Professor Ben Grey

Professor Ben Grey

Consultant Urologist


Specialises in

  • Kidney stones
  • Prostate problems
  • Testicular lumps
  • Blood in urine (haematuria)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

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I am a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT), working at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Trafford General Hospitals. I am also an Honorary Professor at the University of Salford and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. I was proud to be awarded the prestigious British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) John Anderson award in 2015 which recognises an individual who has contributed to urology in an outstanding or inspirational way.

I practice all components of general urology but I have sub-specialty interests in urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder) stone management. I am always keen to learn new techniques that can benefit my patients and have performed ‘UK-first’ procedures, on a couple of occasions. As part of Manchester urology, I offer the full range of therapeutic options for stone disease privately, including minimally invasive endourology techniques and shockwave lithotripsy as well as strategies to reduce the risk of further stone formation. I lead the complex stone service and stone multidisciplinary team (MDT) at CMFT and see patients from across NW England.

I graduated from the University of Manchester and undertook higher surgical training in Manchester and the North West. I have gained further specialist experience at the Cleveland Clinic in the USA and at stone centres in Amsterdam and Turin. An active researcher, with over 30 publications and book chapters to date, I received my research doctorate (MD) from the University of Manchester after an intensive study of prostate stem cell biology at the Christie Hospital.

I am also a qualified educator (PGCert Distinction) and have recently been appointed as interim Training Programme Director for Urology in Manchester with overall responsibility for the quality of trainee urologists’ education in the region. I am an invited faculty member on numerous UK instructional courses and have lectured internationally on the management of stone disease. I have been appointed as a global key opinion leader for two large companies providing endourological equipment.

I recognise the importance of audit and submit my data to the various stone-related BAUS audits. Also, I lead on audit and governance for the CMFT Urology Department and my current research interests focus on service improvement (patient safety/satisfaction and efficiency), with the ultimate aim of maximising patients' experience.


General Medical Council Number: C6028677

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Ben Grey at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Upper tract laparoscopy

Q & A

Shockwave lithotripsy: Procedure, benefits, risks and recovery

Professor Ben Grey, Consultant Urologist, says shockwave lithotripsy is a non-invasive treatment for kidney stones. The procedure focuses soundwaves which breakdown the stones into smaller bits which can be urinated out.

The benefits of the procedure include not requiring anaesthesia, being a day case procedure, and being non-invasive.

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Additional information

Benign prostate diseases
Bladder/ kidney stone disease
Erectile dysfunction
Kidney cancer
Male infertility
Sexual dysfunction
Urinary tract infections
Urological cancers
Urological pathology

Special clinical interests: All aspects of urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder) stone disease and endourology.

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

I enjoy spending time with my wife, watching our two boys grow up. My playing days are now over but I enjoy watching both rugby and football games and exercise playing squash and running.

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