Mr Alastair Henderson: Urology
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Mr Alastair Henderson

Urology

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About me

Mr Alastair Henderson joined Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2010, as a consultant urological surgeon.

He was an undergraduate at Imperial College and St. Mary’s Hospital, London. He completed a PhD on prostate cancer. His postgraduate training was at Guy's Hospital London as well as Frimley, Epsom, East Surrey and the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. This included visits to Seattle where Brachytherapy treatment was pioneered at the Seattle Prostate Institute and over two years at Guys Hospital learning robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

Alastair's clinical practice includes all aspects of general urology. His special interests are in the treatment of kidney problems including kidney cancer using laparoscopy and minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer. He has particular experience in prostate brachytherapy, cryotherapy, laser prostatic surgery and robotic surgery for prostate cancer and in helping men with prostate cancer to decide on the right option for them.

He also provides a paediatric urology clinic and surgery service at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

Alastair is a member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and the European Association of Urologists. He is a reviewer for several scientific Journals which have included the Lancet, European Urology, Journal of Urology and the British Journal of Urology International.

Areas of interest

His practice includes all aspects of general urology for both men and women. Problems may include a show of blood or infection in the urine in men or women.

He has particular expertise in advanced diagnostic tests for prostate cancer including MRI and template prostate biopsy(MRI fusion). Treatments for prostate cancer include prostate brachytherapy, cryotherapy, and robotic surgery and in helping men to decide on the right option for them including active surveillance for men who don’t need immediate treatment.

He offers state-of-the-art holmium laser prostatic surgery and Urolift for men with benign urinary problems which can improve the safety and effectiveness of prostate surgery compared with conventional techniques.

His interests also include the treatment of kidney problems including kidney cancer using laparoscopy and laser surgery for kidney stones.

He also provides a paediatric urology clinic and surgery service, circumcision and testicular problems.

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Procedures completed

  • M4510

    Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)

    Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital (5-50)

  • M6582

    Transperineal template-guided biopsies of the prostate under image guidance - (5-50)

    Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital (1-5)

  • M6532

    Holmium laser resection of prostate (HoLRP) (including cystoscopy) - (5-50)

    Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital (1-5)

  • M2920

    Endoscopic insertion/removal of prosthesis into ureter (including bilateral and cystoscopy, +/- pyelography) - (1-5)

    Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital (1-5)

  • N1580

    Excision of epididymal cyst - (1-5)

    Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital (1-5)

  • M4210

    Endoscopic resection of lesion of bladder (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • BT212

    Insertion of low dose radioactive agent (brachytherapy) into prostate tumour - (1-5)

  • M6880

    Insertion of prostatic urethral lift implants (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • M7020

    Transrectal sextant needle biopsy of prostate with ultrasound guidance - (1-5)

    Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital (1-5)

  • N3030

    Circumcision - (1-5)

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