Treatments - Urology



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Urologists diagnose and treat diseases of the urinary tract in both men and women.  They also diagnose and treat anything involving the reproductive tract in men ie reproductive organs, prostate.  The urinary tract is the system that creates, stores, and removes urine from the body - Urologists can treat any part of this system.  This includes kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, adrenal glands.  

Some conditions may only last a short time, while others are long-lasting and can have a significant impact your day to day life.  If you are concerned, our expert Consultant Urologists at our private healthcare clinic in Hillsborough can make a diagnosis and help you manage your condition, or recommend surgery to correct it.  Our Consultants can also offer vasectomy or circumcision procedures.

When to see a Urologist

Common concerns for seeing a Urologist include:

-  Blood in your urine;
-  A frequent or urgent need to urinate;
-  Pain in your lower back, pelvis, or sides;
-  Pain or burning during urination;
-  Trouble urinating;
-  Urine leakage;
-  A lump in the testicle.

Common Conditions

Urologists treat a wide variety of conditions that affect the urinary system and male reproductive system.

In men, conditions Urologists can treat include:

-  Cancers of the bladder, kidneys, penis, testicles, and adrenal and prostate glands;
-  Prostate gland enlargement;
-  Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome);
-  Kidney stones;
-  Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland);
-  Urinary tract infections;
-  Erectile dysfunction;
-  Varicoceles (enlarged veins in the scrotum).

In women, conditions Urologists can treat include:

-  Bladder prolapse (dropping of the bladder into the vagina);
-  Cancers of the bladder, kidneys, and adrenal glands;
-  Interstitial cystitis;
-  Kidney stones;
-  Overactive bladder;
-  Urinary tract infections;
-  Urinary incontinence.

Please contact the clinic regarding a quotation for consultation fees and treatment prices.  We are always happy to advise on costs associated with treatment.  Following your initial consultation, if further treatment, surgery or histopathology are required an estimate of costs is available on request from your treating consultant or reception staff.

To make an appointment call 028 9268 0940

Vasectomy Treatments

A Vasectomy (male sterilisation) is the only method offering men a permanent contraception solution with over 99% effectiveness.  

A vasectomy is performed under local anaesthetic, on a walk in walk out basis and men opting to have a vasectomy will be reassured to know that the procedure can be carried out in around 15 minutes by our Consultant Urologists.

A vasectomy may be appropriate for you if:

- You and your partner do not plan to have any more children.

- You and your partner don’t want to have children and you can’t or don’t want to use temporary methods of family planning.

- You want a permanent, one time method of contraception.

- You (or your partner) have a medical condition that limits the use of other family planning methods.

How Is A Vasectomy Performed?

A vasectomy is performed by one of our Consultant Urologists at our clinic. We will provide you with all the information you need about the procedure.

The procedure is  straightforward and can be performed with only 1 visit to the clinic. If you wish to speak to the surgeon, a telephone or in person consultation, can be arranged. The procedure involves sealing the vas deferens tubes that carry sperm. This stops sperm entering ejaculated fluid and the male sterilisation process is complete. The vasectomy is carried out under local anaesthetic, taking about 15 minutes to complete.  You will be able to go straight home afterwards.

How Effective Is A Vasectomy?

Vasectomy is over 99% effective, so it and female sterilisation are the most reliable forms of contraception. After a vasectomy samples are required to ensure that the vasectomy has been successful.

During this period it is recommended that you use an alternative form of contraception such as condoms to prevent the risk of an unplanned pregnancy. Once your samples show no sperm, you can stop using alternative contraceptive

Any Other Considerations?

You will need to avoid contact sports and heavy physical exercise for at least four weeks after a vasectomy.

You will also need to avoid short haul flights for 48 hours and long haul flights for 7-10 days after a vasectomy.

To make an appointment call 028 9268 0940


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    Mr Patrick Keane Consultant Urologist
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    Mr John McKnight Consultant Urologist

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