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Last updated: 15 Apr 2020
- Functional urology/continence
- General urology
- Urinary tract stones
- Urological oncology
Mr John Donohue is a consultant urological surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust with a specialist interest in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. He qualified from Trinity College Dublin and did his basic surgical training in Dubllin. After completing his advanced urology training in Birmingham and London, he spent 2 years as a fellow in New York at the world renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
In addition to core urology, his main area of interest is pelvic oncology and in particular laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, having spent 6 months in France, including the Montsouris Institute in Paris, acquiring this challenging skill.
Mr Donohue is an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and has developed a website to assist patients in decision making in this very complex and often confusing area. He uses the latest technology (MRI scanning and template fusion biopsy) to help with the diagnosis of prostate cancer. In contrast to the majority of cancers, there may be less urgency in deciding a treatment programme for localised prostate cancer. This allows patients time to come terms with the diagnosis and choose a treatment plan.
He was the first surgeon in the UK to use the Argus adjustable male sling for men with incontinence following prostate surgery
Areas of interest
Oncology - Surgical; Urinary Tract Disorders; Prostate Disease including prostate cancer; Laparoscopic Procedures (keyhole surgery); Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy - DaVinci; BPH; Prostatism; TURP; Vaporisation of Prostate in Saline; REZUM Steam treatment to Prostate; Circumcision; Scrotal and Testicular Swellings; Pelvic Oncology; Bladder Cancer; Endourology; Kidney Stones; Vasectomy; Reversal of Vasectomy; Cystitis; UTI; Interstitial Cystitis; Sling Surgery for Male Incontinence; SpaceOar.
- Debbie O'Brien
- Kent Institute Of Medicine & Surgery Newnham Court Way Weavering MAIDSTONE ME14 5FT
- 01622 538090
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Andrew Taylor Fee Assured
- Dr James Wood Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
He loves the oval ball and all matters concerning rugby especially Leinster and Ireland!!!
British Journal of Urology International
Journal of Urology
Journal of Sexual Medicine
Courses offered to GPs
Mr Donohue gives regular presentations to GPs on all areas of urological practice.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.https://www.baus.org.uk/patients/surgical_outcomes/radical_prostatectomy/surgeon.aspx?id=910
- MB BCh BAO Dublin University 1992
- FRCSI RCSI 1996
- FRCS(Urol) RCSI 2002
- Fellowship in Urology Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York 2004
Reference number 4554455
Details of entry to specialist register
- Urology, 2003
Affiliations / memberships
Irish Society of Urology
- Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery, ME14 5FT
- 13:00 - 18:00
- 01622 538090
- Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital, TN2 4UL
- 13:30 - 18:00
- 01622 538090
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.
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