Ramsay Health Care is the Largest UK Provider of Aquablation Therapy; a New Minimally Invasive Treatment for Enlarged Prostate

Ramsay Health Care UK, one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England has invested in new Robotic Technology, Aquablation Therapy, which is soon to be available across its network of hospitals in England to treat patients suffering from an enlarged prostate.

Many men in the UK suffer from an enlarged prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - BPH) as they reach middle age. An urgent need for the toilet during the day while at night sleep is disturbed by several urgent visits need to urinate, possibly with a stop/start stream.


Ramsay Health Care UK, Chief Clinical and Quality Officer, Jo Dickson said:

 “We are excited to be able to offer this new procedure to our patients. With advancing technology, it means we can offer patients the newest procedures to enhance their treatment and subsequent recovery. It is very fulfilling to see a difference this procedure and the care delivered by our hospital teams is making to people’s lives.”

The new treatment, which is a minimally invasive procedure for BPH uses imaging, robotics, and a heat free waterjet. Clinical studies have shown that Aquablation Therapy offers significant symptom relief and low rates of irreversible complications, regardless of prostate size or shape. Patient reported outcomes are similar or better than alternative procedures.


Professor Nikhil Vasdev, Consultant Urological & Robotic Surgeon at Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin said:

“Aquablation therapy is a game changer for patients with enlarged prostates. The new technology that uses the power of heat free water leading to an improvement in urinary symptoms whilst reducing side effects such as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. I am proud that we are offering this state-of-the-art robotic treatment for our patients.”

Aquablation Therapy will soon be available in multipe locations across a network of Ramsay hospitals in England. It is currently available at Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin, The Berkshire Independent Hospital Reading and Winfield Hospital, Gloucester and soon will be available at Ramsay’s hospitals in Birmingham, Essex, Salisbury and Yorkshire.


Peter Jones, the first patient at Pinehill Hospital to undergo the treatment said:

“I would definitely recommend this treatment, for anyone in a similar position to me. The whole process from start to finish was a positive experience due to the care and support offered by Professor Vasdev, the hospital and its wonderful staff. After the operation, I felt no pain at any time, only a slight discomfort initially. I have had no adverse symptoms or side effects from the procedure and my recovery has been straight forward. I am now back to my normal self.”

Further information around Aquablation Therapy can be found here.