Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery at Spire Wellesley Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £6,435

At Spire Wellesley Hospital, we offer prostate surgery to treat symptoms related to prostate enlargement – also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Your consultant will remove or destroy the portion of your prostate that’s pressing on your bladder and urethra to help restore normal urine flow.

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
    1-3 hours

  • 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
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Prostate surgery: what to expect at Spire Wellesley

We provide comprehensive private hospital care for our patients across Essex and the South 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 up to four weeks 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 and laser prostate surgery cost at Spire Wellesley Hospital

Prostate surgery is available from £6,435.

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.

You can trust Spire Wellesley Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: 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. 2 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Procedures offered for prostate surgery at Spire Wellesley

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

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

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

Preparing for prostate surgery at Spire Wellesley

Getting here

Spire Wellesley Hospital is a couple of miles from Southend town centre, just off the A127. We're a short taxi ride from the train station, which has a fast and regular connection to London Liverpool Street. 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 may also need a pre-operative assessment with one of our specialist nurses to check if the procedure is right for you.

Prostate surgery: your procedure

Prostate surgery takes from one to three hours. 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 one to two nights after your operation. During your stay, you’ll have your own en-suite room which will have:

  • TV
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Armchair
  • Safe

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:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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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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