Consultant Profile

Mr Tevita Aho

Name:
Mr Tevita Aho BHB, MBChB, FRACS(Urol)
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
Specialties:
  • Urology
    • Andrology
    • Benign prostate diseases
    • Bladder cancer
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Reconstructive Urology
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Urological cancers
    • Urological pathology
Special clinical interests:

Laser Prostate surgery, male lower urinary tract symptoms, laparoscopic kidney surgery, laser stone surgery, general urology including the investigation of haematuria and raised PSA and vasectomy

Research interests:

Laser prostate surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Hinchingbrooke NHS Trust
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Addenbrookes NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
1994
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons
European Association of Urology
Urological Society of Australasia
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Holmium User Group

 
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Availability:
Available on a weekly basis in outpatients
 
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Aho moved from New Zealand to the UK to be the Clinical Fellow in Uro-oncology at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) in 2003. The following year he was appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon. During his training in NZ he spent a year learning Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) from the urologists who invented it.

In 2004, Mr Aho introduced HoLEP at CUH where it rapidly became, and remains, the treatment of choice for the majority men seeking a surgical treatment for urinary symptoms or retention. CUH was one of the first centres in the UK to offer HoLEP.

Mr Aho is the most experienced HoLEP surgeon in the UK, and has performed more than 1,200 procedures. He is frequently invited to lecture on HoLEP in the UK and abroad and has convened 10 annual HoLEP courses at CUH, where hundreds of delegates have learned how to perform HoLEP. He has demonstrated live laser prostate surgery (including the world’s first thulium laser enucleation of the prostate) on more than 25 occasions at conferences throughout the world. He also has experience with other forms of benign prostate surgery including laser vaporisation and the minimally invasive urolift procedure. This means he is able to offer a truly bespoke approach for men with bothersome urinary symptoms or urinary retention

Mr Aho is committed to surgical training and was the founding President of the UK Holmium User Group (HUG). He designed and implemented the national HUG Training Programme for HoLEP (a model which is now used internationally), and has mentored many surgeons in HoLEP. He was the Urology Training Programme Director in the East of England for 5 years until 2014 and is now on the Urology Specialist Advisory Committee which is responsible for urological training in the UK.

Mr Aho has been involved in HoLEP research from its earliest days, and has published and presented widely on the subject.

His other specialist interest is the surgical treatment of kidney cancer, and he is one of the highest volume kidney surgeons in the UK, offering laparoscopic and open kidney surgery. He also performs laparoscopic pyeloplasty for PUJ obstruction.

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Mr Tevita Aho

Mr Tevita Aho

Mens Health at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital


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Urolift® Surgery for Enlarged Prostates

The prostatic urethral lift (PUL) procedure using the Urolift® device is now available with our consultant urological surgeon Mr Tevita Aho. Do You Suffer From the Following Symptoms?

  • Frequent need to urinate during the day and night

  • Weak or slow urinary stream

  • A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder

  • Difficulty or delay in starting urination

  • Urgent feeling of needing to urinate

  • A urinary stream that stops and starts

If so Urolift might be for you. Click here to read more

Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate

Mr Tev Aho, consultant urologist, has been offering Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (link) at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital since 2005 and is the most experienced HoLEP surgeon in the UK.

HoLEP is a treatment option for any man with urinary symptoms or urinary retention due to an obstructive prostate. HoLEP is unique in that it has been proven to be equally safe and effective for virtually any man suffering from prostate obstruction including:

  •             Men with any size prostate
  •             Men of any age
  •             Men who have had a catheter placed due to retention of urine
  •             Men who have had previous Greenlight laser or TURP surgery
  •             Men who have had previous Prostate Artery Embolisation
  •             Men who wish to avoid blood transfusion
  •             Men taking blood thinning medications e.g. aspirin, clopidogrel, rivoroxaban, warfarin
  •             Men with multiple medical problems

Click here to learn more about HoLEP

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