Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery at Spire Yale Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £5,900

At Spire Yale 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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Flexible payment options to help you spread the cost

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 Yale

Spire Yale provides comprehensive private hospital care to our patients across Wrexham and the surrounding region including Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire.

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

How much does Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery cost at Spire Yale 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 £150
Treatment £5,750
Aftercare Included
Guide price £5,900
Monthly treatment price

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

£229
Representative example
Loan amount £5,000
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £5,496
Prostate resection (using laser) Fees
Initial consultation £180
Treatment £7,000
Aftercare Included
Guide price £7,180
Monthly treatment price

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

£286
Representative example
Loan amount £6,250
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £6,864

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 Yale 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 Yale

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

Preparing for prostate surgery at Spire Yale

Finding us

The hospital is a few minutes by taxi from Wrexham General and Wrexham Central stations, and approximately 25 minutes by taxi from Chester 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

The procedure takes around 30 to 90 minutes. 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 night. You’ll have one of our private, en-suite rooms, which all have:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Armchair
  • Window

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

As expected after surgery, you’ll feel some pain afterwards. Our nurses will help you manage this by giving you painkillers and advice about what over-the-counter medicines you can take after you leave hospital.

Although the recovery time varies depending on the procedure you've had and your overall health, here’s a guide to recovery 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

Our location allows us to provide comprehensive private hospital care to patients from Wrexham and surrounding parts of North and Mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. Liverpool airport is about 45 minutes away by taxi and Manchester airport about 75 minutes.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Yale Hospital,

Wrexham Technology Park
Croesnewydd Road
Wrexham
LL13 7YP

Main Switchboard:  01978 291306

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01978 268035

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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