Consultant Profile

Professor J K Mellon

Professor J K Mellon MB BCh BAO, MD, FRCS (I), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed)(Urol)
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Urology
    • Benign prostate diseases
    • Bladder / kidney stone disease
    • Bladder cancer
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Prostate cancer
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Urodynamics
    • Urological cancers
Special clinical interests:

Urological oncology with a special interest in the surgical management of bladder cancer, renal cancer and testis cancer. 

Research interests:

I have a longstanding laboratory interest in the molecular pathology of bladder cancer with an emphasis on the pathways involved in the development of secondary cancers and am involved in assessing a promising potential new treatment for bladder cancer, which may lead to a clinical trial in the next few years.

I am also working on a collaborative project with colleagues at the University of Leicester to develop a new agent based on nanotechnology for diagnosing and treating prostate cancer.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Professor of Urology, University Hospitals Leicester.

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

British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
European Association of Urology
Association of Academic Urologists
Past Chairman BAUS section of Academic Urology
Past Chairman Scientific and Education Committee of  the Urology Foundation

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Medical Secretaries Office
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 265 3014
Private secretary fax:
0116 272 9009
Private secretary email address:
Monthly Thursday evening clinic and by arrangement.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Mellon qualified in medicine from Queens University Belfast in 1983, obtaining FRCS in 1987 and following this moved to Newcastle upon Tyne to commence training in urological surgery. During this time he performed a laboratory project on bladder cancer leading to an MD. Prior to being appointed Consultant, he made short visits to several major urological centres in the USA including Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

He was appointed Senior Lecturer in urological surgery in 1994 in Newcastle and appointed to the Foundation Chair of Urology at the University of Leicester in 2001.

Professor Mellon takes a special interest in the diagnosis of patients with suspected urological cancers. He regularly performs laparoscopic nephrectomy, radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction. He also manages patients with advanced prostate cancer and performs trans-rectal ultrasound scan of the prostate and prostate biopsy in men with suspected prostate cancer.

Personal profile:

Professor Mellon has a keen interest in rugby and football and has held season tickets at Welford Road, Old Trafford, Roker Park and the Stadium of Light.

He keeps himself in tip top condition for performing major urological procedures by cycling around Leicestershire on his road bike.

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Professor J K Mellon

Professor J K Mellon Urology Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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