Consultant Profile

Mr Neil Harris

Mr Neil Harris MD FRCS(Urol)
Practicing at:
Spire Ilkley Clinic, Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Urology
    • Female Urology
    • Incontinence
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Urodynamics
Special clinical interests:

Urolift® surgery for enlarged prostates  
Female and reconstructive urology
Pelvic floor disorders (including pelvic floor prolapse)
General urology
Sacral nerve stimulator surgery for urinary incontinence
Artificial urinary sphincter / male sling surgery for post-prostatectomy incontinence.

Research interests:

Quality of life issues following pelvic floor surgery
Use of the artificial urinary sphincter

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Urology, University of Leeds

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member, British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
Member, European Association of Urology (EAU)
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary:
Mrs Julie Dean
Private secretary telephone number:
0113 218 5944
Private secretary fax:
0113 218 5987
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Neil Harris was appointed as a consultant urologist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Spire Leeds Hospital in Roundhay in 2008.

Following training in general urology, Mr Harris underwent advanced fellowship training in female urology and his main clinical interests are female and reconstructive urology. In particular, Mr Harris is interested in the management of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction. He is also interested in male reconstructive urology, including use of the artificial urinary sphincter.

Mr Neil Harris graduated in medicine (MB ChB) from the University of Leeds in 1995. Following that, he spent several years in the Army and served as Regimental Medical Officer to The Light Dragoons, with operational tours in Northern Ireland and Bosnia. He completed his basic surgical training in the Portsmouth area and was awarded a higher research degree (MD) for research into intravesical chemotherapy for bladder cancer. Mr Harris joined the South West Specialist Registrar training programme in urology, where he was trained in general urology and developed interests in female & reconstructive urology. He was appointed to the first approved Fellowship programme in the UK in female urology and undertook this training in Leicester and the US. 

Mr Harris has numerous peer-reviewed publications and has made over 30 presentations at national and international scientific meetings.

Personal profile:

Mr Neil Harris lives in Roundhay with his wife, Jane and three children.

He enjoys keeping fit, travel and skiing (whenever possible!)

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Mr Neil Harris

Mr Neil Harris, Consultant Urologist, Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Urodynamics, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Female and Male Urology, Spire Leeds, Private Hospital, Roundhay, Leeds, Yorkshire

Mr Neil Harris in the news

Mr Neil Harris appeared in the Daily Mail on 15 January 2013 in an article featuring one his patients, Mr Albert Cheesebrough.

Mr Cheesebrough suffered from incontinence following treatment for prostate cancer. Mr Harris performed 'male transobturator sling' at Spire Leeds Hospital and Mr Cheesebrough no longer suffers from incontinence problems.

Read about Mr Cheesebrough's story at Spire Leeds

Read more about Mr Cheesebrough and Mr Harris on the Daily Mail website 

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