Tom McNicholas has written widely on many aspects of urinary disease. He is particularly in demand for teaching on benign prostatic disease and urinary symptoms. He has major interests in the management of prostate cancer, the treatment of urinary stone disease and in making common urological investigations (especially prostatic biopsy) both painless and safer.
He has written over 150 major scientific papers which can be reviewed in the bibliography. Most recently he has been lead author of the chapter on Benign Prostatic Disease in the latest addition of Campbell’s Urology. This 4 volume textbook is the “bible” for urology and is used by urological experts worldwide. He is one of only a small handful of British urologists to have been recognised in this way.




Prospective, Randomized, Multinational Study of Prostatic Urethral Lift Versus Transurethral Resection of the Prostate: 12-month Results from the BPH6 Study


Hot off the press! Published online in a major scientific Journal there is more evidence on the value of the Urolift treatment option for men's urinary symptoms, this time compared to the long standing "Gold standard" of TURP.
Even though we know that TURP is overkill for many men it is reassuring to see this first head to head study.
In this international trial, part held in the UK NHS, men
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Mens Health Week Q & A on prostate cancer

During the recent Men’s Health Week a patient support website (http://www.localcounsellingcentre.co.uk/counselling_news_blog.html#.U80M6LR4xUQ)  offered the public the chance to ask me questions about their condition (Most enquiries were related to  prostate cancer).Introduction: At LCC we are often consulted by men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and who are concerned.
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You say try Cialis tablets but my GP will not prescribe them for me!

“You say try Cialis but my GP won’t prescribe them for me!”Viagra like drugs are valuable for other difficult conditions as well and should be more available.  Even the Government agrees! However, GPs are often not aware of the current prescribing rules so will not prescribe them on the NHS.I am often asked about whether Cialis (tadalafil) can be prescribed on the NHS for men with other
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Going with the flow! Relieving men's urinary symptoms yet still preserving sexual function and especially ejaculation by Urolift

Within the last few months of 2013 the Prostatic Urethral Lift procedure, using the UroLift implant device (NeoTract, Inc.), appeared on the global urology stage. Urolift has the unusual distinction of being both radically new and yet highly studied.  The creative cross-over study by Woo et al in a forthcoming early 2014 edition of British Journal of Urology International adds to the positive
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For men seeking advice on which treatment to choose for their urinary symptoms:

I was just reading patient comments on the NHS Choices website for men enquiring about urinary problems (http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Prostate-enlargement/Pages/Treatment.aspx) and found those contributions very useful. There were a lot of anxieties expressed. I hope these comments help. Some are for reassurance and the others are to resolve uncertainties.Firstly, TURP can be a brilliantly effective
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