Consultant Profile

Mr Julian Smith

Mr Julian Smith MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Urol)
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Urology
    • Bladder / kidney stone disease
    • Bladder cancer
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Incontinence
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Male infertility
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Urodynamics
    • Urological cancers
    • Urological pathology
Current NHS and /or university posts:

University Hospital Southampton 

Year of first medical qualification:
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
023 8076 4389
Private secretary:
Becky Palmer
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8076 4389
Private secretary fax:
023 8091 4413
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I graduated from Imperial College in 2002 before carrying out my basic surgical training at the Royal Surrey Hospital followed by 2 years of clinical research at Guy's and St Thomas' hospital in London. The focus of this research was prostate cancer, diagnostic prostate biopsies and robotic radical prostatectomy. In 2009, I published MSc thesis 'The evolving role of transperineal template prostate biopsies' before continuing my higher training in Wessex. 

My principle interests are laparoscopic and open major abdominal and pelvic cancer surgery. I was appointed to University Hospital Southampton (UHS) in 2014 as a bladder and kidney cancer surgeon and have established myself nationally, as one of the country's highest volume cystectomist (bladder removal surgeon).
I also, augment the laparoscopic and open nephrectomy service as well as dovetailing with the prostate team continuing with transperineal biopsies and prostate high dose rate brachytherapy. I continue to enjoy my benign work consisting of vasectomy/peno-scrotology and endoscopic surgery such as transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) to help male urinary symptoms. 


Outside theatre, I remain highly patient focused. I have led a team at University Hospital Southampton to transform the local Enhanced Recovery Programmes for patients after major urological surgery and I have written the national guidelines for the British Association of Urological Surgeons. 
Most recently, I have co-founded a charity, ACTIONurology ( The central tenet is to help fund treatments that the NHS can't subsidise. In particular we are currently fund raising for our Intraoperative Radiotherapy and on-site Clinical Psychologist funds. 

Personal profile:

On a personal level, I am married with two children. I enjoy keeping fit and will pretty much play any sport to do this! On Saturday mornings I coach an under 6 football practice on Whitecliff park in Poole and if there is any time left, I am not afraid of Lycra and can often be spotted on my roadbike. 

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Mr Julian Smith

Mr Julian Smith Urology Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

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