Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery at Spire South Bank Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £5,465

At Spire South Bank 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 a wide range of treatments
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

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 South Bank

Located in the city of Worcester, we provide comprehensive private hospital care for our patients across the West Midlands.

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, 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 two to four weeks of your referral or diagnosis by your consultant.

How much does Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery cost at Spire South Bank 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 £5,265
Aftercare Included
Guide price £5,465
Monthly treatment price

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

£207
Representative example
Loan amount £4,515
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,968

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 South Bank 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 South Bank

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 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

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

Preparing for prostate surgery at Spire South Bank

Finding us

Spire South Bank is convenient for both the city of Worcester and junction 7 of the M5 which is just two miles away, as are Worcester Shrub Hill station and Worcester Foregate Street station. We have free parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultation

Your initial consultation will be in one of our private consultation rooms. During your appointment, your consultant will discuss:

  • The symptoms you’re experiencing, such as weak urine flow or difficulty passing urine
  • Your general health and medical history
  • If you need to have further tests and scans to assess your condition and which treatment option would be best for you
  • The treatment options, including alternatives to surgery, and which procedure they recommend for you

Before proceeding with your treatment, you may need to have a pre-operative assessment with one of our specialist nurses. This is to check your overall health and fitness before having surgery.

Prostate surgery: your procedure

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

  • Freeview TV
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • WiFi

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

You may be in some discomfort following surgery, so our nurses will give you medication to help. They’ll also be able to give you advice on how to manage any pain once you’re home.

Recovery time

Everyone’s different, and your recovery will depend on the procedure you've had and your general health. Recovery from some procedures can be quicker for some patients, so check with your consultant.

As a guide, here’s a typical recovery timeline for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), which is most often performed:

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 South Bank is convenient for both the city of Worcester and junction 7 of the M5 which is just two miles away.

Find us on Google maps

Spire South Bank Hospital,

139 Bath Road
Worcester
WR5 3YB

Main SwitchBoard:  01905 350003

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01905 362252

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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