Mr Thyer offers specialist management of prostate cancer.
Mr Thyer has a special interest in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer but also performs surgery for many other urological conditions.
The prostate is a walnut sized organ in the male pelvis that forms the junction between the urinary and reproductive tracts and produces the liquid component of semen. Prostatic enlargement is a benign condition and is different to prostate cancer.
The urine is stored in the bladder and during urination the urine must flow through the middle of the prostate then out through the urethra. As men age the prostate usually gets larger which in some men can cause symptoms including:
Mr Thyer will ask you a series of questions about your symptoms and about any other concerning features that may warrant more in-depth investigation (eg blood in the urine or smoking). Most men will then need some or all of the following investigations:
The severity of symptoms, interference with life, work and sleep and outcome of the above investigations will determine how your BPH is treated.
Note: Severe BPH can cause occasionally cause a blockage to the kidneys, bladder stones, recurrent infections, bleeding or urinary retention (inability to pass urine at all). In these situations, TURP is often required even if symptoms are not severe.