Mr Bernard Potluri: Urology

Mr Bernard Potluri



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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 provided services to Princess Alexandra Hospital, Essex since November 1997- February 2018.

He enjoys teaching junior doctors, nurses and general practitioners. Princess Alexandra Hospital, the department has been recognised for specialist training in urology during his tenure. All his trainees have been appointed to consultant posts in prestigious institutions in UK band abroad

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)

    Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • N3030

    Circumcision - (5-50)

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

  • M4514

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

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

  • XR110

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

    Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • M7020

    Transrectal sextant needle biopsy of prostate with ultrasound guidance - (1-5)

    Rivers Hospital (1-5)

  • N1810

    Vasectomy reversal (vasovasostomy) bilateral - (1-5)

  • M2930

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

  • N1100

    Correction of hydrocele(s) - unilateral - (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)

  • M6582

    Transperineal template-guided biopsies of the prostate under image guidance - (1-5)

  • M4713

    Bladder instillation as sole procedure - (1-5)

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