Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £4,665

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

Most men’s prostates grow as they get older, often without any symptoms. It becomes a problem, however, when the prostate starts to press on the urethra (the tube which urine passes through) and affects urination.

Your doctor may have suggested ‘watchful waiting’ and medicines, but if they haven’t worked, procedures are available to correct it and hopefully end the symptoms.

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
    45-120 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal, epidural or local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Prostate surgery: what to expect at Spire Portsmouth

Spire Portsmouth is an established local private hospital providing comprehensive treatments and care to our patients in Hampshire.

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. It usually takes three to four weeks from referral or diagnosis by your consultant to having prostate surgery.

How much does Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery cost at Spire Portsmouth 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 £190
Treatment £4,475
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,665
Monthly treatment price

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

£119
Representative example
Loan amount £3,725
Deposit £750
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,284

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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

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

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

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

Preparing for prostate surgery at Spire Portsmouth

Coming into hospital

Spire Portsmouth is located on the West Sussex/Hampshire border in Havant, just off the B2148 Rowlands Castle to Emsworth Road. We're a 20 minute drive from Chichester or Fareham. 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 for one to two nights so you’ll be shown to your own en-suite room before your operation. All of our private rooms have:

  • TV with Freeview
  • Garden view
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe

The procedure lasts for an hour and a half. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our restaurant 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

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

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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