Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery at Spire Cardiff Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £5,395

At Spire Cardiff Hospital, our consultants provide prostate surgery for an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPE) 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
    45-60 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal, epidural or local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to a wide range of treatments
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

Prostate surgery: what to expect at Spire Cardiff

At Spire Cardiff, we provide comprehensive private hospital care and the latest generation imaging and diagnostic technology. We put our patients at the heart of everything we do.

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 between two and four weeks.

How much does Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery cost at Spire Cardiff 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 £150
Treatment £5,245
Aftercare Included
Guide price £5,395
Monthly treatment price

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

£144
Representative example
Loan amount £4,495
Deposit £750
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £5,184

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 Cardiff 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 Cardiff

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

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

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

Preparing for prostate surgery at Spire Cardiff

Getting here

Spire Cardiff Hospital is located a short distance from Junction 30 of the M4 and is well signposted. Public transport options are available. We also have free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultation

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

  • 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

Prostate surgery takes from one to two hours. When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for one to three days.

After surgery, you may need a urinary catheter until the swelling in your urethra has gone down, allowing you to pass urine normally again. This will be taken out by one of our nurses before you leave hospital – which is usually for one night after your operation. You’ll stay in one of our large, bright private rooms. They all include:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our lounge or restaurant while you have your operation.

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 15 minute taxi ride from Cardiff Central railway station.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Cardiff Hospital,

Croescadarn Road
Pentwyn
Cardiff
CF23 8XL

Main SwitchBoard:  02920 735 515

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  02920 542 509

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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