The Freeman Hospital is home to the North East’s urology unit offering all forms of urology care under one roof.
Urology is one of the most innovative surgical specialties and our urologists carry out modern, high-tech, fibreoptic and endoscopic techniques (sometimes called minimally-invasive surgery).
We continually develop new techniques to treat urological conditions with minimal damage to healthy tissue. In addition, we also use the latest generation da Vinci surgical robot for complex cases. This approach allows for the highest levels of precision and swift recovery while minimising damage to surrounding muscles structures and tissues.
Some of the services we offer include:
- diagnosing and treating urological cancers and benign (non-cancerous) conditions
- laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures
- cystoscopic equipment to examine inside the bladder
- lasers to offer the best and most minimally invasive procedures leading to minimal damage of healthy tissue
Click on Our services in the right hand column to see the full list
Cutting edge facilities
We are a regional urology centre, recognised as having one of the top clinical research programmes in Europe. We use the latest equipment including the latest generation surgical robot (Da Vinci), high definition laparoscopic equipment, the highest quality cystoscopic equipment and have a number of lasers available in the department to offer the best and most minimally invasive procedures possible.
We are continually developing the use of new techniques to treat urological conditions with minimal damage to healthy tissue (minimally invasive treatments).
In laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures surgeons operate through tiny incisions, so that you have a shorter hospital stay, and can enjoy a more rapid recovery. We are recognised as a leading department for laparoscopy and have trained other surgeons both from the UK and from around the world.
We also operate with the latest generation surgical robot that allows for the highest levels of precision and swift recovery whilst minimising damage to surrounding structures.
You can read more in our facilities webpage.
A Urology Foundation training centre
The Freeman Hospital is a designated Urology Foundation robotic training centre.
We are one of only three Urology Foundation robotic training centres in UK which allows us to offer training to Urology doctors from across the country.
This is the first initiative of its kind in the UK and training in the North East is carried out in the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre.