About half of men aged 50 and over are affected by compression of the water pipe by the prostate gland, causing difficulty passing urine and disturbed sleep due to the need to pee frequently.
About half of men aged 50 and over are affected by compression of the water pipe by the prostate gland, causing difficulty passing urine and disturbed sleep due to the need to pee frequently. Traditional surgery to remove the prostate (transurethral prostatectomy, TURP) is effective but followed by weeks of recovery and usually affects sexual function.
We have recently introduced a new surgical technique called UroLift at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital. Far less invasive than traditional surgery, Urolift involves pinning open the prostate with four (or six) clips that move obstructive tissue out of the way and is usually done as a day case procedure with the need for a catheter tube afterwards. Not all men are suitable for Urolift, however most men who have had this procedure have experienced a significant improvement in their urinary symptoms, with preservation of sexual function and rapid recovery.
Urolift was approved by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in January 2014 and is now performed at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital by Mr Robert Jones and Mr Mark Speakman.
If you feel that you could benefit from having UroLift, speak to your GP and ask for a referral. Call 01823 476 750 to find out more information or to book an appointment with one of our Urologists.
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Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital has three Consultant Urologists: Mr N Burns Cox, Mr M Speakman and Mr R Jones – if you would like information or advice book your consultation today by calling 01823-478224 or e-mail us today.