Mr Matthew Liew

Consultant Urological Surgeon

BMedSci (Hons), MD, FRCSUrol


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I am an experienced urologist with sub-specialty interests in urinary stone disease treatment (kidney/ ureteric/ bladder stone), bladder cancer, prostate cancer diagnostics and HoLEP (holmium laser enucleation of prostate). I was Clinical Director during my first year as consultant.

I am a keen innovator and currently the only surgeon in Greater Manchester (GM) offering HoLEP, which is considered by many to be the gold standard surgical approach to treating prostate enlargement symptoms. The benefits compared to conventional prostate treatments (such as transurethral resection of prostate or TURP) are reduced bleeding/ short hospital stay, enhanced removal of prostate obstruction, with long-lasting benefits.

I am the first UK surgeon to use a novel circumcision using the latest generation CircCurer device. I have presented my findings nationally, which include rapid surgery (under 10 mins), suitability for local anaesthesia, low post-operative pain, and 100% patient cosmetic satisfaction. I carry out laser bladder tumour ablation (TULA) under local anaesthetic and am co lead for the GM TULA service.

I developed the stone multidisciplinary team (MDT) in Wigan, Bolton and Salford. I am a Key Opinion Leader in Endourology for Richard Wolf, Teleflex and Coloplast. I have been an invited speaker on HoLEP, and chaired a BAUS (British Association of Urological Surgeons) session on BPH/LUTS, having regularly reviewed submissions to the BAUS Annual General Meeting.

I am an active researcher, with over 20 publications on a number of topics including prostate cancer, kidney stone disease and education. I am Chief / Principal Investigator in a number of key international trials. I received my research doctorate (Doctor of Medicine, MD) from the University of Manchester after an intensive study of kidney cancer chemotherapy resistance mechanisms at the Christie Hospital.

I am an associate member of the European Association of Urologists Guidelines Panel for Prostate Cancer. These guidelines are the most sited urology guidance worldwide.  I also regularly review articles for BJUI (British Journal of Urology International). I have also contributed to the Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) urology guidance for bladder cancer. During 2021, I was running the only non-cancer urology trial in the UK.

I am an accredited Royal College of Surgeons Educational Supervisor. I have chaired numerous training sessions including the North West Annual Stone Course, as well as regional training sessions. I am also involved in Antibiotic Stewardship and am an active member within my NHS trust.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Matthew Liew at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Bladder tumours including TURBT
  • En bloc resection
  • Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Mitomycin bladder instillation and Local anaesthetic bladder tumour laser ablation (TULA)
  • PCNL
  • Rezum
  • Scrotal surgery
  • Ureteroscopy
  • UroLift and TURP

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Additional information

Urology
Benign prostate diseases
Bladder/ kidney stone disease

BMedSci (Hons) - First Class / London / 2001
Bachelor of Medical Sciences

MBBS / London / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

MD / Manchester / 2013
Doctor of Medicine

FRCSUrol / England / 2016
Fellows of Royal College of Surgeons England


Professional memberships

British Association of Urological Surgeons

European Association of Urology

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

BAUS Section of Endourology

BAUS Section of Oncology


Professional leadership

Stone and Endourology Lead at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Research Lead for Urology, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Previous Clinical Director for Urology, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughters. I am a keen amateur footballer and musician. I play violin, piano, drums and guitar regularly in these bands: Clutton sounds, (a urology rock band), and Stringbox (a Manchester based folk band). My latest band, currently without a name, is more funk/ soul inspired.

Private secretary Liz Costello
Private secretary telephone 0161 447 6761
Private secretary email enquiries@mmsecretaries.co.uk