About this service

Bladder, kidney and urine conditions

Colchester Hospital

We hold the following clinics at Colchester hospital:

Pre-admission clinic

If you are coming into the hospital to have surgery you will be asked to attend a pre-admission clinic, these are held in the elective care centre.

At the clinic the staff will explain your surgery/ procedure to you, you may be asked to sign a consent form  and you may be sent for further tests such as :

  • blood tests
  • x-rays
  • scans
  • lung function tests
  • echocardiogram

This is to ensure that there are no delays for you later on.

Cytotoxic/bladder instillation clinic

At these clinics you can receive treatment if you have superficial bladder cancer. We can treat you with:

  • mitomycin C, which is a form of chemotherapy which we give you to destroy tumour cells over a period of 6 weeks
  • bacillius calmette Guerin (BCG therapy) helps the body’s immune system fight any remaining tumours.

Trial without catheter clinic (TWOCC)

You can attend this clinic if you need to have a catheter removed after surgery and your Dr would like you to see if you can cope without a catheter whilst you are still in a hospital setting.

Urodynamics/cystometrogram clinic

These investigations are used to measure your bladder capacity and activity also how it works under pressure. You will normally have these tests before you have prostate surgery

 

 

Please note:

Kidney dialysis takes place at the Primary Care Centre on Turner Road, not at the main hospital.  Please check your appointment letter before you set off.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

  • Elmstead Day Unit  01206 742 460
  • Elective Care Centre (ECC)  01206 742 940
  • Elmstead Day unit (Endoscopy)  01206 742 460
  • X-Ray (Diagnostics)  01206 742 132

Ipswich Hospital

We hold general clinics in main outpatients, and have specialist clinics for :

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • One-stop testicular assessment
  • Children
  • Female lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)

If you need to have tests done you may go to the urology investigation suite which is opposite Woodbridge ward, or you will be sent to the radiology department.

If you need surgery you might be able to have it as a day case in the Readwald day surgery unit. This could be

  • surgery to break up kidney stones (lithotripsy)
  • surgery to remove stones through a small hole (nephrolithotomy)

Others will be on our elective surgery inpatient ward Woodbridge Ward.

 

 

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

  •  Investigation unit        01473 702 374
  • Raedwald day unit      01473 702 705
  • Woodbridge ward       01473 702 860
  • Alex Smith surgery appointment co-ordinator 01473 703 132

Clacton Hospital

We have clinics at this hospital

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01255 201 717

Halstead Hospital

We have clinics at this hospital

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01787 273 110

Harwich Hospital

We have clinics at this hospital

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01255 201 717

What do we do?

We can treat problems to do with your

  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Genitals
  • Prostate

You may be sent for tests:

  • X-ray
  • CT or MRI scans
  • Blood tests
  • Biopsies
  • Imaging of your bladder using a small camera (cystoscopy)
  • Bone scan
  • Flow rate
  • Bladder function tests (urodynamics)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • US scan

For more information about bladder, kidney, urine conditions please visit the NHS choices website

For more information and support about cancers of these areas please visit Macmillan Cancer Support

 

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