Posts By: South Coast Urology

Kidney expert’s dehydration warning

A surgeon from Southampton has stressed the dangers of dehydration as it has lead to thousands of cases of kidney stones. A leading surgeon from Southampton has warned that people inthe UK are “in denial” about the consequences of not drinking enough. Mr Bhaskar Somani, a surgeon at Southampton General Hospital, said the lack of… Read more »

Pioneering new treatment means medics can remove kidney stones from patients in just one procedure

Doctors may soon be able to remove kidney stones in one procedure Pioneering treatment aims to clear both organs during same operation Involves viewing and positioning stones, before breaking up with laser Traditionally, patients are forced to undergo two separate procedures ‘We have chance to make people stone-free in one sitting,’ says surgeon Study on… Read more »

Drink three litres of water a day or risk kidney stones warns expert as hospital admissions for renal conditions rise

Dehydration leading to 5 to 10 per cent annual increase Claims made by consultant surgeon Bhaskar Somani Kidney stone cases have almost doubled at his hospital Thousands of new cases of kidney stones every year are caused by ignorance or denial of the need to drink three litres of water a day, according to a… Read more »

Revolutionary treatment for kidney stones at Southampton General Hospital

SOUTHAMPTON patients suffering from kidney stones can now be stone-free after one treatment, thanks to the use of a revolutionary treatment. Bhaskar Somani, a consultant urological surgeon at Southampton General Hospital, is pioneering the use of a technique to clear both kidneys in the same procedure, rather than two. The bilateral simultaneous ureteroscope sees the surgeon using… Read more »

Southampton General Hospital surgeon warns of dehydration risks

Adults need to be made more aware of dehydration risks following an increase in kidney stone patients, a Hampshire surgeon has said. Bhaskar Somani from Southampton General Hospital, said people were “in denial” about the importance of drinking two to three litres of water a day. He said monthly kidney stone admissions to the hospital… Read more »

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Contributed by Mr Rowland Rees, consultant urological surgeon, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire. Section 1: Epidemiology and aetiology BPH is a prevalent condition resulting from an increase in epithelial and stromal cell numbers in the peri-urethral area of the prostate. Progressive benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) results in gradual encroachment of the prostatic urethra, with… Read more »

Erectile dysfunction

Contributed by Mr Rowland Rees, consultant urological surgeon, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester. Section 1: Epidemiology and aetiology Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the ‘consistent or recurrent inability to attain and/or maintain a penile erection sufficient for sexual intercourse’.1 It affects 150 million men worldwide, and can have a significant impact on quality of… Read more »

Kidney Stones

Consultant Urologist and Andrologist, Mr Rowland Rees answers these questions: What are Kidney Stones? What causes Kidney Stones? Who is more at risk – men or women or both? What are the signs and symptoms of Kidney Stones? How are varicose veins diagnosed and what treatments are available? What increases my risk for Kidney Stones?… Read more »