The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Andrology

The Andrology clinic is led by two Urology clinical Nurse specialists in the Paul Sykes Centre at St James' Hospital. These specialist clinics aim to deliver a holistic assessment to those men who present with erectile dysfunction.  If suitable, treatment will be initiated with regular follow up appointments arranged. There are a wide range of treatment options for erectile dysfunction which include the use of tablet medication (PDE5 Inhibitors), penile injections or topically applied penile creams. The Vacuum Erection Device (VED) can be considered for penile exercise regimes and is an option for erectile dysfunction treatment that does not have the commonly associated side effects as with medications. 

These nurse led clinics run five days a week and time is allocated to give professional advice over the telephone to current patients. We see any male over the age of 18 years from a variety of different backgrounds and with varying comorbidities. We also refer on to the psychosexual counselling department at the Leeds General Infirmary for patients with a psychological nature of erectile dysfunction. 

The Leeds Teaching Hospital is also one of the few trusts that offer the surgical option of penile implant surgery. Time is allocated in each clinic to allow a thorough assessment of the patient in an informal way which can alleviate the stress associated with the nature of discussing such a sensitive condition. 

How to find us

The Andrology clinics are mainly based in the Paul Sykes Centre, St James' Hospital.

Staff you are likely to meet

The Andrology Consultants who we work alongside are Mr.Eardley, Mr Kayes and Mr Elmamoun who are highly regarded surgeons working within this speciality.

We also have two highly skilled Urological Nurse specialists who are Melissa Shireby & Sarah Maul.