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Urology

Urology is the medical term focusing on the urinary tracts of men and women, and on the reproductive system of men.

The Urology Department at both our City and Sandwell Hospital sites provides a general urological service as well as sub-specialist tertiary referral care. Our team of six consultant urologists is supported by junior medical staff and clinical nurse practitioners providing a wide range of services for benign and malignant urological conditions.

Outpatients facilities can be found at Sandwell General Hospital, the Birmingham Treatment Centre (BTC), which is based at the City Hospital site and Rowley Regis Hospital.

Day case surgery is located at the BTC.

Inpatient services for elective and emergency urology are provided at City Hospital.

Mr John Parkin, Consultant Urologist, also operates on certain Prostate and Bladder Cancers at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham.

We also hold a quarterly prostate and urology cancer support group for patients. We meet on the first Wednesday in February, May, September and November.
During the two-hour session, which is held at Wood Lane Community Centre, in West Bromwich, we have expert speakers on varied subjects and the urology nurses are on hand to give out advice and support. For more information contact Emma Hill on 0121 507 5242.

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Team

Team

Consultants

Mr John Parkin
General urology and oncology

Mr Peter Ryan
Pelvic Oncology and General Urology

Mr Tariq Sami
Upper Tract Oncology and Stone Disease and General Urology

Mr Ugo Otite
Female Urology, Urodynamics, Urinary Incontinence, Paediatric Urology and General Urology

Mr Shabi Ahmad
Stone Disease and General Urology

Mr Ananda Dhanasekaran
Endourology/Stone Disease and General Urology

Specialist nurses
Macmillan Urology Oncology Clinical Nurse SpecialistEmma Hill
Sharon Leahy

Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist (Benign)
Emma Jones

Services

Services

General Urology Services
We provide treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms, such as prostate enlargement, and an overactive bladder.

The team also treats patients who suffer from erectile dysfunction and offer a general anaesthetic vasectomy service according to patient need.

Urology Cancer Services
We offer referrals into the Haematuria clinics (blood in urine), at City and Sandwell Hospitals as well as Prostate biopsies once patients have been referred via their GP.  

Our team also investigate and treat kidney, testicular and penile cancer. However, patients may be referred to regional cancer centres for testicular and penile cancer, once diagnosis is confirmed. 

Patients who require radical surgery for prostate, bladder, or on occasions kidney cancer, will be investigated and followed up on site, but may be operated on at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham,  according to official guidelines.

Subspecialist Services
We offer a wide range of other urological treatment.
For patients suffering with kidney stones they can undergo the following:  lithotripsy, ureteroscopic laser stone treatment, percutaneous stone surgery.
We offer male and female patients urinary incontinence assessments, including flow rates, urodynamics, physiotherapy and continence services.
For patients with enlarged prostate causing urinary symptoms, we offer green light laser surgery and the Uro-lift procedure.

Nursing services
The Macmillan Urology nurses act as key worker to patients diagnosed with one of the five urology cancer sites which are prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and penile. 
Our patients are fully supported by our nursing team throughout their cancer pathway. 

Our nursing team who support patients with benign (non cancer) conditions investigate urinary tract symptoms, and give treatment for bladder conditions. They also hugely enhance the provision of shorter hospital stays and hospital avoidance for patients.  

Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Please feel free to share your experiences of this service. Please e-mail your views to swbh.comms@nhs.net

Patient Information

Patient information leaflets

Enhanced recovery
Trial without catheter
Urodynamic Investigation

Contacts

Contacts

Consultant Secretaries:
Mr Peter Ryan
0121 507 3282

Mr Ugo Otite
0121 507 2933

Mr Tariq Sami
0121 507 3544

Mr John Parkin
0121 507 3456

Mr Shabi Ahmad
0121 507 3298/3544

Mr Ananda Dhanasekaran
0121 507 3298/3544

Fax number: 0121 507 3127

Specialist Nurses:
Emma Hill

0121 507 5242

Sharon Leahy
0121 507 5969

Emma Jones
0121 507 5324

 

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