Urology is a surgical speciality, covering the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs. We offer services to patients from Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham as well as further afield for some of our specialist activities.
Our service is based in a state-of-the-art urology centre at Guy's Hospital, where most of our clinical activities take place. We also offer urology clinics, day surgery and emergency services at Lewisham University Hospital.
Our urology centre
Our award-winning urology centre at Guy's has allowed us to minimise queuing and bring all the aspects of urological diagnosis together in one place.
This short film highlights some key features of our urology centre and how this has improved care for patients.
The development of the multi-million pound urology centre was supported by a grant from Guy's and St Thomas' Charity. We have been visited by 26 different urology units to see how our clinics run and have won 3 awards for the centre.
See the developments section for the latest urology news.
Our one-stop clinics
All newly-referred patients to the urology centre are assessed at one of our weekly one-stop clinics, where they can have a range of investigations at the same time, if necessary.
One-stop clinics allow patients to have a consultation with a urologist and a range of investigations in a single visit. At the end of their visit, most patients will have received a diagnosis and their treatment options will have been discussed. Those who need to be admitted for surgery meet our admissions officer before leaving the centre.
Urology centre highlights
Our department's typical annual workload is:
- 20,000 outpatient visits to consultant-led clinics across Guy's, St Thomas', and Lewisham Hospitals
- 6,000 outpatient visits to nurse-led clinics
- 5,000 outpatient procedures
- 2,000 day case procedures at Guy's and Lewisham
- 1,700 inpatient admissions at Guy's with a further 900 stone unit admissions