Urology is the surgical specialty that focuses primarily on the urinary tracts of males and females and on the reproductive system of males. It concerns areas of the body such as the kidneys, bladder, prostate, testes and penis. University Hospitals has one of the largest urology units in the West Midlands and offers a comprehensive range of urology services. It is a designated urology cancer centre and receives referrals from local and regional hospitals for specialist surgery.
Urology is based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital site on Newcastle Road in Stoke-on-Trent and in the Central Outpatients Department in the Main Building of the new hospital, and County Hospital, Stafford.
Royal Stoke University Hospital
The in-patients wards are Wards 102 (female) and Ward 103 (Male) at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. The Surgical Day Unit is on Ward 105 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
Central Outpatient appointment line: 01782 676676
Ward 102 - Female ENT, Urology and Specialised Surgery: 01782 676102
Ward 103 - Male ENT, Urology and Specialised Surgery: 01782 676103
Ward 105 - Day Surgery and Admissions Unit - Female: 01782 672950
Ward 105 - Day Surgery and Admissions Unit - Male: 01782 672960
Karen Moore - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Urology Cancer: 01782 679370
Mr Christopher Luscombe - Consultant Urological Surgeon: 01782 679407
Mr Golash - Consultant Urological Surgeon: 01782 679409
Mr Samson Liu - Consultant Urological Surgeon: 01782 679408
Mr Mark Saxby - Consultant Urological Surgeon: 01782 679406
Mr Lyndon Gommersall - Consultant Urological Surgeon: 01782 679410
The Urology Ward, Ward 6, is located on the First Floor. Ward 6 is a 19 bedded surgical ward including four Level 1 beds. (The ward is shared with colorectal patients)
Contact Information: 01785 230096
Visiting Times & Restrictions: 3pm-5pm and 6.30pm-8pm
We are one of the largest urology units in the area offering all forms of contemporary urological techniques (including keyhole and laser techniques). The Trust is a designated cancer centre for urology, and are therefore able to take referrals from other hospitals. We provide a full range of care, offering both minor procedures and major procedures. University Hospitals is a respected laparoscopic centre, meaning we specialise in performing laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures wherever possible. For patients there are a number of benefits to having laparoscopic surgery, for example quicker recovery times, less chance of infection and less scarring.
- The first hospital in the world to report keyhole kidney removal surgery as a daycase and our surgeons help to teach other local hospitals to perform this procedure.
- The first local hospital to perform keyhole prostate removal and our surgeons help to teach other local hospitals to perform this procedure.
- The first local hospital to perform keyhole bladder removal (there are still few other organisations providing this service).
University Hospitals was the first local hospital to perform keyhole removal of part of the kidney (partial nephrectomy). Our surgeons receive patients referred from the region for this procedure and help to teach consultants from other hospitals to perform this procedure. We also provide laser surgery for kidney stones and prostate enlargement. This includes using the latest generation of Greenlight Laser to perform PVP (Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate) to treat men with lower urinary tract symptoms requiring surgery, which is a modern alternative to conventional prostate surgery, or TURP (Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate).