Mr Joe Philip

Consultant Urological Surgeon


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I am a Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital.

I have broad experience in general and diagnostic urology - which includes helping my patients identify reasons for blood in urine, raised prostate blood test (PSA) levels, recurrent urinary infections and urinary flow problems.

My specialist expertise are in the minimally invasive treatment of kidney stones (endoscopic & percutaneous) and endoscopic upper tract urothelial cancer management. I am the Stone unit Lead at the European training centre for Stone disease at Southmead Hospital, leading a team of 15 which includes trainee registrars, junior doctors, lithotripsy radiographers and nurses; as well as the only fixed site Lithotriptor in the South West of England. I developed the unit into one of the highest volume centres in the UK with impressive treatment success rates.

Following my higher surgical training in Merseyside (Wirral, Cheshire and Liverpool) I completed a Sub-Specialist Clinical Fellowship in Endourology and Laparoscopic Kidney surgery at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Birmingham. I then joined the Consultant faculty at the Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital and University of Bristol in 2011.

My research interests are in socio-demographic causes of recurrent stone disease, evaluating risk factors for sepsis, increased hospital stay and morbidity in patients who undergo stone procedures. Other areas of interest include assessing techniques and factors to improve stone treatment success.

I have published 92 articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals and currently serve as a scientific reviewer for 11 indexed journals.

I am also the Educational Lead for Urology at the Bristol Urological Institute, maintaining excellence in training and research among the urological trainees.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Joe Philip at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • General urology
  • Diagnostic urology
  • Kidney stone treatment
  • Ureteroscopy
  • PCNL

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Additional information

Bladder/ kidney stone disease
Kidney cancer
Laparoscopic surgery

Special Clinical Interests: General Urology, Diagnostic Urology, Kidney stones and Ureteroscopy.

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

I am married with two young children. I like to get the occasional game of tennis with my 16-year-old son or watch cricket with my 10-year-old daughter. I am a vociferous sideline football supporter having spent over 10 years in the North West.

I hold less than 0.1% of the issued share capital of Spire Healthcare Group.
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