Mr Laurence Stewart

Consultant Urologist

MD, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Urol.Ed)


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I graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1982. I gained broad experience across all surgical disciplines before training in Urology in Aberdeen and Belfast. I subsequently sub-specialised in female and reconstructive urology in Cardiff, Christchurch (New Zealand) and Duke University in North Carolina, USA. I took up my current post as Consultant Urological Surgeon in 1996 and have introduced a wide range of reconstructive treatments to Edinburgh, most recently establishing the use of botulinum toxin (Botox) for urinary incontinence.

I was a research Fellow in Belfast for two years, studying bladder cancer, and achieved my MD thesis in 1994. I have published widely on this and other urological topics. I have authored the chapter on Urological Surgery in Principles and Practice of Surgery and co-authored the chapter on Kidney and Genito-Urinary Disease in Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine. I retain an active interest in training and am the convenor of the Core Skills in Urology course in the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

I was the lead clinician for Urology in Edinburgh from 1998 to 2007, during which time I helped establish minimal access surgery and promoted the role for laser prostatectomy and specialist physiotherapy in both male and female urinary incontinence.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Laurence Stewart at Spire include:

Other treatments

Urogynaecology

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Clinical interests

Urodynamics
Urogynaecology
Urology

Special clinical interests: Urinary incontinence, Urethral strictures, General urology which includes kidney, ureter, bladder, prostrate, urethra, penis, testicles, foreskin and scrotum.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Urological Surgeons

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

International Continence Society

Scottish Urological Society

Research and publications

The overactive bladder

Current NHS posts

Consultant Urologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Western General Hospital.

Personal profile

Outside of my busy clinical life I like to spend time with my wife and two daughters. We all enjoy skiing and I have held a Private Pilot's Licence since 1980 and I would like to spend more time flying.

Contact information

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary Linda Fletcher - 0131 334 9436