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Urology

Our services

We are staffed by two Lecturers and 13 NHS Consultants in adult urology, each with their own sub-specialist areas of interest. Together, the Consultant staff now provide a full range of urological expertise.

Urgent advice: Covid-19 update

Due to the increasing pressures on the NHS caused by Covid-19 the local NHS needs to ensure that the maximum possible inpatient and critical care capacity is available in our hospitals to respond to this pressing demand.

This means that the local NHS has made the decision to postpone all non-essential outpatient appointments and planned procedures and operations until further notice, starting on 20 March 2020.

This means that your appointment on may now need to be postponed.

We appreciate that this is unwelcome news. We would like to reassure you that you will remain in your current pathway for your appointment, and that you will not be asked to go back to your GP to get re-referred once normal service resumes.

We will update you when we can to let you know when your appointment can be rescheduled.

Urology is a surgical specialty which deals with diseases of the urinary/reproductive tracts in men and with urinary disease in women. Although we are surgeons, only 15-20% of patients referred to us by GPs actually require surgery. So, if you are referred to our department, this does not mean you will automatically be advised to have an operation.


Please note: The Cambridge Urology Department does not perform kidney transplantation.

Referrals

We can only accept referrals from your GP or from a hospital consultant. If you do have an urological problem you should visit your GP first, they can then decide whether a referral is necessary or appropriate.


We regret that self-instigated referrals, unsolicited referrals by e-mail and requests for opinions (by post or e-mail) will not be answered by the Department.

Once you have been referred by your GP, you will be able to schedule an outpatient appointment. We may arrange for you to undergo some tests in advance of your appointment to speed up the diagnostic process.