The team work with men, women and children to address any urology related issues.
- Urethra (the tube that you pass urine through)
- Ureter (the tube from the kidney to the bladder)
What is urology?
Urology includes non-surgical medical problems such as urinary infections, as well as surgery, for example cancer.
Our team of specialists see people with problems including:
- Kidney stones
- Cancer of the kidney, prostate, bladder, penis or testicles
- Enlarged prostate
- Urine retention (when you cannot pass water)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Other kidney and bladder conditions not due to cancer
Symptoms of the above conditions vary but commonly include:
- Pain in the abdomen (tummy) or groin – men may have pain in their testicles
- Blood in your urine or semen
- Difficulty peeing or a weak flow
- Incontinence (accidentally leaking urine) or needing to pee more often
- Swelling or a lump in the groin area
Full lists of symptoms for each condition can be found on NHS Health A-Z
What to expect
You will be referred to our service by your GP or from another service within the Trust.
We understand that people may feel self-conscious or embarrassed when visiting urology but our expert team are here to put you at ease and fully explain the processes to you without judgement. Be assured that they have seen it all before.
On your first appointment you will be assessed by one of our urology team, either via telephone or face-to-face in the clinic. We may carry out tests while you are in the clinic or you may be sent for a scan before your appointment. If you need scans we will make sure they run smoothly.
You will receive your results as soon as possible. If you need further treatment we will discuss this with you and support you all the way.
If you need surgery you might only need to come for the day. However this could be longer depending on your needs.
University Hospital of North Tees (Stockton)
Lower ground floor, south wing
Monday to Thursday –
Friday Mornings –