Search

Mr Christof Kastner

Urology

  • Fee assured
Overview

Specialises in

  • General urology
  • Urological oncology

About me

Apart from my expertise in general urology, I am one of the UK leading experts in diagnostics and treatment of benign and cancerous prostate disease.
I practice at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Nuffield Hospital, Cambridge and GenesisCare Hospital, Newmarket.
My specialist training took place in centres including Guy’s Hospital, Guildford and UCL. I am Professor at the International Medical School in Rome.

For men presenting with symptoms of prostate enlargement or the suspicion of prostate cancer, I offer a comprehensive assessment allowing an individually tailored treatment.

Transperineal Prostate Biopsies using MRI-US fusion guidance (M-TTP)
– Having been the first in the UK to offer this most advanced technique to diagnose prostate cancer, I have excessive experience and with our team of surgeons, radiologists and pathologists have contributed with significant publications to the establishment of MRI-based assessment as a gold standard.

The accuracy of his assessment allows me to counsel my patients with high confidence and inform about treatment options like Robotic prostatectomy, Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy, including Focal therapy, Active surveillance, Hormonal treatment and Chemotherapy.
As part of the team offering the above treatments, I provide

Active surveillance
- Working with the UKs leading pathology and MR imaging experts, I can give confidence and peace of mind to patients who want to avoid unnecessary treatment and side-effects for as long as safely possible.

Brachytherapy for Prostate cancer
– I have experience in more than 500 cases of brachytherapy. Having learnt this technique at Guildford and Guy’s Hospital I have joined the brachytherapy team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 2009. Together with my colleague Simon Russell we can offer a high precision insertion of radioactive seeds with minimal side-effects. This technique also allows application of Focal treatment in suitable patients.

SpaceOAR Hydrogel injection to prevent Prostate radiotherapy side-effects

Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate (HoLEP) for obstruction of the urinary flow
– With the experience of around 1000 HoLEPs since 2007 and I am one of the most experienced HoLEP surgeons in the country.
I was the first trainee in the UK to formally learn this superior technique to unblock the water passage from the bladder. I subsequently trained other trainees and senior surgeons nationally and internationally and was involved in the development of the mentorship programme which is now internationally used. I have published about the learning curve of HoLEP.

Areas of interest

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (MRI fusion biopsies);
Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy;
Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms / BPH;
Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate (HoLEP)

Medical secretaries

Anaesthetists worked with

About me
My qualifications & training
My private practice
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

Edit details Print page

The information contained on Finder is submitted by consultants, therapists and healthcare services, and these third parties declare it to be correct and compliant with their relevant regulatory bodies' standards and codes of conduct. We're unable to guarantee the accuracy of all of the information provided.

You can find out more about the information on Finder and our website terms of use here.