Mr Richard Coulthard

Consultant Urological Surgeon

BM, MPhil, FRCS (Urol)

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After graduating from Southampton University Medical School in 1997, I completed my basic surgical training in Bath. Following this, I spent two years as Research fellow studying urinary tract infection, for which I was awarded an M.Phil in Biosciences from Cardiff University. I proceeded to complete Higher Surgical training in Urology in the South West and South Wales and achieved fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2007, before taking up post as Consultant Urological Surgeon at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

I have a busy practice in general urology and urological cancer and am a member of the urological cancer and urinary stone multidisciplinary teams. I have a keen interest in training and teach on the on the BAUS laparoscopic skills course.

I have a particular interest in laparoscopic surgery and endourology. The Urological Foundation Award allowed me to travel to the University of Southern California to experience advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery, to help us further develop our endourology service here in Cardiff.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Coulthard at Spire include:


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Additional information

Urological cancers
Prostate cancer
Bladder/ kidney stone disease
Urinary tract infections

Special clinical interests: Urinary stones; Laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. Please note I undertake TURP, not laser.

BM / Southampton University Medical School / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Association of Urological Surgeons

European Association of Urology

Consultant Urological Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff