Mr Peter Acher


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Specialises in

  • General
  • Urinary tract stones
  • Urological malignancy

About me

Mr Acher completed his training in South Thames in 2012 and was immediately appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Southend University Hospital. He has a strong academic background, having completed a PhD on the subject of prostate brachytherapy.

He has particular expertise in single-stage day case brachytherapy and has developed a state of the art prostate cancer diagnostic service with MRI-targeted transperineal prostate biopsy.

He is a laser surgeon for prostates (Holmium laser enucleation) and stone disease.

Mr Acher is currently lead for audit within the urology department at Southend University Hospital.

As well as publishing papers in a variety of journals and presenting work at scientific meetings, he writes reviews for several journals.

Areas of interest

Prostate cancer disgnosis; PSA; prostate biopsy (transperineal and MR-targeted); urinary symptoms; laser prostate surgery; laser stone surgery; prostate brachytherapy, circumcision, scrotal/testicular problems.

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Procedures completed

  • M4510

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

  • M6532

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

    Spire Wellesley Hospital (1-5) Spire Hartswood Hospital (1-5)

  • N3030

    Circumcision - (1-5)

    Spire Wellesley Hospital (1-5) Spire Hartswood Hospital (1-5) London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • M4210

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

  • M6582

    Transperineal template-guided biopsies of the prostate under image guidance - (1-5)

    Spire Hartswood Hospital (1-5)

  • N1580

    Excision of epididymal cyst - (1-5)

  • M2920

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

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • XR630

    Percutaneous nephrostomy - (1-5)

  • M6530

    Endoscopic resection of prostate (TUR) (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

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