Mr Tevita Aho

Mr Aho's main specialty areas are male lower urinary tract symptoms/urinary retention and kidney cancer. Mr Aho offers Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) and Urolift for men with urinary problems and is the most experienced HoLEP surgeon in the UK having performed more than 1,800 procedures. He is also very experienced in laparoscopic and open kidney surgery

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Written by a carer at Addenbrooke's Hospital
23rd January 2020

Mr Tev Aho performed HoLEP surgery on my husband on 23 November 2019. The surgery was necessary because a very enlarged prostate had led to my husband being catheterised which, in turn, had led to urosepsis problems. My husband is immuno-suppressed through treatment for another medical condition and catheterisation is high risk for him. Waiting lists for prostate surgery in our home country meant that we had no choice but to seek private treatment. Internet research led us to Mr Tev Aho and to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. From our first email to Mr Aho we experienced nothing but understanding, sympathy, respect and clinical excellence. His leaflet on the HoLEP procedure was so clear and informative. When we met with him he dealt with all our questions honestly and openly and there was never any sense of being rushed. With prostate problems the emphasis is, of course, on the patient but wives and partners are also very involved and suffer many concerns, hence my reason for submitting this review as the wife of a sufferer. Mr Aho gave us both time to explore issues and seek additional information from him. He was honest and reassuring about the possible effects of the HoLEP procedure on the intimate side of our relationship, something which is of great importance to us as a couple. We travelled to Addenbrookes on 19 November, surgery was on 23 November and we flew home on 26 November. In less than two weeks, my husband was able to pass urine as though there had never been a problem. Within six weeks, we were able to resume, with great joy, the sexual side of our relationship. We still cannot quite believe what a difference the HoLEP procedure has made to our lives. To any wives or partners who are in a similar situation to that which we were in, I can honestly say that I could not recommend Mr Aho highly enough. The HoLEP procedure has been transformative and we are full of gratitude.

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Written by a patient at Addenbrooke's Hospital
23rd January 2020

I had been suffering from BPH and kidney disease, had been treated for sepsis, had been catheterized, and told at my local hospital that the waiting time for TURP surgery and decatheterization was 2 or more years. (We found out later that this was incorrect.) I had previously read about Mr Aho's work, and particularly about his expertise in HoLEP surgery so my wife contacted Addenbrooke's Hospital to see if we could get more information. From the first contact everything went very smoothly. My wife exchanged emails with Mr Aho describing my full medical background (complicated,) and we got a very helpful document which described HoLEP, the possible problems that might arise, and the experiences of some previous patients. Mr Aho was able to offer a slot for surgery and suddenly a wait of two years had become five weeks. (This was of huge importance to me in dealing with the despair of facing a long period of catheterization.) We attended a consultation with Mr Aho in Addenbrooke's where our queries and concerns were listened to and answered fully. Four days later, I had HOLEP surgery, which was performed in Addenbrooke's, and expertly supported by the entire medical / nursing team. I was discharged the next day, unfortunately as one of the 10% of patients who have to be catheterized for a few days following the procedure. Following Mr Aho's advice, we stayed in Cambridge for a couple of nights and then flew home. A week later, the catheter was removed without any problems. A few weeks after that we got a letter saying that the lab tests on the removed tissue were fine. A few words on HoLEP, which is an amazing development for treating prostate enlargement. I had been very averse to TURP, partly because of the higher risk of infection (I'm immune-suppressed) and partly because of the possible consequences for other aspects of life. Since having HoLEP surgery I have felt healthy, can pee like a horse, don't have to plan my life around trips to the loo, and am otherwise unaffected. Throughout the period, Mr Aho's care was everything that we could have hoped or asked for. We felt that our fears and concerns were taken seriously, the whole experience of having the operation performed was very good, and the care afterwards was excellent. We are both enormously grateful.

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Written by a patient at Nuffield Hospital Cambridge
19th December 2019

a wonderful man who changed my life for the better I had a HoLEP operation. I would recommend this operation for any men with over large prostates make sure you have Mr Aho

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Written by a patient at Addenbrooke's Hospital
19th November 2019

I went to see mr Aho in 2015 with a very large prostate he told me he could give me lazer and i will be in and out in a day, And that is exactly what happened. Iam still going strong. thank you mr Aho.

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Written by a patient at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
24th July 2019

Great experience from start to finish. Mr Aho was really kind and caring and spent lots of time explaining the surgery to me and also gave me really accurate information on what to expect after surgery which was very helpful. I have had a great outcome and the surgery has transformed my life. Can't recommend Mr Aho strongly enough.


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