Urology

Urology is the field of medicine that focuses on disease of the urinary tract and urogenital system. Urology focuses on the kidneys, urinary bladder, urethra, male reproductive organs and male fertility. Urologists are also trained in the surgical and medical treatment of diseases that affect these organs.

The urology service is located across all hospital sites, Russells Hall Hospital, Guest Outpatient Centre and Corbett Outpatient Centre. The urology inpatient services are situated on ward C6 (second floor) at Russells Hall Hospital.

Some of the services we offer include:

  • Flow clinics (investigations of lower urinary tract problems)
  • Flexible Cystoscopy (camera into the bladder)
  • Urodynamics (complex investigations of lower urinary tract problems)
  • Catheterisation
  • Blood tests
  • Rapid access prostate clinics
  • Prostate biopsies
  • Bladder biopsies
  • Prostate resection surgery
  • Bladder tumour resections
  • BCG (chemical solution into the bladder for bladder cancer)
  • Circumcision (removal of the foreskin)
  • Stent insertion
  • Removal of bladder stones (cystolitholapaxy)
  • Adult plastic surgery to men for hypospadias
  • Urethral strictures and penile deformity
  • Hormone therapy
  • Management of Haematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Nephrectomies (removal of kidney)

Russells Hall Hospital is part of a large cancer network involving other hospital trusts. Sometimes, when a patient is diagnosed with cancer, it may be more appropriate for them to be treated in another trust.

For example, Radical Cystectomy (bladder removal) and Radical Prostatectomy (prostate removal) patients are referred to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (New Cross Hospital) in Wolverhampton, following a discussion at a urology multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting.

 

The team

Consultants

The urology team consists of:

Mr A Abedin: urology consultant: (secretary: 01384 456111 ext. 2142)

Mr P Anderson: urology consultant: (secretary: 01384 456111 ext. 2203)

Mr S A Shahzad: urology consultant (secretary: 01384 456111 ext. 2201)

Mr S Ubee: urology consultant: (secretary: 01384 456111 ext. 2870)

Mr A Shafik: urology consultant (secretary: 01384 456111 ext. 3419)

Mr M Lancashire: urology consultant (secretary: 01384 456111 ext. 2871)

 

Clinical nurse specialists (CNS) (key workers)

Caroline Roberts: lead nurse in urology (secretary to all of the CNS team: 01384 456111 ext. 2873)

Michelle Humphries: rapid access/urology

Sally Allison: stones/urology

Tracey King: kidney/urology

Julia Morse: bladder

Gemma Pickering: person centred follow-up (PCFU) prostate support worker

 

Urology cancers

 

 

Key staff

Patient information leaflets

Useful information

This service is available at:
  • Corbett Hospital Outpatient Centre
  • Russells Hall Hospital
Where to find us
  • Waiting area D, Corbett Hospital Outpatient Centre
  • Ward C6, second floor, west wing, Russells Hall Hospital
Telephone numbers
  • Corbett Outpatient Centre: 01384 456111 ext. 4937
  • Russells Hall Hospital: 01384 456111 ext. 2282

Service details

Clinical directorate
  • Surgery, vascular surgery and urology
Management team
  • Mr Mushtaq Ahmed
    Clinical director
  • Mr Asad Abedin
    Medical service head
Nursing leads
  • Catherine Whorton
    Matron