South Coast Urology Support Winchester Round Table

South Coast Urology were proud to support the great work of Winchester Round Table in raising funds for local causes through the spectacular bonfire and firework display. The event was really well organised by a surprisingly small team of volunteers with a magical procession topped off by a stunning firework display and huge bonfire. Thank… Read more »

PROMIS trial

Is Multi-parametric MRI the new screening tool for prostate cancer? PROMIS trial opens at Spire. The national trial to establish the true accuracy of prostate MRI has been opened at University Hospital Southampton. “This study will likely lead us towards a reduction in unnecessary biopsies” says Principal Investigator Tim Dudderidge. Study patients Are tested at… Read more »

CIRSE presentation

Harris and Hacking do battle over optimal BPH treatments at CIRSE 2014 Mark Harris was honoured to be invited to present his views on BPH management at Europe’s biggest radiology meeting (CIRSE) in Glasgow recently, with 6500 delegates attending. In a lively but good humoured debate, the merits of TURP versus PAE were explored with… Read more »

EUREP teaching

Mr Somani – Selected tutor for Ureteroscopy (minimally invasive laser stone treatment) in EUREP and BAUS He is the ‘Hands on tutor (HOT)’ for ureteroscopy (URS) in the European Urology Residents Education Programme (EUREP) one of the European School of Urology (ESU) flagship teaching programme for 300 final year European urology residents. He is one… Read more »

New cancer treatment available for first time

IT is a revolutionary treatment that up until now had only been available to private patients in Southampton. But today, for the first time, NHS patients in the city will be treated with an innovative therapy that can transform the life of those fighting prostate cancer and avoid the need for invasive surgery. From targeting only… Read more »

Breakthrough for prostate cancer sufferers

IT’S a revolutionary new treatment for Southampton than can transform the life of those fighting prostate cancer. For the first time in the city, doctors have successfully treated a patient with an innovative therapy that avoids the need for invasive surgery. From targeting only cancerous cells in the prostate gland, to offering men a much quicker recovery… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Prostate Problems

Consultant Urologist and Andrologist, Mr Rowland Rees answers these questions: What Are the Most Common Prostate Problems? What are the causes of Prostate Problems? Tell me about some of the sign and symptoms for some of the various Prostate Problems- who is at risk? What treatments options are available for Prostate Problems- is it always… Read more »

Vasectomy

Consultant Urologist and Andrologist, Mr Rowland Rees answers these questions: What is a vasectomy and how does it work? Tell me about the procedure and what a man can expect to happen? 3. What are the risks or complications of surgery? What should/shouldnt patients do in order to recover as quickly as possible from surgery?… Read more »

Clinical Review – Subfertility in men

Contributed by Mr Rowland Rees, consultant urological surgeon, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester. Section 1: Epidemiology and aetiology Subfertility is defined as failure of conception after 12 months of regular unprotected intercourse. Fertility problems affect approximately one in six couples trying to conceive, and a male factor is implicated in around half of these couples…. Read more »

A new face helping the childless

A NEW consultant has joined a team of fertility experts in Southampton dedicated to helping childless couples. Consultant urologist Rowland Rees, pictured has a special interest in the investigation and management of male subfertility. He joins the Complete Fertility Centre, based at the Princess Anne Hospital, to provide a specialist clinic for couples where there is a… Read more »

Doctor accuses NHS of sexism for refusing men penis surgery

A leading doctor has accused the NHS of “medical sexism” for refusing men life-changing surgery for a condition that is thought to affect one in 100 men. But only 400 men a year are being given a simple £4,500 treatment for Peyronie’s Disease (bent penis) on the NHS while women are routinely offered comparable treatments, professionals say. A… Read more »

Why are men being denied surgery to revive their love lives?

After a decade of worsening impotence problems, David Lawrence finally decided to seek medical help. ‘I’d tried herbal products and then Viagra, but nothing was really working,’ he says. ‘Sexual intercourse with my wife was difficult, and I was also having trouble going to the loo.’ The 47-year-old engineer said he first went to his… Read more »

Male factor is often undiagnosed

Britain’s Daily Mail reports today on Mark Griffiths and his girlfriend Jeanette Parker. After a series of scans and tests, it was suggested that Jeanette, 38, might have a blocked fallopian tube and she underwent four minor procedures which cleared the blockage, at least partially. Tests on Mark also revealed that while his sperm count… Read more »

Make sure your man’s fertility isn’t overlooked

The Daily Mail reported that when Mark Griffiths and his girlfriend Jeanette Parker still hadn’t conceived after a year of trying, they went to their GP. He referred them to a gynaecologist and, after a series of scans and tests, it was suggested that Jeanette, 38, might have a blocked fallopian tube. She underwent four… Read more »

Breakthrough for prostate cancer sufferers

IT’S a new treatment for Southampton than can transform the life of those fighting prostate cancer. For the first time in the city, doctors have successfully treated a patient with an innovative therapy that avoids the need for invasive surgery. From targeting only cancerous cells in the prostate gland, to offering men a much quicker recovery –… Read more »

Warning as kidney stones patients double

The number of patients admitted to hospital every month in Southampton for kidney stones has almost doubled, it has been revealed. The city’s leading kidney expert has warned that the increase is because people are “in denial” about the consequences of dehydration. Southampton has seen emergency admissions due to kidney stones increase since the start of the… Read more »