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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor J K Mellon at Spire include:
Professor Mellon treats bladder cancer, benign prostate diseases and prostate cancer, urological cancers, urinary tract infections and bladder/kidney stone disease.
I qualified in medicine from Queens University Belfast in 1983, obtaining FRCS in 1987 and following this moved to Newcastle upon Tyne to commence training in urological surgery. During this time I performed a laboratory project on bladder cancer leading to an MD.
Prior to being appointed Consultant, I made short visits to several major urological centres in the USA including Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. I was appointed Senior Lecturer in urological surgery in 1994 in Newcastle and appointed to the Foundation Chair of Urology at the University of Leicester in 2001.
I take a special interest in the diagnosis of patients with suspected urological cancers. I regularly perform laparoscopic nephrectomy, radical cystectomy and bladder reconstruction. I also manages patients with advanced prostate cancer and perform trans-rectal ultrasound scan of the prostate and prostate biopsy in men with suspected prostate cancer.
Bladder/ kidney stone disease
Benign prostate diseases
Urinary tract infections
Urological oncology with a special interest in the surgical management of bladder cancer, renal cancer and testis cancer.
British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
European Association of Urology
Association of Academic Urologists
Past Chairman BAUS section of Academic Urology
Past Chairman Scientific and Education Committee of the Urology Foundation
Professor of Urology, University Hospitals Leicester.Back to top
I have a keen interest in rugby and football and have held season tickets at Welford Road, Old Trafford, Roker Park and the Stadium of Light. I keep myself in tip top condition for performing major urological procedures by cycling around Leicestershire on my road bike.Back to top
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