Consultant Profile

Mr Andrew Ballaro

Mr Andrew Ballaro MBBS, BSc(Hons), MSc, MD, FRCS(Urol)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Urology
    • Benign prostate diseases
    • Bladder / kidney stone disease
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Urological cancers
Special clinical interests:

All treatments for kidney stones
Ureteric stent problems
Endourology (minimally invasive surgery)

Research interests:

Minimally invasive surgical techniques
Causes of overactive bladder 



Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant urological Surgeon Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust
Departmental Lead for Urology
Clinical Lead for Endourology and Stone Services
Department Lead for Urological Education
London Deanery Clinical Trainer and Educational supervisor for Urological Surgeons in training

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

General Medical Council
European Association of Urologists
British Assocation of Urological Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of England

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8709 7817
Private secretary:
Charlotte  Mann
Private secretary telephone number:
0207 042 1790
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Andrew Ballaro MSc, MD, FRCS (Urol) is Consultant Urological Surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital and Spire Roding Hospital. He specialises in the management of all urological problems such as blood in the urine, urinary infections, prostate cancer and bladder problems, and has a major surgical interest in the management of kidney stones.


Mr Ballaro has been a full time NHS Consultant Urological Surgeon for nearly 10 years and is both the Lead Consultant for the urology service and the Clinical Lead for stone surgery at King George and Queens Hospitals. He performs over a hundred and fifty complex laser and keyhole operations to remove kidney stones per year, and in the National Surgical Outcomes Audit (NHS Choices website) he is consistently one of the highest volume stone surgeons in southern England with the some of the best surgical results in the country.


In his practice at Spire Roding and Spire Hartswood Hospitals Mr Ballaro provides a comprehensive urology service and the full range of treatments for kidney stones, and is dedicated to offering the most suitable procedure to patients on an individualised basis. He is approved by all major insurance companies and is supported by a highly professional on-line practice management team, which enables easy patient access to results and further medical advice by email.


In terms of training, Mr Ballaro qualified from The Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London and undertook basic surgical training in Oxford.  He achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of London in 1999, and after being awarded both a Masters degree in Urology and MD in Clinical Sciences from The Institute of Urology at University College London completed higher urological training on the North London Training Scheme. He received further advanced training in complex stone surgery and laparoscopy from nationally and internationally recognised experts. He is entered on the GMC Specialist Register.


In addition to his clinical interests, Mr Ballaro has an interest in Urological Education and a research interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques and the basic science of bladder dysfunction on which he has over fifty publications. He was awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004 for his work on bladder dysfunction. He is also co-author of the latest edition of the standard medical student textbook ‘Lecture notes in Urology’.

Personal profile:

I am married to a consultant physician and we have three young children.

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Mr Andrew Ballaro

Mr Andrew Ballaro, Spire Roding private Hospital, Essex, east London, consultant urologist, sontes, overactive bladder, urological cancer, urinary infections.

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