The urology department diagnoses and treats a comprehensive range of general urological disorders such as kidney stones, lower urinary tract symptoms (male and female) and andrology.
The SASH urology department is a designated cancer unit within the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire (SWSH) Cancer Network, treating the full range of malignancies of prostate, bladder, kidney and testis. Around 6,800 adult outpatients are seen every year and the service covers all adults within the trust’s geographical area.
Routine paediatric urology is managed by the paediatric surgeons at SASH or at St George’s Hospital, Tooting.
Urological diagnostics and operative procedures are carried out predominately at East Surrey Hospital and day case procedures take place at Crawley Hospital Day Surgery Unit.
The team uses the latest technology, such as ‘photo-dynamic diagnosis’ (blue-light cystoscopy), which is used to allow enhanced diagnosis of high-grade bladder cancer. Flexible cystoscopy is carried out under local anaesthetic in East Surrey Hospital’s Endoscopy Suite.