Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £6,290

At Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, we offer prostate surgery to treat symptoms related to prostate enlargement – also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Your consultant will remove or destroy the portion of your prostate that’s pressing on your bladder and urethra to help restore normal urine flow.

Sometimes also called

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

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-3 nights

  • Procedure duration
    1-3 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal, epidural or local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Prostate surgery: what to expect at Spire Cambridge Lea

At Spire Cambridge Lea, we provide comprehensive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed private hospital environment for our patients across Cambridgeshire and East Anglia.

Our urologists are specialists in men’s health and have expertise in prostate surgery. Our dedicated nurses will provide you with expert aftercare, to help you get back to your usual activities as soon as possible.

You can expect fast access to diagnostic tests and scans, consultations and treatments.

How much does Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery cost at Spire Cambridge Lea 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 £225
Treatment £6,065
Aftercare Included
Guide price £6,290
Monthly treatment price

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

£243
Representative example
Loan amount £5,315
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £5,832
Prostate resection (using laser) Fees
Initial consultation £225
Treatment £7,900
Aftercare Included
Guide price £8,125
Monthly treatment price

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

£220
Representative example
Loan amount £6,900
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £7,920

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Cambridge Lea 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 Cambridge Lea

We have a range of procedures available for prostate surgery. All have their own potential benefits and risks which your consultant will discuss with you.

The type of anaesthetic you need varies depending on the procedure you have. 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

Laser Prostate Surgery

  • A specialised tool is passed through your urethra and a laser (eg a HoLEP Holmium laser or GreenLight laser) which generates intense heat is used to trim small pieces of prostate tissue
  • Performed under general anaesthetic
  • You usually need a urinary catheter for around one to three days after the operation, but it may be for a shorter time than with a 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

Your consultant will recommend a treatment based on your condition and overall health.

Preparing for prostate surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea

Coming into hospital

We're 15 minutes from Cambridge train station, which has direct links into London's King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations. There’s free parking available for you and your visitors.

Meeting your consultant

You’ll meet your consultant in one of our consultation rooms. You’ll discuss:

  • Your symptoms and medical history
  • If your consultant requires any additional tests or scans to help plan your treatment
  • Alternative treatments or lifestyle changes which may help
  • What the treatment involves and procedure options
  • Potential benefits and risks of prostate surgery

You may also need a pre-operative assessment with a specialist nurse before going ahead with treatment. This is to ensure you're fit and well enough for surgery.

Prostate surgery: your procedure

You’ll usually stay with us overnight so you’ll be shown to your own en-suite room before your operation. All of our private rooms have:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Chair
  • Free WiFi
  • Nurse call system

The procedure lasts for 45 minutes to three hours. If you've come with a friend or family member, they're welcome to wait while you have your operation

You may need a urinary catheter after the operation. This is because your urethra may be swollen which can block urine from passing. It will be removed before you leave hospital.

Q & A

Sandy Gujral, Consultant Urologist Surgeon

Talking about prostate surgery

Prostate surgery: your recovery

As expected after surgery, you’ll feel some pain afterwards. Our nurses will help you manage this by giving you painkillers and advice about what over-the-counter medicines you can take after you leave hospital.

Although the recovery time varies depending on the procedure you've had and your overall health, here’s a guide to recovery timeline for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) – the most common procedure:

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

  • 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

How to get to us

We're a 40-minute drive from London Stansted Airport and 15 minutes from Cambridge train station, which has direct links into London's King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital,

30 New Road
Impington
Cambridge
CB24 9EL

Main Switchboard:  01223 266900

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01223 266929

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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