NUG has set up a new youtube channel to publish videos about urological conditions and procedures.
We are pleased to announce that the first video is now live, and shows the technique of bladder botox injections. The video was produced and is narrated by Richard Parkinson, who has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatmnet of many different bladder conditions.
The video can be viewed here
Nottingham Urology Group's Tom Walton performed the first robot-assisted radical prostatectomies in the East Midlands this week. The robot arrived a few weeks ago and is the only surgical robot in the region. This is a major step forward for patients with prostate cancer having surgery, with lower complication rates, better cancer control and quicker recovery than traditional key-hole surgery. Mr Walton learned the procedure during a year-long fellowship in Australia.
Recently, a highly successful public awareness campaign has highlighted the importance of seeing a doctor if you have blood in the urine. Doctors call this problem "haematuria", and the blood can either be visible to the naked eye, or only detected using urine tests.
Until relatively recently, there have been few options available to men who have urinary incontinence after radical prostate surgery for prostate cancer. This common problem can have a profound impact on men's quality if life, ancd it affects about 10% of men after radical surgery.
Nottingham Urology Group is one of the first private urology services to offer this state of the art technology for patients with possible prostate cancer. Unlike a standard prostate biopsy, which can be misleading in up to 20% of cases, the template biopsy technique uses a highly detailed MRI scan to help direct the biopsies to the parts of the prostate most likely to contain cancer.