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Last updated: 17 Apr 2020
- Benign Prostate disorders
- General urology
- Urinary tract stones
Mr Andrew Ballaro is a senior NHS and private Consultant Urological Surgeon highly experienced in the management of all urological problems.
He practices general urology and has major subspecialist interests in surgery for kidney stones, and prostate disease including prostate cancer diagnosis.
He consistently publishes some of the best surgical outcomes in the UK for complex stone removal, and offers a tailored choice of procedures for benign prostatic enlargement disease including Holmium Laser Prostatectomy (HoLEP) and REZUM steam therapy, according to patient requirements, and is experienced at laser surgery for very large prostates. He performs MRI fusion prostate biopsies for the diagnosis of prostate cancer in patients with raised PSA and offers impartial advice on the best treatment modality and access to an expert tertiary referral base.
Mr Ballaro teaches London deanery trainee urologists at all levels and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship for his research work on bladder problems. He still publishes and presents articles regularly, and is co-author of the latest edition of the standard medical student textbook ‘Lecture Notes in Urology’.
In his private practice he runs a highly regarded on-line service with easy patient access to results and emailed advice for questions arising after consultation or treatment. He has been awarded an iwantgreatcare certificate of excellence in 2018 and 2019, patient reviews available at www.iwantgreatcare.org.
Telephone and zoom video consultations available; tel 0207 042 1790 for appointment.
Areas of interest
All adult general urology; Complete management of kidney stones including PCNL and Ultra-mini PCNL; ureteric stent problems; laser stone surgery; urinary tract infections; prostatitis; blood in the urine; PSA; Prostate MRI and fusion template prostate biopsy; prostatitis; prostate cancer; benign prostate disease and surgery; HOLEP laser prostatectomy; REZUM steam treatment for prostate, testicular pain and lumps; incontinence; overactive bladder; urinary symptoms; providing second medical opinion.
- Daisy Penwarden
- PHF Services Ltd Castle Cavendish Works Dorking Road NOTTINGHAM NG7 5PN
- 020 7042 1790
- 020 7042 1791
Anaesthetists worked with
- Partners of Essex Anaesthetic Plexus Fee Assured
- Dr Susan Basi Fee Assured
- Dr Thusith J Wickrama Fee Assured
- Dr Kashi Viswanatha Not Fee Assured
- Entry on National PCNL outcomes data website
- Patient reviews- iwantgreatcare.org
- Top Doctors
- Patient reviews-Doctify
Current NHS consultant posts held
Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust
Minimally invasive stone surgery
Ureteric stent design
family time, running, good food
Royal college of Surgeons of England Hunterian Professor
British Urological Foundation Scholarship
Research into Ageing Fellowship
iwantgreatcare certificate of excellence 2018 and 2019
Over fifty publications relating to bladder dysfunction, stone and laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques including:
Publication of the largest series of nephrostomy-free PCNL for large kidney stones: P1- 7 Minimising length of hospital stay after supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy Journal of Clinical Urology 2019, Vol. 12(1S) 9 –8.
Co-author of Textbook 'Lecture Notes in Urology' 7th edition. Wiley.
Courses offered to GPs
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.baus.org.uk/patients/surgical_outcomes/pcnl/surgeon.aspx?id=1248
Shortest post-operative patient length of stay in England for PCNL complex stone operations performed in 2015-17 (n=111).
98% day case rate for ureteric stone surgery.
- FRCS(urol) Intercollegiate 2006
- MSc(urology) UCL 2001
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1999
- MD UCL 2005
- MBBS Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine 1993
- B.Sc (hons) UCL 1989
- North london Higher Urological Training Scheme London Deanery 2006
Reference number 4027768
Details of entry to specialist register
- Urology, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Urological Surgeons
European Association of urologists
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
- BMI Hendon Hospital, NW4 1RP
- 15:00 - 20:00
- 020 8457 4500
- Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, NW8 9NH
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 020 7806 4000
- Nuffield Brentwood hospital
- 18:30 - 20:00
- 01277 695695
- Spire Hartswood Hospital, CM13 3LE
- 18:30 - 20:00
- 01277 232525
- Spire Roding Hospital, IG4 5PZ
- 10:30 - 12:00
- 020 8551 1100
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
0207 042 1790