Mr Benjamin Turney: Urology
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Mr Benjamin Turney

Urology

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Specialises in

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  • Urinary tract stones
  • Urological malignancy

About me

Ben Turney is the Bernard Senior Clinical Researcher in Urology in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon. Ben was an undergraduate in Cambridge and undertook surgical training in the Oxford region. He has completed research for both an MSc and DPhil (= PhD) in Oxford. He also obtained a diploma in university level teaching in 2006 from the University of Oxford.

Ben has driven successful business plans to introduce a fixed site lithotripter in Oxford (2009) and more recently (2012) a 100W laser for stone surgery and laser prostate surgery (HOLEP). A further successful business plan will allow expansion of the lithotripsy service to 5 full days a week. Ben drove the successful application to host international EBU fellowships in Oxford.

Ben’s research interest is in kidney stone disease and he has collaborations with proteomics, genetics, biomedical engineering, public health and epidemiology departments in Oxford and also with the Royal Veterinary School (www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/osg). To support this research Ben has established a biobank of over 500 stone patients using funds obtained from the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. Work from his research is presented regularly international meetings and published in peer reviewed journals. He has given invited presentations at national and international meetings.

Ben has benefited from international experience with recognised leaders in the field including Prof Glenn Preminger at Duke University, North Carolina, USA and Prof Olivier Traxer, Hôpital Tenon, Paris. In 2013, Ben was awarded the International Guest Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons, one of only 13 awarded internationally.

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Endourology; Stone disease; Kidney Stones; Renal colic; Medical investigation and management of kidney stones; ureteroscopy; flexible ureteroscopy; percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL); metabolic evaluation of kidney stone formers; Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs); Lower urinary tract symptoms; haematuria (blood in the urine); Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); Prostate disease including raised PSA; Urological oncology; Urinary tract disorders; Bladder cancer

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