Urology is the surgical specialty that covers the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the kidneys, ureter, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs.
Our urology services are based at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, where we have dedicated urology theatres and wards that offer specialist equipment, expertise and nursing care for urology patients.
- General urology clinics
- Specialist urology cancer clinics
- Haematuria assessment
- Minimal access and major open surgery
- Reconstructive urology
- Erectile dysfunction clinics
- Urodynamics and videourodynamics
- Prostate assessment clinics
- Prostate specific antigen (PSA) investigations
- Transrectal ultrasound scan and prostate biopsy
- Laser surgery in urology
- Non-invasive ESWL for urinary stones
- Minimally invasive stone surgery
Every year our specialist service performs 8,000 surgical procedures and sees more than 5,000 new patients in clinics.
Our centre is regarded as one of the West Midlands’ leading urological training centres for junior doctors.
Improving patient experience
We have launched a fund-raising campaign to raise £1.6m to buy a surgical robotic system that will give prostate cancer patients in Worcestershire the benefits of less invasive surgery, minimal blood loss during surgery, less pain, fewer complications and a faster recovery time.
Meet the team
We have a team of 6 consultant Urologists who work across our Hospital sites providing a comprehensive service to patients living in Worcestershire and beyond:
We have a team of 5 urology nurse specialists who are trained in both cancerous and non-cancerous urological problems.
Their services include:
- Specialist advice on the management of symptoms or effects of treatment for patients, relatives or carers who are affected by a urological cancer or non-cancerous urological conditions
- Counselling for urology patients, relatives and carers
- Core members of the urology multidisciplinary team
- Investigation, results and treatment clinics
- Support and training to healthcare staff
- Telephone contact and consultation
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Urology inpatient service
There are 21 beds and over 32 members of staff on the ward, providing high quality care to patients and visitors.
We admit emergencies from A&E, patients who are due to have major urological surgery and occasionally transfers from other local hospitals.
We undertake a variety of procedures including:
- radical prostatectomy
- percutaneous nephrolithotomy
- trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
- trans-urethral resection of a bladder tumour (TURBT)
Patient information leaflets
Our patient leaflets provide more information about your treatment and surgery.
- Bladder Neck Incision
- Circumcision info
- Optical urethrotomy
- Repair of hydrocele- info
- pdf TURBT (364 KB)
- pdf TURP (287 KB)
- pdf Ureteroscopic stone removal (273 KB)
- pdf Cystectomy and bladder reconstruction (Female) (339 KB)
- pdf Cystectomy and bladder reconstruction (Male) (304 KB)
- pdf Flexible Cystoscopy (286 KB)
- document Patient Information Leaflet (188 KB)
- pdf Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection (291 KB)
- pdf Radical cystectomy (in men) with formation of an ileal conduit (291 KB)
- pdf Radical Prostatectomy (290 KB)
For more inforamtion about what our patient's say about our services here at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, please visit the following websites:
We also have a patient support group - The Prostate Cancer Support Group Worcestershire offers a programme of events for people living in Worcestershire
The Prostate Cancer Support Group Worcestershire: http://www.kidderminsterpcsg.com
The British Association of Urological Surgeons: Surgical Outcomes
The Cystitis and Over Active Bladder Foundation: http://www.cobfoundation.org