Urology

We have our own in-house Urology service with a full complement of medical and nursing staff. The service is run mainly at Hillingdon Hospital. However, we also run out-patient clinics, day surgery and flexible cystoscopy lists at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Urology is a speciality in which we treat patients with diseases of the urinary and genital tract. It is mainly a surgical speciality treating diseases of the prostate, bladder, kidneys, testicles and penis using a high degree of innovative equipment to carry out telescopic, laser and keyhole surgery.

The Urology team focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Urinary and kidney stone disease
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms and prostate enlargement
  • Urological cancers (bladder, prostate, testicular and kidney)
  • Interstitial cystitis and bladder and pelvic pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Erectile dysfunction, Peyronie's Disease and male infertility
  • Basic paediatric urology

We have our own dedicated Urodynaemic Unit. We offer Botox treatment in-bladder for the appropriate cases of overactive bladder.


Emergency contact: Urology Registrars

Telephone: 01895 238282 (ask for bleep 5651)

Patient leaflets

General Urology advice

Whether you are under the care of your GP, hospital urologist or currently have no urinary problems, there are some simple things that you can do to help improve your bladder health and urinary system and help keep it in the best possible condition.

Advice on keeping your bladder healthy »


  • Fluid intake - To help keep your bladder and urinary system healthy it is important to ensure you drink plenty of fluids: 8-10 mugs of assorted fluids should be sufficient
  • Frequency and urgency - To help reduce symptoms of urinary frequency and urgency , try to avoid drinks containing caffeine (which is found in tea, coffee, chocolate and cola), fizzy drinks and alcohol
  • Try not to pass urine 'just in case’. Instead, try to increase the amount of time between visits to the toilet
  • At night is best not to try and hold on as this will only keep you awake. Practising holding on in the daytime will gradually help night-time problems
  • If you have been given water tablets you must take them no matter how often they make you want to go. If this causes problems for you, discuss it with your nurse or doctor
  • If you are overweight, try to lose a few pounds or more, as this will relieve stress on the pelvic floor
  • Be careful with your diet - too much or too little fibre is not good for you. Try changing your diet to see what works best for you. It is very important to avoid constipation, so if eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables is not enough, you can ask your practice nurse for dietary advice
  • Urinary leakage is a common problem for women. Occasionally it can also affect men who have had urology surgery. In both cases, we recommend pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor, not only as a treatment for this problem but also as a preventative measure. Our pelvic floor leaflet provides instructions as to how to do the exercises.
  • Urinary infections are quite a common problem especially in women. They are also more common for both men and women following urology surgery. It is important to be aware of the symptoms, so early action can be taken. If you experience any of the following symptoms you may have a urinary infection:
      Burning sensation on passing urine
      Shivering attacks
      Cloudy, offensive smelling urine
      Flu-like symptoms

      Backache
  • Haematuria (blood in the urine) - There are many causes of blood in the urine (infection is one of them) but if this problem arises spontaneously, it needs to be investigated. Contact your GP who will test your urine and may send you to the hospital for further tests. Blood in the urine is common after urology surgery, so there is no need to go to your GP in the first instance if you have had a recent operation. It is usual for there to be slight bleeding for a few weeks which may increase at 14-21 days because of the healing process as scabs come away. If you are experiencing blood in the urine, increase your intake of fluids both day and night until it settles. This measure will help reduce the risk of clots forming which may lead to you having trouble in passing urine. If you are concerned contact your GP or the urology nurses for advice.

Coming into hospital »


If you are coming to the hospital in the near future for your operation, you will receive specific information and advice about what will happen. In addition to this advice, it is important to look after your general health as this will aid your recovery and reduce the risk of complications such as deep vein thrombosis and urine, wound or chest infections.

Things you can do to stay healthy »

Stop smoking If you would like help with this, contact the practice nurse at your GP surgery, or go to https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Keep your alcohol intake to a minimum

Diet Try to eat a well-balanced diet that includes five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. If you are overweight, try to lose a few pounds before your operation. If you are underweight, you might need to build yourself up. The practice nurse at your GP surgery can give you dietary advice.

Exercise If you can, try to take regular exercise, as this will stimulate the circulation and promote general well-being. There are many websites offering urological advice and we have listed a few that we think will be most useful. We also have a comprehensive selection of patient information leaflets relating to specific procedures and treatment. For this information please click on 'patient information' in the menu box.

Links »

Private patients »

Private consultation can be offered at the hospital if requested. Self-funded and insured patients are accepted.