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Prostate procedure is changing lives | Derby Private Health

An innovative treatment available at Derby Teaching Hospitals is improving the lives of patients with an enlarged prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplastia, or BPH).

UroLift is a minimally invasive procedure whereby small implants are placed into the prostate, lifting the enlarged tissue out of the way to ensure that urine can pass more freely, giving patients a far greater quality of life.

No incisions need to be made during the procedure and it can take as little as 10 minutes to complete and allows patients to return home on the same day as having their procedure.

At present, Derby Teaching Hospitals is the only centre in the region to offer the UroLift procedure for patients with BPH, with the treatment available to patients on the NHS and privately at Derby Private Health.

Mr Giacomo Caddeo, Consultant Urological Surgeon at Derby Teaching Hospitals and Derby Private Health, believes that the UroLift procedure is a “game changer” and is thrilled to be able to offer it to his patients.

Mr Caddeo said: “This procedure is minimally invasive, provides quick recovery and has a lack of major side effects, such as permanent changes to sexual function. UroLift is a great example of how innovation can meet the needs of both patients and healthcare providers, by bringing a treatment that is safe, effective and well tolerated, while also allowing an optimal use of NHS resources.”

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Mr Giacomo Caddeo (right) with BBC East Midlands Today’s Health Correspondent, Rob Sisson (left).

Since its introduction at the Royal Derby Hospital in April 2017, 16 patients have been treated with UroLift on the NHS.

UroLift is suitable for around 40% of patients with BPH, so to find out if you are suitable for the procedure, please speak to your GP about getting a private referral for Derby Private Health.

To find out more or arrange a consultation, email us at dhft.privatepatients@nhs.net or call us now on 01332 785200