Consultant Profile

Mr Prakash Johnson

Mr Prakash Johnson MCh (Urol), DNB, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Urol)
Practicing at:
Spire Washington Hospital
  • Urology
    • Benign prostate diseases
    • Bladder / kidney stone disease
    • Incontinence
    • Reconstructive Urology
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Urological cancers
    • Urological pathology
Special clinical interests:

Robotic Kidney and Adrenal (Key hole) Surgery
Kidney stone
Urine infections
Kidney cancer
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

Research interests:

Kidney stone
Kidney cancer

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital
City Hospitals Sunderland Foundation Trust

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

British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
European Association of Urology (EAU)
Endourological society
Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow
Urological Society of India
British Medical Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0191 4188636
Private secretary:
Private secretary telephone number:
0191 4151272 Ext 2293
Private secretary fax:
0191 4176573
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Prakash Johnson did his Urology training at Freeman Hospital Newcastle completing FRCS (Urology) in 1999.  He was appointed Consultant Urologist at Sunderland Royal hospital in 2000 as lead for Endo-Urology and stone treatment.  He also has specialist Urology qualifications from India having trained in CMC Vellore – DNB & MCh (Urology).

He introduced Laparoscopic Surgery in Urology at Sunderland in 2003 and has developed the department into one of the leading units for Laparoscopic Surgery.  In 2005 he started Cryo-Ablation as treatment for Kidney Cancer at Sunderland – on of the first few departments in the UK to establish this minimally invasive treatment option for Kidney Cancer.

Apart from offering expert management of routine Urological conditions including urine infections, blood in urine, prostate/urine problems etc, his area of expertise include Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery (Pyeloplasty, Partial & Radical Nephrectomy); Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery; Complete Stone Treatment including keyhole operation (PCNL), Ureteroscopic laser treatment & Lithotripsy (ESWL) and treatment of Urethral Stricture. He also performs Robotic Kidney and Adrenal (Key hole) Surgery.

Personal profile:

Mr Johnson enjoys playing tennis and usually manages to get on court 2 to 3 times a week.  His other interests include holidays with the family, music and cricket.

The languages he can speak include English, Tamil, Hindi and can understand Punjabi as well as Malayalam conversation.

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