Consultant Profile

Mr Mark Harris

Mr Mark Harris MB ChB, FRCS Urol, MD
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Urology
    • Bladder / kidney stone disease
    • Bladder cancer
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Incontinence
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Urodynamics
Special clinical interests:

Benign prostate disease

Prostate artery embolisation (PAE)

Bladder cancer

Bladder disorders

Research interests:

Prostate cancer

Benign prostate disorders e.g. PAE

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant urological surgeon at UHS

Consultant urological surgeon at the ISTC, Southampton

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

Member of BAUS (British Association of Urological Surgeons)

Member of the EAU (European Association of Urology)

Fellow of the RCSEd (Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh)

Member of the Endourological Society

Contact Details 
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:

Mark Harris studied medicine at the University of Bristol and continued his basic surgical training in the South West.  During his time in Taunton, he developed his interest in urology and spent a period of time researching the psychological effects of prostate cancer investigation.  Other issues regarding potential improvements to the prostate diagnostic pathway emerged and continue to influence his practice.  He was then appointed to the Wessex urology specialist training scheme until his appointment as a locum consultant in Southampton in 2012 and then his subsequent substantive post in 2013.   


His principal interest is in endourology, using minimally invasive ways to treat common urological conditions.  He aims to ensure that patients have a clear understanding of their problem and treatment options.  This has resulted in improvements to the care of patients with bladder cancer who can now have their operation as a day case and with better cancer outcomes due to the routine and prompt use of chemotherapy in the bladder.  Similar improvements are planned for men with benign prostate disorders.  This includes the novel option of prostate artery embolisation (PAE), which is offered in conjunction with expert radiology colleagues, which Southampton are at the forefront of pioneering. 


As recent BAUS endourology committee member, Mr Harris was honoured to be involved in national audits and trial design, designing the content of training meetings and representing members.  As part of his endourology practice, he works with colleagues providing the stone and laparoscopic (keyhole) kidney service in Southampton. 

Personal profile:

When his wife and two daughters allow, he enjoys bike riding around the Meon Valley, playing golf, watersports and tinkering with his kit car. Inspired by Movember, he has recently completed the Tough Mudder challenge for fun.

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Mr Mark Harris

Mr Mark Harris Urology Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

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