Andrology services

 Specialist care for male fertility problems and sexual dysfunction

 

Andrology is a specialist area involving men's health such as fertility issues and sexual dysfunction.

Our andrology and genito-urethral reconstruction unit provides specialist services for patients in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. It’s also a national tertiary referral centre.

The unit is one of the largest in London with two dedicated consultant specialists, a senior specialist nurse, a senior andrology and reconstructive surgery fellow and a deanery appointed specialist registrar offering a range of procedures including:

  • penile prosthesis surgery
  • genital reconstructive surgery including skin grating
  • buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty and hypospadias surgery
  • a full range of procedures for complex Peyronie’s disease
  • fertility preservation for men with cancer including onco-microTESE
  • microsurgical procedures for patients with male factor infertility including sperm retrieval (microTESE).

We run a service with operative lists three days a week, as well as a regional out of hours service for andrological emergencies.

The unit has:

  • specialist day surgery and 24 hour stay facilities for andrological patients
  • specialist outpatient clinic facilities
  • specialist penile rehabilitation and erectile dysfunction clinics
  • specialist regional clinics for urethroplasty, complex andrology, sickle cell disease and Kleinfelter’s syndrome
  • joint infertility clinics with the Assisted Conception Unit (ACU) at Guy's Hospital
  • state-of-the-art equipment, including an operating microscope for microsurgical treatment of male factor infertility.

The unit also has an active andrological research program with the Guy’s Andrology Research Unit (GARU), with a dedicated research nurse and fellow.

 

Contacts

Guy’s Hospital
Tabard Annexe
Ground floor, Borough Wing
London SE1 9RT

Tel: 020 7188 0243