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Mr Tim Briggs

Mr Tim Briggs

Consultant Urologist
BSC, MS, FRCS, Urol

Practising at

Spire Bushey Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Tim Briggs at Spire include:

Urology

Other treatments

Robotic radical prostatectomy; Radical cystoprostatectomy; Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer; Diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer; Benign prostate disease; UroLift surgery for benign prostate enlargement; PSA assessment; Haematuria; testicular and scrotal conditions; hydroceles, epididymal cysts, vasectomy, urinary incontinence; Urodynamics; female incontinence; recurrent urinary tract infections.   

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University College London Hospital NHS Trust. I qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical School in 1984 and after basic surgical training and gaining my FRCS I embarked on a career in Urology. After finishing my training I spent a year in the Concorde Hospital in Sydney Australia. As a Consultant I have developed an interest in prostate cancer and bladder cancer and have used the Da Vinci Robotic System from 2010. In 2012 I became part of the pelvic cancer team at University College London Hospital where I routinely perform robotic radical prostatectomies for the treatment of prostate cancer, cystoprostatectomies (removal of prostate and bladder) and cystectomies for the treatment of bladder cancer.

Robotic surgery involves minimal access surgery so patients don’t have large scars and the recovery time is quicker which means they are usually home within 1-2 days after major surgery. With patients undergoing robotic radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, the type of operation they have will depend very much on the stage and grade of cancer but all these aspects are discussed in great detail with my patients so that they have a full understanding of what their surgery will involve prior to undergoing surgery. Currently, I have performed over 200 laparoscopic radical prostatectomies and well in excess of over 500 robotic radical prostatectomies.

In my Private Practice, as well as performing robotic radical prostatectomies, I investigate, diagnose and treat patients with prostate and bladder cancer and perform transperineal prostate biopsies following multi-modality MRI in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. I also treat benign prostate disease and perform benign prostate surgery/UroLift and scrotal/genital surgery. I also see patients with most general urological conditions such as haematuria (blood in the urine), urinary tract infections, and female incontinence. I like to take time to explain sensitive problems in plain English, not all Urology problems require surgery, so I explain all the different treatment options with my patients helping them to come to the correct treatment choice that is right for them and in their own time.

In this day of super-specialisation, in the unlikely event I felt a problem lie outside the scope of my Practice, then I would recommend a Colleague who I thought would be more appropriate for that particular urological condition. At Spire Bushey, I also chair the Multi-Disciplinary Teem meeting in which all urological patients diagnosis and treatment options are discussed and this ensures the quality of all cancer management plans.


Clinical Interests

Urology
Bladder cancer
Prostate cancer
Incontinence
Urinary tract infections
Female urology
Benign prostate diseases
Urodynamics
Urological cancers

Robotic radical prostatectomy; Radical cystoprostatectomy; Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer; Diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer; Benign prostate disease; UroLift surgery for benign prostate enlargement; PSA assessment; Haematuria; testicular and scrotal conditions; urinary incontinence; Urodynamics; female incontinence; recurrent urinary tract

Private contact details

Telephone 020 8901 5555
Private secretary Vanessa Coletti
Private secretary telephone 020 8901 5513
Private secretary fax 020 8901 5582
Private secretary email vanessa.coletti@spirehealthcare.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Urological Surgeons
British Association of Urological Surgeons Oncology Group
European Association of Urology
European Robotic Urological Symposium Group

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Urologist, University College Hospital (UCH)

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Personal Profile

In my spare time I am a keen cyclist.

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