Consultant Profile

Mr Mark Rochester

Mr Mark Rochester MA MB BChir MD FRCS(Urol)
Practicing at:
Spire Norwich Hospital
  • Urology
    • Benign prostate diseases
    • Bladder / kidney stone disease
    • Bladder cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Urological cancers
    • Urological pathology
Special clinical interests:

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP/laser prostatectomy)
Laparoscopic cystectomy
Partial nephrectomy (open and laparoscopic)
Laparoscopic nephrectomy

Research interests:

Kidney, prostate and bladder cancer
Chief investigator for SMART-P trial for chronic prostatits / chronic pelvic pain

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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

British Association of Urological Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
European Association of Urology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01603 255 574
Private secretary:
Hilary Whitehouse
Private secretary telephone number:
01603 287 453
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Rochester qualified from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1998 with first class honours in medical sciences. After surgical training in Oxford Mr Rochester undertook a period of full-time laboratory research in urological oncology at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford which led to the award of an MD degree and election to the post of Royal College of Surgeons of England Hunterian Professor in 2006. His specialist urology training took place in the Eastern Deanery, predominantly in Norwich and Cambridge. Mr Rochester has subspecialty training in urological cancer surgery, particularly for the kidney and bladder and offers minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery for these conditions - laparoscopic cystectomy, radical and partial nephrectomy. He also has expertise in Holmium laser enucleation for the prostate (HoLEP/laser prostatectomy) for benign prostate enlargement and has mentored other surgeons in this new technique, which offers a shorter hospital stay (usually 23 hours) and post-operative catheterisation time than traditional TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate). Mr Rochester maintains an active interest in clinical research, currently co-supervising surgeons towards research degrees at UEA and running a randomised trial for patients with chronic pelvic pain funded by a Regional Innovation Fund Grant.

Personal profile:

Mr Rochester is married with three daughters and an ageing Labrador.

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