Mr Bernard Potluri: Urology

Mr Bernard Potluri



  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • General
  • Impotency and infertility
  • Urological malignancy

About us

Qualified with a MB BS in 1977. Obtained masters in general surgery in 1981 and was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1989. Gained a diploma in urology from the Institute of Urology and University College, London in 1991.

Mr Potluri has worked as a surgeon with the Ministry of Health for several years in Jamaica, West Indies. He obtained urological skills in India, Jamaica and further urology training in Scotland, as well as the Institute of Urology at the Middlesex Hospital, London. He has held a consultant post at Hairmyres and Monklands hospitals in Scotland during 1996-1997.

Mr Potluri was appointed to his present post with Princess Alexandra Hospital, Essex in 1997.

He enjoys teaching junior doctors, nurses and general practitioners. Since being appointed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the department has been recognised for specialist training in urology. Some of his trainees have been appointed to consultant posts in UK.
He is a keen promoter of developing community urology services.

Areas of interest

• Prostate assessment - including free, total and complex PSA, PCA3 test, DRE, transrectal ultrasound, uroflow studies and biopsy if indicated
• Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment - Prostate template biopsy; MRI; Bone scan; Brachytherapy
• BPH surgery - Bladder neck incision; TURP; Laser treatment
• Prostatitis - Diagnosis & management
• Impotence / erectile dysfunction
• One stop haematuria clinic (for blood in urine) - consultation, ultrasound, urine cytology and cystoscopy
• Bladder cancer - diagnosis and management
• Vasectomy (no scalpel); Microsurgical vasectomy reversal
• Varicocele - Embolization; varicocelectomy
• Kidney stones - Endoscopic management; Shock wave lithotripsy
• Paediatric (children) - Circumcision; Fixation of testes; Hydrocele; Bedwetting etc
• Female urology - Bladder problems; Urinary tract infections (cystitis); Unstable / irritable bladder; Management of incontinence

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Procedures completed

  • M4510

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

    Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital (1-5) Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • N3030

    Circumcision - (5-50)

    The Holly Private Hospital (1-5) Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital (1-5) Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • XR110

    Ultrasound guided biopsy(ies) - (5-50)

    Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • M2930

    Removal of prosthesis from ureter (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • BT211

    Planning for insertion and removal of a radioactive agent (brachytherapy) into prostate tumour - (1-5)

    Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • N0920

    Orchiopexy - (1-5)

  • M2680

    Endoscopic removal and insertion of prosthesis into ureter (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • M1400

    Extracorporeal fragmentation of calculus of kidney (lithotripsy) - single treatment - (1-5)

  • N1710

    Vasectomy (bilateral ligation of Vas Deferens) - (1-5)

  • M4210

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

  • M0910

    Endoscopic fragmentation of calculi of kidney (including cystoscopy and insertion/removal of stent) - (1-5)

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