Consultant Profile

Mr Andy Symes

Mr Andy Symes MBBS BSc MRCS MD(Res) FRCS(Urol) - Keith Yates Gold Medal
Practicing at:
The Montefiore Hospital
  • Urology
    • Bladder cancer
    • Prostate cancer
Special clinical interests:

Medical and surgical management of urinary tract stones, Minimally invasive surgery: percutaneous nephrolithotomy and ureterorenoscopy. Laser destruction of stones, Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, Laser prostatectomy, Urinary tract infections, Chronic pelvic pain.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

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

British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
BAUS Section of Endourology
Royal College of Surgeons

Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Symes is a consultant urological surgeon based at the Royal Sussex Country and Princess Royal Hospitals.

Mr Symes trained in medicine at Guys and St Thomas’s hospitals and qualified with an MDDS and a BSc in clinical anatomy. After rotating through the Royal Marsden Hospital he spent two years researching novel gene expression in human prostates at University College London and was awarded an MD. His urological training was largely based in London, with two years spent at St Georges hospital specialising in the management of stone disease. He was awarded the Keith Yates Gold medal for outstanding performance in the intercollegiate examination for Great Britain and Ireland in 2009.

Mr Symes has published in peer review journals, presented at international conferences, and has written several book chapters.

He has a number of sub-speciality and clinical interests: keyhole surgery for large kidney stones, lithotripsy and minimally invasive surgery for benign prostatic enlargement. He is the clinic lead for stone surgery within the trust, and is helping to develop a regional stone service for Sussex.

His main clinical focus is improving outcomes for stones. He has recently introduced the only static lithotripter in Sussex, and is able to provide access to lithotripsy.

Personal profile:

Mr Symes has a keen interest in sports, especially golf and skiing. He is married with two children.

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