Professor Nikhil Vasdev helps diagnose and treat 71 year old patient with symptoms of Enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, BPH)

A retired engineer from Hertfordshire who thought he had the flu after suffering with health issues and then was diagnosed with a prostrate complaint is raising awareness about the condition. 71-year-old Surjit Sandhu from Letchworth began to experience health complaints in November last year, when his wife was in hospital undergoing knee surgery.

After a call to 101, Surjit was taken into Lister Hospital in Stevenage, where he remained on intravenous antibiotics, before being diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. It’s estimated that an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) effects up to three million men in the UK, with the chances gradually increasing with age, from 50 per cent among men between the ages of 50 and 60 years, to 90 per cent for men older than 80 years of age. BPH is one of the worst affected elective backlog issues in the NHS. It’s a high-volume procedure with more than 30,000 men a year requiring surgery in England alone.

Following his stint in hospital, he was discharged with the promise of further investigations, however he decided to take matters into his own hands and contacted Consultant Urological & Robotic Surgeon, Professor Nikhil Vasdev  at Pinehill Hospital directly. He was advised to undergo an MRI and cystoplasty which confirmed that his enlarged prostate wasn’t cancerous - putting his mind at ease.

However, his quality of life was impacted massively, and he was determined to undergo the right procedure to get his life back again. As a result, Surjit underwent Aquablation Therapy just five weeks ago, and has been impressed with the recovery, recommending the treatment to those suffering with an enlarged prostate.

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