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Urology Hospital Pretoria among first in SA to offer latest technology in BPH – Hope to SA men

Worldwide approx. 50% of men aged 51-60 and up and 70% of men aged 60-69 have Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), reveals Yale Medicine research. In SA, an estimated 50% of men aged 60 have symptomatic BPH with an annual increase in the number of black men affected.  This condition, of prostate gland enlargement, affects 94 […]

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More men choosing robotic surgery for prostate cancer – urologist

Men are increasingly seeking robotic surgery for prostate cancer given its benefits such as faster recovery and a quicker return to normal activity, according to a leading surgeon. Dr Hugo van der Merwe, from The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, says men with prostate cancer are conducting research and discovering that robotic surgery achieves improved cancer control,

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Blood in urine may signal kidney stones or tumour – see a urologist

Blood in the urine and chronic back pain may indicate kidney stones or a tumour and anyone experiencing these symptoms should immediately consult a urologist. Dr Laurie Blake from The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, says in about a third of cases of blood in urine the reasons may be due to medication, food and drinks or

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Too many nightly toilet visits may impede health, productivity – study

Nocturia (excessive urination at night), may be linked to sleep deprivation, poor health and lower work productivity, according to recent research. The condition, which a study shows affects one in three people over 30, is one of the most common urinary problems, yet only a fraction seek medical help. A US study notes that nocturia

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Urology Hospital celebrates 3 500 robotic procedures

The Urology Hospital celebrates 3 500 robotic procedures with the acquisition of its second da Vinci robot (the all-new Gen 4 X) – the first hospital on the African continent to reach this milestone. As Africa’s only centre of excellence in urology, having first acquired a surgical robot in 2013, the hospital consistently combines state-of-the-art

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Take the test for Prostate Cancer Awareness month

This September, Prostate Cancer Awareness month, The Urology Hospital will participate in the “I took the Test” campaign in partnership with Astellas and The Prostate Cancer Foundation by providing free PSA tests. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men in SA and showing significant increases. The lifetime risk for prostate cancer in men in

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Male sexual dysfunction could be a sign of other medical problems

Male sexual health is often a topic that many men are hesitant to engage in. Urologist Dr. Craig Mamitele speaks to CapeTalk’s Refilwe Moloto and says exploring this topic is important because issues like erectile dysfunction could be a warning sign of other medical problems. If the blood vessels that are inside your genitalia are

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Majority of men over 60 have an enlarged prostate – treatment is available

Research shows that the majority of men over 60 will have an enlarged prostate which may affect their urinary system and quality of life and for which treatment ranges from medicine through to minimally invasive surgery. And men often think frequent trips to the bathroom are a natural part of ageing, when, in most cases,

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