Enlarged Prostate (Benign)
The prostate is a small gland in a man’s body below the bladder. It produces the fluid component of semen and grows naturally with age, so much so that more than 90% of men over 90 have an enlarged prostate.
It is not known what actually causes prostate enlargement but issues arise when the change in size puts pressure on the tubes that drain urine from the bladder.
An enlarged prostate causes difficulties with urinating including trouble starting to urinate, stop/start urination, difficulty stopping as well as a frequent need to urinate. If not treated it can cause urinary tract infections, acute urinary retention, kidney stones, bladder stones and in severe cases it can lead to kidney damage.
An enlarged prostate does not mean you have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
There are a range of treatment options for an enlarged prostate which usually depend on the severity of your condition.
Enlarged prostate treatment can include lifestyle changes, medication and surgery. We can surgically treat men with an enlarged prostate in a variety of ways including:
- Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
- Open prostatectomy
- Urolift procedure
- Prostate artery embolization
- Intraprostatic injection
- Template biopsy of prostate
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Urology surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation. Treatment for an enlarged prostate is available at the One Ashford Hospital in Kent and the One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Enlarged Prostate (Benign) treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance, please contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience