Mr Andy Symes


MBBS BSc MRCS MD(Res) FRCS(Urol) - Keith Yates Gold Medal

Specialises in

  • Prostate surgery
  • Vasectomy
  • Stone surgery

Mr Symes is a consultant urological surgeon based at the Royal Sussex Country and Princess Royal Hospitals. He has a number of sub-speciality and clinical interests: keyhole surgery for large kidney stones, lithotripsy and minimally invasive surgery for benign prostatic enlargement. He is the clinic lead for stone surgery within the trust, and is helping to develop a regional stone service for Sussex.

Mr Symes trained in medicine at Guy's and St Thomas’s hospitals and qualified with an MDDS and a BSc in clinical anatomy. After rotating through the Royal Marsden Hospital he spent two years researching novel gene expression in human prostates at University College London and was awarded an MD. His urological training was largely based in London, with two years spent at St Georges hospital specialising in the management of stone disease. He was awarded the Keith Yates Gold medal for outstanding performance in the intercollegiate examination for Great Britain and Ireland in 2009.

His main clinical focus is improving outcomes for stones. He has recently introduced the only static lithotripter in Sussex, and is able to provide access to lithotripsy.

Mr Symes has published in peer review journals, presented at international conferences, and has written several book chapters.


General Medical Council Number: C4650124

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andy Symes at Spire include:


Other treatments

Minimally invasive surgery: percutaneous nephrolithotomy and ureterorenoscopy. Laser destruction of stones, Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, Laser prostatectomy, Urinary tract infections, Chronic pelvic pain. Medical and surgical management of urinary tract stones,

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Prostate cancer
Bladder cancer

Urinary tract stone disease, Endourology, Benign prostatic enlargement.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS

BAUS Section of Endourology.

Royal College of Surgeons.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Personal profile

Mr Symes has a keen interest in sports, especially golf and skiing. He is married with two children.

Contact information

Private secretary Sophie Taylor
Private secretary telephone 01273 828 032
Private secretary email