Rotherham Hospital’s Urology team provides a range of services for patients presenting with impotence and sexual problems and has recently developed a comprehensive and innovative service in South Yorkshire which is at the forefront in the development of new treatments in the field of Andrology.
The new Andrology centre is dedicated to the ongoing care and management of men’s health in a holistic manner and deals particularly with problems relating to the male reproductive system and urological problems.
Men's health all under one roof
The hospital-based service successfully brings together the various aspects of men’s health under one roof. Patients referred to the centre are assessed for urinary symptoms, metabolic problems, cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction.
The service is led by Mr Isa Edhem, Consultant Urological Surgeon/Andrologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and Jan Farrell, Nurse Consultant.
Mr Edhem said: “It is recognised that erectile dysfunction can be a warning sign of underlying cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Similarly, diabetes can often be complicated by testosterone deficiency which, if not corrected, may make the management of glucose control difficult.
“Diabetic men may also suffer from erectile dysfunction and bladder dysfunction with overactive bladder symptoms or an incompletely emptying bladder. It can be seen that erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and testosterone deficiency are all intricately related and it is therefore important to manage them as a whole rather than as individual issues.”
Leading the way in integrating men's healthcare
The new Andrology centre is one of a few in the UK to offer the full range of management options for erectile dysfunction, ranging from psychosexual therapy, oral medication and injection therapy through to penile implant surgery.
We are also leading the field by being one of a select number of centres to trial a new type of penile implant, the Spectra prosthesis, which has considerable advantages over previous malleable penile implants.
For more information about the Andrology services at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust please speak to your GP.