Urology

The urology department diagnose and treat diseases of the urinary tract, including kidneys, urethra ureter, and diseases and conditions of the bladder, testis, penis and prostate gland.

The urology service is provided across Lincolnshire through inpatient services at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, Grantham and District Hospital, Lincoln County Hospital and County Hospital, Louth.

Day case and outpatient services are provided on these sites and in addition we provide urology outpatients services a John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough, Skegness and District General Hospital and Johnson Community Hospital in Spalding.

There are seven urology consultants and a range of supporting medical staff across the county, who collectively provide a broad range of sub-speciality interests.

Lincoln

Urology services provided at Lincoln County Hospital include: core urology services (prostate assessment, haematuria, generic transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT), GYRUS transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and Holimun-Yag laser prostatectomy).

  • Urological cancer surgery (specialist cancer team)
  • Specialist stone surgery
  • Andrology
  • Female urology and incontinence
  • Inpatient, day case and outpatient
  • Elective and emergency care

For disabled access information about the urology investigation suite at Lincoln County Hospital please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

Grantham and District Hospital
Urology services provided at Grantham include:

  • Core urology services (haematuria, GYRUS TURP and urodynamics)
  • Inpatient, day case and outpatient

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

Urology services provided at Pilgrim include:

  • Core urology services (prostate assessment, haematuria, GYRUS TURP and green light laser prostatectomy)
  • Stone surgery
  • Female urology and incontinence
  • Inpatient, day case and outpatient
  • Elective and emergency care
  • Prostate biopsies
  • Urodynamics – Technician and nurse led includes conventional, ambulatory video and penile cuff studies
  • Template biopsies of the prostate, insertion of Fiducial Markers prior to radiotherapy to the prostate and difficult catheter changes

The continence / urology nurse led clinics at Boston offer the following, undertaken by three nurse specialists:

  • Continence clinic including assessment and treatment of bladder symptoms
  • Erectile dysfunction clinic
  • Prostate cancer clinic
  • Telephone follow up clinic following prostate surgery
  • Transrectal measurement of the prostate
  • Trial without catheter clinic at which time patients will be given a treatment plan
  • Appointments with the clinical nurse specialist to discuss cancer diagnoses and treatment options

We are also able to offer selective and appropriate patients telephone follow up appointments.

County Hospital, Louth

County Hospital, Louth offers theatre sessions for patients undergoing day case urological procedures and investigations as well as having a well-established urology department which covers treatments and investigations for patients with both benign and malignant urological problems.

The unit benefits from a dedicated team of clinicians and nurses. We have a clinical nurse specialist who is trained to perform cystoscopies, this has increased the number of patients we can see and reduced the length of wait for patients with suspected malignancy.

We have recently introduced the GYRUS TURP which has allowed us to treat an increasing number of local patients with prostate problems.

The average waiting time to be seen in the urology department is four weeks but can be sooner for more urgent cases. Our average waiting time for surgery is four weeks.

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