

All consultants provide core services but the department was one of the first urology departments in the country to sub-specialise by consultant to optimise patient care.

The department strives to maintain the highest clinical governance standards and patient-focused care, incorporating the latest advances in the field. It has the only regional static lithotripsy machine and has pioneered the techniques of both local anaesthetic female urethral bulking injection and male slings for incontinence. We offer minimal access treatment of stones with laser or via percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL).

We are the only fully on-site ‘improving outcomes guidance in cancer’ compliant hospital for all urological cancers in Berkshire. We are the cancer centre for the southern half of the Thames Valley Cancer Network and the host hospital for IOG uro-oncology cases from the whole of Berkshire. As a consequence, we have a very busy urology procedures department and we pride ourselves on meeting most cancer targets. 

The department is the only regional centre for prostate brachytherapy and the supra-regional centre for penile cancer. We are a high volume centre for Robotic surgery for all urological cancers, having been one of the first hospitals in the country to pioneer robotic radical prostatectomy. 

We perform the following procedures for benign prostatic enlargement: Holmium laser prostatectomy,  Rezum, Uro-lift and TURP

Clinics

  • One Stop clinic (Reading / Newbury / Henley / Bracknell)
  • Paediatric Urology
  • 2WW Prostate biopsy clinic
  • 2WW Haematuria clinic
  • Kidney stones
  • Incontinence
  • Andrology (male infertility and erectile dysfunction problems)
  • Urethral strictures
  • Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer and Kidney cancer

We offer Telephone, Video and Virtual clinics as well as Face to Face. 

Outpatient venues

  • Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
  • West Berkshire Community Hospital, Newbury
  • Townlands Memorial Hospital, Henley-on-Thames
  • Wallingford Community Hospital
  • Bracknell Healthspace, 

Consultants

  • Mr Philip Charlesworth
  • Mr Chris Blick
  • Mr Steve Foley
  • Mr Paul Hadway
  • Mr Adam Jones
  • Miss Hanna Thomas
  • Mr Sunil Kumar
  • Mr Peter Malone

Urology procedures

Urology procedures offers diagnostic testing and treatments for all urological problems. 

These include:

  • Lithotripsy for treating kidney stones
  • Flexible cystoscopy
  • Bladder chemotherapy and Bladder installation treatments
  • Urodynamics
  • One Stop prostate assessment 
  • One Stop testicular clinic
  • Continence and catheterisation advice
  • Trial without catheter

Clinic hours:

8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Staff details:

Matron: Carole Carroll 

Other information:

Drinks will be provided for patients who need to fill their bladders for flow rate tests.

How to get there:

Urology Procedures is in the Centre Block opposite Hopkins ward. Park in multi-storey car park in Craven Road. Join the Main Entrance Block at level 2. Turn right past reception, passing the shops (signed All Wards and Departments). Take the link corridor on the right and take the lift/stairs down to level 1. On exiting the lift/stairs turn right. Urology Procedures is halfway along the corridor on the left. There is wheelchair access and a disabled toilet.

Useful contacts

Urology Department
Level 1 Centre Block
Royal Berkshire
NHS Foundation Trust London Road
Reading RG1 5AN

Tel: 0118 322 8629

 

Patient Information Leaflets

 https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/patient-information-leaflets/?AccessLetter=U

 

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    Reading,
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