Mr Laurence Stewart
MD, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Urol.Ed)
I graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1982. I gained broad experience across all surgical disciplines before training in Urology in Aberdeen and Belfast.
I subsequently sub-specialised in female and reconstructive urology in Cardiff, Christchurch (New Zealand) and Duke University in North Carolina, USA. I took up my current post as Consultant Urological Surgeon in 1996 and have introduced a wide range of reconstructive treatments to Edinburgh, most recently establishing the use of botulinum toxin (Botox) for urinary incontinence.
I was a research Fellow in Belfast for two years, studying bladder cancer, and achieved my MD thesis in 1994. I have published widely on this and other urological topics. I have authored the chapter on Urological Surgery in Principles and Practice of Surgery and co-authored the chapter on Kidney and Genito-Urinary Disease in Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine. I retain an active interest in training and am the convener of the Core Skills in Urology course in the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
I was the lead clinician for Urology in Edinburgh from 1998 to 2007, during which time I helped establish minimal access surgery and promoted the role for laser prostatectomy and specialist physiotherapy in both male and female urinary incontinence.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Laurence Stewart at Spire include:
British Association of Urological Surgeons
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
International Continence Society
Scottish Urological Society
Outside of my busy clinical life I like to spend time with my wife and two daughters. We all enjoy skiing and I have held a Private Pilot's Licence since 1980 and I would like to spend more time flying.