Urology is the medical practice focused on diseases related to the urinary tract, which includes the kidney, ureters, urethra, bladder and adrenal glands. It also covers conditions that affect the male reproductive organs. Urology is a wide field and we provide urology services for general urological health, men’s health, women’s health and paediatric urology. Many of the conditions we treat are curable and can have no long-term effects, but we do also care for patients who may be suffering from more serious conditions.
We work with our patients in a variety of ways. Sometimes they have been given a diagnosis and are now looking for treatment, which we can provide. Others may have symptoms and we are their first point of contact to try and find out what is wrong with them. We can identify urological conditions in patients by carrying out a number of diagnostic tests. Once we have a diagnosis, we assess what the best treatment is for a patient. While we are surgeons, not all patients we see will require surgery.
Colchester is an historic town situated in the county of Essex in the southeast of England. Known as ‘Britain’s oldest recorded town’, it was the capital of England under the reign of Claudius and his army in AD43. After being burned to the ground by Boudica and her army, Colchester, named Camulodunum at the time, became an outpost for ex-legionnaires.
Built by the Romans 920 years ago, Colchester Castle is without a doubt the town’s key landmark. Situated in a pleasant, well-sized park, the enormous building which went on to survive the rule of the Anglo-saxons, Vikings and the Normans still stands tall to this day. With Colchester castle situated in Castle park just off the high-street and the brilliant Colchester Zoo a ten-minute drive away, as well as the Firstsite and Hollytrees museums in the area, this picturesque town really does make for a brilliant and interesting day out.
Our private urologists offer an extensive list of services across general urology, women’s health, men’s health and paediatric urology. The following list of assessments are used in order to identify any abnormalities found in areas of the body related to urology:
- Urine Dipstick
- Urine Culture
- Urine Cytology
- Urea and Electrolytes
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
- Intravenous Urography (IVU)
- Ultrasound Scan
- Computerised Tomography (CT scan)
- MRI Fusion Prostate Biopsy
- TRUS Prostate Biopsy
- Transperineal Prostate biopsy
- Flexible Cystoscopy
- Diagnostic ureteroscopy
Conditions We Treat
Our team of expert urologists bring together skills across different areas within urology. This means we can offer comprehensive care to all of our patients.
Urological conditions make up 10% of all GP consultations, so they are fairly common. Some of the most frequent urological disorders which are diagnosed are:
- Urinary tract infections
- Kidney stones
- Prostate problems
- Bladder control problems
Some of these conditions are temporary and can be quickly solved, while others may last for much longer and require more treatment. It’s important to get any pains or problems identified as quickly as possible in order to begin treatment and prevent any treatable conditions from escalating into something more serious.
The following are particular areas of urology that we specialise in:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Men’s health
- Urological diagnostics
- Prostate cancer
- Urinary, bladder and kidney stones
- Urinary bleeding
Should you have already received a diagnosis and been recommended a specific treatment, we can help. We will always review a patient’s case to ensure that we agree on the course of treatment, but there are a number of procedures that we regularly carry out for our patients.
If you have any concerns about urological symptoms or your health in general or if you have any wider questions about our practice, please feel free to contact us or book an appointment with one of our urologists.
Where are we?
Our team of private urologists work across Essex, and within this wide area, have two different locations in Colchester. One is located in Mile End, a suburb in Northern Colchester just a five-minute drive from the town centre. Our second surgery is in Colchester hospital, which is part of the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust and is suitable for patients in Suffolk and Essex.
We look forward to meeting our patients and we pride ourselves on providing a professional and high-quality service.