Mr Peter Acher: Urology

Mr Peter Acher


  • Fee assured

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)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • M6582

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

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • N3030

    Circumcision - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • M2920

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

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

  • N1100

    Correction of hydrocele(s) - unilateral - (1-5)

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

  • M7940

    Internal urethrotomy (including cystoscopy +/- dilation) - (1-5)

  • BT212

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

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

  • N1580

    Excision of epididymal cyst - (1-5)

  • N2842

    Frenuloplasty of penis - (1-5)

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