Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

Inclusive treatment and care from £6,150

At Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, 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 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®

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-3 nights

  • Procedure duration
    45-120 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal, epidural or local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options

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 Edinburgh

Our expert consultants will provide you with a treatment and recovery plan that’s personalised to your needs. We offer fast access to diagnostic tests and scans and consultations, so you won’t have to wait long to find out if surgery is right for you. We’ll usually be able to book your surgery within four to six weeks of your referral or diagnosis by your consultant.

You can expect to receive high-quality care with a consultant of your choice.

How much does Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery cost at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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 £5,950
Aftercare Included
Guide price £6,150
Monthly treatment price

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

£168
Representative example
Loan amount £5,200
Deposit £750
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £6,048

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 Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park 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 Edinburgh

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 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 typically 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'll need a urinary catheter for 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

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

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

Preparing for prostate surgery at Spire Edinburgh

Coming into hospital

Our Spire Murrayfield Hospital is an approximate 20 minute drive east from Edinburgh Airport or 10 minutes west from Haymarket train station. Spire Shawfair Park Hospital is to the south east of Edinburgh city centre, conveniently located close to the City Bypass and the Royal Infirmary. 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

Prostate surgery takes from 45 minutes to 120 minutes. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our lounge while you have your operation.

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 two to three nights after your operation.

Q & A

Sandy Gujral, Consultant Urologist Surgeon

Talking about prostate surgery

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:

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

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park,

Spire Murrayfield Hospital
122 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh
EH12 6UD

Main Switchboard:  0131 334 0363

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0131 316 2507

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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