Urology covers medical and surgery management of problems involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, and genitals.

As well as his sub-specialty interest in prostate disease, Jim Duthie manages:

This minimally-invasive procedure is performed with endoscopes that can reach to the kidneys without any incisions. Laser and retrieval devices are used to eliminate the stones. Patients can usually leave hospital the same day as their treatment.

To see a video of ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy, follow this link:


Most bladder cancers can be managed endoscopically, without major surgery. This is usually performed with a short general anaesthetic procedure followed by an overnight stay in hospital.

To see a video about endoscopic bladder tumour management, follow this link:


Lumps in the testes are common, and usually not cancer, but cancer must always be ruled out. Whether testicular cancer, hydrocoeles, or epididymal cysts, most testicular procedures can be treated as a day-case surgery, without an overnight stay in hospital.

Problems such as Peyronie’s disease, urethral strictures, and erectile dysfunction/impotence can be embarrassing for men to talk about but are important to address. You can either talk to your doctor about whether you need to see a specialist, or make a self-referral through the Contacts link.

Leakage of urine is a common and often embarrassing problem which can almost always be treated. There are a range of options available, talk to your doctor if you have incontinence or make a self-referral.

Vasectomy is a simple and reliable contraception method for men who have completed their family. With the option of sedation plus local anaesthetic, the procedure is quick and as comfortable as possible.