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 patient at Addenbrooke's Hospital
14th May 2019

I was referred to Mr.Aho by my local consultant in Nottingham. From referral,through consultation to completion of procedure was a short timescale,which was of particular relevance to me. As my procedure was to be carried out in Cambridge,Mr.Aho arranged initial consultation arrangements to suit me;recommended accommodation facilities local to Addenbrookes(particularly helpful to ourselves) and after my procedure arranged for my three month review to be carried in Nottingham,removing the need to travel to Cambridge again. Also,after my procedure had been completed,I was able to keep in touch with Mr.Aho via his email address,such that any issues or questions were promptly dealt with which was very reassuring and certainly helped my convalescence. As I hope is evident from my comments I was very happy with all aspects of my dealings with Mr.Aho and would commend him to potential future patients.

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Written by a patient at The Princess Grace Hospital
3rd May 2019

Just had my three month check-up after Holium Laser BPH treatment with Mr Tevita Aho. After much research by myself on possible surgical Interventions for this condition, it was apparent that Holium Laser was now the ‘gold standard’ - with minimal side effects and best post - operative outcomes. Having had an MRI and rectal ultrasound, I was diagnosed with a much enlarged prostate, but thankfully it was benign . My symptoms were dramatically affected my QOL. Getting up to pee 4-6 times each night, needing to pee again within a few minutes of passing urine , looking for a suitable spot to stop and pee when driving and even occasionally leaking urine .... The procedure was completely painless, and I saw Tevita immediately before and after the op. I stayed in hospital overnight, but when the catheter was removed the following morning I found I was unable to pee at all. I was therefore sent home with a leg catheter. This was not s great problem , just an inconvenience. One week later the catheter was removed, and I was taught how to serve- catheterise by Mater, Tevita’s caring urology nurse. It was never necessary to self- catheterise after this, but I did have a slight problem with some leakage of urine after this. This leakage has slowly diminished after 3 months, and has now virtually stopped. I am doing my pelvic floor exercises religiously! The op has been a huge success for me. No more urgency, a great flow with a total emptying of my bladder, and getting up to Pee at night reduced to once- twice, which hopefully will diminish further with time. I am so pleased I choose Tevita. It appears he had performed more Holium treatments than any other surgeon in th UK-,more than 2000- I believe. He is extremely skilled, caring and empathetic .He gave me his email in case of any problems. I am happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have - ask Tevita for my email address. I’m almost 73 years old . David Barbanel

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Written by a patient at Addenbrooke's Hospital
25th April 2019

My prostate was unusually large and causing the usual problems with urinating but also my bladder was not emptying fully and causing kidney malfunction. For several weeks this meant I had to wear a catheter to ensure the bladder kept emptying. Salvation came nearly three months ago with HoLEP surgery performed by Mr Tevita Aho and I am absolutely delighted with the end result. From start to finish there was no pain or complications except for some minor stinging when urinating but even this only lasted for a few days. I recovered from surgery very quickly (after only a couple of weeks) and I am now living a “normal” life again, back to where I was about 10-15 years ago. Throughout, Mr Aho has been extremely helpful and his care and proficiency during the procedure has ensured I now have my life back. I would certainly recommend Mr Aho and the HoLEP procedure to anyone suffering the symptoms that I was experiencing. “Health is wealth” and I cannot thank Mr Aho enough for alleviating my prostate problems.

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Written by a patient at The Princess Grace Hospital
27th March 2019

Age related prostate enlargement and its associated problems had, after several years of ever more constrained everyday living, reached the point where the NHS decided to offer me a TURP procedure, the medicated route no longer effective in any way. Naturally I'd much rather choose not to have avoidable, discretionary surgery, especially so, well, sensitively placed. Still, I plucked up from somewhere the necessary courage. However, it seemed to me there could be better alternatives than a TURP. By great good fortune I was recommended to Mr Tev Aho for a second look at matters. The result was the HOLEP procedure. From start to finish I couldn't imagine a more considerate and personable approach, by such an immensely skilled surgeon. Immediate recovery was a bit uncomfortable but short lived. Three months on, and I am still getting used to the wonderful novelty of waterworks that perform just as I remember from at least thirty years ago. Quite remarkable. All I can say to anyone having to accommodate the limitations imposed by frequency, urgency and broken nights is to seriously consider a consultation with Mr Aho. I recommend his care without hesitation.

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Written by a patient at Addenbrooke's Hospital
16th March 2019

Having completely lost every modicum of trust in the "Specialists" where I live I decided to search the Internet for a professional who specialised in the surgery I required, the HoLEP Procedure. Having read the reports I emailed Tev Aho a number of times concerning the operation and on each occasion promptly received every conceivable answer to my questions which gave me foresight or a premonition that he was a consummate professional. Ten days before the operation I met him personally and knew without a moments hesitation that I had made the correct choice. The operation went without any problems and Tev visited me afterwards with the details which he imparted in a readily understandable manner. Now I am home and well down the road to a full recovery for which I can thank Tev and his colleagues at Addenbrooke's who are the epitomy of professionalism coupled with those rare attributes of caring and understanding. To them all my greatest appreciation for your skills. Prior to concluding, I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Tev Aho should one require his particular services. Excellent and outstanding in every respect. Those words seem mediocre descriptions.


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