Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £6,390

At Spire Tunbridge Wells 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®

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-3 days

  • 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Expert, personalised 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 Tunbridge Wells

At Spire Tunbridge Wells, we take pride in providing a high standard of private hospital care for over 20 years.

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 two weeks of your referral or diagnosis by your consultant.

You can expect to receive high-quality care in our clean, fully-equipped facilities from a consultant of your choice.

How much does Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery cost at Spire Tunbridge Wells 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 £195
Treatment £6,195
Aftercare Included
Guide price £6,390
Monthly treatment price

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

£249
Representative example
Loan amount £5,445
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £5,976
Prostate resection (using laser) Fees
Initial consultation £195
Treatment £6,325
Aftercare Included
Guide price £6,520
Monthly treatment price

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

£255
Representative example
Loan amount £5,575
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £6,120

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 Tunbridge Wells 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 Tunbridge Wells

Your consultant will assess the condition of your prostate, your general health and your intended outcome in order to recommend the most appropriate treatment for you.

Our consultants offer a variety of treatments for benign prostate enlargement.

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

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

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 explain the potential benefits and complications of each procedure before you decide to go ahead.

Preparing for prostate surgery at Spire Tunbridge Wells

Getting here

We're located in Kent, six miles from the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the nearest station is Tunbridge Wells. We have free on-site parking 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'll also need a pre-operative assessment with one of our specialist nurses to check your fitness and overall health prior to admission.

Prostate surgery: your procedure

The procedure takes about an hour. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait while you have your operation.

You’ll usually need at least an overnight stay – most patients stay for one to two nights. You’ll have one of our private, en-suite rooms, which all have:

  • En-suite shower/bath
  • Satellite television
  • Free WiFi
  • Telephone
  • Nurse call system

After your procedure, you may have a urinary catheter in place to help you pass urine. This is because your urethra will be swollen following surgery, which can make urinating difficult. It will be taken out when you’re ready to leave hospital.

Q & A

Sandy Gujral, Consultant Urologist Surgeon

Talking about prostate surgery

Prostate surgery: your recovery

Our pharmacist 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

We're located in Kent four miles southeast of Penshurst Place, the historic house once owned by King Henry VIII.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital,

Fordcombe Road
Fordcombe
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN3 0RD

Main Switchboard:  01892 740047

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01892 741150

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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