Mr Howard Marsh
MBChB, MD, FRCS (Urol)
I qualified in 1993 from Bristol University Medical School. I went on to do my basic surgical training in London and higher surgical training in Oxford, gaining my MD in Genetic Polymorphisms in Bladder Cancer Angiogenesis in 2005. I passed FRCS (Urol) in 2007. I took up post as Consultant Urologist at Medway Maritime Hospital in December 2008. Whilst I am part of the urology on call rota, I am experienced in and enjoy all aspects of general urology.
My special interests are minimally invasive treatments of the upper tract and all aspects of urological stone disease. I have been instrumental in setting up a fully comprehensive Stone Centre together with Mr John Palmer and Mr S Sriprasad. All cases are discussed and managed by the team and techniques include rigid and flexible ureteroscopy and laser stone fragmentation, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, extracorporeal lithotripsy and laparoscopy. I have strong links with Darent Valley Hospital where I operate every fortnight.
I am currently playing a lead role in The Productive Operating Theatre programme at Medway, which is committed to improving patient safety and working practice within theatres. I am also involved in implementing an Enhanced Recovery Programme whereby patient pre and post operative care is streamlined to improve patient outcome and experience. I have recently published a series of articles relating to medico-legal issues in the British Journal of Urology.
British Association of Urological Surgeons.
European Association of Urology.
Royal Society of Medicine.
British Medical Association.
Royal College of Surgeons.
Medway Maritime Hospital.
I am married to a local GP and have three children.