30 November 2017
Date: 30 November 2017
Venue: Spire Bristol Hospital
Consultant: Professor Hashim Hashim
We will be hosting an information evening for men who may be experiencing symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Despite thousands of men suffering from it on a daily basis, an enlarged prostate isn’t exactly the usual choice of conversation over a pint at your local. The condition known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) does not occur because of the presence of cancer, but due to the fact the prostate continues to grow throughout most of a man’s adult life. The condition itself is not a threat to a man’s health, but it can have dramatic impacts on the quality of life for an individual.
BPH puts pressure on the bladder causing a variety of symptoms including; having difficulty when starting to urinate; a weak urine flow (stopping and starting); a sensation of not fully emptying your bladder and even having to urinate more frequently (especially at night), subsequently disrupting your sleeping patterns and likewise that of your partner. A midnight trip to the bathroom is never warmly welcomed by anyone.
“Surgery can be fraught with side-effects - excessive bleeding, incontinence and sexual problems - whilst tablets may be ineffective or cause sexual function problems,” said Consultant Urologist, Mr Hashim.
There is, however, a revolutionary technique available which is suitable for most men, bringing relief, improved quality of life and minimal side-effects.
“A new treatment called UroLift avoids the invasive nature of surgery and the unwanted side effects of tablets. It involves no blood loss or 'cutting' and takes 10-15 minutes for implants to be inserted into the prostate, prising open the prostatic urethra, restoring urinary flow and satisfactory bladder function,” explained Mr Hashim
“It is being hailed the new minimally invasive treatment of the future for the majority of those with troublesome symptoms due to BPH - only in rare cases with atypical prostate anatomy is Urolift unsuitable,” he continued.
UroLift is available at Spire Bristol Hospital and patients can usually be in and out of hospital within the same day. To find out more information about men’s prostate health and the treatment options available please book onto our complimentary patient information evening with Professor Hashim Hashim on Thursday 30 November at 7.00pm.
To reserve your place, contact us by phone 0117 987 4080 or use the booking form below.