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- Reconstructive surgery
- Urological malignancy
Mr Benedict Blake-James is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he practices with a special interest in prostate disease and urological oncology (cancer) diagnosis and treatment. Surgical specialisation includes laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
Mr Blake-James qualified MBBS at the Royal Free Medical School in 1995. He completed specialist training in London which led to the award of FRCS(Urol) in 2011 (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons).
He has extensive experience in a broad variety of urological conditions gained in leading UK hospitals and has also performed a fellowship in cancer and trauma reconstruction at The Alfred Hospital in Australia.
He undertook a research degree at The Institute of Urology in London investigating prostate function.
Areas of interest
Prostate disease including prostate cancer and BPH;
Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery; Vasectomy; Foreskin problems & circumcision; Testicular & scrotal disorders
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urological Surgeon, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Research work from 2003-2007 led to the award of a research doctorate, MD(Res), from University College London in 2013.
His work investigated the control and function of the prostate, which has helped develop treatment strategies for men with urinary symptoms.
He is currently involved establishing and recruiting to clinical trials in urological cancer management at York Hospital.
Ben lives with his wife, Nina, and four children in Pocklington.
- BSc. Neurosciences University of London 1992
- MB.BS Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London. 1995
- FRCS(Urol) Royal College of Surgeons 2011
- MD(Res) University of London 2012
- Fellowship The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- Urology, 2012
- Nuffield Health York Hospital, YO31 8TA
- 17:30 - 20:00
- 01904 890473
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
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (1-5)
Endoscopic resection of prostate (TUR) (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)
Endoscopic resection of lesion of bladder (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)
Endoscopic insertion/removal of prosthesis into ureter (including bilateral and cystoscopy, +/- pyelography) - (1-5)
Endoscopic examination of ureter (+/- cystoscopy and insertion/removal of stent) - (1-5)
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Benenden impairment code |
Prostate, Disorders, Other | Disorders of the prostate; Prostate, Atrophy; Prostate, Calculus
Inflammatory Disease, Prostate | Prostate, Abscess; Prostate, Diseases, Inflammatory; Prostatitis; Prostatocystitis
Malignant Neoplasm, Bladder | Disease of the bladder
Male Genital Organs, Other Disorders | Disorders of the male genital organs; Cyst, Epididymal; Cyst, Testis; Haematocele; Male Genital Organs, Other, Inflammatory Disorders; Seminal Vesiculitis; Spermatocele; Testis, Atrophy; Testis, Torsion; Torsion of Epididymis
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