Urology & men’s health
Relieving your health concerns
Here at Highgate Private Hospital, we understand that sometimes your health concerns can be particularly sensitive or difficult to talk about, and we aim to keep your needs at the centre of our care.
Our top consultants are dedicated to treating patients with a wide range of symptoms and offer a holistic approach to their treatment plans, ensuring you get both their expertise and support throughout.
Our comprehensive ‘one-stop’ clinics are managed by leading consultants in the field of men’s health. It is facilitated by expert consultants, who will address your concerns with both sensitivity and discretion.
We strive to provide first-class independent healthcare for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families. So, whether you are an inpatient, day case or outpatient you will be cared for by a team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible treatment.
We understand the major impact that urological problems can have on the quality of life, and, whilst these issues are common, they can sometimes be difficult or embarrassing to talk about. Our first-class clinicians will do all that they can to put you at ease and help support and treat you, whilst maintaining your respect and dignity. We can provide rapid diagnosis, access to treatment and urology physiotherapy for all urological conditions including urinary problems, erectile dysfunction, testicular swellings, stones, uro-oncology and prostate problems.
Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK, with 1 in 9 men being diagnosed each year. We offer prostate screening to provide a rapid diagnosis for patients with prostate problems to exclude more serious conditions. Men are not routinely offered Prostate- Specific Antigen (PSA) tests, which is why we advise men over the age of 50 years to have regular screens annually.
A PSA screen will include the PSA blood test along with other blood and urine tests to help diagnose any prostate problems as early as possible. If you have a raised PSA level, you may be offered an MRI scan of the prostate which helps to ascertain whether you have an enlarged benign prostate rather than evidence of prostate cancer.
Erectile Dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. To experience ED occasionally is not uncommon, and can be more common during stressful periods of time. When ED occurs frequently this can be a sign of health problems that require treatment. Here at Highgate Private Hospital, we have London’s leading Consultant Urologists who will assess your individual symptoms and concerns and undertake any diagnostic tests needed to get to the bottom of what is causing the
issue. An individual treatment plan will be tailored and agreed with you.
Looking after oneself is a top priority for many, and a health screening is an excellent way of assessing your current health and wellbeing. Our health screens are designed with an individualised approach to men with concerns in regards to their health. By undertaking a health screen you can reassure the status of your health, or potentially determine the onset or future risk of developing diseases. By catching risks or onset of disease early, you are best placed for initial treatment or preventative measures to be taken.
A vasectomy is a permanent form of male contraception. The tubes that carry the sperm from the testicles are cut and the ends sealed. This means new sperm cannot get into the ejaculation. Here at Highgate Private Hospital, you can have this procedure done under local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic, this depends on your assessment and preference. It’s safe, effective and offers a permanent solution to your contraceptive needs. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and is one of the most effective methods of contraception that exists. A vasectomy will not affect your hormones, orgasm, or ejaculation, so there’s no reason why a vasectomy should
affect your sex life.
Varicose veins are very common, and up to one in three of us will experience them in our lifetime. Many factors can contribute to varicose veins, including other family members having them, ageing, occupations where individuals stand still for prolonged periods, previous DVT and gaining weight. Several treatment options are available to reduce and close your varicose veins, allowing the blood to reroute through to your healthy veins. The procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic, which means that although you will be awake, the entire area will be numb and you will not feel anything. Treatment typically takes an hour, and your consultant will advise you on the most appropriate option for your condition.
Whether you suffer from being overweight, struggle to gain weight or find that some foods make you feel ill expert guidance in nutrition will help you to achieve much better health. The choices you make about the food you eat can be the difference between feeling good most of the time and feeling unwell or uncomfortable. Healthy nutrition is about eating right for your body’s needs.
Our Registered Nutritionist will help to assess your eating patterns, and identify areas that require attention in order to balance nutrition. You will discuss your goals and agree a long-lasting, healthy eating regime with advice on what changes to make such as the types of food eaten and the timing of snacks and meals.
Colorectal surgery refers to a variety of procedures used to treat a wide range of bowel conditions affecting the colon, rectum and anus. We offer a specialist, JAG Accredited clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of colorectal conditions. The focus is to ensure that patients with problems related to the bowel receive a comprehensive service and are cared for in a friendly, sensitive and efficient manner.
We also provide bowel cancer screening to assess the health of your bowel and your risk of bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is very common but highly treatable when detected in the early stages, which is why it’s so important that people are screened and diagnosed as soon as possible.