Men’s Health Services
At Highgate Private Hospital our expert team of Consultant Urologists provide rapid diagnosis, access to treatment and urology physiotherapy for all urological conditions including urinary problems, erectile dyfunction, testicular swellings, stones, uro-oncology and prostate problems. We aim, wherever possible, to provide the convenience of a one-stop clinic to both reassure and make a diagnosis where necessary.
Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK, with around 32,000 men diagnosed each year. We offer prostate screening to provide a rapid diagnosis for patients with prostate problems to exclude more serious conditions.
Everyone is susceptible to illness and so can benefit from the positive action and peace of mind resulting from a health screen. Our health screens are tailor-made to your individual needs, age and sex to provide you with a full assessment of your overall health and identify any potential health risks as early as possible. Many people choose to have a health screen every year but you may particularly benefit if you have any health concerns, a family history if illness, before taking up physical exercise, if you have a hectic lifestyle or after prolonged periods of stress.
The GP service at Highgate Private Hospital complements the service you receive from your NHS GP, so there is no need to register as a patient with us, you can simply book an appointment and use the service on an odd occasion for as often as you want.
A number of GPs, both male and female, consult at Highgate at different times. But, if you prefer to see a specific GP or the same person each time this is of course possible.
Diseases of the heart and cardiovascular system, including heart attacks and stoke, are the main cause of death in the UK and as such our Consultant Cardiologists regularly care for people with cardiac conditions in their outpatient clinics. You may be more at risk of cardiovascular disease if you:
• Have a family history of heart disease or stroke
• Have diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol
• Are significantly overweight
• Smoke or have ever smoked heavily
• Your lifestyle is mainly sedentary, with little or no exercise.
Physical activity plays an important role in our daily lives so when an injury occurs it is onlyu natural to want to get back on our feet as quickly as possible. As part of our rnage of services, we offer a specialist sports injuries clinic with immediate treatment of a wide range of exercise-related injuries. The service specializes in rapid assessment, diagnostic tests, treatment tailored to your individual needs and advice on appropriate training methods and rehabilitation.
Vasectomy or male sterilisation is a simple and reliable method of contraception. At Highgate Hospital the procedure is carried out under local anesthetic, which means you will be able to go home the same day. Convenient appointment times to fit your lifestyle can be arranged.
If you travel a lot for work or pleasure then our specialist travel clinic and expedition service offers everything you need for your trip. Specialist advice, vaccinations, anti-malarials and other medication is provided in our pre-travel clinic. Post-travel investigations and care plus tailored expedition health risk assessments for more remote or adventurous activities also available.
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. You may wish to consider a virtual colonoscopy at Highgate Private Hospital to screen for the disease, if you are over 50 or have any of the following symptoms:
• Abdominal (tummy) pain
• Weight loss
• Blood or mucus in your faeces (stools)
• A change in your usual bowel habit
Colonoscopy is a procedure which uses a CT scanner to examine your large bowel for polyps or other abnormalities. Polyps are usually harmless, but they can sometimes develop into cancer if left to grow over a number of years. A virtual colonoscopy can also be performed if you have already had a different bowel cancer screening test known as a faecal occult blood test that has shown blood in your faeces.
A flexible sigmoidoscopy uses a device called a sigmoidoscope, a thin, flexible tube that is attached to a small camera and light. The tube is inserted into your rectum and then up into your bowel. The camera relays images to a monitor, which allows doctors to check for any abnormal areas within the rectum or lower bowel that could be the result of cancer or a polyp (pre-cancerous growth).
At the time of the procedure it is possible to remove small samples of suspected cancerous tissue or pre-cancerous polyps so that they can be tested in a laboratory.