Advice on Preparing for Surgery in the COVID Era

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You may have had surgery delayed and may be wondering about how to prepare for Surgery. There are some important differences due to COVID-19. Guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons of England has been produced to help patients. This Guidance explains what might different about surgery during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tunbridge Wells Urology team will be …

Advice for Patients Before Attending Spire Hospital In The Coronavirus Outbreak 2020

Alastair Henderson Uncategorized

Patients may have specific questions about whether the current Coronavirus outbreak will change their scheduled healthcare. We have contacted patients if their appointment is affected but there are several useful links that may be helpful. If you think you have any signs or symptoms of coronavirus particularly a persistent, new dry cough or fever >37.8 degrees Centigrade then you should …

Urology in The Coronavirus / COVID 19 / SARS-CoV-2 Era

Alastair Henderson Uncategorized

To all of the patients past, present and future who may be uncertain about how the current Coronavirus outbreak may affect Urology clinical services. I am writing to help you to make sense of a rapidly changing world. As you may be aware the Tunbridge Wells Urology outpatient appointments and elective surgery service which is mainly based at Spire Hospital …

Spire Ahead Of The Curve in Providing Prostate MRI

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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, …

Urolift Now Available at Spire Tunbridge Wells

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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 …

Movember 2014 ! Changing the face of Men’s Health

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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, …

Tunbridge Wells Clinic for Urinary Urgency and Leakage

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Both men and women may experience an urge to suddenly pass water.   The first signs may be noticing they you have to keep an eye out for where toilets are when you are going out of the house.  Doctors often call this urinary urgency.  Some patients who have more severe symptoms may experience leakage of urine (incontinence).  It can …

Blood in Pee Campaign

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Most people who pee blood would probably think that this was a little worrying.  Sometimes blood in the urine can be the first sign of a really important problem such as a bladder or kidney cancer.  These problems are more common in current or ex-smokers but even people with a healthy lifestyle may have them.  For many people however it …