We provide inpatient and outpatient urology services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
We also provide continence services in Lewisham.
Patients with suspected urological malignancies, urinary calculi, lower urinary tract symptoms (including haematuria), recurrent urinary tract infections and testicular, scrotal and penile disorders are seen in these clinics.
Patients with urological malignancies are seen jointly by a senior doctor as well as a specialist nurse. The latter acts as the key-worker who then provides support and serves as a point of contact throughout the patient's care pathway.
The urological surgeons in our department carry out elective as well as emergency surgical procedures including laparoscopic renal surgery for benign and malignant urological conditions.
Laparoscopic procedures offered include nephrectomy (partial, simple and radical), pyeloplasty, pyelo/ureterolithotomy, lymph node biopsy, renal cyst ablation and adrenalectomy. Patients listed for elective procedures are assessed in a nurse-led clinic. Their fitness for the planned procedure is assessed and information regarding their treatment is provided in this clinic.
The department has strong links with the Department of Urology at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals NHS Trust, where some of our patients are referred for complex surgical procedures.