Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery at Spire Bushey Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £6,225

At Spire Bushey Hospital, our consultants provide prostate surgery for an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) to relieve urinary difficulties.

Symptoms are caused by the enlarged prostate pressing on your urethra and bladder. Your consultant can treat this by removing or destroying prostate tissue.

Sometimes also called

  • Transurethral prostatic resection
  • TURP procedure or TURP surgery
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
  • Laser prostate surgery (HoLEP or Greenlight)
  • UroLift®
  • Prostate artery embolisation (PAE)

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-3 nights

  • Procedure duration
    45-90 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal, epidural or local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Wide range of treatments offered
  • Flexible payment options to help you spread the cost
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Prostate surgery: what to expect at Spire Bushey

Spire Bushey is one of north London and Hertfordshire’s leading private hospitals and we take pride in delivering high-quality care.

We have a team of expert urologists who specialise in men’s health and have wide experience of performing prostate surgery. Working alongside an excellent aftercare team, they’ll provide you with a treatment and recovery plan that’s tailored to your needs.

We offer fast access to consultations and treatments, in a clean, comfortable environment. The typical waiting time from diagnosis by your consultant (or a referral) to receiving prostate surgery is within two weeks.

How much does Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery cost at Spire Bushey Hospital

It’s a common operation to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance

Prostate resection (TURP) Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £6,025
Aftercare Included
Guide price £6,225
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£169
Representative example
Loan amount £5,275
Deposit £750
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £6,084
Prostate resection (using laser) Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £6,807
Aftercare Included
Guide price £7,007
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£194
Representative example
Loan amount £6,057
Deposit £750
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £6,984

Spire Bushey Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Procedures offered for prostate surgery at Spire Bushey

We offer a variety of treatments for prostate surgery. Treatment choices available to you will depend on your condition and your general health. Your consultant will discuss which treatment is best for you.

The type of anaesthetic you need varies depending on the procedure you need. It may be:

  • A general anaesthetic meaning you’re asleep – this is most often used
  • A spinal or epidural – where you can’t feel anything from the waist down
  • A local anaesthetic – you’ll be awake but you won’t be able to feel anything in the area being operated on

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

  • A special instrument is passed through your urethra and a small, electrically-heated wire is used to trim small pieces of prostate tissue
  • Performed under general anaesthetic
  • You’ll need a urinary catheter for around one to three days after the operation

Holmium Laser Prostate Surgery (HoLEP)

  • This is the best technique for very big prostates.
  • A specialised telescope is passed through your urethra and a laser (Holmium laser) is used to shell out the inside of the prostate.
  • Performed under general anaesthetic
  • You usually need a urinary catheter for around one to two days after the operation

Transurethral electrovaporisation of the prostate (TUVP)

  • Similar to TURP, but a rollerball instead of a wire loop is used to apply electrical energy to the tissue
  • Performed under general or spinal anaesthetic
  • A catheter is still required, but may be for a shorter time than TURP

UroLift (prostatic urethral lift (PUL) implants)

  • Instead of removing prostate tissue, implants are positioned to hold your prostate out of the way and increase the width of your urethra
  • This procedure can be performed under general or local anaesthetic
  • Usually, a urinary catheter isn’t required

Prostate artery embolisation (PAE)

  • Shrinks the size of your prostate by blocking the arteries that feed it
  • Performed using local anaesthetic
  • A urinary catheter isn’t usually required

Rezum Water Vapour Therapy

  • Steam is injected into the prostate tissue which is then absorbed over time
  • Performed using general, spinal anaesthetic or local anaesthetic as a day case
  • You’ll need a urinary catheter for a few days after but will go home on the same day

Every treatment has its own benefits and risks which your consultant will explain to you during your consultation.

Preparing for prostate surgery at Spire Bushey

Getting here

Spire Bushey Hospital and Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre are situated within easy access to the M1/M25 motorways, underground and overground train stations. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultation

Your initial consultation will take place at Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre located in Elstree, less than two miles from the main hospital site, which offers the latest facilities and diagnostics. Your consultant will discuss with you:

  • Your symptoms and any particular urinary problems you’re having
  • What the treatment options are, including alternatives to surgery such as medication and lifestyle changes
  • Whether you need any tests or scans to help your consultant plan the next steps
  • The potential benefits and risks of treatment

You may also need a pre-operative assessment with one of our specialist nurses to check if the procedure is right for you.

Prostate surgery: your procedure

The procedure takes around 45 to 90 minutes. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in your room while you have your operation.

You’ll usually need at least an overnight stay – most patients stay for one to two nights. You'll have your own private en-suite room.

After your procedure, you may have a urinary catheter in place to help you pass urine. This is because your urethra will be swollen following surgery, which can make urinating difficult. It will be taken out when you’re ready to leave hospital.

Prostate surgery: your recovery

Our nurses will provide you with medication to help you manage any pain following your operation. They’ll also give you advice about over-the-counter medications you can use while at home, and anything you should or shouldn’t do.

Your recovery time will depend on the procedure you've had and your overall health. Although everyone’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical timeline for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) - the most common procedure:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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1-3 days

Catheter is removed and you can leave hospital

1-3 weeks

Driving and gentle walking

3-4 weeks

Back to desk-based job and sex if you’re comfortable enough

4-8 weeks

Full recovery

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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