Expert advice and quality care

At The Urology Hospital we pride ourselves with state-of-the art facilities to make your stay with us as pleasurable as possible.

Bruce Smith

In May 2015 I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 9 (4+5). Dr Dian Kirstein performed the biopsy, which was painless, and I had no ill effects from the procedure. As my prostate had to be removed, he referred me to Dr Lance Coetzee, where the various options were discussed. The added complication in my case was that I am a pancreatic cancer survivor who successfully underwent a “Whipple” operation in 2010 to remove a tumour from my pancreas. Unfortunately, I had to undergo further major abdominal surgery in 2014 to remove and repair a jejuno-colic fistula that had developed following radio therapy in 2010.

The major concern was whether I was a candidate for a robotic prostatectomy due to lesions, scar tissue etc which may have developed following the earlier surgical procedures. Removing my prostate robotically was “first prize” as it is a much less invasive procedure and quite frankly, was the preferred option given my Gleason score of 9.

We were extremely impressed with Dr Coetzee’s professionalism and totally dedicated approach to my specific case. I am pleased to report that he was able to get the robotic arms into my abdomen and thus able to perform a robotic prostatectomy. I underwent the operation on the afternoon of Saturday 6 June 2015, spent that night in intensive care, moved back into a general ward on the Sunday and was discharged on the Tuesday morning!

It was an amazing experience. I suffered no pain at all and have been active ever since. The staff – admissions, accounts office, cleaning, catering and in particular the nurses – at the Urology Hospital were top class. I certainly had no doubt that I was receiving the best possible care.

As a result of my extremely positive experience, I have no hesitation in recommending the Urology Hospital in Pretoria. Should anyone be a candidate for a robotic prostatectomy, I believe that they would be well advised to seek Dr Coetzee’s guidance and expertise.

(6 June 2015)

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Urologists are highly trained specialist surgeons who use both medication and surgery as part of a comprehensive approach to care for men and women and children with urological problems. 


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How We Are Doing Our Part In The Fight Against COVID-19

The Urology Hospital is a surgical hospital specializing in the treatment of urological and related conditions. As we are not a respiratory related facility, we will not be actively treating COVID-19 patients. This allows us to continue providing surgical treatment to all our urology related patients and we will gladly accommodate you in this regard.

The safety of our patients and colleagues is our number one priority. Your healthcare is important to us and we are actively working with and following guidance from the National Department of Health and the NICD (National Institute for Communicable Diseases).

Kindly note the hospital has set up a Covid-19 task team and contingency plan and we are preparing for all eventualities.

Please confirm with your Doctor if you are still able to come for your consultation. However, if you have any of the following signs and symptoms then please cancel your appointment, self-isolate and contact the centralised helpline on 0800 029 999:
• Fever
• Cough
• Sore Throat
• Shortness of Breath
• Headache
• Fatigue/Malaise
• Diarrhoea
• Loss of smell and taste

To support screening for COVID-19, before entering the hospital, all prospective patients will adhere to the following:
• Complete a Travel History form
• Undergo temperature screening

Should any of the following signs or symptoms be found, you will be requested to go home, self-isolate and contact the centralised helpline on 0800 029 999:
• Flu-like symptoms (sore throat, cough or chills)
• Fever of 37.7 or above

NB: Please notify the person doing your Travel History if you’re:
• Over 70
• Have any underlying health conditions
• Are pregnant

To protect our patients and staff from the potential risk of COVID-19, we are currently restricting visiting of patients to exceptional circumstances only.

In an effort to limit the number of patients visiting The Urology Hospital Pharmacy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will only assist our regular retail patients.  If you have a valid repeat script at The Urology Hospital Pharmacy, please call us in advance on 012 423 4036 to make arrangements to obtain your repeat prescription. We will then prepare it for you in advance. When collecting your script bring your purple script copy or previous medicine containers with you to gain access to the hospital.

Should you need to re-arrange an appointment at the Urology Hospital please call: 012 423 4000 or your Doctor’s rooms.

We appreciate your understanding and co-operation.

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