About this service

The urology department at Royal Cornwall Hospitals looks after the health of both the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs.

Our Urology Diagnostic and Treatment Unit is based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, where we carry out procedures such as flexible cystoscopies, prostate biopsies (LATP), and bladder treatments.

Anyone who needs to come to hospital for an operation as an inpatient will stay with us at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, and we also carry out day­ surgery at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance.

Urology Diagnostic and Treatment Unit

At the Urology Diagnostic and Treatment Unit, we see people for investigation and treatment of benign tumours, urinary dysfunction and cancer. Depending on why you’ve been referred, you may be offered scans or biopsies for further investigation. You can find out more about the types of investigations we do on the Macmillan website and the Prostate Cancer UK website.

Urological cancers

The Urological Cancers team carries out investigations, provides treatment and monitors patients with prostate, kidney, bladder, testicular, penile and adrenal gland cancers. We work closely with the Cancer Services team to look after patients from initial diagnosis and throughout their cancer journey.

Contact information

Urology Secretaries (for general queries)

The following phone numbers are for the secretaries of the respective consultants:

Urology Diagnostic and Treatment Unit

Urological cancer

Where to find us

We hold our Urology outpatient clinics at various locations. Any instructions or locations will be detailed in your letters or correspondence; please read them carefully before attending.

Urology Diagnostic and Treatment Unit

The Urology Diagnostic and Treatment Unit is on the second floor of the tower block at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. The unit is signposted, left out of the lifts and right out of the stairs.

Information about urological cancers

This content is supplied by the NHS website nhs.uk

Professional careers in urology

There are multiple ways to find out about careers in this area:

Page last reviewed: 17 October 2023

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