Mr Timothy Briggs: Urology
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Mr Timothy Briggs

Tim Briggs

Urology

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Specialises in

  • General
  • Urological malignancy

About me

I am a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University College London Hospital NHS Trust. I qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical School in 1984 and after basic surgical training and gaining my FRCS I embarked on a career in Urology. After finishing my training I spent a year in the Concorde Hospital in Sydney Australia. As a Consultant I have developed an interest in prostate cancer and bladder cancer and have used the Da Vinci Robotic System from 2010. In 2012 I became part of the pelvic cancer team at University College London Hospital where I routinely perform robotic radical prostatectomies for the treatment of prostate cancer, cystoprostatectomies (removal of prostate and bladder) and cystectomies for the treatment of bladder cancer. Robotic surgery involves minimal access surgery so patients don’t have large scars and the recovery time is quicker which means they are usually home within 1-2 days after major surgery. With patients undergoing robotic radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, the type of operation they have will depend very much on the stage and grade of cancer but all these aspects are discussed in great detail with my patients so that they have a full understanding of what their surgery will involve prior to undergoing surgery. Currently, I have performed over 200 laparoscopic radical prostatectomies and well in excess of over 500 robotic radical prostatectomies.
In my Private Practice, as well as performing robotic radical prostatectomies, I investigate, diagnose and treat patients with prostate and bladder cancer and perform transperineal prostate biopsies following multi-modality MRI in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. I also treat benign prostate disease and perform benign prostate surgery/UroLift and scrotal/genital surgery. I also see patients with most general urological conditions such as haematuria (blood in the urine), urinary tract infections, and female incontinence. I like to take time to explain sensitive problems in plain English, not all Urology problems require surgery, so I explain all the different treatment options with my patients helping them to come to the correct treatment choice that is right for them and in their own time. In this day of super-specialisation, in the unlikely event I felt a problem lie outside the scope of my Practice, then I would recommend a Colleague who I thought would be more appropriate for that particular urological condition. At Spire Bushey, I also chair the Multi-Disciplinary Teem meeting in which all urological patients diagnosis and treatment options are discussed and this ensures the quality of all cancer management plans.

In my spare time I am a keen cyclist.

Areas of interest

Robotic radical prostatectomy; Radical cystoprostatectomy; Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer; Diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer; Benign prostate disease; UroLift surgery for benign prostate enlargement; PSA assessment; Haematuria; testicular and scrotal conditions; hydroceles; epididymal cysts; vasectomy;urinary incontinence; Urodynamics; female incontinence; recurrent urinary tract infections; general urological conditions

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Procedures completed

  • M4510

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

    BMI Hendon Hospital (1-5) Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • M6582

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

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • M4514

    Endoscopic examination of bladder (rigid cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)

  • M4712

    Bladder instillation of pharmacologic agent (including cystoscopy) - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • M7590

    Insertion of suburethral tape sling (e.g. TOT or TVT) +/- administration of local anaesthetic by operating surgeon (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • M3500

    Partial cystectomy (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • M6620

    Endoscopic incision of outlet of male bladder (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • M4410

    Litholapaxy (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • M3820

    Cystostomy and insertion of suprapubic tube into bladder (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

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