Prostate surgery at Spire Washington Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £5,910

At Spire Washington 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
    45-90 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal, epidural or local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear, inclusive pricing

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 Washington

At Spire Washington, we provide comprehensive private hospital care for our patients across the North East.

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 a week of your referral or diagnosis by your consultant.

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

How much does Prostate surgery cost at Spire Washington 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 £5,710
Aftercare Included
Guide price £5,910
Monthly treatment price

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

£159
Representative example
Loan amount £4,960
Deposit £750
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £5,724

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 Washington 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 Washington

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

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

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

Enquire now about prostate surgery at Spire Washington.

Preparing for prostate surgery at Spire Washington

Finding us

The hospital is within easy reach of the A1(M), close to Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland. Public transport options are available. 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’ll usually stay with us for one to three nights so you’ll be shown to your own en-suite room before your operation. All of our private rooms have:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe
  • En-suite

The procedure lasts for about an hour. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in your room 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

How to get to us

Spire Washington Hospital is situated in a quiet residential area the hospital has extensive grounds which create a relaxing atmosphere for both patients and visitors alike. The hospital is within easy reach of the A1(M), close to Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Washington Hospital,

Picktree Lane
Rickleton 
Washington
NE38 9JZ

Main SwitchBoard:  0191 415 1272

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0191 418 8687

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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